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  • iFacePad: Enable FaceTime on Your iPad


    Earlier this month Paul had covered a story about a hacker who manually enabled FaceTime on the iPad. The process required some manual installation which wasn't quite easy for the inexperienced. However, a developer by the name of Intell has created an app that does the work for you. iFacePad is an Mac OS X app which will allow you to enable FaceTime on your iPad just like the iPod Touch 4G. The app can be downloaded here.

    You will be required to have the iPod Touch 4G IPSW Firmware on hand, (download here), and preferably access to a Mac (iFacePad is a Mac OS X App).

    For this particular setup, you will also need to download PhoneDisk here.

    Ensure that you have installed OpenSSH and AFC2 from Cydia before getting started. If you used greenpois0n to jailbreak, AFC2 should already be installed.

    Launch PhoneDisk and connect to your iPad. Remember to make sure root is enabled and you are in the root directory. At this point, launch the iFacePad.app file. After launching the app a dialog box will appear saying "All Done" and request that you reboot the iPad.

    From here you should now have a FaceTime app on your springboard, just like the iPod Touch 4G.

    Hopefully we will see an app available on Cydia shortly that does the same thing, without the need to use a Mac/PC.

    Download Links:

    iFacePad.app
    iPod Touch 4G Firmware (4.2.1)
    Phone Disk
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iFacePad: Enable FaceTime on Your iPad started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I'm sorry but with Skype 3.0 this is one of the most useless tweaks ever. :/
      But why skype someone for free, when you can FaceTime them for money?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      But why skype someone for free, when you can FaceTime them for money?
      FaceTime costs money?
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Complete fail. Even when attached and with OpenSSH and everything running, it still says I'm not connected to the Root folder. Useless.
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      Quote Originally Posted by xwinger View Post
      So you're basically saying that you install anything and everything you see in cydia because, "hey, why not?" ?????
      No, but there are things that I have done just for the novelty of it. You would be surprised how some of the stupidest sounding things might become useful later on in life.

      Just because you can't see the why doesn't make it any more or less relevant. Perhaps it was a learning experience or training tool for the dev.
    1. Myque's Avatar
      Myque -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      I think it's good if you want to talk to your wife and she's ugly!
      Lmao, If she is ugly why is she your wife?
    1. ltjbigshot's Avatar
      ltjbigshot -
      No need to be so harsh. Its a proof of concept. Google it and you will find things that have been done that are much much more useless than this.
    1. Weiser878's Avatar
      Weiser878 -
      I just did it and have the icon but it won't open. Tries to, but fails. Multiple reboots don't change
    1. z6joker9's Avatar
      z6joker9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      Complete fail. Even when attached and with OpenSSH and everything running, it still says I'm not connected to the Root folder. Useless.
      I keep getting the same thing. iPad not mounted correctly. Anyone else? I can SSH into my iPad and I even changed the passwords back to alpine, just in case. ISPW downloaded directly from Apple. Definitely have the correct root folder. Typed the name correctly as well (blackslash as directed). In fact, I just replaced Intell with my name.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Weiser878 View Post
      I just did it and have the icon but it won't open. Tries to, but fails. Multiple reboots don't change
      Lol that's your first post in 1 1/2 years
    1. Weiser878's Avatar
      Weiser878 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Lol that's your first post in 1 1/2 years
      I usually just read from my phone. No one said that it didn't work for them, so I mentioned it. I'm going to redo it. If someone else had complained of problems, I wouldn't have
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Lol that's your first post in 1 1/2 years
      Hes the strong silent type.

      As cool as this hack is, there's no cam on the iPad, soooooooo, what's the point of this? Props to the hacker that figured it out but still.
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      Some of the people are haters fags and just plain dumb don't knock someones work cause you don't understand it or can't get it to work, everything on this sight is to help us people who want to know not so punks can down someones hard work come on people be kind or be blind and left out cause if it wasnt for MMI 90% of the boogers and users wouldn't know anything about jail breaking or themeing your Idevice. To the guy who came up with this FaceTime tweet for the iPad keep up the hard work there are some people out there that dig your hard work. On another note peoples brains are like computers and I'm a Mac so I take what I learn on here and download it to my hard drive and always stay respectful to the ones that help others when they can say ffffyou go ffffoff figure it out yourself or pay someone to do it for you.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Myque View Post
      Lmao, If she is ugly why is she your wife?
      She's got money
    1. iTouchNinjaz's Avatar
      iTouchNinjaz -
      Quote Originally Posted by bignighttrain View Post
      Some of the people are haters fags and just plain dumb don't knock someones work cause you don't understand it or can't get it to work, everything on this sight is to help us people who want to know not so punks can down someones hard work come on people be kind or be blind and left out cause if it wasnt for MMI 90% of the boogers and users wouldn't know anything about jail breaking or themeing your Idevice. To the guy who came up with this FaceTime tweet for the iPad keep up the hard work there are some people out there that dig your hard work. On another note peoples brains are like computers and I'm a Mac so I take what I learn on here and download it to my hard drive and always stay respectful to the ones that help others when they can say ffffyou go ffffoff figure it out yourself or pay someone to do it for you.
      U mad?
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      Quote Originally Posted by bignighttrain View Post
      Some of the people are haters fags and just plain dumb don't knock someones work cause you don't understand it or can't get it to work, everything on this sight is to help us people who want to know not so punks can down someones hard work come on people be kind or be blind and left out cause if it wasnt for MMI 90% of the boogers and users wouldn't know anything about jail breaking or themeing your Idevice. To the guy who came up with this FaceTime tweet for the iPad keep up the hard work there are some people out there that dig your hard work. On another note peoples brains are like computers and I'm a Mac so I take what I learn on here and download it to my hard drive and always stay respectful to the ones that help others when they can say ffffyou go ffffoff figure it out yourself or pay someone to do it for you.


      I really enjoyed reading this ONE LARGE sentence!

      Anyway..

      If I had to pick... I Would say This is a lot better then another "fart" app
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Hmmmmmmm! Cool..I guess?
    1. jordanemmet's Avatar
      jordanemmet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Weiser878 View Post
      I usually just read from my phone. No one said that it didn't work for them, so I mentioned it. I'm going to redo it. If someone else had complained of problems, I wouldn't have
      This happened to me too- when it asks for the name of the iPad, it means the WHOLE name that's on your desktop. My iPad is called 'Jordan's iPad' so I had to type in 'Jordan\'s iPad (Root)' and then it went through. Although, once I finished, I could never get the app to launch, no matter how many reboots I did. Also, my location-based apps aren't functioning (weather channel) which I know was a bug of OpenSSH a while back, but I don't know if its been fixed. Hope this helps.
    1. app0's Avatar
      app0 -
      I have successfully done this on my iPad
    1. app0's Avatar
      app0 -
      And it was easier to do it manually than using an app (for me, at least
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xwinger View Post
      ok. nice. i see no flaws.... except... wait a sec... iPad. doesn't. have. a. CAMERA!

      inb4 "n00b u can do it liek hav da video on ur skreen but da persun u talkin too kant see u"

      or you can do facetime on your laptop that actually has a webcam, or on your iphone, or on your ipod touch.

      also;

      in the first thread from Feb 7th, some guy says "so what if the other person can't see you, my granny would love to see her grand kids full screen and her computer sucks too much for skype"
      .....

      ...

      .....

      ...
      .



      so your grandma is going to jailbreak her ipad? that will go well

      [rant over]

      Granny JailBreakers FTW!!!