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User successfully runs Ubuntu on a jailbroken iPhone 7

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The jailbreak process lets users run several tweaks and other iOS modifications, but one user recently decided to go further and install the Ubuntu operating system on an iPhone. The experiment was shared by the user identified as “newhacker1746” on Reddit.

According to the user, the iPhone 7 used during the process was no longer working due to a problem in its internal storage. That’s when the user decided to try installing another operating system on the device through a USB ethernet connection.

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Jailbroken iPhone 7 runs Ubuntu Linux OS

  • Jailbroken iPhone 7 runs Ubuntu Linux OS

    Reddit user “newhacker1746” has published a details and a YouTube video of a jailbroken iPhone 7 smartphone running the Linux Ubuntu operating system version 20.04. If you are interested in setting up an old iPhone 7 with the Linux operating system, you can find a comprehensive list of setup instructions over on Reddit via the link below. Check out the video below to learn more about the process of loading Linux on to the iPhone 7 which requires the jailbreak tool checkra1n, which is based on the unpatchable hardware exploit “checkm8”.

    “To be honest, I felt a lot of pride in using Linux for one of its classic purposes: repurposing otherwise-unusable devices. This iPhone would never be able to boot iOS again, as its nvme nand is completely dead. Yet, it boots Linux and mounts a filesystem over USB ethernet no problem!”

Jailbreak User Gets Ubuntu Running on an iPhone 7

  • Jailbreak User Gets Ubuntu Running on an iPhone 7

    Jailbreaking their iOS device allows iPhone users to run several tweaks and modifications not available on stock devices. Now one jailbreaker has installed the Ubuntu operating system on his jailbroken iPhone 7.

    The experiment was shared by the user identified as “newhacker1746” on Reddit. The user says the device used in the experiment was an iPhone 7 that was no longer working due to issues with its internal storage. So, the user decided to attempt to install another operating system on the device, using a USB Ethernet connection.

A developer got Ubuntu Linux booting on the Apple iPhone 7

  • A developer got Ubuntu Linux booting on the Apple iPhone 7

    Back in March 2020 when Corellium presented Project Sandcastle to boot Android on the Apple iPhone 7 using the checkra1n jailbreak, it sparked hopes about the potential of OS-level aftermarket development on legacy iPhone models. Barring hardware failure, many of these devices may still have years of use ahead of them if power users can install any regular GNU/Linux distribution on them. In fact, a recent development has been brought to our attention which will help pave the way for the prolonged life of these old iPhone devices.

    One developer by the name of “newhacker1746” on Reddit is taking the challenge of turning the iPhone 7 into a Linux-powered smartphone. Besides booting the ARM64 build of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on an iPhone 7, the developer also managed to run the full-fledged graphical shell of the GNOME desktop environment on the device.

  • Someone managed to get Ubuntu to run on an iPhone 7

    Being able to take software and run it on a device that wasn't supposed to ever run it is something that people have enjoyed doing for years. The latest example is one Reddit user who managed to make Ubuntu run, surprisingly well, on an old iPhone 7.

    What's more, that iPhone 7 couldn't actually run iOS because of a hardware failure. But apparently, Ubuntu is no problem at all. iDownloadBlog was the first to spy the Reddit post.

    Redditor newhacker1746 says that the iPhone can even go ahead and mount filesystems and whatnot, just like a real computer.

This Hack Lets You Run Ubuntu on iPhone 7 Using Checkra1n

  • This Hack Lets You Run Ubuntu on iPhone 7 Using Checkra1n

    Apple holds all control when it comes to software, You can only do so much on your iPhone and the company does give you liberty for that. However, Apple's walled garden doesn't allow you to experiment and customize according to your personal needs or how you want to use the device. The jailbreak community, on the other hand, has been able to flow against the tides for as long as the platform itself. Seemingly, an iPhone 7 user was able to get Ubuntu up and running on his device using the Checkra1n exploit.

A hacker managed to get Ubuntu up and running on an iPhone 7

  • A hacker managed to get Ubuntu up and running on an iPhone 7

    newhacker1746 recently posted on Reddit about his attempt to get Ubuntu up and running on a jailbroken iPhone 7. The iPhone in question was jailbroken using Checkra1n, a procedure power users do to add in additional functionality to iOS. But newhacker1746 decided to take things several steps further by running a desktop OS (albeit in command line mode).

    iPhone critics have often pointed to iOS's locked-down nature as a limitation. Initially, newhacker1746 was only able to get the Ubuntu CLI running. However, in a new update, the Redditor showcased the Ubuntu GUI functioning on his iPhone. Somewhat astonishingly, resolution scaling seems to work fine in portrait mode on the iPhone 7, and newhacker1746 posted the update on his progress from Firefox, on his iDevice.

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  • Redditor newhacker1746 managed to run Ubuntu on iPhone 7

    A Reddit user newhacker1746 posted a thread on Reddit where he claimed to run Ubuntu on iPhone 7. Initially, he managed to just run Ubuntu CLI but he later managed to run Ubuntu GUI properly.


    This wasn’t surprising for people who are already nerd. There’s already a project postmarketOS that brought Linux to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

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