After the latest iOS update, when all the battery-draining bugs were finally fixed, iOS 5 has been praised by its users as a monumental and necessary upgrade from the old version of iOS. While the publicly announced updates are great, iPhone users seem more interested in the easy hacks that allow them to perform all sorts of unofficial functions on the iPhone.
The first is a panorama camera mode that can be found in the iOS 5 Camera app. The discovery of this trick has been credited to Conrad Kramer, so our hat goes off to you, sir. Here's a step-by-step on how to unlock the feature.
iOS 5 Panoramic Camera Instructions
1. Download iBackupBot.
2. Backup your iPhone in iTunes.
3. Open iBackupBot. Find the backup file. Load it.
4. Navigate through Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist and open the file.
5. When the code is revealed, add this string of code: EnableFirebreakYES
6. Save the file.
7. Restore the backup file from within iBackupBot.
For pictures of the entire process, visit 9to5Mac.
The second easy trick offers an Android-like auto-correct bar displayed just above the on-screen keyboard. This hack has been credited to Sonny Dickson, so again, our hat is tipped in his direction. To unlike the iOS 5 auto-correct bar, follow the steps below. Once again, you'll need iBackupBot.
iOS 5 Auto-correct Keyboard Instructions
1. Download iBackupBot
2. Backup your iPhone in iTunes
3. Open iBackupBot and locate the backup file you've just created.
4. Load it.
5. Navigate through Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboard.plist and open the file.
6. When the code is revealed, add this string of code: KeyboardAutocrrectionListsYES
7. Save the file
8. Restore the backup file from iBackupBot
For pictures of the entire process, visit Sonny Dickson on Posterous.
For everyone that chooses the hack, it's important to be careful. Tampering with these files could cause your warranty to be voided. It's important to consider the wide range of panoramic camera apps that are already out, such as this one, in addition to the fact that iOS 5 already features an auto-correct bar. Still, if you're itching for a reason to tamper with your iPhone and aren't ready for the jailbreak, this project is easy to pull off and can be quite rewarding.