How to enable still captures while shooting video on the iPod touch 5th generation

By , Feb 18, 2013

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If you own both an iPhone 5 and an iPod touch 5th generation, you might find it strange that you can capture still photos while shooting video on the iPhone 5, but not on the iPod touch. Regardless as to why Apple made such a decision, it doesn’t really matter if you’re jailbroken. That’s because a new jailbreak tweak recently appeared on Cydia enabling the function.

Still Capture Enabler is the tweak that allows your iPod touch 5th generation the ability to take still capture photos in the midst of a video shoot. Does it work as you would expect? Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for all of the pertinent details.

Once the tweak is installed, there are no options or settings to configure. Simply head over to your Camera app, switch to video mode, press the shutter button, and you should see a still capture shutter button appear in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. Tapping this button will snap a still photo of whatever’s currently in your frame without halting the video shoot.

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Before Still Capture Enabler, and after Still Capture Enabler

Still Capture Enabler can be downloaded free of charge from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you want to give it a shot for yourself, and you’re browsing this post via your jailbroken iPod touch, then click here for a direct link to Cydia where the tweak can be downloaded.

As we always ask, be sure to let me know what you think in the comment section below. Surely, owners of the iPod touch 5th generation will be interested in regaining this missing feature on their device.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524186172 Gilad Weiss

    what about other idevices?

  • Liam Mulcahy

    I tapped on the link and it said it couldn’t be found

  • Guest

    “That’s because a new jailbreak tweak that recently appeared on Cydia enabling the function.” Grammar check(: either get rid of “that” or change enabling to enables.

    • Jeff

      Thank you.

  • Malay Mody

    Surely the 4S could handle taking pictures while recording since it has the same camera as the iPhone 5? Anyone know if its possible or not?

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      Yeah it’s rediculous. I wondered why I couldn’t find this feature on my i4. Siri I could understand but this is utter stupidity

      • Malay Mody

        Maybe its the slower processor or inferior camera on the 4, but 4S has a better camera and same processor as the iPod touch 5th Gen so it definitely should work on the 4S

      • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

        I see your point but it surely can’t take much processing power to take a simple picture whilst recording video

      • http://twitter.com/VuilzakFrak Bram

        A5? :o Argh, my sister is stubborn and bought an iPod instead of an iPad Mini.. It’s like the same price –’

  • http://twitter.com/ProfessorX_1 Isaac

    Does this work on a jailbroken iPad mini running 6.1 Jeff?

  • David Horbach

    Will this work on my iPhone 4s?

  • http://twitter.com/JustMeJip2 FreeLaraStyle

    DOESNT WORK ON IPHONE 4S i downloaded the tweak and —NO WORK ON 4S —- to bad for my 4s that i cant still capture while im recording

    • http://twitter.com/PoomSmart PoomSmart

      This tweak is for iPod touch 5G only
      But submission problem caused any iDevices can have it installed

  • http://www.facebook.com/itwasntme187 Ash Peri Peri

    what is that black lightning dock you have there in the picture? i want it!!

  • rayuth

    My iPhone 5
    doesn’t work “Cannot Comply” (Note: The requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fix.)

    Modifications

    Conflict: cy+model.iphone

    need help