Jailbreak often creates wonders like these.

An awesome hacker called Mike has enabled HD Video recording for the iphone 3gs.We all know that the iphone 3gs is certainly capable of handling the HD resolution due to its powerful GPU.But somehow, apple restricted it through software.So, what our hacker friend did was remove it.

The resolution exactly is 1080×800 which is actually termed XGA, is encoded at 30 fps and at a bitrate of 20 mbps, which is humongous. The hacker should be lauded for his efforts of upping the resolution from 640×480.

Redmond pie has given instructions on how to achieve this jailbreak.

Simply follow the instructions posted below to get it working on your iPhone 3GS. I have tried it on my iPhone 3GS (jailbroken using Limera1n on iOS 4.1) and it has worked perfectly !

Step 1: First up, you will need to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS. Follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1 with Limera1n or GreenPois0n if you haven’t already..

Step 2: Next, you will need to install OpenSSH. To do this, Open Cydia, touch on “Search” tab and then search for “OpenSSH”. Install this app and reboot your iPhone.

OpenSSH

Step 3: Connect your iPhone 3GS with your computer. Make sure iTunes is not running.

Step 4: Download and install Cyberduck for Mac or WinSCP for Windows. Enter the following details to login to your iPhone:

Cyberduck

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

WinSCP

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

HD Video Recording on iPhone 3GS

Step 5: Download HDVideo3GS.zip file from here.

Step 6: Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/ directory and copy the N88AP.plist file in this location as shown in the screenshot below.

HD Video Recording on iPhone 3GS

Step 7: Now navigate to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N88/ directory and copy AVCapture.plist, CameraRollValidator.plist and MediaValidator.plist files in this location as shown in the screenshot below.

HD Video Recording on iPhone 3GS

Step 8: Now simply restart your iPhone 3GS and you are done !

And the result? fantabulous! as can be seen in the video embedded below.

Via redmond pie

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