Re-Activate Leaked Official Facebook iPad App With FaceForward Jailbreak Tweak

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Only yesterday we told you how to install official Facebook iPad app that was hidden inside the latest Facebook for iPhone release. When word got out, it was only a matter of hours before Facebook blocked access to it. We got our hands on the official Facebook iPad app and were pretty impressed by it and had a hunch that something will crop up in Cydia soon that will allow us to re-activate the now banned leaked Facebook iPad app. And so it has.

Previously when news about this Facebook iPad app hit the internet, the only way told to activate it required a jailbreak. While we told you how to install Facebook iPad app without needing jailbreak, to re-activate this app now unfortunately jailbreak is a pre-requisite. If you are not using a jailbroken iPad, you'll have to wait until Facebook officially releases this app.

The FaceForward tweak has been developed by Chpwn, and we'll let him do the talking:

Re-enable Facebook’s iPad app. Facebook recently accidentally released their iPad app, but after TechCrunch posted about it, they quickly moved to disable access to Facebook from it. FaceForward removes that restriction, allowing you to use Facebook for iPad right now.

You obviously need a jailbreak to download a jailbreak tweak, FaceForward in this case. Follow our easy step by step guides on how to jailbreak iPad 1 tethered on iOS 5 beta 4, iOS 4.3.5, iOS 4.3.4 and untethered on iOS 4.3.3 and iOS 4.3.2. The iPad 2 can only be jailbroken on iOS 4.3.3 as of now, follow this guide to do that via JailbreakMe 3.0.

Assuming that you already have Facebook for iPhone v3.4.4 installed and are already jailbroken, follow the steps documented down below.

Step 1: Search for the FaceForward tweak in Cydia. It is available for free and is hosted by the BigBoss repository in Cydia. Install it.

Step 2: Once FaceForward finishes installing, it will automatically prompt you to Restart SpringBoard. Tap on that to respring your iPad.

Step 3: Launch the Facebook for iPad app and login to your account. The app will work perfectly now.

This tweak has been personally tested by our team and we can confirm that it works flawlessly. However, if you face an issue where the Facebook app crashes after your install FaceForward, you might have to delete and reinstall it in order to fix that issue.

If you face any problems in any step, don't hesitate to leave a comment below and seek help from our in-house experts.

  • R3Lax1

    Yeah, everything works flawlessly, thanks.

  • Afrozenminute

    works like a charm!

  • jose

    i have just discovered something, i was trying to unlock the Facebook for iPad without jail breaking it, i actually have an iPad 2 with the latest i os 4.3.5 i have an app called iPhone explorer to navigate in my iPad info with my macbook, so when i changed the number 1 for number 2 in the info plist file and then restarted my iPad, Facebook stop working, then i reconnect my iPad to my laptop and in order to recover the iPhone Facebook in my iPad i reopened iPhone explorer and drag a copy of the original info plist file with the number 1 instead of the number 2 (i made a previous copy of the original file) then just before i restart my iPad i crossed my mind to open Facebook with the iPad connected to my laptop ande WITHOUT RESET and voila it was unlocked, the iPad version of Facebook on screen. then y tried to sign in and an error occurs telling me to try to sign in later because you can’t contact to Facebook. Well I’m writing this because now i open Facebook and it really is iPad Facebook but I’ve been trying and its impossible to connect, i am no computer technician or geek or anything related to computers or technology but maybe this can help people who knows about this stuff to realize what is going on and why this is happening to me, maybe this can help to develop a jail braking free way of having Facebook iPad

  • jose

    i have just discovered something, i was trying to unlock the Facebook for iPad without jail breaking it, i actually have an iPad 2 with the latest i os 4.3.5 i have an app called iPhone explorer to navigate in my iPad info with my macbook, so when i changed the number 1 for number 2 in the info plist file and then restarted my iPad, Facebook stop working, then i reconnect my iPad to my laptop and in order to recover the iPhone Facebook in my iPad i reopened iPhone explorer and drag a copy of the original info plist file with the number 1 instead of the number 2 (i made a previous copy of the original file) then just before i restart my iPad i crossed my mind to open Facebook with the iPad connected to my laptop ande WITHOUT RESET and voila it was unlocked, the iPad version of Facebook on screen. then y tried to sign in and an error occurs telling me to try to sign in later because you can’t contact to Facebook. Well I’m writing this because now i open Facebook and it really is iPad Facebook but I’ve been trying and its impossible to connect, i am no computer technician or geek or anything related to computers or technology but maybe this can help people who knows about this stuff to realize what is going on and why this is happening to me, maybe this can help to develop a jail braking free way of having Facebook iPad

  • Baskousemaker@gmail.com

    Amazing! Both the tips and how to’s as the facebook app itsself. Great workshop all!

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Thank you :)

  • Conde

    This trick does not work anymore since Facebbok was updated to Facebook 3.5