• [How To] Enable FaceTime over 3G on iOS 5



    We were teased throughout the iOS 5 hype, that it would boast the ability to allow FaceTime over 3G, only to be disappointed that it was not included in the final release. As it turns out, Apple didn't remove this feature entirely, but rather simply disabled it. One can only imagine this makes things easier for Apple rather than removing the entire framework.

    We've had a similar ability to perform calls over 3G by using apps like My3G, however this little tweak requires some modification of text rather than an entire app. Thanks to the folks over at FSM with the help of hamzasood, they've discovered a simple plist modification to allow this.

    What do you need to enable this feature? Well, obviously you will need a Jailbroken iDevice on iOS 5, and some general knowledge in editing plist files. Not sure what to do, follow along with this guide and you shouldn't have any problems. We do however take no responsibility if you run into troubles, as it isnt always the best idea to be tinkering with default settings.

    Nontheless, here we go:

    1. Download iFile or an alternative of such. Something to give you access to your filesystem on your iPhone. Launch it.

    2. Browse to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/

    3. Locate and open the file named N90AP.plist

    4. Look for the line of text that says:

    HTML Code:
    <key>capabilities</key> 
    <dict>
    Underneath this, enter the following, making sure to not leave any additional spaces or lines:

    HTML Code:
    <key>3Gvenice</key> 
    <true/>
    5. Save the file, and respring your device.

    That's it, nothing more. Remember to make sure your entering the code properly and paying attention to any formatting.

    Let us know your experiences with this new tweak.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: [How To] Enable FaceTime over 3G on iOS 5 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Welcome back my friend!
    1. poa317's Avatar
      poa317 -
      That's great! All we need is the jailbreak for the iPhone 4s phone
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Lol, yes hello!! i AM alive! It's true. Aloha!
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      *edit
      method confirmed by me to not work.
    1. jay716's Avatar
      jay716 -
      Can this be done with ifunbox on a non jailbroken 4s?
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      as long as you can access the plist, i see no problem with whatever tool you use. just need to edit the plist.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by jay716 View Post
      Can this be done with ifunbox on a non jailbroken 4s?
      no because you need root access
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by jay716 View Post
      Can this be done with ifunbox on a non jailbroken 4s?
      i tried iExplore and it only views the media and apps. (non jailbroken)

      *edit
      tried iBackupBot. it doesn't view root files. the panoramic trick works cause it's in a library file
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Works perfect, done and edited with iPhone Explorer and TextEdit
    1. bm3074's Avatar
      bm3074 -
      works gr8, done with ifile. thanks heaps
    1. jay716's Avatar
      jay716 -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      Works perfect, done and edited with iPhone Explorer and TextEdit
      Do you need to be jail broken using Iexplorer cause I don't see system/library/coreservices/

      Nevermind thanks anyway I answerd my on question I'll just wait for the jailbreak
    1. GrandMasterB's Avatar
      GrandMasterB -
      For whatever its worth I don't have a N90AP.plist. Mine is named N92AP.plist. Edited the plist as instructed and it works great. THANKS!
    1. nataliesn's Avatar
      nataliesn -
      AWESOME !!!</br></br>
      If you've got more "Easter eggs" - Please share with us </br>
      thanks!!</br></br>

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      Jailbreak & Unlock
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Will that also work with IOS 4.3.3?Better than another MS task.
    1. thehunter398's Avatar
      thehunter398 -
      Admin edit
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Very nice tweak! I wish they could do this with the new "Mirroring" feature on the iPhone 4S & iPad2... I love using it on my iPad2 but really would like to use it on my jailbroken iPhone 4 Anyone here know if its as simple as a .plist tweak?
    1. srome95's Avatar
      srome95 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Will that also work with IOS 4.3.3?Better than another MS task.
      no this is an iOS5 easter egg, it wasnt included in iOS4
    1. spektro's Avatar
      spektro -
      Works only in iOS 5.For those wondering how could this be found, see below. Its pretty obvious when you look for in the correct place:By spkdev at 2011-11-16
    1. EBASS's Avatar
      EBASS -
      is there a sep by step vid for this...lol
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      Quote Originally Posted by thehunter398; View Post
      admin edit
      My 3G is compatible with ios5 just not the cracked version.and dude piracy isn't tolerated on this forum
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