iDroid Project openiBoot
Copyright (C) 2008 David Wang (planetbeing). This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
NOTE: Version 0.3 and above will not boot iDroid 2.6.32 series kernels without additional parameters being passed to the kernel.
IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT YOU DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RUN NAND WRITE FUNCTIONS IN THE A4 VERSION AT THIS POINT IN TIME.
DOING SO WILL INEVITABLY CAUSE YOU TO NEED TO RESTORE YOUR DEVICE, MAY LEAVE PERMANENT NAND BLOCK DAMAGE AND MAY ALSO CAUSE GREMLINS TO CRAWL OUT OF YOUR ARSE.
(If you read this warning properly, really unless you know wtf you are looking at - leave it alone until we stablise it)
To run openiboot from recovery mode (a.k.a iboot), you’ll need to create an img3 image. To run openiboot from DFU mode, you'll need to create a bin.
You will need a system capable of running x86 Linux binaries (Build requires scons, libssl, libpng, libcurl, libusb, libreadline and pthread).
Change into the openiboot subfolder
For iPod Touch 1G, run:
For iPhone 2G, run:
For iPhone 3G, run:
For iPod Touch 2G, run:
For iPhone 3GS, run:
For iPhone 4, run:
For iPod Touch 4G, run:
For iPad 1G, run:
For Apple TV 2G, run:
Alternatively a Makefile has been provided in the openiboot subfolder should you prefer to use it this way - this is not covered by this README but is provided for your convenience should you wish to use it
As of version 0.3 OpeniBoot now has a grub-style configurable menu system, OpeniBoot looks for /boot/menu.lst at boot. Below is an example menu.lst - put it in /boot (This section will be expanded upon at a later date, when newer device ports are further ahead)
title iOS auto title Android kernel "(hd0,1)/idroid/zImage" "console=tty root=/dev/ram0 init=/init rw" initrd "(hd0,1)/idroid/android.img.gz" title iX kernel "(hd0,1)/iX/zImage" "console=tty root=/dev/ram0 init=/init rw" initrd "(hd0,1)/iX/initrd.img.gz"
Reporting issues/requesting features
Please leave bug reports/pull requests in the Github tracker.
For anything else, we can be found lurking in #idroid-dev on irc.freenode.net