We recently wrote about a jailbreak app called FaceTime Hactivator for jailbroken iPhones. The application was developed by folks at iPhoneIslam to enable FaceTime on iPhone 4 in countries like UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia where it is disabled.
Now if you are an iPhone 3GS user, here is some good news. The team at iPhoneIslam have released yet another jailbreak app on the Cydia store that will bring FaceTime – Apple’s video calling feature to your iPhone (kind of).
The new jailbreak application called FaceIt-3GS will tweak the native settings on the iPhone 3GS in order to enable FaceTime video calling on the older model. Like FaceTime Hacktivator, this application too will require the user to jailbreak their iPhone. If you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone 3GS already, you can check out our related article here.
You can follow these simple steps to install FaceIt-3GS on your jailbroken iPhone 3GS:
- Launch the Cydia app and add http://apps.iphoneislam.com repository (Manage->Sources-Edit-Add)
- After the repository has been added, tap on the search tab and search for FaceIt-3GS
- From the search results, tap on FaceIt-3GS to install it
- Reboot your iPhone 3GS
That’s it, you should be able to use the FaceTime feature on your iPhone 3GS. You may now navigate to Settings -> Phone to toggle the FaceTime option on.
With no front camera, FaceTime on iPhone 3GS may not be as exciting an application as it is on the iPhone 4. The present version of FaceIt-3GS also does not seem to have a way out to use the rear-camera of the iPhone 3GS for video capture. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a video chatting application that can be a great alternative to voice calling on your iPhone, FaceIt-3GS is something you must check out.
Here is a video demo of the app in action:
If you check it out then don’t forget to tell us how it goes in the comments below.