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How To: Use SlingPlayer Over 3G


Since the release of Slingmedia’s SlingPlayer Mobile application less than a few days, there’s been much controversy over AT&T’s restriction which makes the app usable only over WiFi. Apparently, the data usage would be too extreme for their servers, even though many other handsets on the AT&T service have the ability to stream video over Edge and 3G. However, as usual, the jailbreak community has come through with a fix to this problem.

The solution to streaming video over Edge and 3G is using a hack which serves to trick any application into thinking it’s operating over WiFi, even though it’s on a cellular provider’s data connection. You’ll be able to configure what applications are tricked, which can come in handy in many situations.

There’s two ways to go about enabling this hack: A simple install from Cydia, or manually editing files within the iPhone. The first solution is the easiest, however if you don’t want this hack applying to Skype and Fring as well as SlingPlayer, I would recommend doing the second example. A jailbroken iPhone is required for the following steps (Refer to our How-To section for more information).

Simple Install

Open the Cydia application and search for Tricker ThreeG. Installing this application will enable the hack in SlingPlayer, Skype, and Fring. Do a restart, and you’re good to go. It’s as simple as that!

Manual Install

Install the following packages through Cydia on the iPhone:

  • Mobile Substrate
  • OpenSSH
  • VoIPover3G

Once you’ve installed this applications and rebooted your phone, make sure you’re able to SSH into your phone and follow these instructions:

  1. SSH into your iPhone and go to the root directory “/”
  2. Navigate to /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries
  3. With a text editor, open VoIPover3G.plist
  4. Look for the following lines (CMD + F is very helpful in this situation)
  5. Filter = {Bundles = (”com.Fringland.Fring”, “”, “com.audiofile.Interstate”, “”);};

    Add this part: , “com.slingmedia.SlingPlayer”

    Making it look like this:

    Filter = {Bundles = (”com.Fringland.Fring”, “”, “com.audiofile.Interstate”, “”, “com.slingmedia.SlingPlayer”);};

  6. Save these changes and upload the file back to it’s previous location: /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries
  7. Reboot your iPhone – You’re all set. SlingPlayer should now stream over 3G!

So now that you’ve successfully hacked the iPhone to stream video over 3G, start watching those shows!

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How-To: Passcode Lock Your iPhone


We know you all have important information stored on your iPhone. Whether your phone is misplaced, stolen, or snoopers are trying to read your files while you’re away, you’ll want to have your private information protected. We’re here to show you how to set a passcode lock after the break.

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How-To: Jailbreak iPhone 2.2.1 – Mac OS X


There’s been lots of discussion on the process of jailbreaking the iPhone on 2.2.1 and many questions.  2.1 users are also very hesitant in upgrading and re-jailbreaking while we also have people who have never jailbreaked before and are ready to jump into an entire new world.  In this article we will go step-by-step in explaining the process of jailbreaking for 2.2.1 firmware on Mac OS X.

Steps begin after the break

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Fix for iPhone 2.2.1 Firmware iTunes Crash

With the recent release of iPhone firmware 2.2.1 some users have reported syncing an iPhone or iPod results in iTunes crashing.  This is obviously a bug overlooked, however Apple released an easy fix which was sent out to the affected customers.

Here’s are the instructions to fix this problem, according to Apple: 

Dear Customer,

Recently, we uncovered an issue which was causing iTunes to unexpectedly quit when synced with an iPod or an iPhone. This issue impacted a small number of users, and we have identified your account as potentially being affected.

If you have experienced this issue, please follow these steps in order to sync your iPod or iPhone with iTunes:
1. Launch iTunes
2. Select “Deauthorize Computer” from the Store menu
3. Enter your iTunes Store Account ID and Password, then click the Deauthorize button
4. Next, choose “Authorize Computer” from the Store menu
5. Enter your iTunes Store Account ID and Password, then click the Authorize button

Once you have successfully deauthorized and reauthorized your computer, you should be able to sync your iPod or iPhone to iTunes.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that you may have experienced as a result of this issue.

Thank you for being an iTunes Store customer.
iTunes Store Team


Many users have been successful with this fix, but others are still having problems.  Apparently, if you “purchase” a free App from the app store after following the above steps syncing will be successful again.

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