Looks like at least two new hidden features have been unearthed in the latest iOS 5, and they’re pretty useful. I’m sure all of you must’ve heard of Panorama, a mode that lets you take wider pictures in a single shot. There are manyout there that you could use to take Panoramic pictures from your iOS devices camera, but imagine a built in feature. Yes, there’s a hidden Panorama mode in the iOS 5 camera app.
The hidden Panorama mode in iOS 5 lets you take wider pictures and uses the Gyroscope in iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to tell you if your sweeping motion is balanced. It works pretty good for a stock and hidden camera feature and although it doesn’t go all the way to 360 degrees, it covers most of the view. It’s a useful feature then, and here’s how you can get it enabled on your jailbroken iOS 5 device. For now, this only applies to the iPhone 4 and the the iPad 2, because only those come with a gyroscope. There are two ways to enable panorama mode in iOS 5, and below are both of them:
Using iFile to Edit plist Files on iPhone
- Launch Cydia and install iFile.
- Open iFile and navigate to var/mobile/Libraries/Preferences and look for the string com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist.
- Open com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist using the Property List Viewer.
- Now click on the + button located at the bottom to Add Item.
- Use the name as EnableFirebreak and the Type as Boolean. Create the new item.
- Go back and you should now see a toggle to switch on/off EnableFirebreak.
- Turn it on, exit iFile and respring your device.
- Open the camera app and you should see Panorama Mode in the Options menu.