If you bought a touch device from Apple a few years ago and want to get the latest iOS update, here’s a nice article for you.
If your device is a first or second generation device, you will love what Whited00r did for you! Whited00r let you upgrade to its custom iOS 5.1 to get the speed and features upgrade. Take note that you cannot install it on the iPhone1! Devices that are accepting this custom IPSW are:
- iPod touch 1G
- iPod touch 2G
- iPhone 2G
- iPhone 3G
One thing you will have to keep in mind is that this iOS version brought by whited00r is completely unofficial, and that its installation is at your own risk. But, if you want to upgrade and give a little second life to your old device, it is a really good way to do so!
How to upgrade your device:
- You will have to download whited00r and unzip the file; you will find the custom .ipsw.
- Plug your device in your computer and open iTunes.
- Go to your device home screen on iTunes and press Shift + click restore button; it will open up a browsing window, browse for the custom .ipsw and click ok.
- When installation is complete, wait the automatic reboot and choose to Set up a new iPhone/iPod from iTunes
That’s it; you should now a new old device! Note that we tried it on iPod 1G and we experienced a considerable performance boost and it worked very well!
UPDATE: If you have iTunes errors while trying to restore with the custom ROM; download iREB for Windows.
Here are some of the best features:
- Cydia Preinstalled
- Ringtones from iPhone4
- System sound from iOS5
- iOS5 animated boot logo
- And more!
See the full change log here.
Disclaimer: HexWired will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged with this download. Be sure that you know what you are doing and proceed at your own risk.