Enable iOS 5’s Hidden Panoramic Mode Without Jailbreaking
By Albert Filice
PCWorldNov 9, 2011 10:22 pm PST
Want to get your hands on the hidden panoramic feature buried inside iOS5, but don’t want it bad enough to go through the pain of jailbreaking your device? It turns out you can turn on this hidden feature without resorting to hacks.
In a nutshell, you make a backup of your device with iTunes, and then use a free program called iBackupBot to edit a file in the backup you just made, adding in a line or two of code. From there you restore that backup with the modified file included, which enables the panoramic mode in the camera app.
There might be a reason why this feature wasn’t enabled in the final release of iOS 5–I tested it out on my iPhone 3Gs, and while I can access the panoramic mode and begin the process of taking the picture, ,my camera app crashes and dumps me back on the home screen.
What about you guys? Anybody have any better luck with a newer iPhone?