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Grayd00r Custom Firmware for iOS 5 - iPod touch 3G and iPad 1G.
« on: January 16, 2016, 08:53:49 PM »
Grayd00r Software Introduction
an injection of new life into your outdated device



Website: grayd00r.com
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Finally, after a long wait, some news from us. Maybe not what you were hoping for on Whited00r, but still good news overall in the long run.
Grayd00r aims to provide more than just an iOS 9 styled install for iOS 5 devices, it is meant to be a more customizable backend for the long run.
However, we used what we have learned from Whited00r releases to try and better build Grayd00r from the start, putting in lots of backend work that you may never even notice.



Grayd00r is a suite of custom built tweaks and modifications to stock iOS designed to provide outdated Apple devices with a bit more life than they would otherwise receive. This is done by speeding up the devices overall and providing optimized software and modifications to the device to give it the look and feel of newer iOS versions.

We know older devices don’t have the hardware punch newer devices do. That’s why all the tweaks and modifications made to the device are done keeping speed in mind without cutting corners on the end functionality.  Each tweak and modification is built to take advantage of the hardware and software it runs on, keeping the experience rich and the system load light.

Customization is a key part of Grayd00r.  While we do provide the default tweaks and modifications for Grayd00r aimed for a good speed/feature mix, not every user is the same. That’s why we provide plenty of configurable options available to the end user, ranging from simple enabling/disabling of system and tweak features to a whole plugin system that runs throughout the system that allows for anyone to easily create and load custom built modules to truly customize their experience.


Even though an early beta, Grayd00r is the best option for revitalizing your device, providing features such as:



iOS 9 Styled UI*
Grayd00r provides an ever improving iOS 9 like UI via a combination of a powerful dynamic theming tweak and stock image modifications. This also includes an efficient blur system which provides an iOS 9 like blur for various tweaks and features in Grayd00r.



Control Center*
Just swipe up and take control of your device. Fully compatible with Flipswitch, this will allow you to pick and choose an indefinite number of buttons and toggles.



Slide Over Styled App Switcher
A convenient and elegant way to switch between recent applications, styled after Apple's iOS 9 Slide Over feature.
Switching is made possible by simply swiping your finger from the right display edge to reveal a sidebar with your most recently use applications.


screenshot pending?
iOS 9 Styled Lockscreen*
The first thing you notice when you install Grayd00r is the lockscreen. Features and little details continue to be added to refine the part of Grayd00r you see the most often.



Speed improvements
Grayd00r is configured a mix of speed and features by default, being faster than stock iOS by default. However, we provide users with options to even further speed up the experience if they wish, by disabling even more features they may not ever use.




Software Updates*
Grayd00r comes with an update system which allows for users to always get the latest software updates without needing to perform a complete re-install each time just to get a small update. This system also allows for us to push out different types of updates, stable and unstable. This means that testing can be done more efficiently and helps us give everyone a better experience.


*All features marked with the * are part of a modular plugin backend which provides developers with API and a base to start with, meaning anyone can easily create a plugin for this backend - allowing for radical changes to the entire experience of using the device.
This benefits everyone in the community, as users can easily install and swap between these plugins.







The future of Whited00r
No, we haven't completely forgotten whited00r!  I know there hasn't been much word about anything here, and that's mostly because we have been busy putting together Grayd00r.
The plan for Whited00r is to back port what we can from Grayd00r once it is complete and stable. It doesn't make sense trying to port anything *before* then as it would just be lots more work to do everything twice and debug twice on everything every time we made a small update.
It makes sense to do it after one product is completed so we know it works there and then back port it.
No ETA, as always, and we haven't started on anything here yet. 

However, just know that the way Grayd00r handles things is much better, and provides much more longevity in terms of customization and feature support. We used what we learned from the releases of whited00r previously to try and better set up Grayd00r.

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 05:05:33 AM »
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Apparently so...

Well, I've tried Whited00r and since that's pretty awesome, and since I also have not one, but three iPod Touch 3Gs, I thought I might try this.

I'm not sure what you're intent with this post was, but I'm going to go ahead and report my bugs and suggestions here either ways to try and cover all grounds, so here goes.

