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Guide to Enable HDR Photos on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G


last week we told you that HDR imaging is coming to iPhone 3GS and 3G (jailbreak only) and today it’s available. Those who are not familiar with the process of HDR imaging, the overall concept is really pretty simple. HDR (high dynamic range) is a techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. HDR Imaging automatically combines multiple exposures into a single image.

Thanks to Will for finding out this nifty hack and RichyRich for posting instruction on his blog. All you need is to add a simple string in a plist.

Note : This hack is for iOS 4.1 jailbroken iPhones only. Official jailbreak for iOS 4.1 isn’t available but if you ae lucky one with old bootrom phones, you can follow Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1 with Pwnage Tool (Unofficial)

Instructions to enable HDR photos on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G :

For iPhone 3G, navigate to


For iPhone 3GS, navigate to


  • Add a key named “hdr-image-capture” with a boolean value of “true” to the “capabilities” section of this property list
<key> hdr-image-capture </ key> <true/>
hdr on 3gs
  • Save the plist and upload it back into the iPhone
  • Restart SpringBoard, or just reboot your device. You should now have access to the HDR setting in the camera application.


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  1. iPhoneMan November 29, 2010 Reply


    I tried this and transferred my modified .plist file using iFile. It did not work for me. I did check the file once it was uploaded, and it showed my added lines, but no HDR. I do see it in setting/photos – “Keep Normal Photo.” Suggestions?

  2. yash October 15, 2010 Reply

    i have a 3gs and am on 4.1 .. this technique is not working

  3. rcd323 October 2, 2010 Reply

    great job sorting out the noobz on this one lol the extra spaces wont let the phone reboot.

  4. GallZ September 18, 2010 Reply

    What if do this with ifile directly?
    Thanx for answer.

  5. Marcel September 14, 2010 Reply

    I tried it on my iPhone 3G,OS 4.0,but it doesn’t work.No work.

  6. Christos Selman September 14, 2010 Reply

    I’m so mad!
    I did everything right but now my device dont want to boot.

    I get stuck on the apple logo and dont know what to do.

  7. Drakul September 14, 2010 Reply

    OK, must be doing something wrong.

    My 3G 4.0.1, does not seem to have a valid N82AP.plist. It seem that the file is of a binary type. See bellow..



    Is this the correct file?


  8. Atip September 14, 2010 Reply

    Will it work on 4.0.1 jailbroken?

  9. rajesh September 14, 2010 Reply

    is it works on iphone 3gs, FM 3.1.2

  10. Isaiah September 14, 2010 Reply

    must we be on ios4.1 to enable this? cuz im on ios4 and my plist doesnt read like above.

  11. Hugh September 14, 2010 Reply

    @Tony I have the same issue as you.
    Already double checked the plist, I only see an extra option in Settings->Photo

  12. jj September 13, 2010 Reply

    Only possible on 4.1 I suppose? Those files are binary files on 4.0.1

  13. Tony September 13, 2010 Reply

    I tried it on my iPhone 3GS, FW 4.1, but it doesn’t work.
    I edited the N88AP.plist, respring, reboot, but no HDR button.

  14. James September 13, 2010 Reply

    Is this for jailbroken iOS 4.1 only?

    • Vinay September 13, 2010 Reply

      @James yes it’s for jailbroken phones only.

      @Tony check your edited file again.

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