SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS have managed to package up a custom IOS distribution that brings parts of IOS 5 to first and second generation Iphone and Ipod Touch devices.
Apple prides itself on the ability to move fanbois onto newer, ever shinier toys by offering the latest version of IOS to its two most recent generations of Iphone and Ipod Touch products. However the smart souls at Whited00r have cobbled together an IOS distribution that has some features from IOS 5 and will run on the Iphone 2G, Iphone 3G and first and second generation Ipod Touch.
The developers have incorporated the pseudo multi-tasking, folders and reminders among other additions. Most importantly it also includes Cydia, the unofficial apps store frontend, which provides users with a treasure-trove of applications that Apple does not allow on its App Store.
From Whited00r's demonstration video, an Iphone 3G seems to keep pace with a faster Iphone 3GS. All this tends to suggest that Apple could well have packaged some of the features from its latest IOS release and fed to its early adopters, but of course that could have resulted in a few fanbois not upgrading.
Installing Whited00r is the same as loading up any custom build of IOS through Itunes. It's not surprising to find out that installing Whited00r will void your warranty, but the devices are up to four years old so that shouldn't be much of an issue. µ