If you’ve got a jailbroken iOS 5-running iPhone or iPad, get ready to unleash some serious majesty: We’re going to show you how to enable panorama mode on your phone’s camera.
While Apple has made jailbreaking difficult with iOS 5, but it can be done.
In addition to a jailbroken iOS 5 device with a built-in gyroscope, you’ll need iFile, a file manager and viewer app.
The device’s camera has a hidden panorama mode that you can enable with FireBreak, a jailbreak tweak specifically for enabling panorama mode.
Both iFile and FireBreak are available from Cydia, a directory of applications for jailbroken devices. iFile will set you back $4, and you’ll find FireBreak in Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
If any of this sounds confusing to you and you’re overwhelmed with anxiety at the thought of hacking on your beautiful, shiny iPad2 or iPhone 4S, just sit tight and wait for Apple to roll out panorama mode for general availability. We don’t yet know if or when that’s going to happen, though.
If you’re still enthusiastic about forging ahead, here’s a video tutorial to walk you through the steps of getting panorama mode up and running and then taking panoramic images with your iOS 5 device:
Your results might be sketchy the first time around, but keep tinkering to get better images out of your device. We’re guessing Apple is holding off on a general release until panoramic images are more consistently high in quality.
Image courtesy of sicoactiva.
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