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Q: Hmmm... I install Ubuntu 8.10 on Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro, I've downloaded all required files, but after I run command

sudo ./oibc

Terminal says that I type incorrect syntax... WTF?

A: First of all, OpeniBoot might not work under a virtual machine (Parallel Desktop). And you are suppose to use loadibec BEFORE oibc to upload openiboot on the phone. Be sure to send the file corresponding to your device.

Q: Of course I've upload patched iBoot before I've run ./oibc command... And iPhone show me "standard patched bootloader screen", where I choose console iBoot. And after this steps I've try to run ./oibc, but ... (see first q's)

A: So, you need to have a pwn iBoot (just jailbreak on 2.x and you'll be fine), if you use the files comming with the linux demo, make sure you are at 2.x+ (pwned 1.1.4 or 1.1.5 won't work). Be sure to upload the correct version of OpeniBoot (2g, 3g or iPod for the first gen iPhone, the 3g iPhone and the iPod Touch 1G; no support for the iPod Touch 2G, yet). After launching loadibec, check your device's screen to see wether you have the same image as in iPhoneLinux. Then you can launch oibc. Beware, after launching loadibec, the device is recognised as a different usb device, so you might need to load it in Ubuntu from OS X in Parallel Desktop options.

Q: I've got pwned iPhone 3G with 2.2.1 firmware. All steps I do with manual iPhoneLinux in hands... Before I run oibc, of course, I've connect "another USB device" to virtual machine (and disconnect it from main system). I've see picture like iPhoneLinux manual, but after I run oibc nothing happen...

You can also check out the required libraries (I just added the list to the installation section) on the article :

  • Required libraries (install as a package for Uuntu).:
    • libpthread
    • libncurses
    • libusb
    • libreadline

Is this project dead?

So is this project still alive or is it dead now?

Planetbeing was onto developing iPhoneLinux. You can try contacting him by Twitter, but it seems that he abandoned his account. --Pjakuszew 10:47, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Please don't let this project die :( I wanna run Android on my iPhone :D --adriaaan 22:19, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Major edits...

This page needed a little updating, so I though I would give it a quick bash, I think some may not like it, but Planetbeing AFAIK has a new job and is under 'gag-order' and can no longer take care of this stuff. iDroid picked this up ages ago, so iPhonelinux became iDroid, so maybe a page name change? A little more info is needed, and if these changes stick I will add some in my spare time - if I find moar. --Boxingcow 14:20, 11 October 2011 (MDT)