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  • Features Found! Invert Screen, Voiceover, More - iPhone 3G S Accessibility Options


    Found new features in the iPhone 3G S! There is an Accessibility option in general settings that does some real cool stuff. Big props to MMi user jonban for leaving me a visitor message tipping us off!

    White on Black

    My personal favorite. Throwing the White on Black toggle inverts the colors phone-wide. Gives your iPhone a psychedelic look everywhere, including apps. This will have to do while we're waiting for the iPhone 3G S to be jailbroken so we can do some themeing.

    This issue with this feature is the iPhone has trouble running some applications (games) leading to screen flicker. How this feature helps Accessibility, I have no idea.



    Voice Over

    For people having trouble reading the screen Apple has introduced VoiceOver. When on and you click ANY menu item the iPhone selects it, and reads it to you. To then select the menu item you have to double tap -- anywhere on the screen. This works iPhone-wide.



    Zoom

    Also for people having trouble reading the screen the iPhone 3G S can zoom in closer, anywhere. Turn the feature and double tap the screen with three fingers. Hold an move your fingers up and down after the second tap to zoom in and out. This feature also works phone-wide. The phone remembers how much you have zoomed and keeps that zoom setting as you browse through the menus. To turn off double tap with three fingers again.



    Speak Auto-test

    With this feature on the iPhone 3G S speaks what pops up in the auto-text correction box when you are typing.




    Mono Audio

    Simply makes audio mono instead of stereo.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Features Found! Invert Screen, Voiceover, More - iPhone 3G S Accessibility Options started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. Tommer's Avatar
      Tommer -
      Quote Originally Posted by sirluis94 View Post
      You can get in on your 2g. it's working on mine. you have ti install sbsettings and enable numeric battery.
      mine had it without sbsettings!

      I just restored my 2G iphone to a fresh custom 3.0 installation, and restored my backup. I did have the numeric battery option activated in bossprefs when I was running 2.2.1 but haven't installed any jailbroken apps yet on 3.0 .

      Think it's kinda lame that Apple only puts those options in 3G en 3GS while the 2G is perfectly capable of having them too. (I'm not referring to the accessibility thingy, couldn't care less about that :-))
    1. josh900's Avatar
      josh900 -
      The setting for battery percentage is under usage in settings

      Quote Originally Posted by bscott05 View Post
      How did you get the battery indicator % to show up on the 3Gs

      i know you can when you edit the plists on the regular 3.o for the 3G...

      but for on topic post.. i was using it for an hour today.. then got old.. to retro for me
      The setting for battery percentage is under usage in settings
    1. nhlboy55's Avatar
      nhlboy55 -
      and why cant we do this on the regular 3G that we paid so much for.........
    1. dookie454's Avatar
      dookie454 -
      my 3G 3.0 "stock" has battery % right next to the Battery bar.
      Completly stock restore from Itunes, no changes. I dont have the settings for it but it shows up on the screen.
    1. Mark J's Avatar
      Mark J -
      Found this on FSM and had been tested on the 3G but not the 2G so I thought i'd test it and it works fine for the numeric battery on my 2G .

      This tweak is availabe via Cydia. First thing you need to do is to add this repo: http://apt.iphone-storage.de/ . Than go to Changes or Search and look for “asBattery” . This was tested with iPhone 3G ONLY, so 2G users you are alone here. Install the tweak and reboot your phone after install. Than go to Settings – General – Usage to activate it.
    1. wgm214's Avatar
      wgm214 -
      The accessibility options are pretty cool, and I'm pretty sure we can get them working on the 2g and 3g. Im sshing into my 2g iphone(jailbroken on 3.0) and if you navigate to system/library/coreservices/springboard.app there will be a file called M68AP.plist. Copy this file to your computer and add "accessibility" as a boolean class, next save this edited file back to your phone and respring. An accessbility option will come up under settings>general but it will be blank. Any help on how we get the toggles to actually show up and work?
    1. poprocks's Avatar
      poprocks -
      Quote Originally Posted by wgm214 View Post
      The accessibility options are pretty cool, and I'm pretty sure we can get them working on the 2g and 3g. Im sshing into my 2g iphone(jailbroken on 3.0) and if you navigate to system/library/coreservices/springboard.app there will be a file called M68AP.plist. Copy this file to your computer and add "accessibility" as a boolean class, next save this edited file back to your phone and respring. An accessbility option will come up under settings>general but it will be blank. Any help on how we get the toggles to actually show up and work?
      i was able to get the percentage finally on mine using a DLed M68 file. i did not originally have one on my phone...? my file was named N82AP...weird.

      Anyway, i also added the "accessibility" boolean in hopes that i would get the other options, but im in the same boat currently. and ive been searching through the OS all night trying to figure out a way to enable the options. PLEASE let me know if you figure it out!
    1. wgm214's Avatar
      wgm214 -
      m68ap is the one for the 2g, and n82ap is the one for 3g
    1. poprocks's Avatar
      poprocks -
      Quote Originally Posted by wgm214 View Post
      m68ap is the one for the 2g, and n82ap is the one for 3g
      vice versa? i have a 1st gen iphone (edit: 2G).... i did a complete restore to 3.0 with a clean (only cydia installed) jailbreak.
    1. enog's Avatar
      enog -
      I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time before someone figures out how to enable all of the software features of the 3GS on the 2G/3G!
    1. wgm214's Avatar
      wgm214 -
      For now, I'm just gonna go thread-searching looking for an answer, I can't think of anything else to change Oh and fyi most of the 3gs goodies have always been available for jailbreak users. The only things we wont see the 2g and 3g ever getting is 30 fps video recordering and compass.
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      quick bit of an issue i ran into... putting voice over on may lead to some issues! For some reason there is something called a "screen curtain" that turns on when you tap the screen with too many fingers. Im not sure how it happened because my mom did it to my phone and i though she broke the back light of my new 3g s... I managed to get it off but do not plan on repeating the scenario. Proceed with caution! lol.
    1. poprocks's Avatar
      poprocks -
      anybody have any luck with enabling the accessibility features? i downloaded the 3.0 SDK in hopes of searching a little easier. but if it entails adding other booleans or whatnot, i have no idea what to add. maybe some of our developer friends may know??? ;-)
    1. adeel.rajwani's Avatar
      adeel.rajwani -
      somebody should make a theme for the invert screen for the iphone 2g, or is there anyway to get invert screen on the iphone 2g?
    1. poprocks's Avatar
      poprocks -
      i know most of the focus is to get MMS working on 2G/3G iphones but has there been any progress with getting these other features enabled as well?

      it would be cool to have these available.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by poprocks View Post
      i know most of the focus is to get MMS working on 2G/3G iphones but has there been any progress with getting these other features enabled as well?

      it would be cool to have these available.
      MMS on my iPhone 2G would be sweet! I would like to see that ported over. Stereo Bluetooth would be another feature for my iPhone 2G. Bluetooth dongle pieces are just so annoying! lol

      EDIT: ActivateMMS2G in Cydia! Allows MMS on iPhone 2G
    1. poprocks's Avatar
      poprocks -
      is there anyone working on getting the accessibility features enabled on the 2G iphone anymore?

      ie: zoom, invert colors, voice over... under settings>general>accessibility? ive gotten the catagory to show but no features to enable

      if so, is there a new/different thread being followed? link?
    1. SonnyDickson's Avatar
      SonnyDickson -
      Voice Control Coming This weekend