by Joe White
January 25, 2012
The iPad's great, but for some reason there are a few built-in iPhone apps Apple decided to keep away from the "magical and revolutionary" tablet. If you have an iPhone and iPad, you'll know that your smart phone's Calculator, Clock, Compass, Stocks, Weather and Voice Memos apps aren't built into the iPad version of Apple's mobile operating system, which is a bit of a shame (especially, I would say, with regards to the Clock app). Fortunately, where Apple fails, the jailbreak community more often than not succeeds: a new tweak, called "Belfry," can add those stock iPhone apps to a jailbroken iPad for free. Plus, what's even more impressive about the tweak (which was developed by the famous Ryan Petrich [@rpetrich]) is that both the Clock and Stocks apps work in the iPad's native resolution, though the rest must be zoomed up and displayed in "compatibility mode." If you recently jailbroke your iPad using @pod2g's exploit (and the Chronic Dev Team's Absinthe jailbreak tool), this is certainly a tweak you'll want to install. It's available via the BigBoss Repository - this should already be added to your Cydia app - and, as mentioned, can be downloaded for free. Do note, though, that the installation took quite some time for me - don't be persuaded to quit Cydia if you're stuck at the "Preparing Belfry" phase, the process will finish up soon enough! Enjoy the tweak, and if you have any recommendations of your own, please feel free to post them in the comments. Thanks to iDownloadBlog for spotting this one.