How To Install and Run iMovie On Your Jailbroken iPad (Detailed Tutorial)
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know that Jailbroken iPad users can now enjoy the full iPhone App iMovie experience with just a few hacks.
You all may know that iMovie will not run on the iPad as it is only made for iPhones and iPod Touch Devices but with a few tweaks and file editing you can have the full iMovie experience on your Jailbroken iPad.
The iPad’s larger screen definitely makes it easier to edit videos along with but there is one problem, we have no camera on our iPad!
Follow this Tutorial which will show you How you can install iMovie on your jailbroken iPad:
Download iMovie.app from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 or any other way you can get it. NOTE: I don’t host any Cracked IPA files on my servers and never did so please don’t ask me for the IPA file… You can download all types and kinds of Cracked IPA files from AppTrackr.org which is the biggest database for cracked IPA files, just search for iMovie and download it.
After copying to iTunes you will have to right click on the iMovie icon and choose to show in finder/explorer.
Backup original .app before proceeding. Now copy and paste the iMovie.app or .ipa to your desktop and rename it to iMovie.zip (Basically you will be changing the “extension” of the iMovie file from “.app” or “.ipa” to “.zip”.
When you will change the extension to .ZIP you will be asked if you are sure you want to change the extension simply choose yes and the app should turn into a zip folder.
Double click the folder to unzip it and navigate to iMovie/Payload, you should see a iMovie.app icon so drag and drop that to your desktop. You can delete the unzipped folder after you take the app out.
Now you need to copy the iMovie.app that you took out of the folder to your iPad. NOTE: You will have to SSH into your iPad with Cyberduck (Mac) or WinSCP (Windows).
- If you’re using PC you have to have/download WinSCP
(If you don’t know what WinSCP is please Read This Article)
- If you’re using Mac you have to have /download CyberDuck
(Same as WinSCP but for Mac)
- Make sure you have OpenSSH installed and running on your iPhone
(If you don’t know what OpenSSH is please Read This Article)
- You have to Download iMovie.IPA File and Save it to your Computer, this a “cracked .ipa” from AppTrackr.org
After you install OpenSSH on your iPad per instructions in the tutorial listed above link, you will have to connect to your iPad via SSH / Cyberduck or WinSCP.
Open a SSH client like Cyberduck and connect your iPad. You can either do this from the Bonjour tab if Cyberduck finds your device on your local network, or manually open a connection by entering your iPad’s IP address then “root” and “alpine” as username and password, respectively.
In host name field, type in the IP address of your iPhone. Make sure the port number is set to “22” by default this option is already set to 22 but in case it’s not then change it.
For user name use “root” and for password use “alpine” (NOTE: This user name and password is the same for all iPhones and iTouch iPods ever made by Apple). Don’t worry about any other fields or options.
Navigate to the root “/” then open the “Applications” folder. Drag the iMovie.app file in there and wait for the upload to finish.
Once the file is on your iPad, right-click on it and choose “Info”. You have to change the file’s permissions to 777 in order to install it on the device. Make sure to click on “Apply changes recursively” so that every file inside the iMovie folder will have permissions set to 777.
You’ll notice that iMovie still doesn’t show up on the iPad. Respring (either using SBSettings or Respring from Cydia) and you’ll see it on your homescreen.
Now, the app runs as an iPhone app in compatibility mode “out of the box”. To give it a much more iPad-like feeling, you’ll have to upscale it to a native resolution using FullForce from Cydia.
Install FullForce (free) from Cydia. Open Cydia and search for FullForce then tap on it, tap on Install button at the top right corner and then Confirm button at the top right corner. NOTE: There is no icon for FullForce package so don’t be looking for it on your springboard.
I have written very detailed tutorial about FullForce tweak and how to install it and use it on your iPad. You can check it out by following this link: How to Install and Use FullForce Extension on iPad
Once you install FullForce on your iPad go to SETTINGS APP on your iPad and then scroll down until you see new EXTENSION called FullForce… Tap on FullForce to open this extension, choose iMovie, set the TOGGLE to ON position and try to open it again.
You’ll see that it’s running in native “iPad-mode” with a proper resolution — or at least something better than a bigger iPhone version.
You’ll be able to import and edit videos on the iPad taking advantage of the larger screen and interface. We look forward to seeing Apple’s official update to iMovie in the App Store but in the meantime, this is a pretty good way to have it running on your tablets.