If you own an old-but-reliable iPhone 2G and are upset that Apple’s upcoming iOS 4 won’t be making its way onto your iDevice, fear not, because one guy seems to have a solution for that.

His name is Matthew, and he’s managed to create a custom firmware for the first iPhone model starting at version 3.1.3 – the last OS compatible with iPhone 2G. Once properly installed, the following features will be added to your iPhone:

  • Native MMS messaging
  • USB native tethering
  • Bluetooth native tethering
  • Percentage battery
  • Tap to focus, like on the iPhone 3G
  • Emoji active in all keyboards
  • Voice Control (with speech), activated by double-clicking the Home button
  • 27 wallpapers, and dock icons from iOS 4
  • Toggle to enable / disable reflection of dock icons
  • Ability to change the background of the springboard and SMS, without using Winterboard or Bosspaper

Not bad, eh? You can check out a video demo of the mock-iOS 4 iPhone 2G below.

So, what do you think? If any of you have an iPhone 2G, let us know whether this is something you’d ever consider. If you would like to find out more, you can check out the developer’s site for additional information, including a download and installation instructions. And if you do decide to attempt to iOS-4-ify your iPhone 2G, let us know how it goes!

[via Ispazio]