This tutorial will help you install FaceTime on iPad using a Mac computer. You need to have a jailbroken iPad to install FaceTime. Full instructions and screenshots after the break.
Two weeks ago we told you about the new hack released by Intell that enables FaceTime on iPad. Since you require a jailbroken iPad refer to these guides to jailbreak iPad first:
- How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 on iPad using Greenpois0n [Mac]
- How to Jailbreak iPad running iOS 4.2.1 with Greenpois0n [Windows]
Required Software Downloads:
Steps to Install FaceTime on iPad:
We will need to install some packages from Cydia on the iPad first. Launch Cydia on your iPad.
Tap on Sections at the bottom of the screen and scroll to System.
Tap on afc2add and then on Install in the top right corner.
Since we require to install more files tap on Continue Queuing.
Go back to Sections and now tap on Networking and then on OpenSSH. Click on Install again and then on Confirm.
After installation is over tap on Reboot Device to restart iPad. Connect iPad to your Mac.
In the meantime, Install Phone Disk on your Mac. After installation launch the app and go to preferences and make sure everything is similar to the screenshot below.
Launch iFacePad and click on OK twice and then on Yes when asked about Phone Disk and SSH.
Enter iPad’s name exactly as it appears on your Desktop and click on OK. When prompted about iPod firmware click on Yes and browse for the IPSW file we downloaded earlier.
Copy the name of Applications folder as specified and then click on OK twice. Click Yes when iFacePad prompts to correct permissions.
Now enter your iPad’s IP address and then the SSH port and password. They are 22 and alpine respectively. Click OK to proceed.
On rebooting your iPad should have the FaceTime App on the homescreen just like the iPod Touch 4G.
Tap on FaceTime to begin Video chatting. Due to the lack of a camera on iPad you can see the other person’s video only but not send video. You can definitely audio chat with the other person.
Do share your iPad FaceTime experience with us.