HOW TO: (Apparently) Enable HDR Feature On iPhone 3G/3Gs Running iOS 4.1

A few days ago, we told you that HDR photos are coming to the iPhone 3G and 3Gs via a Cydia Package. Apparently you can enable the feature manually, editing a .plist file. I say apparently, because :

1. It didn’t work for me

2. You need to have a jailbroken iPhone 3G/3Gs running iOS 4.1 ( unofficial methods )

So, first of all you need to jailbreak iOS 4.1. There is no official jailbreak for that but you can jailbreak it using redsn0w on 3G ( you are better off, trust me. If you want to try, just point redsn0w to stock 4.0 ) , or using PwnageTool on 3Gs ( here and here ).

Once you are jailbroken, install openSSH, SSH into your device and browse to:

  • iPhone 3G: /System/Library/CoreServices/ – copy N82AP.plist on your desktop
  • iPhone 3Gs: /System/Library/CoreServices/ – copy N88AP.plist on your desktop

Now you will need to edit that plist by adding a key named “hdr-image-capture” with a boolean value of “true” to the “capabilities” section of this property list.

Now save the .plist file, and via SSH replace the one in your iPhone with the modified one. Now reboot your iPhone, and you should have the HDR option in

NOTE: didn’t work for me, and frankly, if you are on 3G, you are better off 4.1 jailbroken with redsn0w. Trust me, it’s a PAIN!

[via richyrich]