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11-26-2011, 11:48 AM #1Enable FaceTime over 3G on ios5 without jailbreaking
There was a Howto article posted earlier this month that shows how to enable FaceTime over 3G, but requires that you jailbreak your phone.
Apple, iPhone and iPad News | ModMyi - [How To] Enable FaceTime over 3G on iOS 5
Since many of you may not want to use a tethered jailbreak, I created a tool that makes the same modification without having to jailbreak.
This method uses the exact same method shown in this post "iPad 1 Gestures and Display Mirroring Without Jailbreak" for enabling gestures and mirroring on an iPad 1. Many thanks to d.B. for this mod. I have simply modified his code to make the settings changes required to enable FaceTime.
The source code for the modification is included in the redsn0w zip file.
To use this tool:
- load redsnow
- click the "Jailbreak" button. Don't worry, you're not really going to jailbreak your phone. The actual jailbreak code has been replaced with the code to enable FaceTime.
- Next follow the onscreen directions to put your phone in DFU mode.
- When prompted, de-select "Install Cydia" and select "Enable FaceTime".
- Click next, and wait for your phone to boot. It will eventually print a message saying that it enabled FaceTime over 3g, and will reboot.
- Unplug your phone from your computer and it should boot back up and work just as before except now you can FaceTime from anywhere.
Note: I have only tested this on an iPhone4, as I do not currently have access to an iPhone 4S
I have included the modified Mac version of redsn0w. I have not tried to modify the Windows version.
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Last edited by boogerme; 11-26-2011 at 12:06 PM.
11-27-2011, 01:29 AM #2
Fantastic! Thanks for posting this.
I have face break that I paid for so I'm good for now.
11-27-2011, 05:51 PM #3
It's not working on iPhone 4S. I am getting an error message which is: Sorry, that isn't supported yet on the iPhone4S. So the redsnow in not supporting the iPhone 4S jailbreaking.
11-27-2011, 11:23 PM #4
This won't work on an iPhone 4S because it needs the limerain exploit to modify the required file.
11-28-2011, 08:47 AM #5
boogerme, would you be able to make a modified version of the newest redsn0w for Mac (for 5.01)? Would be super appreciated.
11-28-2011, 11:28 AM #6
This is the correct version of redsn0w for ios5.0.1. You have to download the iOS 5.0 ipsw file first. See here for a direct link to download: iOS 5 Now Available [Download Links].
- Power off your phone
- open redsn0w
- click extras
- click select IPSW and point to the file you downloaded
- click Back
- Then click the Jailbreak button and follow the directions at the top of this post
As I stated earlier, this does not actually jailbreak your phone, it just uses the limera1n exploit to modify the file required to enable FaceTime.
11-29-2011, 08:45 AM #7Great!
Waiting for Windows Version!!!
11-30-2011, 04:12 PM #8
I just wanner change my iOS's chinese fonts without Jailbreak, but I don't know any code.
Could you help me modify redsn0w to make it replace iOS's /System/Library/Fonts/Cache/STHeiti-Light.ttc and STHeiti-Medium.ttc? Just Mac version.
I can't upload file on this page, here is Modified fonts:
Help me, pls.
ps: I updated iOS 5.0.1
Last edited by realsteve; 11-30-2011 at 04:24 PM.
12-01-2011, 07:54 PM #9
it needs the limerain exploit to modify the required file.
12-03-2011, 01:35 PM #10
12-07-2011, 11:06 PM #11
Hi, I am using iPhone4 on OS 4.3.2, I can find the facetime under settings but when switching on, the message "activating" always show & never switch on. Also I dont have the facetime icon. Please help, thanks.
01-26-2012, 12:40 AM #12
Is it possible to enable FaceTime over 3G on iPhone 4S with the new jailbreak?