Bugs:
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-It won't let me register on the official forums to post about this, so that's lovely. Message above is what I get.
-When installing on a 32GB iPod Touch 3G, the device seems to have died. Asked Apple forums, but they're not sure what exactly happened, but maybe because I didn't mention that I had tried to install custom firmware on it? The device already had problems, so that's why it was the first to get this software. Device was fine until I was to restart it at the end of the Grayd00r Setup application on the device, in which case the device froze and went into a restart loop for a few hours until eventually it just went into a Recovery loop that redsn0w was unable to fix. As I said, the device was having it's share of issues and I think that this was just the straw that broke the camel's back in the sense that this device already had battery calibration and life issues, screen problems, button issues, charging problems, a bad internal speaker, and was much slower than the other devices despite multiple restores from both Recovery Mode and DFU / Pwnd DFU modes. It wouldn't even let me log into iMessage either, the best it ever got to was the App Store with my Apple ID. Mail didn't even work correctly. Oh well.
-WiFi still doesn't work for the iPod Touch 3G that had issues with it after installing iOS 5.0 anyways. Any plans to fix this or any issues like this?
-The iPad 1G I tested with (a friend's who heard about the Grayd00r project and had seen me with my Whited00r 7.1 iPhone 2G in the office) went into a temporary reboot loop after running setup. It eventually restored properly, but this seems to be a recurring issue with some issues. Any ideas about why or if it may eventually be fixed?

Suggestions
-The ability to charge with devices that iOS says Charging is not supported with this accessory.?
-Improve speed a bit, in the quick side-by-side test I preformed between my remaining two iPod Touch 3Gs, the iOS 5 device turned out to be significantly faster than the Grayd00r 9 device with "factory" settings, as in I didn't change any settings after installing it.
-Widgets for the Notification center? If I can't run this on my iPhone 3GS / iPod Touch 4G currently, I'd at least like to see this implemented, if only for the Weather widget.

In conclusion...
I'd absolutely love to see this succeed, and I would love even more to help it get there, but despite the fact I make small PC games, I don't think I'd be much help to any of you unless you can take BATCH / VBScript / Java programs as a contribution. Maybe I could do graphics? I've got access to every generation iPod Touch and iPhone up to the 4S / iPod Touch 4G, with some in multiples as mentioned earlier. Maybe I could help with bug testing and the menial tasks if you want me to?

If you decide to take any of my ideas or have anything to say about my post or it's contents, please do tell me so that next time I may be more helpful to others (possibly including anyone that ends up reading this post) in the future.

Regards, FAMICOMASTER of AiO Softworks.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2016, 05:09:18 AM by FAMICOMASTER »
If you decide to take any of my ideas or have anything to say about my post or it's contents, please do tell me so that next time I may be more helpful to others (possibly including anyone that ends up reading this post) in the future.

Regards, FAMICOMASTER of AiO Softworks.

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Re: A post in this forum for you to read
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 12:04:07 AM »
Apparently so...

Well, I've tried Whited00r and since that's pretty awesome, and since I also have not one, but three iPod Touch 3Gs, I thought I might try this.

I'm not sure what you're intent with this post was, but I'm going to go ahead and report my bugs and suggestions here either ways to try and cover all grounds, so here goes.

Sorry for the late reply mate!


Bugs:-It won't let me register on the official forums to post about this, so that's lovely. Message above is what I get.
Ah blast. I'll see what I can do to fix that. :(

-When installing on a 32GB iPod Touch 3G, the device seems to have died. Asked Apple forums, but they're not sure what exactly happened, but maybe because I didn't mention that I had tried to install custom firmware on it? The device already had problems, so that's why it was the first to get this software. Device was fine until I was to restart it at the end of the Grayd00r Setup application on the device, in which case the device froze and went into a restart loop for a few hours until eventually it just went into a Recovery loop that redsn0w was unable to fix. As I said, the device was having it's share of issues and I think that this was just the straw that broke the camel's back in the sense that this device already had battery calibration and life issues, screen problems, button issues, charging problems, a bad internal speaker, and was much slower than the other devices despite multiple restores from both Recovery Mode and DFU / Pwnd DFU modes.

