I was stuck with an iPhone purchased in the middle-east where Apple blocks FaceTime – Turns out that its just a matter of Carrier Bundles – Apple , from iOS 7 , started signing the carrier bundles , so they couldn’t be modified by end-customers , any modification would result in change of the signature with the modification over-written on reboot with a standard bundle. A developer team from china enabled modifications by releasing a com-center patch that allows an over-ride for the signature check.

You need to have a jail broken phone with Cydia installed.

1. First add the repo for chinasnow in cydia. The repo url is http://apt.chinasnow.net

2. Install com-center-for-ios-8 patch from the repo.

3. Reboot / Respring your phone

4. Open up iFile ( Can be installed from Cydia )

5. Edit /var/mobile/Library/CarrierBundle.bundle/carrier.plist ,  (

Use text viewer mode and click the Edit button to edit the file )

6. Add the following on the 5th line in the file,

<key>AllowsVoIP</key>
<true/>

7. Close the file and reboot your device.

You’ll have FaceTime available in the options and the FaceTime app icon will pop-up as well. If it doesn’t work , reboot again.

Cheers!

Enable FaceTime on Your Middle-eastern iPhone/iPad

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