How to Install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on iPhone 3G / 2G with Bootlace

How to Install Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) on iPhone 3G / 2G with Bootlace

In this guide you’ll learn how to install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on iPhone using Bootlace without a computer. Bootlace 2.1 lets you install Android 2.2.1 on iPhone 3G / iPhone 2G without any need of a computer using an installer available in Cydia.


  • iPhone 3G: iOS 4.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0, 3.1.3 and 3.1.2, , 4.0, .1, 4.0.2.
  • iPhone 2G: iOS 3.1.3 and 3.1.2.
  • Your iPhone Must be jailbroken. Bootlace currently supports the following Jailbreaktools:
    • PwnageTool
    • RedSn0w
    • Blackra1n

How to: Jailbreak iPhone 3G with RedSn0wPwnageToolBlackra1n

How to: Jailbreak iPhone 2G with RedSn0w, PwnageTool, Blackra1n

If you fulfill the above mentioned pre-requisites, follow the instructions below to install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on iPhone 3G/2G using Bootlace.

How to Install Android on iPhone using Bootlace

We assume that your iPhone 3G/2G is already jailbroken using the above mentioned jailbreak tools.

Step 1

Open Cydia. Go to Manage > Sources and add the following Source/repo:

How to add repo in Cydia

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Step 2

Once you’ve added the above mentioned repo, go to Search tab, search for Bootlace and install it.

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Step 3

  • When done, press the Home button to close Cydia. Now open Bootlace from your iPhone Springboard.
  • Bootlace will download the kernel and patch it then.
  • Once done, Reboot your iPhone.

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Step 4

  • Open Bootlace. Hit the OK button.
  • Select iDroid tab at bottom and then hit the Install button.

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Step 5

Tap the OK button. Bootlace will download and install android on iPhone.

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Step 6

Once the Android installation process is completed, go to OpeniBoot tab at bottom and hit the install button.

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Step 7

  • Once done, tap on the Configure button.
  • Make your choice, and hit save button.

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Go to Quickboot tab and tap on Android to boot your iPhone into Android 2.2.1 Froyo.

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Future Android for iPhone updates can be found under iDroid tab (Step 4).

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49 comments… add one
scarfacez2007 November 12, 2010, 2:26 am

so, what about iPhone 3Gs?????????????? 🙁

GreenPois0n November 12, 2010, 4:43 am

when will it b made for itouch 2nd gen users (i have a mc model)

Alex63zz April 1, 2012, 9:50 pm

I’m also a iPod Touch 2g MC model User! When are they Done?????? hopely soon i guess…

corndog November 12, 2010, 5:04 am

My wife’s 3G is on 4.1 and jailbroken with Redsn0w 0.9.6b2. When I install Bootlace and then open it, I get an error stating, “Kernel does not match any compatible jailbreaks. Jailbreak with redsn0w or PwnageTool and try again.” I jailbroke it again with redsn0w and the same error occurs.

Anyone else having issues?

corndog November 12, 2010, 8:30 am

Never mind. I found a thread that talked about issues with Redsn0w 0.9.6b2. I used 0.9.6b1 instead and it works just fine.

iPhoneHeat November 12, 2010, 9:12 am

I tested it after JB with RSbeta 2 😀

Ganesh November 13, 2010, 8:20 pm

Yuppy Successfully patched with redsn0w 0.9.6b1

Ganesh November 12, 2010, 6:55 am

if i want to remove again android then what we have to do…?

corndog November 12, 2010, 8:29 am

Go back into Bootlace and click on the iDroid tab at the bottom. Then select “Remove”.

Iran January 19, 2011, 8:52 am

I cant uninstall ANDROID can you tell me the steps for uninstall it please..

bernek November 12, 2010, 7:56 am

too bad its not working on 3GS … nobody uses the 2G/3G anymore …

Pyrobon November 12, 2010, 11:03 pm

I do, smartass.

Spmex7 November 16, 2010, 4:41 am

If most people were smart they would use a 2G or 3G cause they r the easiest to jailbreak, and usually except the most programs

R0bb13HAG January 7, 2011, 6:42 am

hahah i use both…like the 3g better 3gs suck

Brenton November 12, 2010, 10:52 am

This shot ain’t working

tmcpnet November 13, 2010, 8:03 am

it works

Apple everything November 13, 2010, 5:34 pm

Um lots of peeps still use iphone 3 g and 2 g so its coming to ipad iphone 4 very soon unlucky 3gs owners glad i kept my trusted 3g

neef November 14, 2010, 1:27 am


i ve just installed android and when it loaded it was asking me for my pin. i inserted my pin and it kept telling me that it was incorrect. then my 3g went blank and it doesn’t start.
does anyone knows what went wrong and how to fix this?

thanks in advance

Azman November 14, 2010, 4:22 pm

i’ve problem after installing Bootlace and restart
cannot enter to my phone, just see apple logo then restart by selft
what can i do?

