Despite the fact that there are fewer and fewer, there are still applications that have been conceived for iPhone and that when executed on the iPad are seen in a very small size or in the uncomfortable 2x effect, which doubles the pixels to be able to see the said application in full screen. As is common, we are not aware of why Apple does not make apps compatible between its different devices, but the Cydia community has managed to reverse this situation thanks to a useful tweak: FullForce. Let’s see how to use it properly.
How to Fix Application Compatibility – Automatic Method
First and foremost, of course, your iPad must have the jailbreak, if you don’t have it yet, you can get it in our Jailbreak section, where you can find everything you need to do it.
The next step is to search for the “FullForce” plug-in in Cydia. You will find it in the Big Boss catalogue, you can use the one that comes by default. Install it on your iPad and restart. In Settings / Extensions, you will see that the FullForce plug-in is already listed, you will also see the list of applications installed with compatibility.
There is another extension of the same FullForce that it would be more advisable to install if you have the latest generation iPad with Retina display, we are talking about “RetinaPad” that will improve the quality of the application to be adjusted for that specific screen. The downside, $ 2.99 is the cost you have to face if you opt for this option.
How to Fix Application Compatibility – Manual Method
The problem may persist with some apps since it will not have FullForce compatibility, but even in that case we can have a solution:
We will access via SSH to the iPad folders. We look for the path ” / var / mobile / Applications “, where all our installed applications will be housed, but you will have to locate them by the installation date since their name does not appear in each folder. It is not a problem, since spending a little time, entering the folders of the root directory, you can see the names of each application.
Once the folder of the application we want is selected, we access said folder with the extension “.app”, we look for and copy the file “ info.plist ” to the desktop. We open it (if we are on Mac, for Windows we will have to download a version of the ” Property List Editor ” to be able to edit it) and we will get something like the image.
We create a new entry using the “Add Child” button and name it “UIDeviceFamily”. After creation, we press the right button and we must choose the value “Array” in the menu “Value Type”.
Within the same line that we have created, we will have to create two more, with which, we select “UIDeviceFamily” and create “Item 0” and “Item 1”, granting the values 1 and 2 respectively as you see in the image.
We save the file and return to the iPad folders, we just have to replace the file in the location from which we had copied it with the modified “Info.plist” on the desktop.
It only remains to restart the iPad and the changes will take effect, the modified application should already work correctly in full screen.
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