Whited00r Brings iOS 5 & iOS 4 Features to iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 1st Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen

iPhone OS 3.1.3 was the last iOS software update for iPhone 2G (the original iPhone), iPod touch 1st generation and iOS 4.2.1 was the last software update for iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2nd generation users.

If you’re still using them then it means that you’re missing out some of the major new features introduced by Apple in iOS 4 and iOS 5 such as multitasking, folders, iCloud etc.

If you’re feeling left out then check out whited00r. The whited00r community has recently released whited00r 5.1, which is a heavily customised version of iOS 3.1.3 that brings some of the major iOS 4 and iOS 5 features such as such as multitasking, folders, iCloud etc to iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, first and second generation iPod touch. It doesn’t include features such as Notification Centre and the App Store. The iCloud feature is also a hacked version, which uses DropBox.

Based on the initial reports, it seems to work quite well and doesn’t seem to cause performance issues, probably because it is a heavily customised version of iOS 3.1.3 rather than an iOS 5 port.

The installation seems to be quite simple, all one needs to do is download the custom iOS firmware file from whited00r’s website and restore your iPhone and iPod touch with it.

Wired’s Charlie Sorrel warns:

It is also completely unofficial, and although I haven’t read anything bad about it, putting an entire OS of unknown origins on your phone could obviously be a security risk. 

So please proceed with caution.

[whited00r via Wired]

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  • Knight

    what is the point when the processor cannot cope.
    But Good effort

  • OGT

    iPhone 3G can’t handle multitasking (50MB only) I tried it and iPhone 3G gets so slow…

  • Erik

    iPhone 4s jailbreak, how I long for thee!!!!!

    • Wave Gang

      Really tho lol I’ve been patiently waiting since oct 14 I’m sure I can b more patient haha

    • Ozkar221

      I have bean waiting since day 1 when iPhone 4s came out.. But you can check on @muscleneard twitter to faster info

      • Wave Gang

        Lol oct 14 was the first day. Yah I check his and pod2g

  • @iLikeTech_

    I have actually used other versions of that custom iOS. It runs very smooth. Even on a 2G. It runs a lot better than the stock iOS that’s for sure. If I ever come across another older iPhone I will be trying this out on it.

  • jbroke

    Hey you should try this if you want wallpaper and multitasking on your iPhone 3G without slowing it down to a crawl. Works perfectly. http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335233

  • joe

    where is iphone 4 unlock grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • Risko

      +1 :/

    • Axe

      At apple store.

  • Donny Lee

    For those that use this, while playing music on the iphone 2g, does the skipping forward and backward buttons on the stereo bluetooth headphones work? Apple os fw 3.1.3 doesn’t have this (only play and pause).. It was maybe 4.0 or 4.1 that apple added them. So, I was wondering if this whitdoor ios have it enabled? Thanks.

  • ch

    Lot of luck with Whited00r – I have yet to figure out how to even download the iOS. The download forced you through force ads, one that was so impossible to get out I had to close the browser ,and then when I got to the download page it forces you to download a download manager …. and it goes on. Seems very sketchy and makes me question the product.

    • Wiclies

      Really? I didn’t click in the ad, I just waited for the “skip this ad” to show in the top of the page, then it took me directly to the download page. The only reason I haven’t insatalled is because they say the new version (ios4 based) is already in the works (beta), so I’ll wait till they release it (the current one is ios3 based).