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A Reddit user succeeds in installing Ubuntu Linux (with graphical environment included) on his iPhone 7

Checkra1n is an effective jailbreak method for iOS which allows (using a well-known non-patchable exploit) to unlock access to the hardware of various iPhone models, to manipulate its settings and even alter its software.

Already at the time it became the tool that made it possible to install Android on iPhone, and now it has been chosen by a Reddit user to install and run on your iPhone 7 the arm64 version of the popular Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS distribution.

This is how he has achieved it and that is how good it looks

A feat of which 'newhacker1746' has recorded in video format, also publishing on Reddit the instructions for anyone can replicate it at home.


'newhacker1746' explains that he was encouraged to experiment with his iPhone 7 only when it stopped working due to an internal storage problem (jailbreaking an iPhone terminates the warranty, per Apple's terms of use).

I jailbroken my iPhone in the middle of 2020 and I don't regret it

But if installing and launching Ubuntu on the command line was surprising in itself, this young user finished rounding it off when, hours later, he let it be known that he had been able to install and run, too, the traditional Gnome graphical environment:


The user has also discovered that, for now, These instructions are not applicable to other iPhone modelsThe kernel used (a fork of the official) is only compatible with the chip included in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the A10 Fusion.

And now, What are you going to do with your new ubunctuated iPhone?

"Believe it or not, I'm going to use this in a production environment - I plan to use this iPhone as a server to alleviate capacity issues on my home servers.

I am 16 years old and I run several club websites for my school and several game servers for my friends, and I want to distribute some load to the iPhone to relieve the main server. "

Via | 9To5Mac