A couple days ago, Sebastien reported on a hack called FaceTime Hacktivator, which is a tweak that allows you to use FaceTime in areas where it has been banned. There are reportedly a few places in the Middle East that have restricted Apple’s video calling feature, so this will prove most useful to those using iPhones in those areas.

MiddleWhat does the same thing as FaceTime Hacktivator, with one small difference. I guess you could say it takes the “middle man” out of the equation. That is, it’s featured on the stock Cydia repos, so there’s no need to add a separate repository just to get access to this hack. Although, if you were too lazy to add the repo reported in yesterday’s article, chances are you don’t care that much about FaceTime anyway.

Without a doubt, this hack will be popular for those residing in countries where FaceTime has been banned, especially with it recently picking up some much needed momentum. If you can remember, the iPod Touch 4G was released with Native FaceTime support back in September, and Mac desktops just received a beta version of the software during Apple’s Back to the Mac event a little over a week ago.

Again, the developers make note that this hack is for the iPhone 4 only, and it won’t enable FaceTime for any other reason other than a region lock. You will need to have a jailbroken iPhone to use this hack, as it requires Cydia access in order to download and install.

Do you reside in a country where FaceTime has been restricted? Let us know how this tweak works for you.

  • Hashim

    I’m in Saudi Arabia. I used yesterdays method by adding iphoneislam repository. It worked very well

  • Redford

    Works flawless in Dubai – confirmed! Big thanks to the writer of the app! Two thumbs up for IDB, for sharing the info! more power!! whoah!

  • rakha

    nice jobs….working well…..thank’s a lot bro

  • Kosesho

    It look like this hack work only for 4.1
    I have 4.0.1 i installed it and i lost my network. Invalid sim error
    I have to rest my network setting :(((
    Jordan with lov

  • Al

    I’m from Saudi Arabia… and just tested this hack and the other one .. on two iphone 4’s ..worked perfectly! FaceTime is back! 😀

  • Ishani

    I m in UAE … i just activate face time with Middlewhat but on facetime icon (?) exclamation mark is there. I can see only front camera any Help?

  • Ishani

    Sorry its Question mark (?)…

  • lien leoj

    does factime hactivator works on ios 4.2.1?

  • just tried it and it works like magic…. 😀
    but there’s one question … why isn’t there any springboard icon ?? there’s only a tab in the settings section … ( which is great ) … but wouldn’t it be more fun to have the icon on the springboard itself ?? GREETINGS FROM JORDAN <3

  • Naif

    It dose not work with ios6. Isadoun there any update to support ios6?

  • Fadi Shaya


    there is no any update for this MiddleWhat on IOS 7

  • Burny Bits

    Does anyone knows how to do it on IPADmini wifi? or does it work on IPADmini wifi?

  • Burny Bits

    Does anybody knows how to Get facetime in IPAD mini wifi?