1. porksoda's Avatar
    Ever since i got my ip4 i jb'd it and facetime didn't work i never bothered to update it and i tried everything that google could find.

    Recently i up'd to 4.3.3 and jbd and got everything going and facetime still doesn't work.

    I use skype to simulate facetime but would like to know if any of you out there with jb'd devices have facetime working?

    Also any pointers on how to get it going? From settings when i enable it, it stays on says waiting for activation and then goes back to Off.

    Perhaps something needs to be added by provider? their tech said to exchange the phone.

    FIXED:

    So after spending countless hours and trying various "tips and tricks" i found the problem.

    *** DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ***

    I have facetime working... for those who have JB'd phone and facetime is not working i can't tell which app but probably one of the apps from cydia edited a file.

    Under /system/library/launchdaemons/
    in the file com.apple.imagent.plist

    There is a Key/String

    <key>DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES</key>
    <string>/Library/MobileSubstrate/MobileSubstrate.dylib</string>

    delete this and save the file... restart the phone and bam... facetime icon set to on and it was enabled.

    PROBLEM SOLVED!!! Now going to try facetime for the first time.
    Last edited by porksoda; 06-12-2011 at 01:30 AM.
    06-07-2011 09:27 PM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    Ideas:
    Make sure you have SMS & MMS enabled
    Reset Network Settings
    Check out this post.
    06-07-2011 10:18 PM
  3. porksoda's Avatar
    Ideas:
    Make sure you have SMS & MMS enabled
    Reset Network Settings
    Check out this post.
    i have tried everything.

    SMS & MMS is enabled...

    is yours JBd and facetime works?
    06-08-2011 11:20 AM
  4. eye4ni's Avatar
    jailbroken here with no issues using Facetime.
    06-08-2011 03:10 PM
  5. mgregg99's Avatar
    I have the opposite problem. Face Time works, but there's no video option when using Skype.
    06-08-2011 03:10 PM
  6. diegoeatspandas#IM's Avatar
    Uh, do you have wifi on? Remember that you can only use facetime only while on wifi unless you get 3g unrestricter or something similar.
    06-08-2011 03:29 PM
  7. porksoda's Avatar
    jailbroken here with no issues using Facetime.
    interesting... i think there is probably something i installed that did'nt get removed completely and is now part of my backups...

    Any way to see in the FS where an app would have patched or "touched" facetime packages or config files?
    06-08-2011 07:56 PM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'm gonna ask a stupid question but did you turn your FaceTime on in settings? It wasn't on by default on my phone. Also try both calling someone and having someone call you. My phone will not receive FaceTime calls but it works if I send the call. Also are you trying to call at work or home? My phone doesn't work at work for FaceTime and neither does my MBP so I figured that the firewall was the issue because it worka fine at home. I also don't have a dataplan on my phone so for some reason even though it goes over Wifi this affects it. There are other friends who have data plans and their FaceTime works perfectly. It's not my phone since this is my second one with the EXACT same issues.
    06-10-2011 06:58 AM
  9. porksoda's Avatar
    in settings is where the problem is ... face time when i turn on... it says waiting for activation and then it goes off on its own.
    06-10-2011 07:41 AM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    in settings is where the problem is ... face time when i turn on... it says waiting for activation and then it goes off on its own.
    Are you logged in to the App Store with your Apple ID? Then I would say go to an official firmware and see if you still have the problem. If you do take it in to an Apple Store. My iPhone 4 has been JBen for many firmwares and it always works.
    06-10-2011 07:45 AM
  11. porksoda's Avatar
    Are you logged in to the App Store with your Apple ID? Then I would say go to an official firmware and see if you still have the problem. If you do take it in to an Apple Store. My iPhone 4 has been JBen for many firmwares and it always works.
    yup i use the apple id in the app store and its connected/logged in.

    I guess i will wait for the next firmware update as there are a ton of apps in cydia i would have to install if i restores and started over again.
    06-10-2011 11:07 AM
  12. joescro's Avatar
    I had this same exact problem. I would enable FaceTime in my Settings, close out, IMMEDIATELY reopen Settings and for some reason the slider bar was on 'Disable'. Reboot, respring, nothing fixed it. I finally got it working by calling apple (or AT&T? I can't remember) and explaining the problem and they were able to walk me through a fix.
    06-10-2011 11:31 AM
  13. porksoda's Avatar
    So after spending countless hours and trying various "tips and tricks" i found the problem.

    *** DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ***

    I have facetime working... for those who have JB'd phone and facetime is not working i can't tell which app but probably one of the apps from cydia edited a file.

    Under /system/library/launchdaemons/
    in the file com.apple.imagent.plist

    There is a Key/String

    <key>DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES</key>
    <string>/Library/MobileSubstrate/MobileSubstrate.dylib</string>

    delete this and save the file... restart the phone and bam... facetime icon set to on and it was enabled.

    PROBLEM SOLVED!!! Now going to try facetime for the first time.
    06-12-2011 12:41 AM
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