Ustream Over 3G - Have fun

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mymacrumorse, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. mymacrumorse macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008

    I thought this might be a good news to watch live tv

    with JB phone install VOIPOver3G

    Use WinSCP in windows to log into your phone

    Open /library/MobileSubstrate/DymanicLibraries/VOIPOver3G.plist

    add "tv.ustream.player" in the middle.

    Save - close - restart ur phone and USTREAM works over 3G..

    Have fun... how this helps
  2. LoMonkey macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2008
    I just did this. I hope this works. I won't be able to test it out until tomorrow because I don't have 3G at home, so when I get to a 3G area, I'll let you know if it worked for me or not.
  3. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    It's supposed to work with any app actually.

    Technically it tricks your phone into thinking your always on wifi, so you could use edge as well if you were so inclined.
  4. mymacrumorse thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    So try this and let me know if it helps.

    Look for MobileFinder in Cydia repo and install it.

    Again look for gtextedit and install it.

    Open gtxtedit and hit open and type in the path that I have mentioned.


    make sure you search online for the spellings for the path. They are case sensitive.

    This will open the plist file. there you can add "tv.ustream.player" and then save it. Once you save it make sure you use MobileFinder to check the permissions of the plist file (Before and after should be same for permissions).

    I'm not sure if editing the plist file would change the permissions but just check to make sure they are same.

    Restart the phone and Ustream should work.
  5. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    what's the name for youtube app? i want to add it also
  6. mymacrumorse thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    But doesnt youtube already work over 3G? Am I missing something?
  7. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    better quality over wifi
  8. deenybird macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    this is awesome, i'm goming to give it a try.
    whats the string for the Joost app?

    UPDATE: worked great!
  9. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    I really wouldn't suggest using Joost over 3G, way to much data..

    Anyway, this method works wonderfully. Ustream is pretty laggy today though, I guess because of all the viewers!
  10. mymacrumorse thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I'm not very sure youtube, but am guessing it should be

  11. mymacrumorse thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    To find out the bundle identifier. You will have to SSh or MobileFind into the applications folder.

    I think the locations for the 3rd party applications is


    You will have to enter into each folder to find out the app that you are looking for

    In this case for Joost. you will find a folder inside that XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX folder and inside the folder find info.plist. Open that file and somewhere inside that file you will find the bundle indentifier. Its hard to find in windows computer but in Mac it should be easy to read info.plist.

    Usually the bundle indentifier is of the format
    [com/tv/something].publisher[apple, fring, ustream].application name

    I do a similar method to make my beejive run in background by default. I do this by modifying the backgrounder.plist
  12. deenybird macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    i was able to get nimbuzz to work with this:

    and joost with this:

    Joost performs very, very poorly however.
  13. wayne226 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Has anybody got this working in mobile safari,im trying to get bbci player to work over 3g.
  14. Aurial macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    I think that the iPlayer check is performed server-side. The BBC doesn't allow streaming over 3G, it's not down to your phone.
  15. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Didnt work for me with youtube... Quality is still horrible. Not sure what i did wrong...

    Filter = {Bundles = ("com.Fringland.Fring", "tv.ustream.player", "", "", "com.audiofile.Interstate", "");};
  16. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    WiFi signal only needed to Launch Ustream, then go ahead and stream over 3G

    here's another way that works, even without a jailbroken phone:

    it seems you only need a WiFi signal to first LAUNCH Ustream without it complaining. once it's launched, if you lose the WiFi signal and iPhone switches to 3G, it will then stream just fine over 3G, if you don't quit the app.

    I tried the following

    1) connect to WiFi network, launch Ustream and stream video. Leave the house and eventually WiFi signal is lost - stream is broken & it waits on the "Buffering 0%" message.
    Now, go back to channel listing (now 3G is active), and select again - stream works over 3G!

    2) plug in AirPort Express, but don't plug in Ethernet cable. Connect iPhone to the wireless network, but note: NO internet connection.
    Launch Ustream - launches fine, but it complains of a Service Error, unable to connect to server, timeout error. Asks you to Retry or Confirm.
    Then unplug APx, wait for 3G indicator to come back on the iPhone (while still waiting in UStream). Now click Retry - channels and streams load correctly over 3G!

    so it seems the only important thing is for the Ustream app to SEE an active WiFi network (an not necessarily even an internet connection) to launch fully and be ready to stream.

    I assume the same should work if you're out around town and temporarily connect to a WiFi hotspot before launching Ustream

    note: the times I've tried this, after 10 minutes or so Ustream crashes. not sure if it's related to 3G streaming or not...
  17. vacrx macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
    Has anybody tried this with the Boombox app? I got it to work for ustream. I thought I had found the right identifier, in the iTunesMetadata.plist I found "com.yourcompany.BoomboxWBoombox", I tried that but it did not work.
  18. jayman30 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    Youtube app is

    In a hotel with very little cellular signal so I can't test it just now.


    Ustream works great on 3G! Youtube loads a little slow, but looks good.
  19. Lightning04 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    TVU Player on 3g

    I got the string for TVU app to run on 3g and it works...............anyone want the string...........
  20. is300guy macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    Fresno, Ca
  21. mymacrumorse thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
  22. mymacrumorse thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Lighting04.... If you can tell how you found the string.... It might help ....
  23. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    just wondering if voipover3g would come out with an update, so that usteam would work? is there anyway to contact them? i know they added skype, just wondering if they would add ustream? don't really feel comfortable about sshing into my iphone to add ustream to the plist file.
  24. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
  25. leons macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    As bundle identifiers are discovered, people should list them here. Adding them to the plist file is not so difficult. But finding them is difficult for some users. And, if you don't have a Mac, viewing the file that contains the identifier is not possible.

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