The developer was able to run Ubuntu Linux on an Apple iPhone 7.
It is not often the case that a system other than the one already installed there can be run on Apple devices. This time the user with the nickname succeeded newhacker1746, who reported on his progress on the Reddit web portal. But he would not have succeeded without a previous project Sandcastle from Corellium, which had previously launched the Android iPhone on March 2020.
The developer did not delete the iOS operating system from the iPhone’s NAND memory, but so far he has managed to run a network installation of Ubuntu Linux, thanks to the project mentioned above. Modder described very precise instructions on how he did it and you can also try it. The version he managed to run is ARM64 Ubuntu Linux 20.04, so it is the LTS version (Long Term Support). At the same time, you don’t have to worry about accidentally damaging your iPhone with a jailbreak.
But don’t expect miracles, because the system on the iPhone 7 is not perfect, as you have to manually compile the kernel and access the system environment via pongoOSusing checkra1n. Since this project seems to be viable, the postmarketOS project, which would like to see its system on the iPhone 7 as well, would also like to see a system other than iOS on Apple devices.
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