Get iOS 5 On iPhone 2G/3G, iPod touch 2G/3G With Whited00r 5.1

Users of iPhone’s newer models might outnumber people having iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G, but still a considerable contingent of users remain who have not yet upgraded their phones. This means that there are a lot of iPhones out there which are not running the newer versions of iOS. iOS 5 was released a few months back, and it has got just about all the features Apple fans have wanted for a long time. So, if you own an older iPhone or iPod touch, there is no longer a need to be jealous of iOS 5. You can get most of the features iOS 5 offers via the latest version of Whited00r. Read on to know how to use this tool with your iDevice.

The devices supported by Whited00r 5.1 include:

  • iPhone 2G
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPod touch 2G
  • iPod touch 3G

Disclaimer: Please make sure that you have iOS and jailbreaking experience before you try this tool. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible if you end up damaging your device.


Whited00r will automatically jailbreak your device, and the latest version of Cydia, 1.1.3, will be installed on it. The biggest advantage of the tool, is that you will get true multitasking, and apps will keep in running state in the background. Whited00r will bring almost all the cosmetic features in iOS 5, like wallpapers, ringtones and other OS sounds. A few small, but significant features have been added to the mix as well, like the word count in Message app, and Reminders app is preinstalled as well. According to the developers of Whited00r, the interface of the custom firmware is designed to resemble iOS 5 as much as possible, without affecting the performance and speed of your device. The complete feature list can be viewed on Whited00r’s official website (www.whited00r.com).

Here is how you can get iOS 5 on any older iDevice, even if it is not jailbroken.

  1. Go to the Whited00r download page, and from there, choose your device.
  2. Download the Whited00r IPSW file of your respective device. There is just one file each available for iPod touch models, but the iPhones have two versions of Whited00r files. If you want to hacktivate your device, download the Unlocker file, otherwise go for the Normal version.
  3. The IPSW files are in zipped form. Unzip them and save on any location n your PC or Mac.
  4. Although this is not necessary, but it’s better if you put your device in DFU mode. This can be done by holding the power and home button simultaneously for 10 seconds, and then releasing the Power button while holding Home for 20 seconds more. Your phone’s screen with go completely black in DFU mode.
  5. Now, connect your device to your computer and launch iTunes. If in DFU, iTunes will automatically detect an iDevice connected in Recovery mode.
  6. For PC, press SHIFT key and the Restore button in iTunes simultaneously, while for Mac, ALT+Restore is required.
  7. Point iTunes to the saved IPSW file, and then restore your device.

It will take about 15 minutes for the custom IPSW to be installed on your iPhone, and once you restart it, you can start enjoying iOS 5 on your iDevice. However, it must be noticed that, even though Whited00r has been optimized for older devices, the performance and speed will be affected nonetheless. So, it is a tradeoff between getting latest features, or maintaining your devices performance, but at least you have a choice now.

Editor’s Note: We may also point out that the hacktivated version of Whited00r does not come with push notification certs, and YouTube app might not work, either. You can work around that using the Push Doctor or SAM packages from Cydia, or any other solution for the said problem.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5ZT63URX4UEAJLES3H3PBF4FGY Big

    So My device US Carrier Older iPhone 2 g i restored But not activate using Unlocker version Help

  • Piyush

    I jailbreak my iPhone 2g to ios5.1 using whited00r but why it’s showing 3.1.3version software?

    • Ranveer Singh

      because it is version 3.1.3 with some addictive features!!!
      they are all blooddy suckers….!!!

  • fragment

    i wan’t ios 5 on my ipod touch 2g … plz help :(

  • maskerino

    Ummm 1st step when u choose ur device it takes u to an ad page

  • maskerino

    nvm i found it but hacktivate does that mean jailbreak?

  • arjhei

    not working

  • bob

    i tried to restore my ipod but it says that an error occured and my ipod could not be restored! help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/namratha.jagarlapoodi Namratha Jagarlapoodi

    After i Press Shitft+Restore i selected ipsw unlocker file . It is on way to restoring and shows unknown error occured while restoring error 1600

    • Karthik Subash

      i also get this errors (1600 and 1604) .it will not happen when you download ireb if u have windows.hope this would help

  • You Suck

    You did a great job with this!.. Not. Your “links” to download the software either don’t work or are advertisements.

    • Hamza Khalid

      There are 3 links in the article. 2 are of our own posts, while the third points to the official Whited00r page.

  • Camilo

    I did it, but the itens show this message the SIM card is not compatible… what can i do?

  • Robot

    why we cannot update new Version 4.1 in 2g iphone

  • http://twitter.com/iweeklydeal001 Melanie Anderson

    Thank you so much for this very
    informative post. I really find it very useful because there are so many iphone nowadays and it seems very hard for people like me to find
    the best one. Sharing us this information can greatly help me as well as other
    people out there. Thanks :)

  • Monique

    I did this one my iPhone 2g but for some reason cydia didn’t download on my phone how can I get this on my phone

  • amarsoni1@yahoo.com

    i have done it but now i am facing a problem , i have i phone 2g and it jailbraked after restoting now its asking me for a valid sim card. so now please help me out,

  • james

    how do you point itunes to the saved IPSW file

  • jaysin

    hey guys i get the whitd00r 6 but this is not ios 5 or 6 on iphone itis ios 3.1.3 so very bat so guys dont upgrade your iphone to whitd00r fuke this fuky whitd00r 6