Wednesday, August 4, 2010

iPhoDroid: My Adventure

A couple weeks ago, I heard about the iPhoDroid project. At the prospect of dual-booting my iPhone with iOS and Android, my palms got sweaty and my knees got weak. It felt like the room was spinning and my tongue got numb.

So I decided to give it a shot.

I read up about the project and the prerequisites, and got everything I needed to get this accomplished. One of the requirements was that the iPhone had to be jailbroken (check!) not by Spirit (DOH!)*. So I went through the process of restoring my iPhone to 3.1.2 and then jailbreaking with Pwnage Tool (my favorite anyway).

 *In a moment of sheer curiosity a while back, I jailbroke with was so easy, it made me wonder why people would go through any OTHER methods of jailbreaking. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Motorola 68000 Programming

Funny how if you truly have an interest in something, you'll come back to it. In college, I had a terrible experience with assembly programming. My professor, who was probably a skilled engineer at work, regrettably was not a very good teacher. It was obvious that he knew the material, but could not find an efficient way to communicate the concepts to the class. As a result of that, I was kind of turned off by 68k programming.

Recently, the urge to learn assembly has crept back in my mind, and I picked up my book again and downloaded the Easy68k IDE. I'm currently strengthening my foundation of the 68k processor and microprocessors in general. Now that it's not in a forced, stressful environment, it's actually much more enjoyable. I see how this could have been fun in college, under the right circumstances lol.

Here's some progress on the subject.