How to Enable Panorama Mode in iOS 5 [Video]

By , Nov 7, 2011

We’ve created an easy-to-follow video tutorial that shows you how to add the hidden panorama mode to iOS 5’s Camera app.

You will need a jailbroken iOS 5 device in order to do it, and you will also need iFile if you want to follow this specific tutorial.

If you meet those prerequisites, step inside to see how to enable panorama mode on iOS 5…

Step 1: Open iFile and Navigate to /var/mobile/Library/Preferences

Step 2: Tap on and select Property List Viewer

Step 3: Tap the ‘+’ button in the bottom right-hand corner

Step 4: In the name field type: EnableFirebreak. In the Type field select: Boolean

Step 5: Tap Create in the upper right-hand corner and turn the switch to “on for EnableFirebreak, then tap done.

Step 6: Exit iFile, and respring your device

Step 7: Open the Camera app, tap options, and tap Panorama

Again, you will need a jailbroken device running iOS 5 to do this. You will also need a device with a built in gyroscope (iPhone 4, etc).

Update: chpwn released FireBreak which allows you to easily enable panorama mode. The tweak is available now in Cydia. If you don’t feel like editing playlist values, this is your best bet.

Did it work for you? How do you like Panorama mode?

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  • Edgar Gomez Torras

    It works, thanks.

  • Dorothylisa

    helpful video thanks

  • Kumail Mujtaba Naqvi

    camera app crashes in the middle of taking a panaroma on my 3gs

    • JORGE A.

      that is because firebreak is only for Iphone4 dude

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t work on iPod 4g (camera app crashes) :(

    • Kelvin

      Same :(

  • Francis Sampilo

    What about for Ipad2

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  • Bhanu Khapra

    dont work iphone 4 ios 5.1

  • Arlind Rexhmataj

    what about ios 5.1.1???

  • Keaton Burleson



    don’t work on iphone 4 ios 5.1.1

  • estomate

    I tryed with an iPod 4 ios 6.1.2 and it didn’t work. I have ios 5.1.1 shsh, if I downgrade it will work?

  • Roger Sagastume

    Anyone know if this work in ios 7 jailbreak for ipad 2

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      No.This is for iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 only

      Install PanoMod on iOS 7