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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.


    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. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      how about a flaslight in the iphone 4g, also known as a flash
    1. justdan0227's Avatar
      justdan0227 -
      Does not work on my 3G Beta 4.
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Doesn't work on my 16gb 3GS non-j/b beta 4.
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      oh my god! i had no idea of this but whats weird is that i would go to my phone sometimes and there would be this white screen (rarely) and i thought i messed it up but i just clicked home and everything was fine.

      really cool find.

      works perfectly fine on my 3GS beta 4
    1. MacDevil7334's Avatar
      MacDevil7334 -
      Doesn't work on my 3GS beta 4.
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      that comment is awesome!
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Great, one more feature that's finally on the official side of built in iPhone options. I'll probably still jailbreak, but I'm happy to see less reasons to "need" to.
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      look at the error logs, its a glitch...
    1. poetofsound's Avatar
      poetofsound -
      Doesn't work on my 3GS 16GB Beta 4
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Lame, who the f**k wants to use screen as a flashlight, hope the LED will be useable as a light.
    1. clarky8's Avatar
      clarky8 -
      wish I had beta 4 because i would love to have this. Hope it isnt a glitch that Apple fixes before the official release
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      I think the people who originally came with apps that Apple is now integrating into the OS should get some compensation for it !!!!!

      Nice little trick all together though.
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Friends 32gb 3GS beta 4 iPhone not working. Weird bug..
    1. magusxxx's Avatar
      magusxxx -
      Technically, my theme has a built in flashlight. Does that count? ;D

    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I use my phone as a flash light all of the time! Every night when I go to bed I use it so I can get around the bedroom to close the blinds because the hubby doesn't shut them before he goes to sleep and I don't want to turn the light on to wake him.... also when I am at my Florida home I use it because I do not like to turn the light on at night in my bedroom when I go to bed really late....
    1. ominx's Avatar
      ominx -
      Confirmed working on 16GB 3GS 4.0 Beta 4. Bug or not I like it and hope it sticks around.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
    1. goodluck4287's Avatar
      goodluck4287 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      I remember one of the first apps I had ever gotten for my iPhone was the flashlight app from Cydia.
      Come on Nick, I've had that since AppTapp. Forget Cydia, Rock, Icy and all that other crap, think real old school.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Another addition that will definately come in handy!!!
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      But what about all the brilliantly designed flashlight apps in the app store...