FaceForward – Hack Enables Hidden Facebook For iPad App

Facebook for iPhone

Facebook quickly blocked the hack that enabled the hidden yet-to-be-launched Facebook for iPad app hidden in the iPhone app.

But chpwn, developer of jailbreak apps such as Infiniboard, Infinidock, Infinifolder, ProSwitcher, VoiceActivator has released a jailbreak tweak called FaceForward to re-enable the iPad app on a jailbroken iPad.

Here’s a quick description of the jailbreak tweak from Cydia:

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.

To use FaceForward, download the official Facebook for iPhone application from the App Store and install FaceForward. You will now be able to access Facebook for iPad.

You might need to delete and re-install your Facebook app if it crashes on startup.

You can follow these simple instructions to enable the hidden iPad app on your jailbroken iPad:

  • Install Facebook for iPhone on your iPad (iTunes link) from the App Store
  • Then launch Cydia from your iPad’s home screen
  • Tap on the Search tab and search for FaceForward
  • Tap and select FaceForward from the search results
  • Tap on the Install button in the top right corner
  • Then tap Confirm to install FaceForward on your jailbroken iPad
  • You will be prompted to reboot your iPad

That’s it. After rebooting the iPad, you should be able to access the hidden Facebook for iPad app.

Thanks to reader Helicopter for the tip!

As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.