UK modders at iPatch, who demoed a method by hacking into the iPhone 4’s screen back-lighting circuit modifying the rear apple logo glow, have devised a new method which adds a LED flashlight into a headphone jack. This new hack is still being tested on both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
According to Chris and Andy, the people behind the custom hack, the jack is fully functional when headphones are inserted. The brightness can also be adjusted by adjusting the LCD brightness of the screen controlled via settings menu.
Many questions must be running in your mind like, if it will affect battery life or void warranty or how the torch hack can be achieved, and so on so forth? Well, Details are thin about how iPatch accomplished this and it’s not something that could be done at home without specialist equipment. The modders over iPatch claim that the battery doesn’t suffer a lot in performance and there is no light leakage around the frame.
iPatch’s new torch mod is estimated to be available for £40 – £70 with iPatch’s standard 90 day warranty. The entire warranty-voiding process takes less than an hour to complete. The team is working on a fibre-optic headphone cable mod that would emit light in different colors.