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Treasured's Movie Repair Guide -- iPhone

Vendor: Apple
Models: iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Status: Routinely

Until iPhone 3GS was presented in 2009, video recording was not possible.
At least not through the officially available system. Access to the iPhone camera for video recording was only possible using a jailbreaked phone, and installing applications like Cycorder.

Video Recording

This iPhone application ships by default since iPhone 3GS and uses its 3 megapixels camera.
Since the 4/4S and 5 models, iPhone have also a 1.2 megapixel front camera and it's back camera has been updated up to 8 megapixel.
It creates .mp4 files containing H264 video and AAC audio.

Voice Memos

This iPhone application ships by default with iPhone OS 3.0 and beyond. It records audio in a .m4a file. Audio is encoded with Apple ALAC Lossless codec.


Cycorder, the popular video recording app for iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G, can be installed only on jailbreaked iPhones.
failure mode: when someone calls, battery down.
Profile: JPEG 352x288 and audio PCM mono 44100Hz.

Qik, video recording app for iPad 2G and iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4.
failure mode similar to Cycorder including lock up of the phone.


Damaged files from all those applications are detected as "Mobile / Point and Shoot", and as such have an affordable pricing. See Pricing Chart.

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