Installing Android on fake iPhone 4

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  1. coldfusion245

    coldfusion245 New Member

    First time poster here, but with a question that might benefit quite a few people.

    I recently bought a fake iPhone 4 in China, and I'm trying to see if I can get Android installed on it. I don't know too much about hacking phones, so I'd appreciate it if someone with more experience could point me in the right direction to get started.

    I know my phone has a MT6235 processor commonly found in many Chinese phones (it has an ARM architecture). I'm not sure what kind of OS it is currently running, but it is really crappy and is neither iOS nor Android. The phone is a dual SIM card phone.

    What typically is the procedure for flushing out the existing OS and installing Android?

  2. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Android Forums, that's a really good question. I bet if we can figure out what model your phone is we may be able to see if it's hackable/how easy it would be to put Android on it. The thing that really matters is a dev would need to own the same phone, and depending on what model you have it may not have been tried yet.
  3. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member

    I dont think there is a typical procedure, it varies from phone to phone. Android doesnt come ready to run with a variety of drivers for various hardware, like, say, windows or linux. It has to be customised for the specific hardware youre running it on, which requires the extensive efforts of Clever People.

    First step is, i would say, try to find some kind of forum specific to your phone and see if anyone is working on porting android to it. Youre going to need a name, model number, manufacturer or something though.

    Edit: erm, in other words, what B2L said...
  4. coldfusion245

    coldfusion245 New Member

    cool, thanks for the tips. I'll see what info I can dig up about my phone. It's a pretty generic fake iPhone, no manual or anything of that sort, and the settings page is pretty jacked up. I'll post back here once I find out more.
  5. Sysanalyst

    Sysanalyst New Member

    Dear all,

    I have the same prob, in the about section i have the following information in my fake iphone

    model: MC318LL
    modem firmware : 01.59.00

    Can anyone tell me if i can install android on this iphone.
    :( I cant install apps like whatsapp etc..

    Anyone can guide me

  6. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    Welcome to AF Sysanalyst!:)
    Sorry I looked and couldn't find anything to try to help you install Android on that device:(
    You could possible check over here iSource: #1 Source for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac and Apple TV and perhaps gain some insight on how to make the phone better for your needs.
    I tried :pcguru:
  7. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    Welcome to AF coldfusion245!:)
    Do you have a model number for it-will see if I can find something for you:confused:
  8. wazauski

    wazauski New Member

    Hello everyone.

    I'm register today here, because i have the same problem. My fake iphone is a "I4 3.2 java", adn I could not find more data :( i really need a android for this... this software is so poor.

    Thanks a lot
  9. ionelica44

    ionelica44 New Member

    I know the info on modem firmware(1.0.11) but I do not know the info on model. Can anyone tell me how to find it and if they can find out if there is any way for me to install Android on this fake iPhone?
  10. hassan05

    hassan05 New Member

    I have clone Milestone Xt 702 it's not andriod but have jave installed on it I dont know what operating sysem is working on it because it's not andriod . may be it's neucleus OS I am not sure I also want top change or upgrade it with andriod OS it's also mtk 6235 chip with 256 mb ram & 512 Rom if any one could suggest me plz let me know how can I do it
  11. hassan05

    hassan05 New Member

    I have seen the same clone phone with windows OS on it dont know how they do it
  12. qepaxhiu

    qepaxhiu New Member

    dude go buy another fake iphone with android inside
  13. ammrazmi

    ammrazmi New Member

    Hi guys,I'm new here,hmm I'm interested in changing my fake iphone into an android too,I think my model is a onecom_v188.can anyone help me?lol,your help is much appreciated ppl.
  14. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Well-Known Member

    I don't know if android would even operate on 256MB of ram?? :eek:

    There are some videos on YouTube I have seen explaining that this Is not possible. Sorry... :(

    I'll see if I can go find it.
  15. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Well-Known Member

    Seems like the Eris had 256 MB of RAM.
  16. CA18DET

    CA18DET Member

    Hi all,

    I am very new to this.
    I know my way around a computer/mobiles only a small amount, but enough to follow instructions or receive guidence :)

    I recently purchased a fake chinese iphone 4S whilst in Chile. No instructions type of thing. The box says YI HAO on the front. I have googled this but come up with nothing at all.

    Pardon my ignorance for the information I am about to provide. I know the phone is running a verision of Android and it looks similar to IOS on my iphone 3gs but obviously it is not. Also even though I have changed the language to English it alot of the screens/settings are still in Chinese.

    Also although there is no sim card in the phone it keeps receiving text messages, from random numbers and all of the text within the message is in Chinese, the phone is connect via wifi so this must be why ( but it is really annoying)

    in the about phone screen it says ( only included releveant info below )

    Android Version @2131167117
    Model Number Android 2.3.6
    Device Serial number 7GXA14DP0N
    Wi-FI MAC address ****************
    IMEI information ****************
    ICCID **** **** **** **** ****
    Modem Firmware 05.15.68

    * = there are numbers but dont think they are relevant to my problem

    First and foremost, can I replace the current operating system with an full English one ?

    also does anyone know how I go about actually finding out what phone I have, the processor etc? As I got a feeling that this might come in handy to know when trying to change anything on the phone.

    Again sorry for my ignorance and I hope someone can assist me. It would be really appriciated.

  17. CA18DET

    CA18DET Member


    I dont know if I should mention that the phone already has Play Store installed ? And as I mentioned is skinned up to look like IOS so I am guessing also has what you would typically find on this type of device. But to be completely honest I have no Idea.

    Also in the about phone screen, it says Total Space 32G, however the SD card is only an 8GB card, so I think this is untrue, which makes me think that other information in the about phone screen could also be untrue.

    I am starting to think my best option would be to wipe the phone and begin from scratch, but to be honest I no idea where to begin with this.... please help, all suggestions welcome
  18. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Well-Known Member

  19. CA18DET

    CA18DET Member

    Thank you I will check that out :)
  20. CA18DET

    CA18DET Member

    Thanks bberryhill0 , I have read the link you provided. Without sounding ungreatfull although it was informative, it has not really answered the questions in my original post. Can anyone help me out at all.

  21. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Well-Known Member

  22. CA18DET

    CA18DET Member

    Thank you again for trying to steer me in the right direction.

    I have been doing some reading online, I do not claim to know alot.

    But it seems if I "root" my phone and re-install the English version of android I will get my desired effect ?

    Please can someone maybe explain what this means and where I can find instructions on how to do it correctly. I have searched but am a little confused. I am savvy enough to be able to follow instructions and gain an understanding. ( I think haha )

    Thank you
  23. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Well-Known Member

    You have to know exactly which phone you have to root and put a ROM on it.
  24. CA18DET

    CA18DET Member

    Thank you :)

    If I open the phone up, do you think this will give me an indication? As I can not seem to find any other method of telling which phone I have. I didnt want to open up the phone without a reason. But to be fair the bac kcase is lightly glued on so not that difficult.
  25. CA18DET

    CA18DET Member

    Ok, so taking off the back case has not helped me at all. There is only another plastic cover, do not want to take that off as it could potentially break something I do not want to break.

    surely there must be a way to find out what phone I have? All suggestions deeply appriciated.

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