image thumb92 How To Enable HD Video Recording On Your iPhone 3GS [Jailbreak Only]

We have already talked about enabling HDR on your iPhone 4 earlier and news has broken out for the HD Video recording coming to the iPhone 3GS as well. This would of course require you to have a jailbroken iPhone on the iOS 4.x.

We are aware that the iPhone 3GS runs on the ARM Cortex processor which can readily record 720p videos. Apparently Apple, as always has kept firm control over its device and only allows users to record 640 by 480p at 3 fps although your iPhone 3GS is easily capable of recording videos at 1080 by 800 at 30 fps. And the best part is even you can now and you can do this by following the steps below. In case you own an iPhone 3Gs and it is still not jailbroken you might want to do so using the Limera1n, GreenPois0n tools to jailbreak your iOS device.

1. Install OpenSSH. You can search this on the Cydia app and upon installation restart your iPhone. You can then connect your iPhone 3GS to your computer, ensuring that the iTunes is turned off.

2. Install WinSCP for Windows or Cyberduck if you are using Mac and enter the following details:

WinSCP for Windows:

  • Hostname: The IP address of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Setting –> WiFi –> <Network Name>
  • User name: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SCP

Cyberduck for Mac:

  • Server: The IP address of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Settings –> WiFi –> <Network Name>
  • Username: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SFTP

3. With that done you can install HDVideo3GS.zip from here.

4. You will then have to copy the N88AP.plist file to the following location:

/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/

5. Likewise you will have to copy the AVCapture.plist, MediaValidator.plist and CameraRollValidator.plist from the following location:

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N88/

That’s it, all you have to do now is to restart your iPhone 3GS and record a video to see how different is the result of the video recording with your iPhone 3GS. The Video below should tell you the difference.

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