A hacker group has ported some features from Apple’s latest firmware to legacy iOS devices.
Ever since Apple launched the first iPhone back in 2007, the popularity of its mobile devices has continued to grow. Even at this point in time there are a lot of users out there that use legacy Apple devices, such as a second generation iPhone or iPod touch. While these were very popular products back in the day, they are not compatible with recent firmware versions. This isn’t unusual as hardware limitations prevent them from supporting said firmwares. Devices capable of supporting iOS 3.1.3 can get a few iOS 7 features that the whited00r hacker team has ported over.
The whited00r firmware is basically a modified version of iOS 3.1.3 and it brings some of the visual features of Apple’s latest and greatest iOS version to legacy devices that aren’t able to support it. The firmware itself has been greatly modified to emulate the look of iOS 7 as much as possible. It would certainly be a welcome change for those who are used to Apple’s stock user interface on their legacy devices. The company introduced an entirely new look and feel in iOS 7.
Features in whited00r iOS 7 port include the multitasking view, Control Center, redesigned camera app and more. Users will be able to enable and disable these features as they please, since they’ll know better if any particular feature is causing performance issues in their legacy device. The installation instructions can be found on whited00r’s website.