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  • GameCenter & HDR Enabler for iPhone 3G(S) iOS 4.1


    Developer Macusercom, has created a tweak for the iPhone 3G and 3GS on iOS 4.1 which will enable some options that have been both removed and limited in the latest iOS 4.1 update. If your an iPhone 3G user, and have upgraded to iOS 4.1 you may have noticed that GameCenter is not available. The iPhone 3GS does however have GameCenter, but Apple failed to include the HDR capabilities it has given the iPhone 4, in iOS 4.1.

    With this tweak you will be able to enable GameCenter on the iPhone 3G, as well as enable HDR Photography for both the iPhone 3G and 3GS. You MUST be on iOS 4.1 for this to work, so if your not already on this firmware, do not lose your jailbreak just to update. The Greenpois0n release is right around the corner, just be patient.

    Some of you may be asking "Wait, what? iOS 4.1 is required? How is that possible if we don't have a jailbreak?". While indeed, there is no official release for the newer models, the iPhone 3G and 3GS have been jailbroken via redsn0w by the Dev Team and Sn0wbreeze, released by iH8sn0w. There are quite a few requirements, so don't get your hopes up too much. However, if your confident in your geek skills, you can read more here.

    Tweaks like these always make me laugh, and wonder why Apple does silly things like this to us. Just state the conditions and let the users CHOOSE to have GameCenter or not. That's my thought at least.

    Search HDR/GameCenter Enabler in Cydia. You can find it on the ModMyi repo.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GameCenter & HDR Enabler for iPhone 3G(S) iOS 4.1 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 79 Comments
    1. flamedleaf's Avatar
      flamedleaf -
      I have had sn0wbreeze 2.0 problems the only problem ive had was hactivating it which didnt work i duno y but it did jailbreak it not hactivate it so i just borrowed an ATT simcard from a friend and activated it manually
    1. levitening's Avatar
      levitening -
      I have a different problem: I have a jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 3GS (old bootrom). pwned at 3.1.2, then sn0wbreeze to 4.1. However, whenever I go to Cydia it does not list this app, nor HDR Camera Enabler. Is there something I need to do to update Cydia?
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by levitening View Post
      I have a different problem: I have a jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 3GS (old bootrom). pwned at 3.1.2, then sn0wbreeze to 4.1. However, whenever I go to Cydia it does not list this app, nor HDR Camera Enabler. Is there something I need to do to update Cydia?
      Read my post above , I posted how you can get HDR on your iphone.
    1. levitening's Avatar
      levitening -
      Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
      Read my post above , I posted how you can get HDR on your iphone.
      I did do that--but the hdr button doesn't show up in the camera app (it does have the on/off switch you mentioned in settings, though).

      Some reason I checked it once more and this app showed up--but it didn't change anything. Maybe it's because I have the old bootrom 3GS?
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      When you turn it off, then when you take a picture, it will be HDR.
      You can compare the picture you take with ON and OFF

      Yup, you won't see it in the Camera apps
    1. levitening's Avatar
      levitening -
      Ah! Simple detail. Thank you so much! I think I can see the difference--but it's night so there isn't a huge dynamic range around my room. I'll definitely try it tomorrow!
    1. Wii89's Avatar
      Wii89 -
      How do I get my background wallpaper and battery percentage back up and running after using this mod on my iPhone 3G?
    1. Macusercom's Avatar
      Macusercom -
      Ok I looked into it. It doesn't appear for an unknown reason.

      Yes Game Center doesn't work, because there is no Game Center.app in the Applications folder. You have to copy it by yourself.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      HDR is great and all, but it bugs me how you can't use flash with it
    1. DRiZ's Avatar
      DRiZ -
      This does NOT enable hdr on iPhone 3GS. Neither does modifying the .plist file manually. I have pro hdr from the app store and know what hdr photos look like, and sad to say this package doesn't work.
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      HDR is great and all, but it bugs me how you can't use flash with it
      Why no flash? I guess it makes sense though as one uses flash in low light situations where the dynamic range is quite limited... I mean HDR isn't going to do all that much at night or in a dark room. Ironically I was playing with ProHDR in my apartment last night. The light level was low and consequently ProHDR didn't really do too much. Also after reading that these new HDR features were a result of Apple's acqusition of imense I wanted to give imphoto a test-drive. I really wasn't super impressed with the results which left me unsure of why Apple purchased the company. Maybe their desktop software has some nice stuff we'll see further down the road in iPhoto and Aperature as well as some useful IP. Interetingly however imphoto seems to take a single photo on which it performs the HDR post processing. Also it does the processing very quickly. By contrast ProHDR snaps two pics at different contrasts/exposures/aperture settings/etc., merges + processes. The whole process with ProHDR takes much longer, however yields a substantially better result.

      The HDR photo examples on Apple's site certainly look high quality, better than imphoto and on par with ProHDR.

      Having not used the built in implementation I am left with the following question; do third party camera apps that implement Apple's camera API include the option to use HDR by default?(ie. most include that nifty little button to switch to the front cam) If so this would be awesome to use in conjunction with Occipital's ClearCam. I often use my i4 as my primary point-and-shoot and regularly am required to produce very high res images for later analysis and while the i4's 5MP sensor produces excellent quality images post processing with ClearCam does an awesome job of creating a true high quality 11MP image(a feature that I wish Apple would include by default!) it would be that much better with the addition of HDR!
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      To install flash simply press the power and the home button at the same time

      O wait that's screen shot lol
    1. corkey20000's Avatar
      corkey20000 -
      I am not seeing a difference in these "HDR" photos on my 3G. Not at all.
    1. garyh99's Avatar
      garyh99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wii89 View Post
      I have jailbroken 5 iphones with sn0wbreeze and I have no problems I find it stable.

      Lets hope greenp0sion can get games centre working
      I'g glad you have had good success. But according to other post here and at sn0wbreese, there are problems with the 3G model with both redsn0w and sn0wbreeze. Just a caution.
    1. saifeeab's Avatar
      saifeeab -
      this is an old trick that I saw few days back on Sinful. Only difference was that it was to be done manually by editing the below files and adding 'hdr-image-capture' to the "Capabilities" Section.

      System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/N88AP.plist (3GS)
      System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/N82AP.plist (3G)
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by garyh99 View Post
      I'g glad you have had good success. But according to other post here and at sn0wbreese, there are problems with the 3G model with both redsn0w and sn0wbreeze. Just a caution.
      I restored to stock 3.1.2, ran Redsn0w & then snowbreeze 2.0.1, it works like a charm. For now, shrink & backgrounder don't work, everything else works with 4.1 on 3GS
    1. garyh99's Avatar
      garyh99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
      I restored to stock 3.1.2, ran Redsn0w & then snowbreeze 2.0.1, it works like a charm. For now, shrink & backgrounder don't work, everything else works with 4.1 on 3GS
      Your's is a 3GS. I'm talking about the 3G only.
    1. Wii89's Avatar
      Wii89 -
      I uploaded the games centre app manually to applications folder and it starts then crashes and closes
    1. GoldenTequila's Avatar
      GoldenTequila -
      Is gamecenter really worth it??? I mean, there are far better games out there to play on iPhone....
    1. namdamage's Avatar
      namdamage -
      Still cant seem to get this to work have transfered game center app to var/stash/applications and installed this tweak versoin 1.1 i think and enabled in winterboard.
      When i press app it opens then shuts str8 away ?? also when both are enabled it puts multitask back to opening ipod