Alex Bolotov Alex Bolotov - 1 year ago 386
iOS Question

How to install Apple iOS on qemu

Qemu supports ARM (and many other platforms). So, what do I need (besides installation media) to install Apple iOS on qemu? Are there ways to create iOS image suitable for Qemu?


Apple A4 = Cortex-A8 + PowerVR SGX535

Apple A5 = Cortex-A9 MPCore + PowerVR SGX543MP2

Both Cortexes use ARM v7 instruction set which is supported by Qemu. The problem is that:

  • iOS doesn't support any of video-cards that can be emulated by Qemu

  • Qemu can't emulate PowerVR GPU.

Answer Source

QEMU does not emulate Apple A4/A5 architecture.