Thursday, April 30, 2015

How To Install Linux On iPhone Or iPad

Here is very useful guide how to install Linux on iPhone or iPad. The entire setup process will not take much time. You will be able to use this OS with utilizing the BOCHS tool available from Gerard’s own Cydia repository and iFunbox on the PC for installation.

As you understand you will need to jailbreak your iOS device to use the Linux and thanks to Gerard for his effort. We should say that he must be facing some limitations as far as the hack is concerned, hence the sluggish UI and performance. BOCHS is a 32-bit emulator for iOS device and analyzing that Linux are being emulated in real-time, the results are actually not surprising at all. You can also try to install Windows XP on iPhone or iPad as well.


As we mentioned above the opportunity to use Linux is exclusive to users with jailbroken iPhones or iPads. Due to fact that at present time the jailbreaking is limited till iOS 8.1.2, in case your device is running higher update version, you will have to wait for a jailbreak solution from TaiG or others group.

So if you iOS have jailbroken iPhone or iPad you can do ahead and install Linux.

How To Install Linux On iPhone or iPad

Before start the installation process please follow requirements:

  • jailbroken iPhone or iPad
  • PC or Mac

Step 1. Launch Cydia and add this repo:

http://cydia.myrepospacom/Jujul98

Then install BOCHS, open it and close it.

Step 2. Download iFunBox from here and install it on your computer.

Step 3. Download Linux from this link and unzip it.

Step 4. Launch iFunBox and open this path: /User/Libraty/Bochs

Then drag Linux unzipped folder.

Step 5. Open iFile and change permissions of dsl.img.

Step 6. Launch BOCHS. The install Linux on iPhone process is done successfully, press Linux and enjoy it!

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