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Howdy,

I own my own 64gb wifi ipad. I've backed it up, used it, like it, but i'm wanting to put a full android OS on there. Basically I like droid over ipad a bit more, but that's my own opinion.

I would not like to jailbreak, it's not my intention to unless required in some long lengthy but doable steps. I'm just wanting droid on ipad. Simple eh?

Mb not so simple, i've found droid to iphone, but not droid to ipad as of yet. Google doesn't help all that much, rumours of it, but curious if anyone has tried and succeeded. I'm also looking to have market work with wifi, etc.

Think Samsung tab, but ipad.

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Why not just get a Asus Transformer instead of going through the trouble?
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IIRC, you could use the iPhone distro on your iPad, but it's known to run badly. And just 1 thing...why did you buy an iPad, when for less moolah you could have got a good android tablet?
    
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Sell it and buy an android tablet?
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I doubt it.
    
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post #6 of 19
It is possible to install android on a Iphone or ipod so i dont see why not. You just need a partitioning program to do that.. I did this already but it was with a Ipod 2g and a while back. I forgot the name of the program but you MUST jailbreak it to work because the program is from cydia. It will allow you to either do a dual boot or just Android. I must say though not everything will work. Wi-fi, sound, etc...
post #7 of 19
honestly you can really beat the craftsmanship of a ipad its a really nice device.

as for putting android on it, get together with the dev team of the iphone one, and ask them, or wait a bit till honeycomb's source gets released, i'm sure someone will find a way to port it to the ipad.
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post #8 of 19
this has been talked about in length on other forums and unless you want to rebuild drivers for the android part of the pad it will be virtually impossible. I suppose you could go the way of the SDK images and try to port that over but you still have to contend with the proper drivers in the slipstream of the process. if you have an ipad/android driver for your pc and then connect it using ADB it might be a place to start.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Why not just get a Asus Transformer instead of going through the trouble?
I agree ^

Why don't you sell it for around $400, there are plenty of Android tablets priced around that. Your iPad could fund a new Android tablet!
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Well trying to answer in a global all,

Bought the ipad day 3 of release. So i've enjoyed it for about a year almost. But i'd like to try, bettering it, as I feel I can do much more with an android OS, without cost of more $$$ spent to buy a new tablet, even if I sell this one. (Thinking of using what I have, rather then getting more, as i'm saving for a 6 monitor upgrade from the single setup my pc is using.. )

I'm wanting to exceed what i'm doing on the ipad with more awesome fun.

If anyone has an idea how to, i'm more then happy to do xyzabchijklmnop... etc...

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