Need "stealth mode" recording for my 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by madmanmax3000, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. madmanmax3000 macrumors newbie

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    Background: I got the iPhone 2G on release day, never upgraded to the 3G, but just bought the 3GS when that came out. I had a jailbroken 2G and often used Cycorder and iPhoneVideoRecorder. I loved the feature of being able to turn off the display while recording because it allowed me to take relatively long videos without killing the battery. Also, it makes it easy to record video of concerts without having to conceal anything from venue security.

    I am pretty bummed that those apps don't work on my 3GS because it is a feature that I used so often I almost feel like it was a downgrade in my video recording ability. Any thoughts on what I can do to get this functionality back? I have dabbled in iPhone programming but I guess I don't understand what the limitation is and why I can't use Cycorder or iPVR on my 3GS. It seems like it should be an extremely simple fix.


    Any help would be awesome. Thanks!
     
  2. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure an update will be released. The 3GS has only been out for a month.
     
  3. Cescfabregas4 macrumors member

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    Yep. I used to put the iphone in my front shirt pocket recording events in a strip club.
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    That's...sad.

    "You are coming to a sad realization. Cancel or allow?"
     
  5. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    ahahaha

    sad but brilliant if you think about it, just think of all the money he could have savd if he went with geicko
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, very sad indeed.
     
  7. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    hahaha
     
  8. petemwah macrumors regular

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    sadly i don't think this will ever occur due to the occasional few using it for the wrong reasons and spoiling it for the rest of us... :D
     
  9. Cescfabregas4 macrumors member

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    I dont think apple is looking at it that way.
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, I'm sure Apple would just love to be the company known for encouraging illegal concert and strip-club tapings, movie bootlegging, and voyeuristic up-skirt videos.
     
  11. Cescfabregas4 macrumors member

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    How would they be encouraging it? Right now you could still do the same thing with the screen on.
     
  12. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    but with the option for having the screen off it would be far more inconspicous(sp?)

    i'd be fine either way just because it would save battery life
     
  13. madmanmax3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What is the underlying reason that the current jailbreak video recording apps won't launch on the 3GS and how difficult is it to modify? I don't understand if this is a major to-do for the developers or if it's only a matter of a couple hours of code modification.
     
  14. /b/ macrumors member

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    how do you switch off the display in Cycorder ? Or you're only able to do that in iphonevideorecorder.
     
  15. TapOut macrumors regular

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    yeah man i know exactly how you feel..i loved that feature in cycorder but now cycorder doesnt work on 3G S..

    and i have mine jailbroken and backgrounder wont work with camera application cause i have tried as soon as it closes it stops recording..

    and i know i have recorded something for a long time and it KILLLS the battery as well as makes the iphone very hot

    i said something to saurik on twitter to see if he could add support for 3GS but i havent heard anything back.. maybe you and a few other people should say something to him also..the more people the better
     
  16. madmanmax3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually emailed him directly. He responded back asking why I wanted the app on a 3GS and I explained the situation and asked if he planned to release a compatible version. I never heard back after that, which was a few weeks ago. Anybody who wants this now or for when they upgrade should definitely email him a request. I'm sure it would make a big difference.
     
  17. madmanmax3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The address is just saurik at saurik.com

    post up a reply if you drop him an email so we can gauge how many requests he receives
     
  18. TapOut macrumors regular

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  19. madmanmax3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bumping this thread in hope of a solution

    any updates or new ideas/workarounds?

    Possibly some new supporters willing to drop Saurik an email?
     
  20. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    Don't need this personally, but I emailed him anyay for the funcionality. Haha shirt pocket is brilliant.
     
  21. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    you, sir, are a...GENIUS! :p
     
  22. madmanmax3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the support!
     
  23. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Ive emailed him about making a 720p app for the 3gs.
     
  24. madmanmax3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that would be sweet! :cool:
     
  25. Cescfabregas4 macrumors member

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    that would bemighty sweet. Undercover strip club video in HD.
     

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