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01-01-2014, 08:01 AM #1
Programming Group "whited00r" Continues to Tweak Apple's iOS 3.1.3 with New Features
Even as Apple’s first- and second-generation iPhone and iPod Touch devices gain a “vintage” status, the programming group “whited00r” is working to bring many of iOS’ latest features, such as Control Center, to the older devices. The group is responsible for production of the “whited00r” firmware, which is a heavily modified version of Apple’s iOS 3.1.3 that mimics the look-and-feel of newer iOS versions on devices that Apple no longer officially supports. The firmware is targeted at Apple’s first-generation iPhone, the iPhone 3G and the first- and second-generation iPod Touch.
Currently, whited00r 7, which is the most recent release of their firmware, is designed to emulate many of iOS 7’s standout features. Control Center makes an appearance as does a new iOS 7-style camera app and multitasking view. The firmware’s push notification feature has been updated to mimic Apple’s latest “windowshade” design and iOS’ legacy Voice Control feature has been brought back. Aside from these additions, iOS 7’s visual tweaks such as flatter icons and new menu designs have also been backported in whited00r 7. Users who find a specific item performing poorly on their device are given the option to enable and disable individual features with a special settings menu.
Installing whited00r on a supported device is a pretty straight-forward three-step process. After jailbreaking an iOS device with the popular Redsn0w utility, users load whited00r’s custom firmware using iTunes after which restarting the device completes the installation.
For those of you who didn’t know, whited00r first appeared in 010 as a project to backport new iOS 4 features to devices running iOS 3 and has maintained a small but devoted following since that time. According to download statistics from open source code hosting service, Sourceforge, the whited00r 7 firmware has been downloaded tens of thousands of time since its release already.
Have any of you tried out whited00r 7?
Source: whited00r via AppleInsider
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01-01-2014, 08:40 AM #2
This is awesome.
01-01-2014, 08:55 AM #3
Time to open my drawer and dust off my 2g))
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01-01-2014, 09:00 AM #4
By the time I moved from my 3G to a 4, the poor little 3G was struggling. Really slow. No way it would still be working now. Bless it.
01-01-2014, 09:03 AM #5
01-01-2014, 09:20 AM #6
01-01-2014, 09:40 AM #7
This is...something. I wanted to say idiotic but I won't.
01-01-2014, 11:28 AM #8
So I could of kept my original iPhone and saved all these upgrade cost!
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01-01-2014, 11:41 AM #9
I've been using whited00r of a long time now. Was running the iOS 6 version of it. I must say it works really well. Kept my iPhone (original) working like a charm! Pretty fast and fluid too. Might try this 7 version out.
01-01-2014, 12:12 PM #10
Maybe I'll break out my Atari system also.
01-01-2014, 12:46 PM #11
01-01-2014, 07:59 PM #12
I have 3 phones
3gs JB and unlocked 6.1.3 this phone is only 8gb and an older full install of navigon US you can use with no signal worth it for some of trips on road so only 2.5 gb left after everything I need on it
4 JB Unlocked 7.0.4 16gb
5 JB 7.0.4 16gb
Maybe try it on the 3gs later…
Last edited by WHUDS; 01-01-2014 at 08:02 PM.
01-01-2014, 09:39 PM #13
Man, makes me want an original iPhone now. My dad's boss didn't get rid of his original till the 4S!
01-01-2014, 11:04 PM #14
If I knew they would be operational this long, I would have never sold my 2G for pennys.
01-01-2014, 11:14 PM #15
Whited00r 5 ran fine on my iPod 1st gen. I installed whited00r 7 about a week ago, and while aesthetically pleasing (complete with Control Center), I find it much slower. I am happy though that people haven't forgot about those of us still running older iDevices. As much as I love Apple they don't work off the philosophy that 'If it ain't broke- don't fix it'.
01-02-2014, 08:55 AM #16