• 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
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Programming Group "whited00r" Continues to Tweak Apple's iOS 3.1.3 with New Features started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      This is awesome.
    1. vartanarsen's Avatar
      vartanarsen -
      Time to open my drawer and dust off my 2g))
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      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.
    1. riassan's Avatar
      riassan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post


      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
      Used whited00r before on a couple devices for people in the last few years. Now to see if I have enough parts on my desk to put together a functioning 3g(s) Pretty good "sauce" with the Ipsw's they provide. Glad to see they are still @ it. 👍
    1. bcooperizcool's Avatar
      bcooperizcool -
      A full list of iOS 7 features put in (or things changed from stock 3.1.3 and from the past whited00r 6) for anyone interested:
      Whited00r 7 Introduction - What's new and how to use WD7
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      This is...something. I wanted to say idiotic but I won't.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      So I could of kept my original iPhone and saved all these upgrade cost!
    1. angerthosenear's Avatar
      angerthosenear -
      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.
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      Maybe I'll break out my Atari system also.
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      Maybe I'll break out my Atari system also.
      I'll play u a game of Pong. Lol
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      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…
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Man, makes me want an original iPhone now. My dad's boss didn't get rid of his original till the 4S!
    1. sujahat's Avatar
      sujahat -
      If I knew they would be operational this long, I would have never sold my 2G for pennys.
    1. Paulsquaredson's Avatar
      Paulsquaredson -
      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'.
    1. bcooperizcool's Avatar
      bcooperizcool -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paulsquaredson View Post
      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'.

      Try disabling Sara and the iOS 7 App Switcher, they have memory leaks.
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