Enable 'Panorama Mode' on a Non-Jailbroken iPhone Running iOS 5

iOS hackers Conrad and Chpwn tweeted about the hidden panorama setting in iOS5 discovered.While you can enable it easily by using the jailbreak, a Cydia package called "Firebreak" that will do all the work for you and enables this feature, but unfortunately you need a tethered or semitethered jailbreak for that.For those who don't jailbreak, […]

iOS hackers Conrad and Chpwn tweeted about the hidden panorama setting in iOS5 discovered.

While you can enable it easily by using the jailbreak, a Cydia package called "Firebreak" that will do all the work for you and enables this feature, but unfortunately you need a tethered or semitethered jailbreak for that.

For those who don't jailbreak, Funky Space Monkey posted steps to enable the mode.

  1. "Download iBackupBot from the official website. ( Mac and Windows )
  2. Plugin your iPhone and back it up via iTunes
  3. Open iBackupBot and find the backup that you just made via iTunes. Select and load it.
  4. Find Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist

  5. Now you need to add a key to this .plist file. Open the file ( on mac, it just works *wink, wink* ) and near the bottom, add a key ( enableFirebreak ) and a string ( YES )

  6. Save your modifications, and right from iBackupBot restore your iPhone with the modified iTunes backup," explains Funky Space Monkey

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  7. That's it. Open your camera app, tap on options and there it is.

Panorama Mode on iOS devices