In the latest iOS 4.1 firmware update released by Apple, new HDR photo functionality was introduced for only iPhone 4 users, leaving 3G and 3GS users out in the cold. However, thanks to a helpful hack from our friends over at 9to5mac, jailbroken iPhone 3G and 3GS users can add the new HDR feature with a few simply string mods.
Full instructions below:
- Make sure you have installed OpenSSH through Cydia. When it’s installed, SSH into your device (I recommend you also use the “passwd” command to change your password from the default “alpine”)
- If you have an iPhone 3G, grab the file located at /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/N82AP.plist
- If you have an iPhone 3GS, grab the file located at /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/N88AP.plist
- Add a key named “hdr-image-capture” with a boolean value of “true” to the “capabilities” section of this property list
- Save it, and use SSH to replace the copy on the device with your modified version
- Restart SpringBoard, or just reboot your device. You should now have access to the HDR setting in the camera application.