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  • Built-In Flashlight Mode in iPhone OS 4.0
    I remember one of the first apps I had ever gotten for my iPhone was the flashlight app from Cydia. It was so simple and really a surprise there wasn't something like this build inside of the OS itself. We all know how often we find ourselves in situations of such, where there is no fraking light available, as you stumble through the darkness hoping your next step won't plunge you into well, where Desmond awaits to tell you about your destiny.

    It appears as though Apple is either paying really close attention to what Jailbreakers want and demand from their iPhone, or someone at Apple realized that having a light to shine down the hatch might be useful when your stranded in the darkness.

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    YouTuber treibercc, has discovered this built in flashlight mode and posted a video to prove it. All you have to do simply press the power/lock button 3 times quickly and the screen will be lit up with a super bright white screen. Flash it around to your hearts content until you find that button and restart the clock before everything goes to hell. Push the button again and it will turn off. treibercc says he's not entirely sure if this is a bug or an actual feature, but we're hoping it is a new feature.

    Nonetheless, it's great to see more and more features buried inside of the iPhone OS 4.0 Beta, which can only make us wonder what else Apple might be holding back and not telling us about. The time is almost here for us all to enjoy the new features of OS 4.0.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Built-In Flashlight Mode in iPhone OS 4.0 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Oh my...
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      LOL just tested on my iTouch 2G 4.0 beta 4. Confirmed...
      Nice nice
    1. Jawcl's Avatar
      Jawcl -
      All I can say is... Oh wow....
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      How about integrating this to turn on the LED flash on the iPhone 4G
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Doesn't work on my 32gb 3GS...
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Its surprising that Apple would put that in the new OS seeing how much battery life it will use . Oh and by the way Steve , we have enough flashlight apps already thank you .
    1. boozie's Avatar
      boozie -
      Not working on jb'd 16gb iPhone 3G on beta 4 :-(
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
      Its surprising that Apple would put that in the new OS seeing how much battery life it will use . Oh and by the way Steve , we have enough flashlight apps already thank you .
      Nothing like being integrated in the lockscreen though, as far as I know.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      How about integrating this to turn on the LED flash on the iPhone 4G
      what he said
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Ya I agree with The LED flash working as a flashlight... That would be awesome and way more useful. I often walk home at night, and have to turn my screen around to see where I'm going. If the flash worked as a flashlight, i could walk and txt, game, etc without having to periodically turn my phone around!! Would be sweet, won't happen though.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      ...

      I used my iPod touch as a flashlight before. I adjust the brightness with SBSettings.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      That's pretty cool. It will come in handy
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Ya I agree with The LED flash working as a flashlight... That would be awesome and way more useful. I often walk home at night, and have to turn my screen around to see where I'm going. If the flash worked as a flashlight, i could walk and txt, game, etc without having to periodically turn my phone around!! Would be sweet, won't happen though.
      If you are texting and gaming while walking in the dark, a tiny light on the back of the iPhone isn't going to help you see. Your eyes aren't going to be able to focus bouncing back and forth between the bright screen and dark night.
    1. xXrkidXx's Avatar
      xXrkidXx -
      can anybody else not get this to work? iPhone 3G beta 4 jailbroken...
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      How does everyone have beta 4? Where can I get a copy that's legal?
    1. tonev's Avatar
      tonev -
      I have a 3GS 32gb nonJB and it doesnt work.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Anyone who says "hurr durr we haz flashlight appz," go away. I guess quick reply SMS is just as pointless, right?
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      Ahhh, now I see the light
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      @JoeStorm

      Actually it would help. I'm
      not talking about a super
      bright flashlight, just a tiny light that allows me to see a few feet ahead of me. I had a tiny little keychain LED light and that worked perfect, but it died. That's all I'm asking for.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      handy indeed