Browsing through proxy server over 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stewacide, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. stewacide macrumors regular

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    Googling, I can't find any way to browse through an http proxy server over 3G without resorting to VPN. Does anyone know if this is possible? Given the myriad hacks available for jailbroken phones it surprises me seemingly nobody has implemented this (I assume this is a standard built-in option on most other phones).

    P.s. my aim is to save bandwidth using a service like fastun.com on my iPhone. As things stand I'm using FAR less bandwidth when tethered on my laptop using Fastun or Opera w/ Turbo enabled then when browsing uncompressed on Mobile Safari.

    P.p.s. I know this is sort-of possible using Opera for iPhone (which uses Operas proxies by default), but its never been upgraded for the iPhone 4's display (looks terribly low rez), and just isn't as nice as Safari on the iPhone.
     
  2. bleedinge macrumors newbie

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    I've been also trying to find a solution for this.

    It isn't true that all phones allow this.
    For instance, just CyanogenMod (a custom rom) on Android implements a hack for this allowing to tunnel traffic through an unauthenticated proxy.

    On iPhone, the only app I've located that allows this is Pixy, but it's just a simple browser (and far too simple).

    The VPN works (I'm using openvpn), but I don't use it that much as it isn't as reliable as expected.
     
  3. stewacide thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pixy is exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for (except that it's in Japanese). Nice find! Strange that nobody has released something similar in English, or a hack for mobile safari implementing the same thing. I'd think it'd be a trivially easy project for anyone with experience developing for the iPhone.
     

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