By Cody Lee on Jan 18, 2012
Last Summer, Apple unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5. The update contained more than 200 new features including iMessage, iCloud, and a revamped Notification Center.
Apple released the software last October for the iPhone 3GS, and all newer devices. So what do you do if you own a first or second generation iPhone or iPod touch and want to install iOS 5? Enter Whited00r… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2011
Earlier today we did a post about Whited00r, a custom firmware built for older Apple ARM6 devices. It includes built-in tweaks and gives you the option to remove unwanted features like Spotlight to make your device faster.
Whited00r has been out for a while, but it’s kind of flown under the radar. There’s still millions of these older devices floating around, so we figured we’d give folks an easy walkthrough on how to install Whited00r on your older iPhone or iPod touch… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2011
We’ve gotten some complaints in the past that we don’t give older iPhones any lovin’. The truth is, we try to keep up with innovation in the jailbreak community and there just typically isn’t much of that going on for devices older than the 3GS. Especially since Apple stopped supporting them.
But for folks with older iDevices that really want to join in on the jailbreaking festivities, check out Whited00r. If you haven’t heard about this cool little project, it’s essentially a firmware file that has been modified to include multitasking, video recording and oh yeah, it’s jailbroken…
By Alex Heath on Mar 5, 2011
We’ve gotten questions from readers asking if iOS 4.3 will be compatible with all iDevices. Sadly, the answer is no. The public release of iOS 4.3 that Apple announced at their iPad 2 event will only work on certain iDevice generations.
Most notably, 4.3 will not be installable on the Verizon iPhone. Because the Verizon iPhone runs on a different baseband and has different bugs to fix, Apple has to release a separate 4.3 build for that device. (Which they haven’t announced yet.)
Hopefully your iDevice isn’t on the 4.3 incompatibility list…
By Kickstar13 on Feb 18, 2011
As many of you know, with the release of iOS 4.0 Apple discontinued support for the iPhone 2G as well as the iPod Touch 1G. This left iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1G stuck on iOS 3.1.3 for life. Furthermore, while Apple did end up upgrading the iPhone 3G (which has the same amount of RAM/processor as the iPhone 2G), 3G owners experienced a great deal of problems after updating to 4.0. The OS was incredibly slow and was barely usable.
After various reports and angry iPhone 3G users, Apple began to look into the issue and stated the issues would be resolved in iOS 4.2.1. When iOS 4.2.1 came around, performance had been improved on the iPhone 3G, but it was still quite slow. Most users decided to downgrade/remain on iOS 3.1.3.
By Sebastien Page on Sep 21, 2010
The Dev Team released RedSn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 a few hours ago. This latest update to the popular jailbreak tool will only work with the iPhone 3G iOS 4.1 and iPod Touch 2G.
According to the Dev Team, RedSn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 uses the same pwnage2 DFU-mode exploit that has been around for a couple years. It does not use the SHAtter exploit discovered by pod2g, so there is nothing really new here… Read More