How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS users who are not willing to upgrade or are waiting for Antenna issue to be fixed cannot use Apple’s latest iMovie suite on their device because of lack of backward compatibility, at least according to Apple. Some said that it was an issue with the smaller RAM on the device but that doesn’t seem to be the case as those who have already jailbroken their device will now be able to use it.

Ingredients:

  • Jailbroken iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.0 installed (see how to jailbreak if you haven’t done it already.)
  • iTunes
  • iMovie app
  • TextWrangler (or a suitable text editor other than TextEdit)

1. Open iTunes application, navigate to the the iMovie application and click the ‘Buy App’ button.

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

Type in your password and click ‘Buy’.

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

Approve the purchase when prompted and it will start downloading.

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

2. Once downloaded, open a Finder window and use the keyboard shortcut ‘command+shift+G’, type ‘/Users/yourusername/Music/iTunes/’ as location and click ‘Go’.

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

3. Open the ‘Mobile Application’ folder and select iMovie. Using the rename option, change the extension from ‘.ipa’ to ‘.zip’. When prompted about which extension to use, choose ‘Use .zip’.

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

4. Extract the iMovie zip file and open the resulting iMovie folder. Go to the payload folder and select ‘iMovie’. Right-click the file and choose ‘Show Package Contents’

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

5. Now, select the Info.plist file. Right-click and choose ‘Open With’ and then ‘TextWrangler’.

Find the phrase:

<dict>
<key>front-facing-camera</key>
<true/>
</dict>

Change it to the below and then save:

<dict>
<key>front-facing-camera</key>
<false/>
</dict>

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

6. Now delete the older iMovie zip file and right-click the modified iMovie folder that we extracted earlier and choose ‘Compress iMovie x.x’

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

7. Change the extension for the iMovie zip file from ‘.zip’ to ‘.ipa’ using the rename function and click ‘Use .ipa’ when prompted.

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

8. Now you can sync the iMovie application to your jailbroken device using iTunes.

How To Install iMovie on iPhone 3GS

Please note that you can only export the file in 360p resolution, choosing any other resolution will give an error.

Thanks to Redmond Pie for publicizing this solution.

  • Kresimirlelas

    thanks, i did it :D
    actually i did it on windows so…
    really thanks

  • Faki3h

     working 100% thanks

  • Danialazman

    faggot

  • Danialazman

    sayam aggarwal is an dirty indian

  • Akifs

    working 100 % fine Thanks

  • SocialExpert

    i love this reading

  • maz1987

    Love the app.. its awesome… running it on ios 5.

  • mazch87

    Yeah a nice app… :P

  • Elenasmith

    cool app…

  • mazch87

    Thanks for the info.. I got this.. :) I am looking around the iPhone 5 pictures on http://iphone5release.me/iphone-5-new-look-all-rumors-pictures/
    Are they real?

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