Facetime falls under the category of most important but absent features of iPad, all credit goes to apple’s delayed feature releases. Even the first generation iPad doesn’t have support to some of the basic things like video chats etc. If there had been a front camera, it could have covered the 10 inch screen very nicely.
But now, you can enjoy having facetime on your iPad using a hack named “Intell“. However this actually doesn’t fulfills your complete requirement but you would become able to see the other party, and also voice will be transmitted from your side and they could be hearing you too. Here is the configuration which is to be done on your iPad in order to enable facetime on iPad. These files are to be changed in order to make it work properly:
Conference.framework, IMCore.framework MobilePhone.app, ConferenceRegistrationSettings.bundle, AVFoundation.framework, Celestial.framework, UISounds.
Procedure to Enable Facetime on iPad first Generation
1: SSH to your iPad with credentials root/alpine.Rename Conference.framework toConferenceiPad.framework andIMCore.framework to IMCoreiPad.framework and UploadtheConference.framework and IMCore.frameworks from the iPod Touch 4 or iPhone 4 to/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ of iPad.
2: Go to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/ and download theK48AP.plist for editing purpose. Now add the following snippet of codeunder an array named
3: Now upload the ConferenceRegistrationSettings.bundlefrom the iDevice 4 to /System/Library/PreferenceBundles/
4: Browse to System/Library/Frameworks/AVFoundation.framework/K48/ and renameAVCaptureSession.plist to AVCaptureSession.bak2
5: Upload the AVCaptureSession.plist from theiPod Touch 4 /System/Library/Frameworks/AVFoundation.framework/N81/ or /System/Library/Frameworks/AVFoundation.framework/N90/ from the iPhone 4
6: Navigate to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/K48/ and rename AVCapture.plist to AVCapture.bak2
7: Upload the AVCapture.plist from the iPod Touch 4/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N81/ or /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N90/ from the iPhone 4
8: Now to get the sound functionality working navigate to /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/ and putvc~ended.caf,vc~invitation-accepted.caf, andvc~ringing.caf from the iDevice 4 into the iPad’s UISounds folder.
9: Navigate to /Applications/Preferences.app/ and download the Settings.plist
10: Now remove the requiered Capabilites key from item number 26 and save the changes.
11: Replace the version on the iPad with modified version.
12: Now edit the info.plist in theMobilePhone.app that is from the iDevice 4. ChangeCFBundleDisplayName~ipod to CFBundleDisplayName~ipad, CFBundleIconFiles~ipod toCFBundleIconFiles~ipad, CFBundleURLTypes~ipod to CFBundleURLTypes~ipad, UILaunchImageFile~ipod toUILaunchImageFile~ipad, and add a 2to the UIDeivceFamily array
13: Now replace the Default~ipod.png with this one.
14: Drive through/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/TelephonyUI.Framework/ andrenamebottombarknobgreen.png to bottombarknobgreenT.png
Restart the device and enjoy using facetime! via 9to5Mac, Instructions via iFans