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How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Posted October 31, 2010 at 10:03pm by iClarified · 42738 views
These are instructions on how to enable HD video on your iPhone 3GS.

To follow these instructions you must have a jailbroken device on iOS 4.1. You can learn how to jailbreak your device here.

Step One
Make sure you have installed OpenSSH and found your iPhone's IP Address.

Step Two
Download either the 1080x800 patch files or the 960x720 patch files depending on your preference.
- 1080x800
- 960x720

Step Three
Double click the downloaded archive to extract it.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Four
Launch Fugu from your applications folder. If you don't have it you can install it from here
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Five
Input your iPhone's IP Address into the Connect To: field and input root as the Username then click Connect.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Six
Input alpine as the Password unless you have changed it as suggested here. Click Authenticate to continue.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Seven
Once logged into your device click the Go To... button on the toolbar.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Eight
Input /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/ into the entryfield, make sure Remotely is selected, and click the Go button.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Nine
Locate N88AP.plist in the right pane. Right click it and click Rename to add .bak to the end of the filename.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Drag the new N88AP.plist file from the archive you downloaded into the right pane.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)
Step Ten
Click the Go To... button on the toolbar.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Eleven
Input /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N88/ into the entryfield, make sure Remotely is selected, and click the Go button.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Twelve
Locate and rename AVCapture.plist, CameraRollValidator.plist, and MediaValidator.plist by adding .bak to the end of the filenames.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Drag the new AVCapture.plist, CameraRollValidator.plist, and MediaValidator.plist files from the archive you downloaded into the right pane.
How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)

Step Thirteen
Restart your iPhone 3GS to use the HD video features we just enabled!

How to Enable HD Video on Your iPhone 3GS (Mac)
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grabo
grabo - November 22, 2010 at 5:24pm
Tried this tweak on 3gs with 4.1 , as stated before it works and does what it claims, not as good as iPhone 4 imo. There are several things you should know; if you enabled FaceTime on your 3gs this mod will cause crashes when you try to use FaceTime, also if you accidentally hit the button to change camera to front facing camera (iPhone 4) it will make your camera app crash, until you reset your iPhone settings. After experiencing these issues i reverted to the original files. Remember to back up and rename your files if you're going to try this...
alex
alex - November 11, 2010 at 6:20pm
i've lost my phone icon and contacts on my iphone 3gs when i tried it. any help?
jk
jk - November 6, 2010 at 1:40pm
My iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.1 work fine with HD. However, I found recently that the camera (photo) response very slow in dark situation. So, I'm now return to the original setting instead. It'll be good with it can switch between normal and HD for option. BTW, appreciate with the nice work!!!!
D-Moneyy
D-Moneyy - November 3, 2010 at 5:17pm
My phone is taking FOREVERRRRRRRRR TO REBOOT
snatchimus_maximus
snatchimus_maximus - November 1, 2010 at 11:04am
Just tried on 3gs 3.1.3 and hanging on reboot. Keep you posted.
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