Install iPhoto On iOS 5.0.1
iOS 5.1 includes lots of awesome features but has one major disadvantage especially for those who want freedom from the App Store – there’s still no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1. But I want to install iPhoto on my iOS 5.0.1 device, what should i do then? There’s a way to install iPhoto, iMovie and iBooks dedicated only for iOS 5.1 users on iOS 5.0.1. This works for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Here are the steps on how to install iPhoto on iOS 5.0.1 device:
- First of all, your device needs to be jailbroken.
- Download and install iFile from Cydia repo to your device
- Run the iFile app and go to /System/Library/CoreServices/
- Search for SystemVersion.plist and open it
- Change the following code as shown below:
6. Save the document and close it.
Below is the short video from guys from iDownloadBlog that shows how to perform those six steps shown above. The video demonstrates installation process for iPad but it’s pretty much the same for iPhone and iPod Touch, besides, iPad screen is bigger and better for understanding were to tap, you know
From now on the App Store will think that your device is running iOS 5.1 and will let you install iPhoto on iOS 5.0.1. If you have any issues in iBooks try installing Books Fix for iOS 5 from Cydia app.
After following all of those steps you should run and update both iBooks and iMovie without any issue. However, running iPhoto may require one more additional fix as the app may crash after magic moves with SystemVersion.plist file. To avoid any further problems do the following:
Step One: Run Cydia and go to Search tab
Step Two: Search for iPhoto501Fix package and install it
Step Three: Respring the iDevice.
Now all the manipulations are complete and you use this awesome iPhone hack – run iPhoto on your iOS 5.0.1 device.