iAndroid is an app for jailbroken iPhones that allows you to simulate the Android operating system experience right on your iPhone. iAndroid behaves just like any iOS app–it installs an app icon on your home screen. Once the app is open, you can tinker around with the interface and get accustomed to how the Android OS looks and feels. Unfortunately, you cannot download any new apps since this is just a simulator. However, the app does come with a few pre-installed apps such as Facebook, Twitter, camera, a web browser, and a phone app. They all actually work quite well too.
One thing that’s pretty cool about this simulator is that you can actually customize your user interface to look however you’d like. For instance, you can apply animated backgrounds just like real Android devices have, and you can even add widgets to your home screen. It has a settings app as well.
iAndroid is pretty cool if you’ve never used the Android operating system before. However, if you have an Android device, then this app will get old pretty quick due to it’s limited functionality. It’s worth a download though, and it’s fun to show your friends that you have Android “running” on your iOS device.
You can obtain the app from Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone. We recommend installing the .deb file for this app from the ModMyi.com repo. The path to the .deb file on ModMyi is pool/main/c/com.gmoran.iandroid/com.gmoran.iandroid_2.1_iphoneos-arm.deb. Note that you have to be on at least iOS 4.x to use this app. Those of you that are still on 3.x for whatever reason, you cannot use this without updating.
Want to see a YouTube video of the app in action? Here you go. Be sure to watch it in 720p.