3G tricking workround

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jimmy83, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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  2. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I was using Tricker Three G and loving it on my 3g. Now that I've upgraded to a 3G S, neither application is available to me and my life is over! How can I live without Slingplayer over 3G my only real reason for jailbreaking?? :mad:
     
  3. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Has Tricker3G replaced VoIPOver3G?

    I cant for the life of me find it on my 3G :( Ive added the pwncenter sources :(
     
  4. GregorioM macrumors newbie

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    Tricker3G and VoIPOver3g are different programs which essentially do the same job one is not really a replacement for the other, just different Devs. Tricker3g has recently been removed from Cydia. Hopefully to be updated for the 3gs but it's also possible the Dev was upset by the backlash when he asked for donations to buy himself a 3gs. Rumor has it that VoIPOver3g may be updated for the 3gs in a couple of weeks.

    I depend on it with backgrounder to have Skype running permanently in the background to receive calls. Without Voip3G or Tricker3G I can only receive calls when I'm connected via WiFi :(

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  5. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the heads up, where did you source this info from btw?

    I can see Voip3G in Cydia, will that work ok on a 3G 3.0?
     
  6. GregorioM macrumors newbie

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    I got it from a number of places, as I've been doing research for the last week, when I first ran into this problem. I've put it together from Twitter, dev blogs, ModMyi forum, and even jenzo on here:

    Skype over 3G in iPhone 3GS

    I do not have a 3g but from my research VoIPOver3G seems to work fine on 3G OS 3.0 iphones. The problem appears to only affect the iPhone 3GS rather than with OS 3.0 itself.

    According to jenzo in the thread mentioned above, when VoIPOver3g is updated the dev may charge for it. So as you have a 3G and the current version of VoIPOver3G should work for you, I'd download and install it before it gets updated and you have to pay!

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  7. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks

    Do you know how to use VoIPOver3G to truck the AppStore to think it's on a wifi connection-when you are just on 3G?
     
  8. threezero macrumors 6502

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    ^ ditto. and also youtube so it will always play in high quality.
     
  9. GregorioM macrumors newbie

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    Good news for you and bad. The bad news is that I don't know how to do what you're asking but the good news is that I'm sure you can!

    I remember reading in more than one place when researching, that there's a config (.plist) file somewhere on the iPhone which has default keys (settings) to fool Skype, Fring and another app into using 3G instead of WiFi. I also remember that it's a simple edit of this file to add other apps to the list which are fooled. Unfortunately, as it didn't solve the problem I was trying to fix I didn't bother to bookmark or save the info. I think it was either on this site somewhere or the modmyi forum (or possibly both) but I'm sure if you do a search it won't be too difficult to find. You'll need SSH and a plist editor, I used OpenSSH and WinScp for windows to transfer the config file and "PList Editor for Windows" to edit it.

    It sounds like it's a bit of a task but it's actually pretty simple. I'm not a dev or experienced in hacking into the iPhone but I would guess that it'll take half an hour or less to download and install the progs, edit the config file and be up and running with app store over 3G. If you really know what you're doing you can probably do it in 10 mins and if you've already got all the progs you can probably do it in a couple of mins.

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  10. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, thats good to know. Iam pretty sure I can manage that :D

    Now just need to find the link for all the info....anyone?
     
  11. threezero macrumors 6502

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    ^ i have try editingt he config flie before on 3g running 2.2

    can't fool the stock apple apps only fringe and skype etc.

    voipover3g also state that if the config file is remove it will default to tricking 3g for all apps, didn't worked for me either
     
  12. GregorioM macrumors newbie

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    I've never tried to use it personally for the app store but for some people at least it seems to work:

    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/3rd-party-apps-requests/655811-voipover3g-appstore-3-0-a.html

    The latest rumor on ModMyi is that crash-x was supposed to be releasing an updated version of VoipOver3g to beta testers yesterday, Saturday! No indication if it's actually been distributed or of how long it will be after that point before it hits Cydia but at least something seems to be happening!

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