Monday, November 1, 2010

iPhone 3GS can record in HD

Well, well...looks like the iPhone 3GS has the capability to do HD recording thanks to its ARM Cortex processor and mods to a few system files. This will allow you to record in 1080×800 vs. 640×480, follow the instructions below on how to enable this on your jailbroken iPhone 3GS.

1. Download the modded system files here (
2. Extract the downloaded system files to your desktop.
3. SSH or use iFunBox to access your iPhone file system.
4. Copy N88AP.list to /System/Library/CoreServices/
5. Copy AVCapture.plist, CameraRollValidator.plist, and MediaValidator.plist to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N88
6. Lastly, reboot your phone and HD recording should be enabled.


  1. wonder how does apple manage to release products, and NOT take advantage of these sort of things?! probable significant drawbacks by enabling this?

  2. Apple make good product but is a control FREAK!!! I enabled it and don't see any hit to performance.