Are you ever annoyed by the mirroring effect on your iPhone’s front camera? Some iPhone users know this struggle all too well – especially those who prefer selfie shots over regular photos. Luckily, there’s a new jailbreak tweak – NoMirror – for iPhone and other iDevices that disables the pictures taken via front cam from getting flipped automatically.
The front-facing camera on your iPhone produces a mirrored image, such that what you see on the screen matches your actual posture. This mostly happens with portrait photos, and can be disconcerting at times. Not only is it off-putting for cosmetic reasons (facial position, features, gestures etc.), it can also mess with your photographic sense, and prevent you from snapping the perfect shot!
But it’s possible to un-mirror the image, thanks to the amazing world of jailbreak apps and tweaks!
NoMirror tweak for iPhone
The NoMirror tweak will prevent the iPhone from flipping the front-facing camera images. Once installed, the tweak has no settings to configure or options to select, it simply becomes available in the iOS Camera app. In order to remove NoMirror, it must be uninstalled from Cydia.
The tweak was created by developer andrewwiik, and is available from his Cydia repository. In order to be able to download and install the tweak, you will need to add the following link to your Cydia sources:
In order to do that, navigate to Cydia >> Manage >> Sources >> Edit >> Add. A new pop-up window will appear, where you can enter the URL given above. Just tap Add Source and browse the list of andrewwiik’s tweaks to find NoMirror.
For this to work, you obviously need to jailbreak your iOS device. If you’re looking for instructions on jailbreaking your phone, you’ll find them in the links below;
It is important to note that these tools support iOS 8 to iOS 8.1.2, so if you have updated to iOS 8.1.3, you need to take two steps: first downgrade iTunes 12.1 to 12.0.1, and then downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2.
Have you got anything to add to this story? Do you know of any better tweaks out there that let solve this mirroring problem? Let us know in the comments below! Cheers (: