No matter how advanced iOS gets, hackers keep pushing it to limits. Once such example is running Windows XP on iPhone 7 without jailbreak. Let’s learn how to do this.
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Windows XP (MicroXP) emulation was achieved with iBox emulator. The full source of iBox emulator is available on Github. This emulator is based on Bochs emulator.
However, you will need to compile an IPA. If you don’t have a Mac, download the IPA package below.
Here’s a video demonstration of Windows XP running on iPhone 7 without jailbreak.
As you can see, the speed is just fine. I’m amazed how good Windows XP (32-bit) is running on iPhone 7 (64-bit).
Download iBox 2.6.8 Emulator IPA
- Download iBox 2.6.8 Emulator IPA file
You can use it on iPhone 7 with and without jailbreak. Want to try this, here are your options.
How to Install Windows XP on iPhone 7 without Jailbreak
- If you don’t have a jailbroken iPhone 7, you can sideload it using XCode or Cydia Impactor. For Cydia Impactor to work you will need an IPA file of Bochs emulator.
- If you have a jailbroken iPhone 7, you can simply install the IPA file from Filza with AppSync (tutorial here). You can also use Cydia Impactor in this case.
This legacy operating system holds nostalgic value for almost all of us. So it’s great to see it running on newer devices.
It’s not working
Where did you download the app for iOS 7.1.4. iPhone 5?
You can get it from the App Store.
Whenever I try to sideload the provided IPA using Cydia Impactor, I get this error:
file: installation.cpp; line: 42; what:
Failed to find matching arch for 64-bit Mach-O input file /private/var/installd/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installd.staging/temp.3ZvDFQ/extracted/Payload/iBox.app/iBox
Which iOS version are you using? If you are on iOS 11 or above, you won’t be able to run 32-bit apps.
Is there a possible way to do this without any other devices other than the IOS one.
Sorry, that’s not possible.
Did it work on iPod touch 6
Yes, it does.
I installed ibox 2.6.8 on my iphone 6s butI am getting no bootable device.. any solution?
No idea. I think it’s incompatible with iOS 11.
cant install iphone6 with impactor , so doesn’t support?
Yes, it’s not compatible with iPhone 6.
it only works on iphone 7 or works on iphone 5 too?Because I was getting error on a IPA they gave to me,it gave me a infinite Verifying Aplication on Cydia Impactor
Hello, Tarik. It works only for the iPhone 7.
Ehmmm… so basically I can’t compile because the file SDL2/SDL_audio.h is not found in Xcode project…. Any ideas?
Just use the IPA given below.