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  • Sling is Out, Jailbreakers can Haz 3G


    We'll drum up a nice full review later today or tomorrow, but thought we'd let you all know who've been waiting - SlingPlayer Mobile is OUT! Click here to bring it up in iTunes, and yes, it is $29.99 as rumored earlier yesterday. And it doesn't work over 3G.

    Of course, I know you're thinking "wait, I don't know if $30 is worth it with no 3G usage available..." well, have no fear. Tricker ThreeG is now available via Cydia, which once installed allows you to use SlingPlayer Mobile over 3G as well as WiFi. No extra work, no tweaking, just install Tricker ThreeG and you're good to go.

    I've tried out SlingPlayer Mobile the last hour or so over both 3G and WiFi, and the quality is pretty good. There have been a few times I've been stuck with an "optimizing" message which sat there about 15-20 seconds while it buffered, but the playback is good, and it connected just fine to the SlingBox I have in my living room. The remote takes a little bit more getting used to, as it isn't the nifty remote Sling has that actually MATCHES your cable provider's remote - its just a standard. Once I used it an hour though it made sense.

    We'll see how it goes as I use it the rest of today... either way, this is pretty frickin awesome.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sling is Out, Jailbreakers can Haz 3G started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 255 Comments
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Just ordered a Slingbox Solo from CompUSA for $159. I saw a few a little cheaper on eBay, but I wanted this shipped UPS Next Day Air, so went with the CompUSA one. Will be slingin my porn through the Internets this time tomorrow! w0ot!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by wgr73 View Post
      Stealh, have you used the program? (if so, what is the quality like?)
      Quality is pretty good, fast pace action gets choppy. Its definitely very easy to watch.

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Speak for yourself! That could make watching TV more interesting

      Presumably you are running on 3.0b5 and have it working on 3G?
      LOL! Actually I am running over 3G on my test phone on 2.2.1. The reason it is not working on 3.0 is that it requires mobilesubstrate to trick the apps into thinking they are on wifi. Expect support for mobilesubstrate in beta 6
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So, it works on 3.0 on WiFi? but not on 3G?

      @reeko - I didn't doubt you, just wasn't sure what SB was doing!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      It works on 3.0 but wifi only. The ms problem is being handled right now.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Ha no worries. Ive had a 14 hour stint at work, and just spent the last 2 hours downgrading to 2.2.1 to use 3G.

      IMHO if you are at 3.0 DONT BOTHER DOWNGRADING. I could only downgrade properly using WINDOWS and the 3G SlingPlayer might aswell be renamed "Optimizing" thanks to O2's lame *** 3G coverage.

      @A.T - Walk into any local Currys/PC World and you will find a slingbox!

      AND, if the UK ISP's actually start upgrading, well, if BT start upgrading the exchanges to fibre optics then maybe we can all start getting upload speeds that would satisfy a slingbox / home server. Mine is 250 kbps upload TOPS which is fine for the iPhones little screen (when it's not "Optimizing") but sucks for my laptop + accessing my home server remotely.

      I will also be looking forward to a forced update from Sling Media stopping the SlingPlayer app from being used on jailbroken iPhones much like Skype.....
    1. merkaba's Avatar
      merkaba -
      ah, good news.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      O2's network is awful IMHO. On T-Mob I get 1-2Mb download and my upload at home is only about 700k
      It is noticable how in the US the upload speeds are a lot faster - but then, it's never been a problem for me in the past.
    1. allanalbis82's Avatar
      allanalbis82 -
      Stealth

      is that possible if you will lend me your sling account just to try it, coz im planning to buy a slingbox asap.

      Tnx in advance
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by allanalbis82 View Post
      Stealth

      is that possible if you will lend me your sling account just to try it, coz im planning to buy a slingbox asap.

