Jailbreaking an iPhone is a complicated and illegal process, but it can do exciting things like run custom applications and install other operating systems. Recently, one of the users managed to run the Ubuntu operating system on the iPhone 7.
A Reddit user nicknamed newhacker1746 succeeds in launching Ubuntu operating system on iPhone 7 Run. After a long and complicated process, he was able to run the arm64 version of Ubuntu 20.04, one of the most popular Linux distributions, on his iPhone. As you can see in the clip below, the operating system runs in Command Line mode:
The user in question used a tool called checkra1n, which was developed based on the checkm8 hardware hole. The kernel used to run Ubuntu on the iPhone is apparently only compatible with the A10 Fusion chip, so it is currently not possible to run Ubuntu on other iPhone models.
Jailbreaking the iPhone is a complex process and not suitable for ordinary users, but some users still take the risk to run custom applications or other operating systems. Apple has taken a hard line on breaking the iPhone’s security lock, and has previously sued the founders of the Sandcastle project for running Android on the iPhone.
The user mentioned how to run Ubuntu on iPhone 7 in This post Explained in detail.