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  • FaceForward: Enable Facebook for iPad


    The other day developer Ryan Petrich released an awesome update to his tweak, FullForce, which opened a door for the installation of the official Facebook for iPad app. A short time later, Facebook quickly put the server on lockdown, limiting access to this newly discovered package.

    As part of TweakWeek, developer Chpwn has created FaceForward, a tweak that once again brings you access to the brand new Facebook for iPad app. For how long, is unknown, and wether or not they can even prevent this at this point is unknown. Perhaps with this new discovery, Facebook will simply give in and release the update officially for iPad users.

    Keep your eyes peeled. This one is free on Cydia.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: FaceFoward: Enable Facebook for iPad started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. scottw03's Avatar
      scottw03 -
      so installed it and it looks great although the ability to post comments needs work. You only get s sliver on the right side to type up a comment. Then if the replies are longer you have to scroll back and forth to see the entire post. For some reason modmyi's pages in facebook do not load. Causes the app to crash. All other pages like Redmondpie and Gizmodo seem to work fine though.
    1. c1ockwerk's Avatar
      c1ockwerk -
      installed FaceForward but don't have a FB app. am i missing something/
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      Text look crappy.
    1. c1ockwerk's Avatar
      c1ockwerk -
      never mind maybe i should read next time
    1. Je5's Avatar
      Je5 -
      Its pretty awesome I love it way better than any other one out there
    1. zauriel's Avatar
      zauriel -
      There's a reason FB hasn't released this yet ... this app is not ready for prime time yet, it's got quite a few bugs to work out. It's closer in style to MyPad than Friendly by far. It was fun to take a preview of the app, but as it stands right now it's not something I'll use. I'll wait until FB gets it completely polished and releases it proper.
    1. Sailor-girl's Avatar
      Sailor-girl -
      Quote Originally Posted by c1ockwerk View Post
      installed FaceForward but don't have a FB app. am i missing something/
      Yes, the Facebook app! Lmao

      I think it's way better than friendly, still a few bugs yeah but the finished article will be awsome.
    1. ripped53's Avatar
      ripped53 -
      this is a really nice tweak I wonder how long before Geohot patches it up Zuckerberg...whats the big deal anyway?
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Its got problems thats probably why its not officially released yet.
      When I click to open up comments its in a bar on the right, too small to read the comments without scrolling across.
      I tried it in both landscape and portrait and still got that problem.
      Other than that its all working and nice.
      Its got the same sort of left sidebar as MyPad.

      Quote Originally Posted by iN2K View Post
      Text look crappy.
      If you use FullForce or RetinaPad you have to disable it first BEFORE installing FaceForward.
      Goto FF or RP and click Facebook OFF then install FaceForward
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post

      If you use FullForce or RetinaPad you have to disable it first BEFORE installing FaceForward.
      Goto FF or RP and click Facebook OFF then install FaceForward
      Did not know this, thanks!
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      This works pretty well but don't expect it to work on any Facebook "Pages" if you happen to be the admin. It WILL crash
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      Google+ FTW!
    1. Sailor-girl's Avatar
      Sailor-girl -
      Quote Originally Posted by iN2K View Post
      Did not know this, thanks!
      Sorry but wrong. I have mine on for Facebook and still works
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      It worked but the text wasnt clears. I removed it from the RetinaPad and now the text is sharp and clear.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      WARNING! The latest version of Facebook DOES NOT have the iPad version in it so this no longer works.
    1. plnkeye21's Avatar
      plnkeye21 -
      Dammit! I updated to the newest FB app and now it doesn't work. Any clue how to get this function back? I tried downloading and installing the 3.4, 3.4.1, and 3.4.3 versions from (you know where) and running facefoward, but none of them worked. If someone can figure out a fix for this I'd love you forever! LOL

      Does anyone have the version before 3.5? I'm looking for 3.4.4. Didn't realize there was a version after 3.4.3. Maybe this version will work for Faceforward.
    1. plnkeye21's Avatar
      plnkeye21 -
      Well I found the IPA for 3.4.4 and it worked perfectly! For those who updated by mistake google facebook 3.4.4 ipa and look for m0st_uniQue's ipa for it. Download it and install with one of the illegal crack apps that I shall not name. :P Or PM me and I'll try and walk you through it...
    1. Blazetamer's Avatar
      Blazetamer -
      Quote Originally Posted by plnkeye21 View Post
      Well I found the IPA for 3.4.4 and it worked perfectly! For those who updated by mistake google facebook 3.4.4 ipa and look for m0st_uniQue's ipa for it. Download it and install with one of the illegal crack apps that I shall not name. :P Or PM me and I'll try and walk you through it...
      Works like a charm pinkeye!!
    1. scottw03's Avatar
      scottw03 -
      What I would recommend doing is downloading the update on the iPhone or iPad and keeping the pevious version on the computer. If you don't like the new version you can delete it and sync the only one back onto the idevice from your computers iTunes library. Either that or find the iTunes mobile application folder and copy the .ipa file for the app you are going to update to a new location. Keep it as a backup. If you don't like the new version, delete the updated copy and replace it with the older version.

      That is what I do. I can test the new with the option of going back to the old with no problem.
    1. plnkeye21's Avatar
      plnkeye21 -
      There's no point in doing that though Scott- updating flat out disables the faceforward tweek. The new version of facebook still isn't iPad compatible. It will make it go back to the iPhone size. It isn't just an old version of FB that works. Faceforward specifically works with ver 3.4.4 of facebook app, and no other. But I do agree in saving that specific version to a pc, or if you have one of those illegal applications, save that version in the download section. Which unless you clear it manually will remain on your iPad indefinitely that way if you accidentially update FB on the fly you can remove it, then re-install the cracked version and apply faceforward without the need for a PC voila!