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How To Install The Hidden Facebook iPad App

How To Install The Hidden Facebook iPad App

Earlier today it was revealed that Facebook’s iPad app is secretly hidden within their iPhone app.

The Facebook iPad app is a complete overhaul of their current iOS app for the iPhone and brings with much improved functionality and a sweet user interface.

Below you will find some simple instructions on how to install the leaked Facebook iPad app. You will need to be running a Jailbroken iPad to order to install Facebook for iPad but once you have a JB’d iPad, it’s a really simple process to reveal it.

How to install the Facebook iPad App

1. First you must Jailbreak your iPad. Instructions on how to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 can be found here while 4.3.4 can be found here.

2. After you have Jailbreaked your iPad, you must make sure that the Facebook iPhone app (version 3.4.4) is on your iPad. You can do this by syncing your apps with iTunes or by installing the iPhone app directly from the App Store on your iPad.

3. Enter Cydia and search for the app iFile. After you have installed iFile, go to preferences, turn on application names, then go to Applications > Facebook > Facebook.app > info.plist > and finally select UIDeviceFamily.

4. Change the value from 1 to 2 and hit done.

5. Restart your iPad and now when you access the Facebook app it will load up the iPad Facebook app.

6. Enjoy!

A video that guides you through settings 3 and 4 was posted by Adrian Duros to Youtube and is embed below.

It’s not yet known when Facebook will officially release their iPad app but fingers crossed this leak will speed up their release plans. If you don’t want to go to the bother of Jailbreaking your iPad, it might be mere weeks before an official release is announced.

Worth the wait, or are you already at step 4?

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  1. Jeepguru says:

    What about for all of us that do not have a JB ipad?

    1. We will have to wait until the officially release it on the App Store

      1. Marcus Iafrancesco says:

        no you wont, you can do it all ready SoldierKnowsBest did a tutorial on his YouTube channel 

      2. Marcus Iafrancesco says:

        no you wont, you can do it all ready SoldierKnowsBest did a tutorial on his YouTube channel 

  2. Rene Jullien says:

    Login is no more working with this new config. I got the brand new appli, but they refuse the login, whereas it works with others apps

    1. Rshjr30 says:

      login wont work in new facebook app

  3. Mike Silver says:

    Just for clarity…

    I have successfully changed the value to 2.
    restarted iPad.
    New Facebook app opens, but it would appear that Facebook servers are actively refusing logins from this client version with error 
    “Login Failed
    Unable to connect to Facebook.
    Please try again later.”

    Boo!  Hurry up Facebook, the iPad app is long overdue!

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