Recently, iOS developers @conradev and @chpwn found out how to enable Panoramic pictures in the native Apple camera app by adding a couple of lines of code—specifically, by setting the EnableFirebreak key to YES in the mobileslideshow.plist. It should be noted @chpwn also released a Cydia package that will make the process a little easier on those who are currently jailbroken
In layman’s terms, FunkySpaceMonkey spells it out…
-Download an application called iBackupBot (Mac or PC version)
-Plug in, and backup your iPhone in iTunes
-Launch iBackupBot, and select your recent iTunes backup
-Find Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist—open the file
Since my software wasn’t registered, I simply pressed cancel, and then it opened
Add the following code:
Remember to save your changes, and then restore from your backup in iBackupbot. After playing with the new Panorama feature for a while it becomes clear that it works, but it’s definitely a little clumsy in its current unreleased version. Never-the-less, it showed promise, and I found it to be very cool to play with. I hope we will see it in it’s polished release version in a software update soon!
Earlier this evening, 9to5 Mac has reported another hidden iOS 5 feature—an auto-correct keyboard bar similar to the those found in Android phones. With this feature, while you are entering text, your can pick from a series of word choices that appear across the middle of your screen.
The set-up is much the same as the previously described process. Follow the first three steps described above, then look for
Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboard.plist—open the file, and press cancel if prompted to register software. Then simply add the code shown below.
Don’t forget to save your modifications, and then restore from your most recent back-up while still in iBackupbot.