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How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Posted May 7, 2010 at 12:34am by iClarified · 177625 views
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These are instructions on how to make iPhone applications run as iPad apps without pixelation or size doubling.

Please note that not every app will format properly using this method; however, for some apps it may work very well.

Step One
Jailbreak your iPad. You can find instructions on how to do this using the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard.

Step Two
Install OpenSSH from Cydia. You can find instructions on how to do that here.

Step Three
Connect your iPad to the same local network as your computer and launch Fugu. If you do not have Fugu installed you can get it here.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Four
Enter the IP Address of your iPad in the Connect To: field. Set the Username: to root and click the Connect button.

*If you do not know how to find the IP Address of your iPad you can find instructions on how to do that here
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Five
When prompted enter in your root password. If you haven't changed it then the root password will be alpine. Click Authenticate to continue.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Six
Click the Go To... button on the toolbar.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Seven
Enter /var/mobile/Applications, ensure Remotely is selected and click the Go button.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Eight
You will be presented with a list of application folders. Unfortunately its a bit difficult to determine which application is which. Use the date modified to help you.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Double click a folder and you will notice the another folder with the application name, for example: BeejiveIM.app
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Nine
Double click to enter the .app folder and drag the Info.plist from the right pane to the left pane. This will copy the file to your computer.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Ten
Right click (Control+click) the newly copied Info.plist file in the left panel and click Open form the contextual menu.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Eleven
Property List Editor will open the file. Click Add Child from the toolbar and name the new child UIDeviceFamily.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Right click the UIDeviceFamily entry we just created and then select Value Type then Array from the contextual menus.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

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Click the arrow to the left of UIDeviceFamily so that it points down.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Click the Add Child toolbar button twice.
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Set the values of the newly created items to 1 and 2.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Click Save from the File menu to save your changes.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Twelve
Go back to Fugu and drag the Info.plist file from the left panel to the right.

You will be asked to confirm. Click the Overwrite button.
How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

Step Thirteen
Respring your iPad or turn it on and off to see the improvement.

How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

How to Make iPhone Apps iPad Compatible

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M
M - May 17, 2014 at 4:03am
Just wanted to say how much this helped me! Thanks a lot :)
Anon
Anon - June 14, 2012 at 8:23pm
Awesome guide!
JohanP
JohanP - July 25, 2011 at 3:25pm
THi works perfectly, thanks. 2 things though: 1)Make sure you've got the latest version of the Facebook app. 2)iFile from Cydia works much easier. Just use the text editor and add a 2nd entry as per the tuturial.
Rajaspidey
Rajaspidey - July 16, 2011 at 1:17pm
how to batch change the settings..!!
uclakb
uclakb - August 11, 2010 at 7:17pm
1. I modified the info.plist file for the only app I don't really care about... FaceBook 2. UIDeviceFamily already existed so I added another child item such that Item 1 = 1 and Item 2 = 2 3. Power cycled iPad and FaceBook now fills the entire screen and is much more manageable. **BAD SIDE EFFECTS** 1. No more signal strength bars above my WiFi icon 2. After connecting and disconnecting Fugu a second time, iPad in the upper left corner was replaced with its IP address... which is actually kinda cool but still no signal strength indicators. 3. Wireless performance sucks again. Have power cycled and Reset All Settings to no avail.
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