Still have a working original iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G (or an iPod touch 1 or 2) and wondering how to get iOS4 features like Multitasking, Folders or Tethering? If you're willing to Jailbreak with WhiteD00r, you can enable most of these new features with a simple install. We'll show you how after the break!
Extract the .zip file (make sure that your unarchiver/unzip utility doesn’t extract the contents of the .ipsw as well!)
Plug your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, or iPod touch 1 or 2 into iTunes
Once detected, hold down the ALT (Mac OS X) or SHIFT (Windows) key, and then browse to unzipped .ipsw on your computer.
Be patient! It can take between 10 and 15 minutes for your iPhone or iPod to to activate.
That's it! You'll now be able to enjoy such features as Multitasking, Folders, custom wallpapers and more.
Additionally, your phone is now jailbroken, so you can install the vast library of Jailbreak apps.
Unfortunately, there are some things missing in WhiteD00r, like access to Game Center, the auto naming of Folders, your video camera comes in a separate app, and doesn’t save to the camera roll without some minor post-installation tweaks. However, for a unofficial hack, it works very well.
I hope this helped any of you iPhone 2G/3G and iPod Touch 1G and 2G users get more out your phone. It certainly gave my old iPhone a new lease of life.
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