Apple has recently released the couple of updates to its popular applications, including the demanding iMovie with new interface, features and support for the new-generation iPad. However, it appears that with the launch of new iMovie 1.3 in the App Store, Apple tries to trick the iOS users as they have made the application limited only to the iOS 5.1, because they want to force users to lose their jailbreak support and run the stock IPSW files on their iOS devices instead of custom iOS versions. Many users may already have ditched the update for the jailbreak status, but still there are lot of fans that want to get latest iMovies on their devices and upgraded their devices to the latest iOS 5.1 firmware version.

It is reported that user with iOS 5.0.1 is not allowed to download the iMovie 1.3 on their device, even they are not allowed to update their existing application on the current iOS firmware, but thanks to the iOS hackers they have simply found out a trick to resolve the issue with a little work around on the device, and then you will be able to download the latest iMovie on your device. To install iMovie 1.3 on your iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device while staying at iOS 5.0.1, then you have to follow and require these files at first:

  1. First of all, a device with jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 or older iOS 5.0
  2. iMovie 1.3 IPA file downloaded on iTunes through the App Store, as you can’t able to download the application directly from the iOS App Store without performing the simple hack
  3. iFile (popular iOS root explorer Cydia tweak) available for free in the Cydia Store.

Step 1: Once you’re done with the basic requirements, heads to your device and launch iFile on the device and browser to the path “/ System / Library / CoreService” in iFile.
Step 2: Now slides the page to the bottom level, and at the end, you will find a file called “SystemVersion.plist”. Once you located the file, simply tap on the file and chose “Text Viewer” from the menu to open the file on your device.

Step 3: After opening the file on your device with Text Viewer, and look for a text line carries iOS “5.0.1.” Simply edit the file and replace the iOS “5.0.1” with iOS “5.1.”

Step 4: Save the changes you have made on your device, and exit the iFile on an iPhone / iPad, and then do a complete restart of the device or at least respring of the iOS device.

Step 5: Now connect your device with iTunes, or directly approach the App Store on your device to install the iMovie 1.3 on your device.

That’s it! iMovie 1.3 will be installed on your device without any kind of issue, as well as the iTunes will never say you to upgrade your device to the iOS 5.1, as it will spoof the iTunes scanning system.