Hackers have identified a way of installing Android 2.2 Froyo on 2G and 3G iPhones, without having to plug the devices into a computer.
The tinkerers at Redmond Pie have described how older Apple handsets can be switched wirelessly to Android 2.2 Froyo in a bid to overcome perceived performance issues associated with running Apple's latest version of iOS on older handsets.
Previous methods of installing Android on iPhones relied on connecting the iPhone to a PC.
Users with a jailbroken iPhone can use the Bootlace 2.1 tool downloaded directly over Wi-Fi, in conjunction with jailbreaking software and other tools, to install the Google OS.
The hack only works on iPhone 2Gs running iOS 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 and iPhone 3Gs running iOS 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.1, and would invalidate any warranties that remained active.
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk