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    android OS on a blackberry??

    I was just wondering is it possible to put and android OS on a storm or any other blackberry? I was on a droid site and saw a treo 650 running the droid OS.
    if that old phone can run the droid, y cant we?



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    Android isn't made in Java. Application development for Android is in Java (or C/C++ and ARM Assembly if using the Native Development Kit). However, the userspace and Dalvik virtual machine for Android are written in C (linked to the Bionic libc which is lighter weight than glibc or others used for heavier devices), as is the Linux kernel.

    RIM production devices only run operating systems that have been digitally signed by RIM. The OS actually is all Java, and the firmware serves as a thin layer over the CPU to provide a low level JVM. The OS digital signature is enforced by the firmware, which isn't user alterable without some very serious hacking. For all intents and purposes, it is a "hardware" Java platform.

    Certainly, any such firmware signature restrictions could be bypassed by modifying the firmware. However, this can't
    be accomplished on production devices without dismantling the hardware, and extracting data from the chips containing the firmware.

    In another words you need to deeply hack the firmware to be able to run a different software on the device.
    And to be honest, because of the risk is not worth the try, there is no warranty to be successful on this adventure


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    credit your source for all that tech talk



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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    android isn't made in java. Application development for android is in java (or c/c++ and arm assembly if using the native development kit). However, the userspace and dalvik virtual machine for android are written in c (linked to the bionic libc which is lighter weight than glibc or others used for heavier devices), as is the linux kernel.

    Rim production devices only run operating systems that have been digitally signed by rim. The os actually is all java, and the firmware serves as a thin layer over the cpu to provide a low level jvm. The os digital signature is enforced by the firmware, which isn't user alterable without some very serious hacking. For all intents and purposes, it is a "hardware" java platform.

    Certainly, any such firmware signature restrictions could be bypassed by modifying the firmware. However, this can't
    be accomplished on production devices without dismantling the hardware, and extracting data from the chips containing the firmware.

    In another words you need to deeply hack the firmware to be able to run a different software on the device.
    And to be honest, because of the risk is not worth the try, there is no warranty to be successful on this adventure
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    holy blackberry batman! To the batcave!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watkins View Post
    credit your source for all that tech talk
    You know how hard is to quote via mobile, plus did I say something that can't be found doing a deep research on the internet.

    And if I didn't credited anyone on my post is because I found it from different sources and knowledge I've gained bricking my blackberry's during all this time

    If you feel I need to credit someone specifically it will be my pleasure to do it, just think there too many sources to credit, and that is why I've said in "easy words"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    You know how hard is to quote via mobile, plus did I say something that can't be found doing a deep research on the internet.

    And if I didn't credited anyone on my post is because I found it from different sources and knowledge I've gained bricking my blackberry's during all this time

    If you feel I need to credit someone specifically it will be my pleasure to do it, just think there too many sources to credit, and that is why I've said in "easy words"
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    i was just giving you a hard time

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    My brother who is a Verizon manager said the Android is much better and has much more potential than the BB.

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    I wonder if it wasnt just a theme like Be Droid

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