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 com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist 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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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707951658 Edgar Gomez Torras

    It works, thanks.

  • http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fly-smasher-hd/id471897622?mt=8 Dorothylisa

    helpful video thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002554539283 Kumail Mujtaba Naqvi

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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZGXZIFDOHJ2NVMDRXYHUA4QXE JORGE A.

      that is because firebreak is only for Iphone4 dude

  • Anonymous

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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N6OER4XH6Q6KJ3XOHVILHFAHWA Kelvin

      Same :(

  • Francis Sampilo

    What about for Ipad2

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pyone-Cho/100000969429520 Pyone Cho

    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001002061067 Bhanu Khapra

    dont work iphone 4 ios 5.1

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1615493142 Arlind Rexhmataj

    what about ios 5.1.1???

  • http://twitter.com/128keaton Keaton Burleson

    Gottahaveanidevicewithgyrodummy.

  • http://twitter.com/SAEEDQASSAS SAID QASSAS

    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