Whitedoor’s latest software update now gives older iPhones and iPad owners a way to upgrade their favorite gadget to iOS 5. Whited00r is a company dedicated to modding and hacking, but not in a malicious sense. Quite the contrary, this organization provides firmware support for older iOS devices including the iPhone 2G-3G and iPod Touch 1G-2G while making it clear that their software is free and that they do not support piracy.
With the recently released version 5.1 of their firmware, users can begin to use their older iOS devices productively with all of the features offered in iOS 5 (plus a few more).
For those of you running devices that are not quite hot-off-the-shelves and no longer supported by Apple (at least not exactly), you may want to consider taking advantage of the firmware updates Whited00r has to offer.
Without this update, users of the iPhone 2G and 3G as well as those with a first or second generation iPod Touch did not have the benefit of features such as organizing apps into folders, using the Reminders app, connecting to iCloud or viewing subscription content with Newsstand (and that’s not all).
In addition to the host of iOS 5 features the upgrade makes available, Whited00r also includes a built-in jailbreak for those power users interested in diving a little deeper into iOS. A carrier unlock feature has also been added which is great for those of you wanting to switch your service or pass your device along to somebody outside of your existing plan.
While I can say honestly that I haven’t tried this out myself, I like the idea… whether you are just trying to make an older gadget more useful for your kids to play around with or you want to get that little bit of extra life from your old and cherished device, this seems like a really viable option.
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