Want 4.0? Have a 1st gen iPhone/iPod Touch?

Well, wait. But only a little bit longer.

As a pissed-off owner of a 1st gen iPod Touch, I did some internet trolling and snooping and came across not one, but two different projects bent on getting the fantastic world of iOS 4.0 to both the iPod Touch 1G and the iPhone 2G. While neither site has made much progress, it looks promising.

Whited00r.com

The whited00r project is working to create “the best firmware” for the 1st generation iPhone and iPod Touch. By that, they mean that they are modifying 3.1.3 firmware to support 4.0 features. As sketchy as it sounds, they are promising multitasking for all 1st gen devices. Currently, they only have one working firmware, which they are calling their “Light Edition” for 2G iPhones. As of right now, a lot of the features it supports are stupid visual stuff that you can get by jailbreaking your iPod anyways, like springboard backgrounds, Emojii, reflective doc, etc. It even fakes the version ID so that your device THINKS it’s running OS 4.0. It has native tethering and MMS, but alas, no multitasking. On the plus side, it’s jailbroken, and you have the option to hactivate it (if you want to use it with a different carrier).

Here’s a super-not-fast walkthrough video. You’ll have to jump around: he wastes a good 30 seconds at the beginning watching his iPhone boot up.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v7QBsq0K5U

Visit whited00r.com
Download the iPhone 2G Lite Firmware (w/wo hactivation)

Fittingstorm

Some guys are working to make a legitimate port of the actual 4.0 firmware to the 1st gen devices. They’re rewriting a LOT of base stuff, like drivers and protocols. It seems to be a LEGIT rewrite, which is fantastic. According to their site, they are in their 3rd beta and are working on a 4.0 release candidate. Unfortunately, there is nothing to show for it. At all. They say they’re putting up a video, but I have yet to find it. Their site is even less appealing: It’s just a bunch of text with a donate button at the bottom. I’m slightly worried, but maybe something will happen sooner than later.

View the Fittingstorm website.

  • JOSEF

    Well they havent released fitting storm yet!!!!! Fucking 2 months since they even said a word…

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      That's the only bummer about a lot of these projects… they tend to be
      un-driven because they don't get much attention, as compared to folks like
      the Dev-team. Not that the dev-team is bad by ANY stretch of imagination.

  • Sam Naves

    I would really like my ipod touch 1st gen to be compatible with 4.0 firmware but I couldn't believe that Apple didn't allow the update for 1st Gen iTouch!!
    I found no reason not to jailbreak but still can not use some 4.0 > 4.2 features

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Alright, I have a 1st gen iPod Touch, and there are a load of pre-existing

      features that'll let you use multitasking and such without 4.0. I'd try out

      multifl0w or something like that to manage open apps, and then backgrouinder

      to keep apps running after you quit them. It'll hurt your battery life a

      little, but it's worth it.

      • Guest

         I have a Ipod Touch 1g (2.2.1 version) so can i upgrade it to 5.1? Is it ok if i do it?

        • http://technoheads.org Salem

          You won’t be able to. The first gen iPod Touch doesn’t have hardware fast enough to run iOS 5.

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  • yellzzz

    use whited00r (whited00r.com)

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Well that's the sexiest thing I've ever seen.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sunehrigal sunehri gal

    I wanted to know that if I apply a iPod Touch 3rd Gen firmware to my iPod Touch 2nd Gen 8GB then will it work. Because I had already updated to iOS 4 when it was leaked by developers. I think it will use too much space like from 8GB the capacity would become 5GB or something like that.
    http://www.tonightschedule.com

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      There are versions of each OS for every device. You don't want to cross over

      like that, as the hardware is different and can cause some serious errors. I

      wouldn't risk it.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      There are versions of each OS for every device. You don't want to cross over

      like that, as the hardware is different and can cause some serious errors. I

      wouldn't risk it.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      There are versions of each OS for every device. You don't want to cross over

      like that, as the hardware is different and can cause some serious errors. I

      wouldn't risk it.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      There are versions of each OS for every device. You don't want to cross over

      like that, as the hardware is different and can cause some serious errors.

  • Zachary Olivier

    that sounds pretty awsome

  • http://www.zibri.org Zibri (http://www.zibri.org)

    whited00r is indeed a very nice project!

  • ImAndrewLMFAO

    no games work for the ipod after installing the iOS 4 on the ipod. i think that is the whole reason most, if not all people want 4.0 on their 1st generation.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      If a game requires 4.0 installed, it’s probably because the game demands hardware that’s at LEAST as fast as devices that can run 4.0. The first gen, a lot of the times, simply can’t run that stuff.

  • tasha

    i have a really old i pod touch it came out in 2008 so you can imagine its quit old i have a problem i downloaded some apps and it wont work on it what do i do?

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Usually, if the apps won’t work, it’s because they require features exclusive to the newer versions of iOS. If I were you, I’d invest in a new iPod, because a lot of these features aren’t feasible on the older iPod’s hardware.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XOVPX7MT4VOU5U5LRQNRJTU34Y Isabella Stone

    so is this video for ipodtouches too