Restricting data usage with jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by wjlafrance, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Howdy. I'm switching over to PagePlus from Verizon and I want to be able to restrict my data usage. I want to try out the 10MB/20MB plans cause I'm a (very) cheap bastard, but I want to be able to keep using iMessage.

    Is there a way to restrict ALL data usage over cellular, except iMessage?
  2. 134679852 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    I'm looking for a solution for this as well. I've only a limited 10mb data plan and I'm planning to use it only for iMessage. Any updates?
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yeah good luck with a 10mb plan on an iPhone.
    You will use that up in 2 minutes without even doing much.
  4. EngageWithRage macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2012
    Your girlfriend's house
    Indeed, I dont really use up much of my 2g plan, I get to about 700-800mbs each month, but 10-20 is not very realistic, you would reach that limit in a week regardless of what you do..
  5. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
  6. 134679852 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    Well yeah, but I'm roaming and 10mb data is the most I can afford at the moment so I don't really have much of a choice. :(

    Thanks for suggesting Onavo. Unfortunately, it isn't what I was looking for. Rather than a data limiter/tracker, I'm looking for a firewall-like solution where I can choose to allow only certain applications traffic. I have tried Firewall IP, but it doesn't completely fulfill that purpose. There're still some rogue processes in the background taking up 1mb every few hours.

    I need some fine grained control so that I can make the best of the 10mb I'm given.
  7. DanielMyst777 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Try Firewall iP in cydia. Block all outgoing/incoming connections except iMessage port.
  8. MastahRiz macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2010
    I was just about to suggest this as well, Firewall IP works perfectly for me. Onavo is also a good thing to have if you really want to save on data. The few times I tried it, it definitely helped conserve how much data I was using but did not work properly 100% of the time. That was in the week it was first released so I'm sure the bugs have been worked out by now.

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