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Saturday, July 30, 2011

How To Enable Video Mirroring on iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G

While the iPad 2 comes with out-of-the-box support for video mirroring over HDMI or VGA, the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G don’t. The interesting thing is that it has been proven that video mirroring works with the latter devices; maybe not as well as the iPad 2 but the fact is, they work and Apple purposefully has left out this functionality. We’re going to get that functionality back on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G today; follow our guide after the break!

We previously published a guide on how to enable mirroring on the first-generation iPad so you may follow that guide if you’ve got one.

How To Enable Video Mirroring on iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G

Before we begin, you must ensure that your iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G is jailbroken.

Disclaimer: Follow the following steps at your own risk only. Redmond Pie is not to be held responsible for any loss of important data or malfunctioning of your iOS device.

Step 1: Ensure you have a jailbroken iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G.

Step 2: You will need a program to access the root filesystem. For this, you can use iFile which is available on Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Step 3: Launch iFile. Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/

Step 4: Once inside, you must open up one of the following .plist files with Property List Viewer depending on which iOS device you’re on:

If you’re on an iPod touch: N81AP.plist
If you’re on an iPhone 4: N90AP.plist

Step 5: Once the required file has been opened with Property List Viewer. Tap on capabilities and add the following by tapping on +:

Under Name, type: “display-mirroring” and choose Boolean under Type. Now tap Create.

Step 6: Once created, scroll down to display-mirroring and slide it to ON.

Step 7: Restart your iPhone 4/iPod touch 4G. Your iOS device should now be ready to mirror everything on screen using an HDMI or VGA adapter.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2


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