Iphone Fun

I have spent the last couple weeks breaking the Iphone in every way possible. I Now have it running as a mail server. One of the great things about the iphone is that it is running mac os x leopard, which is just version 9 of the darwin kernel. That means that once you get out of the ch-rooted environment on the phone, you can install the BSD subsystem. The BSD subsystem basically just adds back all the unix tools we have come to know and love. After that it is just a matter of compiling an embedded version of apache or your web server of choice. Next you can use NFS shares to mount more available storage. I will post some pictures here of some interesting screen shots. The arm cpu in the phone is actually quite fast. This of course is all just for iphun ( pun intended) however it is nice to have shell access on the phone. I do a lot of networking for a living and it is nice to have ssh and telnet on my phone. This makes it much easier to program routers and do many other things

#uname -a

Darwin John Burns’s iPhone 9.0.0d1 Darwin Kernel Version 9.0.0d1: Wed Sep 19 00:08:43 PDT 2007; root:xnu-933.0.0.203.obj~21/RELEASE_ARM_S5L8900XRB iPhone1,1

Darwin#

Macintosh:~ John$ uname -a

Darwin Macintosh.local 9.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.0.0: Tue Oct 9 21:37:58 PDT 2007; root:xnu-1228~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh

Macintosh:~ John$

Very interesting to note the kernel version number on my leopard g4 vs the iphone. Anyways I am still fiddling with it, however if you want more Iphone hacks and an explanation of how to do them, please post a response to this post and I will write and upload the articles.

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