How To Enable Facetime On Apple iPad 4.2.1

If you have ever used Facetime, then you have surely been addicted to it and this is the reason, that iPad owners are looking ways to enable Facetime on Apple iPad 4.2.1. Since there is no front facing camera on iPad, Facetime was never enabled on it but here is an iPad hack, Intell which would let users to access Facetime on iPad.


Here is the complete step by step guide to enable Facetime on iPad:  

NOTE: In order to perform this iPad hack, Intell you need to jailbreak your iPad first. Once you are done with it, you can follow the whole procedure.

STEP 1: First thing, that you need to do is copy the below folders from your iPhone 4G or iPod Touch 4G.

  • Conference.framework
  • IMCore.framework
  • ConferenceRegistrationSettings.bundle
  • AVFoundation.framework
  • Celestial.framework
  • UISounds

STEP 2: Follow the below instructions in order to SSH your iPad.

If you are using WinSCP, use these details

  • Hostname: The IP address of your iPad. Setting > WiFi >
  • User name: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SCP

If you are using Cyberduck, use these details

  • Server: The IP address of your iPad. Settings > WiFi >
  • Username: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)

STEP 2: Now you need to rename IMCore.framework to IMCoreiPad.framework and Conference.framework to ConferenceiPad.framework.

STEP 3: Now you are required to upload the Conference.framework and IMCore.frameworks folders to  /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ from your iPhone and iPod Touch.

STEP 4: Now navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/ and then download K48AP.plist for editing.

STEP 5: Under the capabilities array, simply add the following code and then upload the modified version to on the iPad replacing the unmodified version.

<key>venice</key> <true/>

STEP 6: Upload the ConferenceRegistrationSettings.bundle to /System/Library/PreferenceBundles/ from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

STEP 7: Navigate to System/Library/Frameworks/AVFoundation.framework/K48/ on your Apple iPad and rename AVCaptureSession.plist to AVCaptureSession.bak2.

STEP 8: Just like the previous steps, you need to upload AVCaptureSession.plist to 4 /System/Library/Frameworks/AVFoundation.framework/N81/ if you are using an iPod Touch and to /System/Library/Frameworks/AVFoundation.framework/N90/ from if you are using iPhone 4.

STEP 9: Similar to what we have done earlier, navigate to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/K48/ on your iPad and then rename AVCapture.plist to AVCapture.bak2.

STEP 10: Similarly, upload  AVCapture.plist to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N81/ if you are using iPod Touch 4 or to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N90/ if you are using iPhone 4.

STEP 11: If you are using iPhone 4, navigate to System/Library/Audio/UISounds/ and add vc~ended.caf, vc~invitation-accepted.caf, and vc~ringing.caf into the UISounds folder of iPad.

STEP 12: Now you are required to download Settings.plist at the location /Applications/ on your iPad. 

STEP 13: Now at item # 26, you are required to remove the Capabilites key, save the same, and then replace the version on the iPad with modified version.

STEP 14: Now you would required to make some changes in info.plist in Simply rename the files,

  • CFBundleDisplayName~ipod to CFBundleDisplayName~ipad
  • CFBundleIconFiles~ipod to CFBundleIconFiles~ipad
  • CFBundleURLTypes~ipod to CFBundleURLTypes~ipad
  • UILaunchImageFile~ipod to UILaunchImageFile~ipad

 and then add a 2 to the UIDeivceFamily array.

STEP 15: Now replace the Default~ipod.png with the attached file.

STEP 16: Navigate to  /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/TelephonyUI.Framework/ and there, you will find a file bottombarknobgreen.png.  Simply rename it to bottombarknobgreenT.png

STEP 17: Now restart your Apple iPad as you are done with the whole procedure.

Now you have enabled Facetime on Apple iPad. Follow these steps and access Facetime right on your iPad.

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February 8, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra

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