Nexus 7 lacks a rear camera and the front facing 1.2 megapixel camera is able to record videos but, with a 420p cap. But, now developers over at XDA Developers have made available a simple mod that will unlock the 720p video recording capabilities of the tablet.

There is neither a need to patch the kernel nor is it required to upload a custom ROM. All one has to do is to simply add the video profile to media_profiles.xml. The mod can be applied in a couple of ways depending upon users’ preference. You can head over to the link here for instructions.

Nexus 7 doesn’t come with a top of the line camera and because of this one shouldn’t expect that the mod will give out extraordinary results but, with the changes, there is visible improvement in the 720p recordings as compared to the 480p videos.