All iPhone 3Gs users / owners, if you want to enable HD video recording on your iPhone then this tutorial is for you. In this tutorial I will show you how to enable HD video recording on your jailbroken iPhone 3GS, running iOS 4.x.
ARM Cortex processor on iPhone 3GS is apparently capable of handling 720p video encoding, it is just that Apple has imposed some limitation in the software which Mike Pan has successfully managed to bypass to allow video recording at 1080×800 @ 30fps at up to 20Mbps. The default settings for video recording on iPhone 3GS are: 640×480 @ 3Mbps.
Simply follow the instructions posted below to get it working on your iPhone3GS. I have tried it on my iPhone 3GS (jailbroken using Greenpois0n on iOS 4.1) and it has worked perfectly!
Here is a way to get the phone to record video (and playback on the iPhone) at 1080×800 @ 30fps at up to 20Mbps. (up from the original 640×480 @ 3Mbps) (I am using the non-standard 1080×800 in order to keep the video at the right aspect ratio) Read more…