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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Enable Zoom in Video Mode

The camera on the N9 works pretty well and the zoom is pretty good however when it comes to videos, the ability to zoom in whilst recording has been strangely omitted by the developers. Good thing we have people on the internet who know how to make things happen. Firstly, you need to enable developer mode (Settings> Security> Developer Mode) if you haven't already done so. then download this file camera.conf and copy it to your phone's root directory (eg E:\ ). 
Open Terminal and enable root access by typing :
    • devel-su 
    • password : rootme
  • Copy the downloaded file in the etc directory:
    • cp /home/user/MyDocs/camera.conf /etc/camera.conf
  • Restart the device.
It ‘can zoom both with the top bar like the pictures, both with the volume buttons.
To remove this tweak just delete the file by repeating the procedure from step 2 to step 5 and just type this command:
rm /etc/camera.conf


  1. Wow, my first thingy in developer mode on the N9! Works like a charm, zooming while recording video!

  2. thanks but don't hesitate to link the source : http://maemobriefs.blogspot.com/2011/12/meego-harmattan-how-to-enable-zoom-in.html

  3. i still dont know how to install this.how to copy and where is etc thing