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  • iMovie Ported: Works Great on the iPhone 3GS
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6L07nPrjzo[/ame]



    Ok Steve, stop holding it back. We want iMovie on our iPhone 3GS. We didn't upgrade just to be left in the dust. We still have video, there is no reason that iMovie shouldn't work on the 3GS, besides the slower rendering. Come on Steve! Why are you holding out on us.

    Well Steve, if you won't do it, someone else will. An upstanding fellow by the name of David Romhan Torres, has managed to "port", more correctly put, modified, the iMovie app to work on the iPhone 3GS. And guess what? It actually works just fine.

    David Says it's simple.
    "just download the file, modify info.plist file and change the Minimum system version to 3.0.0 and UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities/front-facing-camera to false"
    Taimur from Redmondpie, has put together the video above to demonstrate what David has done. As you watch the video, you can see that the application works just fine. Ok so you can't export an HD video, but that's should be clear as day, because the iPhone 3GS doesn't record HD, so obviously that won't work. But you can still edit, make transitions, and export the final product just fine.

    Apparently you can do this on a 3.1.x firmware as well. It requires a modified .ipa file, which breaks Apple’s DRM so unfortunately you won't be getting any instructions from us, or where to find it. That's up to you. And please do NOT post links to the ipa here. Juts enjoy the fact that it's been done and is out there somewhere for you to enjoy.

    Although, I must conclude by saying, all of this bothers me just a slight bit, and at the same time makes me comforted. If indeed, iMovie can run from a modified ipa no problem, then perhaps Apple DOES still have plans for an iMovie compatible, and all they wanted to do was focus on the iPhone 4 first because it has HD. That would be fantastic, however, if that wasn't the case, it just drive me nuts that Apple would hold this fantastic product back.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iMovie Ported: Works Great on the iPhone 3GS started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 73 Comments
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Yeah
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      I figured it would work.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Yea it's rather simple to get it working.
    1. loocfa's Avatar
      loocfa -
      Doesn't surprise me apple doesn't seek it for 3GS, yet another reason to buy a iphone4. Makes me happy we have such a great iPhone jb community.great work.
    1. P911sc's Avatar
      P911sc -
      Wow. Should be allowed for 3GS. Seems like it runs ok minus the higher res exports.
    1. lfc_'s Avatar
      lfc_ -
      sweeeeeet
    1. ghscion's Avatar
      ghscion -
      sounds cool but i will have it in 5 hours when get iphone 4
    1. howlett15's Avatar
      howlett15 -
      Its dead simple all you have to do is write a four chord song...
    1. iHarryDo's Avatar
      iHarryDo -
      So u can basically do this with almost every app.?
    1. mardinn's Avatar
      mardinn -
      Well... you can't use a app that uses video camera on 3G..
    1. jkp1662's Avatar
      jkp1662 -
      Where is the file that you need to edit though? for a pc that is.
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      Way to go...
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      ive edited the plist file and now im waiting for it to install its copying over my updated apps first
    1. redrider218's Avatar
      redrider218 -
      Tried it on my 3g it opens and runs but i tried to edit a video i record with qik it instantly quit and now when i open it it pauses for 5 secs then quits every time.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      ok its not working for me. does anyone have a plist file they would like to share? ....wait. do i need to be jailbroken?

      Quote Originally Posted by redrider218 View Post
      Tried it on my 3g it opens and runs but i tried to edit a video i record with qik it instantly quit and now when i open it it pauses for 5 secs then quits every time.
      can you send me your plist file please?
    1. Pitbull2o08's Avatar
      Pitbull2o08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rpgpromaster View Post
      ok its not working for me. does anyone have a plist file they would like to share? ....wait. do i need to be jailbroken?


      can you send me your plist file please?
      me too please?
    1. Mozzy's Avatar
      Mozzy -
      Ive got it, Ive modify info.plist, .. Ive change the Minimum system version to 3.0.0, .. Ive Changed the UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities/front-facing-camera to false, .. Installed it onto my 3Gs iOS 3.1.3 And its there on my screen, but when i press it, its starting but coming straight back out again... What have i missed .?
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      this is right. isnt it?

      Code:
      
      
      
      
      	CFBundleDevelopmentRegion
      	English
      	CFBundleDisplayName
      	iMovie
      	CFBundleDocumentTypes
      	
      		
      			CFBundleTypeExtensions
      			
      				iMovieMobile
      			
      			CFBundleTypeName
      			iMovie
      			CFBundleTypeRole
      			Editor
      			LSTypeIsPackage
      			
      		
      	
      	CFBundleExecutable
      	iMovie
      	CFBundleIdentifier
      	com.apple.iMovie
      	CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion
      	6.0
      	CFBundleName
      	Buckeye
      	CFBundlePackageType
      	APPL
      	CFBundleResourceSpecification
      	ResourceRules.plist
      	CFBundleShortVersionString
      	9.0
      	CFBundleSignature
      	????
      	CFBundleSupportedPlatforms
      	
      		iPhoneOS
      	
      	CFBundleVersion
      	76
      	DTCompiler
      	4.2
      	DTPlatformName
      	iphoneos
      	DTPlatformVersion
      	4.0 GM
      	DTSDKName
      	iphoneos4.0
      	DTXcode
      	0323
      	LSMinimumSystemVersion
      	3.0.0
      	LSRequiresIPhoneOS
      	
      	MinimumOSVersion
      	4.0
      	NSMainNibFile
      	MainWindow
      	SignerIdentity
      	Apple iPhone OS Application Signing
      	UIAppFonts
      	
      		HopperScript.ttf
      		Baskerville.ttf
      		Brush Script.ttf
      		DotHelveticaNeue-Light.ttf
      		DotFutura-CondensedMedium.ttf
      	
      	UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend
      	
      	UIDeviceFamily
      	
      		1
      	
      	UIFileSharingEnabled
      	
      	UIInterfaceOrientation
      	UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait
      	UIPrerenderedIcon
      	
      	UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities
      	
      		front-facing-camera
      		
      	
      	UIStatusBarHidden
      	
      	UIStatusBarStyle
      	UIStatusBarStyleBlackOpaque
      	UIViewGroupOpacity
      	
      
      
      i hope i dont need a jailbreak for this :s