Auto3G, worth the money?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aelalfy, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. aelalfy macrumors 6502a

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    Priced at $5.99, anyone try it? I think it's a good idea surprised apple doesn't implement that natively because they turn wifi off when the phone is locked

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  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Really depends how long it takes it to kick back into 3G mode. If you do it through your settings, it takes too long to have it doing it all the time.
     
  4. aelalfy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Come on man, the time it took you to make that comment, you could have went into cydia, typed "Auto3G" and read about it.

    Yea very good time, I don't see myself shedding 5.99 for it tho. See I always pay for my apps, regardless AppStore or cydia but especially cydia since I really like apps that are helpful to the general but apple won't accept them because of whatever reason. I want to try this but not paying 5.99 and will not give in to cracking apps.

    Thanks
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  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    According to Cydia, it was available at 5:56 pm Eastern today. How could anyone have tried it and formed an opinion?

    Also announced was Synchronicity, which I bet sells 2 copies, his mom and dad.
     
  6. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502

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    This tweak looks nice but it needs a way to add apps to a list that will not allow Auto3G to switch to edge if they are running in the background, like streaming apps, tether, etc... switching to 3G to EDGE can cause some 3-15 sec downtime maybe longer.

    I wonder how phone calls work. Say if your friend asked you too look something up on the internet and Auto3G switch from EDGE to 3G because you are out of the lock screen, would it cut the call?
     
  7. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Not something I need. I just turn it off via SBS when traveling since I know I wont be getting it anywhere on the roads. So far even with it on, my battery life has been fine.
     
  8. onefish2 macrumors member

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    Another tweak worth .99 cents. $5.99 is this dev crazy??
     
  9. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, Krafty. Based on what it does, $5.99 is a rip off. .99 cent sounds about right, maybe even $1.99.
     
  10. nednarm macrumors 6502

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    yeah I really like the idea of this app, but $5.99 is too much. I don't think I'll bother.
     
  11. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Good to know.
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    OK OP, a new thread (separate) on both of tonight's new hacks.
    Is this the start of a trend ?

    Just a read of the description would tell the average user that neither hack fits the mainstream jailbreaking community's real needs.

    Seems the responses in both threads confirm.
     
  13. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

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    Not a bad idea, but worth about 99 cents. He'd prob sell a bunch to 3g and 3gs users, not as many ip4 users are concerned about battery life.
     
  14. Dizle macrumors 6502

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    I would be willing to shell out the six bucks if I could try it first and know that it worked well with phone calls, didn't lag etc.
     
  15. LiveFreeDie macrumors regular

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    I'll "test" it out first, if I decide its worth it I will pay the $5.99. If I don't like it or not worth it to me I will uninstall it.
     
  16. labman macrumors 604

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    Dev should offer a trial I want to see proof that I'll get 100% better battery life then it might be worth $6 bucks, but yes could pretty easily do the same thing though SBSettings . just turn off 3G before being done turn on 3G after unlocking.
     
  17. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    Its a good idea, I tried on my iPhone 4,switches back pretty quick

    only issue I have is if im listening to Pandora or Wunder Radio( Streaming music) it forces to Edge when the screen dims, and that makes it buffer sincce its not playing over 3G anymore

    heres the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofz5tHovSaI&feature=player_embedded
     
  18. LiveFreeDie macrumors regular

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    The comment on that youtube video is actually a very good question

    "let say, my phone is locked (screen off), this app turns off my 3G. then i get a call(screen on), will the call cut off when this app reactivated 3g?"

    Can anyone try this out? and report back?
     
  19. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont see why it would... If i drive into a 3G zone from Edge, my calls are not disconnected... This app works really well so far, jumps back into 3G within ab 2 secs.
     
  20. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    The primary purpose of this app is to extend battery life. Does it?
     
  21. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually just started using it but I imagine it will beings that Edge supposedly burns so much less juice than 3G.We shall see
     
  22. iHOS macrumors newbie

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    The app switch to 3G within 2 sec.
    No disconnect occur as long as u got officially unlocked device!!
     
  23. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    Why's it have to be unlocked?
     
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