How to Enable XGA Video Recording on iPhone 3GS

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If you’re still using the iPhone 3GS, you might be a bit envious of the iPhone 4’s ability to record in 1280×720 HD resolution because the 3GS can record video at just 640×480 (VGA). The good news here is that if your iPhone 3GS is jailbroken (and we recommended that it is, especially if you find fault with the way Apple “wants” you to use your phone), you can bump the video recording resolution of your phone to a much-improved 1080×800 (XGA). Good deal!

The steps are a bit involved and require that you gain root access to the file system of your 3GS (hit the Source link for detailed instructions). Also, the steps given are for Mac users, so those wanting to do this on a Windows machine must have a higher level of expertise.

To prove that it works, the purpose responsible for the tweak has filmed the below video in the XGA resolution, and it looks quite good! Which makes us wonder: if the iPhone 3GS is capable of XGA video recording, why hasn’t Apple offered this in a software update?

Source: Redmond Pie

Via: GSM Arena

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.