cycorderAre you an iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G owner feeling left out by the lack of video recording on your iDevice? Rejoice because I have good news for you. You don’t have to spend $$$ on the new iPhone 3GS to get video recording capability.

This might sound like old news to some of our readers, but for those of you who don’t know, it is possible to record videos on your iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G thanks to an application called Cycorder. I wrote about Cycorder in the past but I think this app deserves more attention, especially from all the iPhone noobies (no offense).

Cycorder allows you to record videos on your iPhone at the maximum speed of the iPhone camera (6-15 frames per second). That’s not great, but it’s better than nothing…

How to record video on your iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G?

First, if you haven’t already done so, you’ll have to jailbreak your iPhone. If you’re hesitant about jailbreaking, understand it’s very safe and besides being able to record videos, there are many many other reasons to jailbreak your iPhone.

Then simply launch Cydia and install Cycorder.

One installed, open Cycorder and start recording videos. It’s that simple!

When you record a video, it is stored as a .mov movie on your iPhone in /var/mobile/Media/Videos. Use iPhoneBrowser or SSH to get the video from your iPhone to your computer and then you can email it or put it on YouTube.

Here is a video I shot a few weeks ago with Cycorder. It will give you a good idea about the quality of sound and images.

  • Bruno

    Zzzzzz. Duh whatever….boring!!!!

  • Ra

    Why didn’t apple make a defult video recording feature for all iPhone. I really don’t like this attitude from apple.

  • chtrich

    Keep up the great work. I’m a new iphone owner and your site has been very valuable!! I’m jailbroken and unlocked and loving all the information you have!

  • Jl500

    You can also download pixelpipe from the app store and ppvideoenabler from cydia and post the videos to a lot of sites

  • Cef

    I downloaded and deleted this Cycorder 2-3 times already as I was not so impressed with its speed until I couldn’t use the Video Recorder for Iphone 3g anymore. I have seen this article and learned about iphone browser and tried it and again another interesting venture came to my knowledge. The video is much faster when moved on my laptop than when you play on the iphone itself. And…I can send it as an attachment. Wonderful!!! Thanks Sebastien. Hey Bruno! It’s not boring as you claimed. It’s actually interesting for 2G/3G users like me.

  • Luis caisaguano

    I need have the cycorder in my Iphone

  • smokyD’kat

    HI,nice job who ever came out with this develope,i have an iphone 2g using t-mobile data plan 24.99 and I try to download the cycorder thru cydia and i cant find it ,I don’t know maybe it’s something in my iphone or something am doing wrong.maybe someone could help.

  • Thank u, and keep doing good work Apple just can’t do.

  • Tonmy

    Here here!

  • Liam

    just jailbroke and downloaded cycorder today on my 3G, it works a treat!!

    props to the makers of these programs, keep up the good work!!

  • aaron

    dude! i have a 2g with tmoblie sim installed and this worked great. i really appreciate it!!

  • jazmine

    ok. i am an owner of iphone 3g. im trying to jailbreak my iphone using blackrain but everytime i try to restore my iphone, it says cannot restore iphone an unknown error occured. WHAT DO I DO??? PLS HELP AN MAKE AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE! IM ONLY 12…

  • Ronald

    El Cycorder funciono perfecto en mi iphone 2G lo bajas con el Cydya y luego instalas demasiado intuitivo muchas gracias por la información.

  • Dr.Vee

    hi, i have an iphone 3G and was running cycorder on it previously, i then recently upgraded to the jailbroken version of 4.2.1 and downloaded it from cydia but now when i click the icon it doesnt run and returns me to the home screen. any ideas????

  • John

    Yeah i get the same problem of update 4.2.1..

  • John

    0ops i meant onupdate 4.2.1..

  • eyedoljin

    Plz! help me, cycorder can’t play on my iphone 3GS. And it’s not only cycorder, video recorder 3g can’t play but the camera built can play. PLZ hellllllllllllp me.

    • felix

      eyedolin, why if you have an iphone 3G S want cycorder or video recorder??? the iphone 3Gs can record video