Jun 09 AT 1:02 PM Sean Riley 22 Comments

Want to shoot HD video on your Nexus One, there’s a hack for that

Thanks to the guys over at XDA the Nexus One just got another bullet point for its spec list and that is 720p video recording.

At the moment the hack only works for rooted users running CyanogenMod 5.0.8test3, but they are working on Froyo compatibility and may get that out as early as tonight. I’ll update the post if and when that does become available.

You can check the video below for a sample of what to expect. Increased frames per second and improved audio are on the list of scheduled improvements, but for its fledgling steps into the HD realm this is looking pretty good.

Assuming you meet the qualifications this one is pretty easy — all you need to do is download this file and flash it as “update.zip” — without the quotes obviously.

If you do give this a go let us know what you think and if you come up with a solid sample of the Nexus One getting its HD on link it up in the comments so the Froyor’s can see what they have to look forward to.

This is an excellent addition to the Nexus One which seems to just keep on giving to its loyal fans. So we’ve gotten wireless N and now 720p video tacked on — is there anything left to be squeezed out of the Nexus One or do you think it is finally running out of tricks?

Update: Still no Froyo support, but Cyanogen has added the hack into CM5.0.8-test5 if you want to upgrade to that rather than picking it up separately. It is currently supporting 720p at 20 fps and 480p at 30 fps.

Via: Engadget

Source: XDA

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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