Enable Panorama Mode in iOS5 Camera App Without Jailbreaking It

A few days ago, it was reported that the iOS5 built-in camera app has a hidden Panorama mode. Sadly, to enable the mode, users needed to jailbreak their iDevice, which many users might not be interested in doing.

Thankfully, iDevice owners can now enable the Panorama mode in the iOS5 camera app, without jailbreaking it. They just need to modify their iDevice backup, to enable the feature.

Here is how you can enable panorama mode in iOS5 without jailbreaking your iDevice -:

1) Backup your iDevice via iTunes. Then proceed to download and install iBackupBot from here.

2) Then launch the iBackupBot app on your PC or Mac. Users now need to point the app to their latest iDevice backup. The backup file is usually stored in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup in a Mac, and Windows users need to head over to  C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup to find all the backups of their iDevice.

3) Select your latest iDevice backup, and then search for Library/Preferences/com.aaple.mobileslideshow.plist. Open the file, and then add the following line of code-:


Now, just save the file and then restore the same backup using iTunes.

You have now successfully enabled Panorama mode on your iOS5 iDevice camera app, without jailbreaking it!

Keep in mind that the Panorama mode will only work for iDevices with a gyroscope, which include the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the latest gen iPod Touch.

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Rajesh Pandey

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