How to simulate a front camera flash on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch [jailbreak]

How to simulate a front camera flash on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch [jailbreak]
The lack of flash on the iPhone (and the majority of smartphones in general) is one of the problems standing between your face and excellent night-time selfies. To circumvent having to flash a bright LED in your very eyes from an intimate distance, some manufacturers (but not Apple) worked out a less harsh way to tackle this problem. Basically, some smartphones (such as the LG G3) can turn their screens to full brightness and illuminate your face just before snapping a pic. The technique is not very effective, but when you're shooting in pitch black darkness, it's definitely better than having nothing at all! 

Now, thanks to developer PoomSmart, owners of jailbroken iDevices can have this feature at their disposal too! In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install the FrontFlash tweak and get those nighttime selfies going!



1. waddup121 unregistered

Eughhhh that Duckface though...

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

the funny thing is i have been saying for years they need 2 tone led for the front to use front camera and face unlock or eye unlock. same goes for laptops.

3. datagrab

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Yeah well my phone (K920) does this. Good quality front cam but not quick enough to take pics like the iPhone 6 even with the front facing cam screen flash software turned off.

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