TechCrunch has an article looking at an iOS hacking project that has the potential to be rather interesting. Whited00r is a custom version of OS 3.1.3, hacked to include features such as app folders and multitasking from later versions of the OS. It’s meant for older-generation iPhones and iPod Touches. Of course, it’s a jailbreak, which means losing access to some official Apple stuff such as the App Store and notifications.
It looks like it might be fun to try out, but I don’t think it will fix one of my biggest annoyances with having a 1st-generation iPod Touch—the way that many of the apps I formerly relied upon are no longer available to me because their latest versions require iOS 4 or 5. I can no longer use Meebo or FourSquare because I lost the versions of the app from my iPod in a crash, the versions in iTunes are the more recent ones that work with my iPad, and I can’t download the older ones. I can’t download the latest version of Facebook, either.