iPhone 7 Becomes a Linux Phone Thanks to postmarketOS Hack

Linux phones are becoming more of a common thing these days, with more and more companies investing in such a device, but as it turns out, you can actually create your very own Linux smartphone at home without spending hundreds of dollars.

Someone has managed to install postmarketOS on an iPhone 7 using the checkra1n jailbreak tool that helped flash a Linux kernel on the device.

As you can see in the screenshot here, the project doesn’t yet have a GUI, so everything comes down to the command line, but given it’s all just a work in progress, further improvements are obviously on their way.

How to try it yourselves on an iPhone 7

The developer has provided a thorough look at the project, as well as installation instructions for those who want to try the whole thing on their own iPhone 7, in a post on project-insanity.org.

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