HOW TO: Enable 720p Video Recording on iPhone 3GS

Yeah, you can now enable HD video recording on your iPhone 3GS running iOS 4 or newer. iPhone developer Mike has successfully managed to bypass the limitation in the software of the ARM Cortex processor on iPhone 3GS to handle 720p video encoding. Simply follow the full step by step guide posted below to get it working on iPhone 3GS.

STEP 1: Jailbreak your iPhone 3GS (if you haven’t yet) using the instructions posted here to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1 using Limera1n or GreenPois0n.

STEP 2: Install OpenSSH by opening Cydia, tap on the Search button and write down OpenSSH then install this app and reboot your device.

STEP 3: Connect your iPhone 3GS into your computer via USB and make sure that iTunes is not running.

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STEP 4: Download and install Cyberduck (Mac) or WinSCP (Windows) to SHH into your device and enter the following login information to get into your iPhone:

  • Hostname: The IP address of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Setting –> WiFi –> “Your Network Name
  • User name: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SFTP in case you running Mac or SCP for Windows.

STEP 5: Download the pre-edited file

STEP 6: Now copy N88AP.plist file to /System/Library/CoreServices/

STEP 7: Now copy the other 3 ,plist files to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N88/

STEP 8: Almost finished! Now simply reboot your device and enjoy the trick!

Wanna see how the 720p video recording works on iPhone 3GS? watch this video;

[Thanks everyone who sent this in, via Redmondpie, Mike’s Digital Anthology]

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