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  • 'Live Effects Enabler' Enables the Camera Effect Filters on Unsupported iOS 7 Devices


    On some devices, like the iPhone 4, and all iPad models, Apple excluded the live photo effect filters that come with the iOS 7 camera application.

    If you want to enable these live photo effect filters on devices where they've been disabled by Apple by default, you can install a new free jailbreak tweak called Live Effects Enabler by iOS developer PoomSmart.

    As shown above, after you install the jailbreak tweak, you'll get the filters button right under the switch camera button (iPad). The position of this button will be at the bottom of the Camera application if you're using an iPhone 4 with this jailbreak tweak.

    When you tap on the button, you'll get all of the filters that you were never able to access on your iOS device:



    This tweak comes in handy for those that want to remove Apple's silly device restrictions. The devices they're disabled on are clearly capable of running these features and are disabled for marketing purposes, if not some other bogus reason that leaves users last on the list of priority.

    If you want to give Live Effects Enabler a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak requires iOS 7 and should not be installed on devices that already have the live effect filters enabled by default, such as the iPhone 4s and later.

    Name: Live Effects Enabler
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4, iPad (any kind) or iPhone 4
    Tested on: iPad Mini with retina display running iOS 7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: PoomSmart
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Live Effects Enabler' Enables the Camera Effect Filters on Unsupported iOS 7 Devices started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. warthog3's Avatar
      warthog3 -
      After running this tweak on an iPhone 4, I can see why it's appropriate that Apple didn't include this feature for this device. The phone can definitely apply the effects just fine, but it's pretty darn slow at rendering the camera view when any effects are in place (up to 1-2 second lag). Apple obviously wants to have all of the stock apps run as smoothly as possible and using live effects makes the phone seem pretty old and clunky (not that it isn't anyway running iOS 7). Hopefully results are better for other devices.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Yeah, there is a reason Apple does what they do by limiting features on older devices. In this case, point is proven. Im going to try it on my iPad 2 and see how it functions.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      Yeah, there is a reason Apple does what they do by limiting features on older devices. In this case, point is proven. Im going to try it on my iPad 2 and see how it functions.
      It's not just older devices. They disabled it on the iPad completely, no matter what model.

      The iPad Mini with retina display runs the filters as smooth as butter with that fast A7 chip. Yet, it's disabled by default.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      yeah works like a dream on my mini retina