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FaceTime works on jailbroken iPhone 3GS using Cydia with limited functions

The Apple’s own version of video conferencing, FaceTime which works on Wi-Fi connectivity only on iphone 4 is out on iphone 3GS also. The major requirement is Jailbreaking the iphone first, which is not recommended.


The enterprising developers managed to do that but does not seem that impressive since iphone 3GS lacked front facing camera, hence the caller at the other line can only watch your palm wrapped around the rear-facing camera of your older handset.


Jailbreaking is a process which can void Apple's warranty on the device, according to Apple and hence it is not recommended at large. One can only use Face time in iphone 4 previously ,which means while you are using your favorite iphone 3GS you will not able to use the latest video calling feature on that, as the other person might also require the same phone.


However, now FaceTime work over the iphone 3GS, as long as it is jailbroken, even after lacking the front facing camera, so either you need a mirror facing you with your phone's display reflected on it, not a very realistic approach however at least it works.



FaceTime works with limited functionality on iPhone 3GS and only available in latest iphone devices, one needs a front facing camera, but if someone still needs the video conferencing service, one can install Facelt-3GS, an Cydia application.


To enable this feature one needs to jailbreak the phone first and launch Cydia, then one needs to select ‘Manage’ tab at the bottom of the phone and select ‘sources’, after selecting ‘edit’ and selecting ‘add’ now one can enter the url, apps.iphoneislam.com, and select add source, once Cydia has added the source, one could click on ‘Return to Cydia’ button, so after the installation is complete one needs to find FaceIt-3GS in Cydia and install it. Finally rebooting will do the rest.


Facelt-3GS enable FaceTime calling option on iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.1. The only added functionality this cydia application appears to give iPhone 3GS owners is the ability to accept FaceTime calls from an iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, or Mac. It can eventually allow you view someone else’s FaceTime video.

Comments

FaceTime works on jailbroken iPhone 3GS using Cydia
Personally, I wouldn’t jailbreak my own iPhone. It will be risky to void my warranty, and worse, I may not able to handle the damage it will cause, I might lose my iPhone forever. But for those who has stronger heart, this is a witty idea.
Posted by Christine Bautista
FaceTime works on jailbroken iPhone 3GS using Cydia with limited funct
What is really nice about this ability is that FaceTime works with limited functionality on iPhone 3GS but there's a bad feedback, as far as it is only available in latest iphone devices
Posted by Iryna T.