Install iOS 7 On Unsupported iPhones & iPod Touches With Whited00r 7

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Love iOS 7, but don’t have a device powerful enough to rock it? Good news — Whited00r, the custom firmware for older iOS Devices that adds many of the features of newer versions of Apple’s mobile operating system — has just been updated to version 7, and it brings a lot of iOS 7’s look and feel along with it.

Optimized for the iPhone 2G & 3G, and iPod Touch first-gen and second-gen, WhiteD00r 7 promises users an “all new iOS 7 look and feel.” But this isn’t just some Winterboard tweak. As Whited00r’s team leader explains:

You may be thinking “Well I could have just used winterboard for this…”. Let me assure you, you couldn’t have. The theme is so much more than just image deep so to speak. There are several tweaks (memory efficient mind you!) working in the background to provide a completely immersive iOS7 feel for your old device.

Every icon, loading screen, and image you see has been touched in some way to make everything flow together in a smooth theme that in some ways is even more impressive than the real iOS7 theme. Underneath that is a modification at the system level that changes text colour, animations slightly, as well as layouts of certain things to provide an iOS7 feel to the way you interact beyond the graphical.

New features abound. On older devices, you get push notifications, multitasking, voice control, a better camera app, multiple App Stores, a Control Center, and much more.

Installing Whited00r isn’t particularly difficult if you have a compatible device. You can find instructions on how to install it here.

  • TinyTechReview

    I can see Apple going after this company.

  • bm

    With Whited00r, on my old iPad Touch 2G, text is generally difficult to read or truncated, the keyboard has trouble with caps, the Apple App Store produced unexpected intermediary app switches and I did not see my previous purchases shown as such. Also I could not restore my last 4.2.1 backup under Whited00r. Still could not install apps requiring > iOS 4.2.1. Seeing only negatives, it’s running 4.2.1 again.

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