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Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:52 am

I ve found this article on the net ....while looking for android devices based on the BCM2835

http://mobileorchard.com/raspberry-pi-is-it-good/

It seems apple is runing on it ... maybe somebody can give it a try...



From the article :
Let’s talk specs. The Raspberry Pi uses the Broadcom BCM2835 system-on-a-chip (SoC), the same SoC that powers Roku’s latest line of streaming HD video set-top boxes.The BCM2835 is made up of a 700Mhz ARM1176JZFS (which is found on many devices, including the iPhone 3G) and a VideoCore IV Multimedia Processor.

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:18 pm

Impossible. The Raspberry Pi doesn't have the sufficient hardware to run iOS. It could be emulated with QEMU, but it will never run natively on a Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:14 am

Saying that a similar chipset is used in the iPod/iPhone3 isn't quite the same as saying that you can run Mac OS on it! Not by a long chalk!

However, someone has managed to run an older version of Mac OS under emulation along side running a copy of XP - I think it took about 12+ hours for each one to boot. Interesting proof of concept, not much use for anything real!

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:40 pm

Squiffy wrote:Impossible. The Raspberry Pi doesn't have the sufficient hardware to run iOS. It could be emulated with QEMU, but it will never run natively on a Raspberry Pi.
Not strictly impossible. The HW spec of the iPhone 3 is slightly less than the Raspberry Pi (apart from memory - not sure), so it could probably run it. But it would be impossible to port the software without Apple help.
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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:23 pm

The most spectacular piece of info contained in the article must be in the last lines where it states:

“About the author: Elli is an avid skier and tennis player who enjoys writing in her spare time..”

Which begs the question as to what the motive of writing the article was it a genuine interest in the technology, or just a way of making a few quid for tennis or skiing?
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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:58 pm

No ! No ! No !

I am still searching for the Guy of the iEMU project ... propably gone underground out of fear from litigation (ROFL)

So , to stop this nonsense :
http://raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=88010
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =56&t=7052 - Please read the whole thread.

You could also look at the Magenta project (lololololol) - she'd surely appreciate any help.
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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:49 am

jamesh wrote:
Squiffy wrote:Impossible. The Raspberry Pi doesn't have the sufficient hardware to run iOS. It could be emulated with QEMU, but it will never run natively on a Raspberry Pi.
Not strictly impossible. The HW spec of the iPhone 3 is slightly less than the Raspberry Pi (apart from memory - not sure), so it could probably run it. But it would be impossible to port the software without Apple help.
iOS relies on a AES subprocessor to decrypt boot images (including the kernel). Unless you emulated the chip, you wouldn't be able to boot it.

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:46 pm

Bigger issue is that iOS is closed source. It is at the end of the day though just a funky port of BSD which should run on the pi, thats probably the closest you'll get.

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:37 pm

The title suggests Roku porting too, I don't see any mention of that, would it be feasible to port the Roku software to the RPi ?

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:59 pm

Impossible.

http://support.roku.com/entries/246042- ... resources.

I do not see anything related to DRM , User Interface or NetFlix there.
The same applies to Apples Open Source efforts.

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a license that knows no piracy ? </sarcasm>

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:51 pm

ghans wrote:Impossible.

http://support.roku.com/entries/246042- ... resources.

I do not see anything related to DRM , User Interface or NetFlix there.
The same applies to Apples Open Source efforts.

<sarcasm> Why should those companies give away things - which they paid inhouse programmers for - under
a license that knows no piracy ? </sarcasm>

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lol yea fair enough... I`d hazard a bet that some of the guys over at XDA Developers could find a way, they seem to find a back door for most porting methods

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:17 pm

Why would you want to?

:shock:

There are going to be plenty of more useful things to run on the Pi.

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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:22 pm

For the fun. Thats what for!

Found this link to download iOS6:

http://osxdaily.com/2012/09/19/ios-6-ip ... oad-links/
I'm happy to help.
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Re: Apple IPHONE 3 OS - porting /ROKU player

Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:13 pm

Darwin(The core of IOS and Mac OSX) is already ported by someone man that guy must be a uber geek with xnu kernels :ugeek: but i cant thest it cause i got issuses getting u-boot running on my pi 2 dooing funkey stuff on my hdmi tv :(

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