Ganesh November 14, 2010, 8:42 pm

I have successfully installed in my iPhone 3G. Now the big problem is that im unable to receive n dail calls r send n receive messages ..! Can any1 guide me how to use all d stuff in that android…!

crazie_boi_mac5 November 15, 2010, 3:37 am

what about iphone 4? can install it?

Lucky November 16, 2010, 7:30 am

Unlucky:(I use a 3GS runnin on 4.1 neither unlocked nor jailbrokken:(anyways hoping for android OS for 3GS soon…how’s d OS running on iPhone??

Fluxcore November 16, 2010, 8:38 am

Amazing .

chikoolover82 November 16, 2010, 4:27 pm

i install successfully i opened andriod when i go to camera it gives me error and restart .. now when i run ios apple it goes recovery mode and can’t detect itunes and when i open iboot it freeze and i open andrioid it also give error now what i do any one can help me 🙁

simmy November 17, 2010, 4:13 pm

how come theres no market? any idea where to get that?

Fluxcore November 18, 2010, 1:13 pm

iphone2G-eng 2.2.1 MASTER eng.
nickpack.21101003.204246 test-keys

Up and runing 2.2.1

Now just got to figure what to do with it.
P.S cam dosent work causes lock up.

rockstar November 19, 2010, 11:56 am

if my 3g is jailbroken with spirit, how do I re-jailbreak without losing everything?

tim2588 January 11, 2011, 9:19 am

restore on itunes..

Tre November 20, 2010, 12:15 am

Too bad i’ll have to wait to do it on my 4. I might just buy a 3G off the street to try this. Android looks interesting.

tim2588 January 11, 2011, 9:10 am

buy mine! hehe

wschindel January 8, 2011, 3:24 pm

Does it work with iOS 4.2.1 on 3G iPhone?

Seyhun April 28, 2011, 9:40 pm

Hy i install android on my iphone but i have a issue
how do i lock the screen? not power off….

Mohamed Ali October 18, 2011, 3:07 pm

I instal via cydia on my iPhone 3G 4.2.1,I seen some
problems like:
How to solve the problem? Anyone know please help me,

hemant May 19, 2012, 10:21 am

sir, i have poblem to start my iphone 3g after installed bootlase android , after given to console to restart, after i am not getting any android screen or apple screen there is only openboot booting details….please help me.. what i do…please…09925006065

hemant May 19, 2012, 10:27 am

please inform me to solve the problem…how can i get my old ios. also not connect with laptop …usb..

hemant May 19, 2012, 10:31 am

4.2.1 ios having in iphone 3g
after installed adroid through openboot with bootlase ,,my phone having only eror screen nothing els,, i want to restore my old ios.. please help me. my id is [email protected]..9925006065.. what to do…

i expert June 25, 2012, 11:14 pm

is overall it is bestor not?????

lartan April 19, 2013, 9:16 am

when i downloaded the bootlace then when i am in step lts error then i quickboot my iphone 3g wont tur n on plz help me! what shoild i do?

lartan April 19, 2013, 9:18 am

when i downloaded the bootlace then when i am in step 5 lts error then i quickboot my iphone 3g wont turn on plz help me! what should i do?

victox April 24, 2013, 11:15 pm

Same happened to me last night.
After clicking Quickboot my device got bricked, not even turning on at all.
I had to put it in DFU mode and restore the firmware again, as I could not find a smoother way to fix it.

TechManPro May 30, 2013, 5:47 am

How did you put it in DFU mode when it wasn’t turning on?

TechManPro May 30, 2013, 6:11 am

Never mind, I figured it out 🙂 . I’m going to try it again. Lol

clearchrome June 5, 2013, 3:42 am

I also got the same issue
Iphone 3g , jailbreak with 3.1.3 redsn0w
Phone went dead after step 7 …had a error but ignored it before hitting Reboot.

My phone is no more powering up! completly bricked.

HOW did you DFU!??

clearchrome June 5, 2013, 3:57 am

Ok, you need to enter hardware DFU mode ,

Plug in wall charger and press 10 sec power , release all ..nothing will happens and then replug in pc with itunes and do the usual DFU and magic will happen! voila!

Axel 4 July 17, 2013, 6:20 pm

plug it to pc with usb cable,hold power button for 3 seconds,then hold power and home button for 10 seconds and last hold the home button for max 15 seconds and you are in dfu mode
it worked for me 😉

Amjad June 21, 2014, 11:30 am

i have iphone 3g 4.2.1 jailbroken 0.9.10b5c i try to install bootlace at idroid installation found error MD5s miss match plz hlp
thnkx in advance

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