iPhone Moviebox without jailbreak?

avoidandroid

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Is there a way to install movie box on a non jailbroken device? I thought I saw a thread recently on how to do it but can't seem to find it.
 

NameUndecided

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I got the app installed on both ipad and iphone, but I think their server must be overloaded. It's very slow and won't play or download anything.
Yeah, I only downloaded one movie I think two (or three?) days ago, and it honestly took about two hours to download 600something megabytes.

I only tried streaming one movie just to see how well it worked, and it started up just fine but I didn't watch for more than a minute or two. AirPlay didn't seem to want to work in that one instance that I tried it, unfortunately.

But I think these movies are streamed in the same way as torrents are -- so it could depend on how many people are "attached" to a given title (the more the better and faster), rather than anything on Movie Box's servers. I could be wrong and I don't know how it all works.

I deleted the app because it's nice but I don't need it, and I quickly realized "Oh, this might not be the most secure way to download studio owned films…" :p
 

powerstrokin

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May 18, 2013
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Haha yeah I hear you. Back to the tried and true uTorrent and Yify I suppose!

Would be nice if it worked better. I might see if it's any different on Android though.
 

Prabas

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Should be safe, we don't have root access anyways because device isn't Jailbroken.

Installed PopcornTime too, but it wont play anything.
 
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Truefan31

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Interesting that movie box can be loaded without jb. It's one of the few reasons I haven't updated to iOS 8
 

HankHowdy

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I lost my jailbreak and was bummed about not having moviebox.

I just installed it and it works! All that's needed is a reboot.

All I need now is a way to tether and I won't need a jailbreak......…ever.
 

HankHowdy

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............and it keeps getting better. I just figured out that I can use movie box on my iPhone and mirror it to the Apple TV with out being on wifi. I can now use my LTE connection to run movie box. My home internet is terrible so I rely on my LTE a lot. I also have unlimited data.

So only really need tethering abilities for iPad on the go.

iOS 8 is really growing on me. Lots of cool stuff like this.
 

Prabas

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It doesn't have to run in the background, I killed it and later opened it without any problems.
 

lyceumHQ

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I didn't realise you could install moviebox without jailbreaking. Wish there was a way to install XBMC too. Then I'd not have to worry about jailbreaking my iPad as they're the only reason I do so.
 

OutSpoken

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Does anyone know how to clear the cache with these apps on non jailbroken devices? I have popcorn time installed on my iPhone 6 working perfectly but Ive stopped using it until I get an answer to the cache issue.:(
 

LosAngelesRider

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I got Moviebox and Musicbox with the following...

$9.99

http://registermyios.com/udid.php

$4.99

https://secure.zeusmos.com/store/install.php
 
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