If it had those issues even after clean restores in iTunes without restoring from a backup, I would say that is a hardware issue, perhaps the flash storage failing or something of the like.

It wouldn't even let me log into iMessage either, the best it ever got to was the App Store with my Apple ID. Mail didn't even work correctly. Oh well.
On the same iPod touch? That's a bit strange.  Did you set up as a new device in iTunes or restore from a backup to get your data back?

-WiFi still doesn't work for the iPod Touch 3G that had issues with it after installing iOS 5.0 anyways. Any plans to fix this or any issues like this?
If it had issues before installing Grayd00r, there isn't really anything we can do to fix it. Does it have wifi issues on other firmwares too?

-The iPad 1G I tested with (a friend's who heard about the Grayd00r project and had seen me with my Whited00r 7.1 iPhone 2G in the office) went into a temporary reboot loop after running setup. It eventually restored properly, but this seems to be a recurring issue with some issues. Any ideas about why or if it may eventually be fixed?
This is the first I've heard of it, but that may be because the forums don't work well. (although we do have a bug report system too... so I've no clue really :s )

Suggestions
-The ability to charge with devices that iOS says Charging is not supported with this accessory.?
I *think* that's because it can't draw enough current from the device?  So it's more an automatic thing if it doesn't get enough power from the attachment. I'd have to check more into it though. (if it is a legitimate charging accessory that is)

-Improve speed a bit, in the quick side-by-side test I preformed between my remaining two iPod Touch 3Gs, the iOS 5 device turned out to be significantly faster than the Grayd00r 9 device with "factory" settings, as in I didn't change any settings after installing it.
I'd disable the battery saver and the round switches, as well as the round corners for slidey in the Grayd00r settings. That should speed things up a bit.

-Widgets for the Notification center? If I can't run this on my iPhone 3GS / iPod Touch 4G currently, I'd at least like to see this implemented, if only for the Weather widget.
That's something we will get into, we just haven't even started on the notification center aside from the quick tweak to blur it.

In conclusion...
I'd absolutely love to see this succeed, and I would love even more to help it get there, but despite the fact I make small PC games, I don't think I'd be much help to any of you unless you can take BATCH / VBScript / Java programs as a contribution. Maybe I could do graphics? I've got access to every generation iPod Touch and iPhone up to the 4S / iPod Touch 4G, with some in multiples as mentioned earlier. Maybe I could help with bug testing and the menial tasks if you want me to?
Well, if you have testing devices then I'm sure we could use some people who can provide detailed bug reports when issues arise!  We are working on adding 3GS/iPod touch 4G support so I'm sure there will be weird bugs there.

If you decide to take any of my ideas or have anything to say about my post or it's contents, please do tell me so that next time I may be more helpful to others (possibly including anyone that ends up reading this post) in the future.

Regards, FAMICOMASTER of AiO Softworks.

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Re: Grayd00r Custom Firmware for iOS 5 - iPod touch 3G and iPad 1G.
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 12:09:17 AM »
it has been almost a year from ipad updates, what now?
Is ye boi

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Re: Grayd00r Custom Firmware for iOS 5 - iPod touch 3G and iPad 1G.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 01:10:41 AM »
it has been almost a year from ipad updates, what now?
If you're talking about Grayd00r updates, this is the normal cycle. Greyd00r 10 will probably come out in a few months.

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Re: Grayd00r Custom Firmware for iOS 5 - iPod touch 3G and iPad 1G.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 08:17:31 AM »
What happened to adding iphone 3gs support?Its been months.
BTW I replaced my ipod touch 2g for a 3gs,sold the ipod for 10 euros,bought the iphone for 20.Its a huge upgrade for sure.

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Re: Grayd00r Custom Firmware for iOS 5 - iPod touch 3G and iPad 1G.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2016, 03:19:40 PM »
What happened to adding iphone 3gs support?Its been months.
BTW I replaced my ipod touch 2g for a 3gs,sold the ipod for 10 euros,bought the iphone for 20.Its a huge upgrade for sure.
I got a 3GS yesterday. It upgrades my 2G. Huge upgrade, I agree. Whited00r or Grayd00r support would be really nice. Or maybe a new iOS 6 based firmware.