720p video recording is on board with the Nexus One courtesy of a hack

720p video recording is on board with the Nexus One courtesy of a hack
High-definition recording is becoming all the rage nowadays as we see an increasing amount of handsets start to offer this feature, but for Google's very own smartphone, it can now include itself in the same league. 720p video recording is making its way to the Nexus One thanks to an xda-developers member who managed to hack the smartphone to bring it up to full high-definition glory. In getting this to work, you'll have to weigh the pros and cons first before rushing to complete the task as Froyo is not supported just yet – but it looks like something is already in the works for it to happen. First thing is first, you'll need to have Cyanogen's CM5.0.8test3 up and running on the handset and then install a patch to get this thing to work. You can check out the sample video to get a tasting of what to expect so you don't go through the entire process only to find that it doesn't suit your needs.

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source: Android Police via BGR


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8 Comments

1. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

If you can do it on nexus you can for sure do it on Droid Inc.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yup. its just a software upgrade. gotta wait for some android genius to do it though.

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Uh-oh, Android is playing catch up now, haha.

4. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Not really catch up if it comes out first. iPhone isn't even out till the end of the month :p

5. adash13x

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2010

Android is not playing catch up u Dumba**!!! There are plenty of Android powered phones on the market that already have HD recording! But its OK u iPhone loosers (lovers) iPhone 4 will sure record magnificent HD videos with its.... buahahaha ....5MP camera!!!! ahahahahaha..

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You guys are so lame. 1st of all, that was a joke. 2nd of all, megapixels dont mean anything. The Nexus One with 5 megapixels takes better images than the droid incredible's 8 megapixels. The iPhones 5 megapixels takes video at 30 frames per second while the Evo only does 25. So why don't you buahahaha at that. Thirdly, it's a freaking hack, it's not official. iPhone can do basically everything if you jailbreak it, but for some reason you guys say that benefits you get from jailbreakig don't count as actual features.

6. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

ha! iPhone 4 sucks donkey testicles. Nexus ONe just keeps getting better and better.

7. alockey

Posts: 6; Member since: May 05, 2010

It is a hack. it was not intended for the device to do it. So its capable but at least all Iphone 4 users can do it and all Evo Users can do it. Nexus one is flashy garbage. Yes I know that the EVO is android and the IPhone 4 is Apple OS. the point is, The Nexus one needs you to hack it to really use it. That is just sad.

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