Hacker 3D prints a case to run Android on an iPhone 6S [Video]
Seasoned developer cum hacker Nick Lee is back at tinkering with Apple iPhone to run Android operating systems. After successfully hacking the Apple Watch to run Mac OS and running Windows 95 on the Apple Watch, Lee has gone ahead and found a way to run a full-fledged version of Android Marshmallow on the iPhone. The developer has cloned Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to design a customized Android Marshmallow that can be run on the iPhone.
Lee has made this possible by creating a 3D printed iPhone case that uses a customized app to boot Android OS on the iPhone.
Lee first 3D printed an iPhone enclosure from Thingiverse, and combined it with a board, a battery, resistor and a boost converter. Initially he arrived at a bulky case with all the components onboard but was soon able to slim it down to size of an ideal case for iPhone. The case feels just like an ordinary enclosure you own with opening for USB and HDMI ports and a SD card slot.
After days of persistent hard work, Lee was able to run Android on the iPhone 6S. Lee made this possible by connecting a custom Tendigi app with the 3D printed smartphone case. Using the app it was easy for Lee to boot Android on the iPhone’s home screen. For reference, Lee is CTO of Tendigi – a mobile development and design studio based out of Brooklyn.
Watch the video to watch Lee running Android OS on iPhone 6S.