Have an iPhone, but prefer the design style of Android? A few years ago it probably would have been hard to find anyone who fell into that category — but with Matías Duarte overseeing Google’s design team, Android has earned a reputation for attractive design.

Folks who prefer Apple’s software and the wealth of apps available for iOS could legitimately prefer the look and feel of an Android device.

So how do you get some of that Material Design on an iPhone? First you jailbreak it. And then you install AndriOS — once it’s available.

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AndriOS is a Cydia tweak from @ImBrandDev and @LoganDev22 that changes the look and feel of Apple’s smartphone operating system. Among other things, it includes:

  • An Action Bar that gives you on-screen buttons for back, home, and app switcher functions. Long-pressing the home button also launch Siri.
  • Notification Center has been re-skinned to look like the Android 5.0 notification and Quick Settings panel.
  • There’s a a Google search widget on the home screen.
  • The power menu and volume sliders have been redesigned to offer Android-like design and features.
  • There’s an Android-style mini player widget for controlling music playback.

There are also tweaks to lockscreen notifications, navigation bars for most apps, and more.

The developers of AndriOS have been working on the project for a few months and hope to release it through the Cydia store for around $3 or $4 soon.

AndriOS should work with jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 7 and later.

You can more images showing a preview of AndriOS at imgur.

via/r/jailbreak

 

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3 replies on “AndriOS brings Android style to (jailbroken) iPhones”

  1. Good idea, anything that demonstrates ownership of apple hardware is a step in the right direction. I plan on looking for a cheap ipod touch in pawn shops and give this a try. We own the hardware and when we purchase software we own it then to. What ever happened to the Hackintosh movement?

    1. Hackintoshes are still going strong. I’ve got 10.10.3 running on a rig I built a couple years ago. I bought all the components for about 2200 USD; I priced a comparable MacPro through Apple similarly specced, and it would have been over 6K USD.

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