Installing iDroid (Bootlace)

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This guide is aimed to help you get iDroid running on your iPhone 2G or 3G or iPod Touch 1G using Bootlace.



Currently Bootlace and iDroid are compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 2G firmware
  • iPhone 3G firmware
  • iPod Touch 1G


  • iOS 3.1.2 -> 4.2.1


Obviously the iDevice must be jailbroken so that you can download Bootlace from Cydia.

OpeniBoot requires a compatible jailbreak; one that allows for unsigned NOR images to be run. These jailbreaks are: Jailbreaks

  • PwnageTool
  • Redsn0w
  • Blackra1n


OpeniBoot will NOT work with the Spirit or jailbreaks.

Installing Bootlace

  1. Open up Cydia and search for Bootlace. It is hosted by BigBoss.
  2. Install the package named Bootlace.

Installing OpeniBoot and iDroid

Note: Refer to this video: for a video demonstration.

Exit Cydia, and open Bootlace. Bootlace will then check the compatibility of your iOS and Jailbreak. If all requirements are met, Bootlace will automatically patch your iOS kernel to be ready to flash OpeniBoot. After this process is completed, you will be asked to reboot iOS.

Once iOS has loaded, launch Bootlace and tap the OpeniBoot tab (2nd from right, that looks like a boot). Touch the green Install button. A warning message will appear. Continue if you want to install OpeniBoot.

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Bootlace will take a while to flash the Firmware for OpeniBoot.

Then tap the iDroid tab and then touch Install!

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The installation could take a while (depending on your connection speed). It is best to be connected via WiFI rather than 3G or EDGE.

Also, touch the (i) on the upper right corner to extract the Multitouch Firmware and Download the WiFi Firmware. You have to touch those buttons for the firmware.

After installation you can reboot your device and select iDroid in the OpeniBoot Menu using the volume buttons (or power button if you are on iPod Touch 1G) and confirm with the home button.


Congratulations. You installed iDroid on your iOS Device. For proper usage and operation of iDroid, please refer to the User Manual. If you have any questions, check the FAQ.