Enable Video Mirroring on iPad 1 and iPhone 4 with a Simple Hack
You can enable video mirroring on the first gen iPad and iPhone 4 by using a pretty simple hack. You’ll need a few things and some patience before you get started, but it’s really not that hard to get this setup and working.
Here are the requirements:
- Apple VGA Adapter or Apple Digital AV Adapter for mirroring
- iOS 4.3.1 installed on the iPad or iPhone
- Jailbroken iPhone or iPad 1: You can use redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 or PwnageTool 4.3. If you aren’t sure what to do, follow our guide to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 with redsn0w.
- CyberDuck or another SFTP client
Assuming you are now jailbroken, you must SSH into your iPad or iPhone (using the SFTP client) and locate the following directory:
Within this directory, look for the following files: “K48AP.plist” for iPad, or “N90AP.plist” for iPhone 4
Open the appropriate file in a plist editor (requires Xcode) and add the following key, type, and value as seen in the screenshot below: display-mirroring boolean YES
Save the plist file and upload back to the iPhone or iPad, then restart the device.
Now just plug in the AV cable and start mirroring!
This might even work with the iPhone 3GS and iPod touches but I can’t verify either.
This hack and pictures come from NatureEyeStudios via MacGasm, what a great find!
Does this work with iPhone 4 with ISO 7.1.1?
Very cool! If there is anyway to stream video (gps speedometer data) to a nano 6g, I’d be in heaven!
I’ve thought about incorporating a gps in the nike foot sensor to get it a bit more accurate. Or stream the data straight from a iphone device.
Thanks for the hack. I just did it on my ipad 1 with ios5.1. Didn’t think it worked until I rebooted. Its terrific.
Thanks Matt. I tried this with iOS 4.3.3 & worked like a dream.i thought i had spent all that money on the VGA cable for nothing.I dint lose anything-neither the sources or anything else from Cydia.
I had a presentation tomorrow & was saved by this.
display mirroring not shown ios 5????
i tried this thru iFile and edited the code… its works… but just wonder how to show it display to full screen on my LCD tv….?
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Pm me for pics on how I got it to work k…
Btw I got a combi unit I use on my JB ip4(4.3.1) & ipad2 n it mirrors to my hdmi/VGA/svid/ n use cydia’s tuner out app , displays n sounds work perfectly
Hi guys, still got problem wif av-VGA converter, any help ,thnx
I have iPod 3GS
I have downloaded it but it didn’t work for me,it play just my app’s sounds so what should I do?
Display Out app is a Big Boss app available through Cydia.
FYI – because I couldn’t get it to work, I ended up finding an app called ‘Display Out’ that works great!
I can’t find an iPad app called Display Out.
I can’t find the DisplayOut app either. Where the heck is it?
Can anyone confirm that this works on iOS 4.3.3 (iPhone 4)? I’ve tried it, but can’t get it to mirror…
Can I Do this with iOS 4.3.2?? iphone 4
This tweak is great BUT!!!
after did it, my cydia sources are gone, even all packages.
does anyone have same problem?
I have the same problem!
You can mirror it to your MacBook if you’re jailbroken with Veency on the iPad and something like Jolly’sFastVNC on the Mac.
It primarily serves the purpose of presentations, yes, but it also works great for gaming on an iPad & a TV, for example.
A good reason to upgrade to iOS4.3.1, but can I mirror it to my Macbook?
I don’t own an iPad, so I’m not entirely sure what purpose this would serve. I guess for giving presentations? But iPad doesn’t have PowerPoint… though it probably has something similar.
Um, Ipad does have powerpoint, and word, and excell…. Duh!
So they can sell more iPad2s… until iOS5 has the feature enabled for everyone.
Very easy. I have to wonder why isn’t this just turned on in iOS 4.3.1 for everyone? Apple would sell more video cables if it was.