Although Apple is one of the best handset-makers around when it comes to supporting older devices, it does have a cutoff point. And for iOS 7, that cutoff point was the iPhone 4, meaning you can not install the new firmware on devices older than that.
But never fear! If you happen to be running an older device, you can still get the look and feel of iOS 7 thanks to Whited00r 7. The modded firmware includes an iOS 7-style UI with card multitasking, Control Center, push notifications, and much more…
From the Whited00r website:
“Whited00r 7 brings the look and feel of iOS7 to older devices no longer supported by Apple. Our firmware has been engineered to replicate iOS7 down to the smallest detail. Whited00r’s first priority is speed. None of the modifications Whited00r makes to your device will slow it down.“
It includes Push Notifications:
“Whited00r includes Amazing iOS7-like Push Notifications on the Lockscreen with blur-effect and banner alerts. Touch on the Notification to open the corresponding application. Whited00r also allows you to enable Push Notifications on an unlocked iPhone with a simple Graphic User Interface in Settings that will automate the whole process.“
And access to multiple app stores:
“Whited00r provides access to both the official AppStore and Cydia. Whited00r also offers a unique service called AppTimeMachine. This exclusive service contains many applications that dropped support for older devices.”
The re-engineered firmware also includes a retooled camera app, with video recording capabilities, full multitasking, iOS 7’s Control Center, and Voice Control. And users have the ability to customize, enable and disable features on the fly via Settings.
Whited00r has been around for years now, breathing life into older devices. Be careful not to confuse it with jailbreaking though, as it uses a modified version of Apple’s code. But it’s well-known for its ability to bring new features to legacy hardware.