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Developer ports iOS core to Nokia N900

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Nov 2013 10:16 User comments (6)

Developer ports iOS core to Nokia N900 The well-regarded developer Winocm has been quietly working on porting Apple's iOS to non-Apple hardware, and he appears to have succeeded in achieving the first "core milestone."
Winocm has now managed to port the core elements of iOS, getting them to work on a Nokia N900 phone.

As of writing there are really no benefits for the average user, but as a basis for future development it could be huge. The hardware was released in 2009 by Nokia, running the Maemo 5 OS. Additionally, the port will work on the following hardware:

ARM RealView Emulation Baseboard (ARMPBA8_ALT)
ARM RealView Platform Baseboard for Cortex-A8 (ARMPBA8)
Texas Instruments OMAP3530 (BeagleBoard/BeagleBoard xM) (OMAP3530)
Texas Instruments OMAP3430 (Nokia N900) (OMAP3430_RX51)
Texas Instruments AM335x (BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black) (OMAP335X)

There is no current GUI, so using the port means you will have to be very technically savvy and great with code.

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6 user comments

125.11.2013 19:44

maybe possible future apple lawsuit?

225.11.2013 20:19

Originally posted by ddp:
maybe possible future apple lawsuit?
I'm thinking this an almost an absolute certainty...

325.11.2013 21:54

As long as he doesn't do it for money, Apple has no chance of stopping him.

426.11.2013 3:02

Originally posted by Bozobub:
As long as he doesn't do it for money, Apple has no chance of stopping him.
Money may not need be involved depending on how Apple's IOS EULA (End User License Agreement) read, it could be very likely that any "unintended use", or Apple "reserves all rights", or "It is illegal to reverse engineer or use the software in any way not intended by Apple...", "This software included may not be used to produce a product that may compete with any Apple products.." or "Any use of the software must receive permission from Apple/Company..." Those are typical clauses for EULA's I've seen from a number of companies i've worked for. And no money is involved...
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Nov 2013 @ 3:09

526.11.2013 8:51

It won't matter. This has already been gone over, essentially, with "Hackintoshes".

630.11.2013 12:49

If OSX is anything to go by there is not much apple can do. It might be b ased on BSD, the right to which belong to Berkeley University. Unlike Linux BSD users are not required to reveal source code for anything that has evolved from it.

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