      Tnx in advance
      And while you're at it Stealth, can you lend me your bank details?
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^Haha, LMAO.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Was running 3.0 B4 not jailbroken and downloaded Sling.. It worked of course over 3g. Decided to update to B5 and jailbreak with Cydia. Did that not problem.. applied the IPCC to get back my MMS and then installed the 3gfixer or whatever it was called. Sadly, my SLingplayer wont run nor will the appstore.. they just crash back to the srpingboard. I had a cpl apps that crashed in B4 and still do in B5. Anyone else have Sling crashing on B5?? ANY help appreciated.... totally frustrated now
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      The reason it is not working on 3.0 is that it requires mobilesubstrate to trick the apps into thinking they are on wifi. Expect support for mobilesubstrate in beta 6
      There's your problem.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      Was running 3.0 B4 not jailbroken and downloaded Sling.. It worked of course over 3g. Decided to update to B5 and jailbreak with Cydia. Did that not problem.. applied the IPCC to get back my MMS and then installed the 3gfixer or whatever it was called. Sadly, my SLingplayer wont run nor will the appstore.. they just crash back to the srpingboard. I had a cpl apps that crashed in B4 and still do in B5. Anyone else have Sling crashing on B5?? ANY help appreciated.... totally frustrated now
      After updating the voipover3G .plist intially everything was as normal but did not work over 3G.

      That was last night - later today no apps would open. Just crash to springboard.

      I downgraded to 2.2.1 to use Voipover3G so that sling could be used over 3G but it was pointless. Playback over 3G is dreadful and 'Optimizing' appears constantly and buffers the thing. Irritating. Stay at 3.0 b5 and wait for some mobile substrate support or forget the app for now.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Im on ATT.. ive tried finding clear instructions for going from 3.0 betas back to 2.2.1 Know where to find them?
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Yes you have to have a slingbox first

      I have 2.2 2g and it says i cant use it! Is there a way around that?

      please pm me!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by capttanhowdy View Post
      Yes you have to have a slingbox first

      I have 2.2 2g and it says i cant use it! Is there a way around that?

      please pm me!
      Upgrade to 2.21?

      Use FWChanger?

      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      Im on ATT.. ive tried finding clear instructions for going from 3.0 betas back to 2.2.1 Know where to find them?
      Just restore to 2.21 in iTunes and ignore the errors i believe.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      Im on ATT.. ive tried finding clear instructions for going from 3.0 betas back to 2.2.1 Know where to find them?
      I spent 2 hours going from windows to mac trying to find a working solution.

      Exactly as it says:

      on a Windows Computer

      1) open itunes
      2) get iphone in DFU mode
      3) select shift + restore iphone (using the original 2.2.1 firmware, not the custom one)
      4) let iphone do the restore process until you get ERROR 1013
      5) close itunes
      6) open quickpwn. you will get a message saying to hold power and home for 15 seconds. do it exactly like that hold the power and home for 15 secs.
      7) turn on iphone by continuing to hold the power button for 2 secs
      8) open itunes and BINGO iphone is recognize and activated
      9) THEN jailbreak using QuickPwn (or get no signal)

      And no, i have heard "You can downgrade from 3.0 to 2.2.1 whenever you like" all the time since ive been at 3.0. How wrong that is.

      Also, that infois copy+pasted. The errors can be anything, not only 1013. Whatever the error is - just ignore it and continue.

      And its using QuickPwn 2.2.5-2

      Also, for anyone currently on 2.2 using yellowsn0w who wants to get to 2.2.1 while keeping the 02.28 baseband (and yellowsn0w still working )

      Download:

      files.me.com/baker.rk/isx9wi

      password = updateme

      It's my personal ipsw that includes only cydia + activates the iPhone. Perfect for yellowsn0w.

      To use it - turn your iPhone off. Now open itunes on your computer, hold the home button on your iPhone and connect the iphone to your computer.
      Continue to hold the home button.

      Your iphone will pop up in 'Restore mode'

      Windows - shift + click restore and choose the downloaded Firmware
      Mac - alt + click restore and choose the downloaded firmware.

      If the link to the firmware gets deleted by mods then feel free to PM me for a link ...
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      It works on 3.0 but wifi only. The ms problem is being handled right now.
      I was excited for 5mins this morning when I saw the release and read about tricker 3G. Only to find yet again as I have now several times since finally installing beta 5 compat Cydia a couple days ago, it's another thing that won't work with 3.0. At least it didn't screw up my 3.0 like Homer SMS sound effect did..

      I hope the solution doesn't take too long, as I've waiting for slingplayer mob for what seems like an eternity.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Also, for anyone currently on 2.2 using yellowsn0w who wants to get to 2.2.1 while keeping the 02.28 baseband (and yellowsn0w still working )

      Download:

      files.me.com/baker.rk/isx9wi

      password = updateme

      It's my personal ipsw that includes only cydia + activates the iPhone. Perfect for yellowsn0w.

      To use it - turn your iPhone off. Now open itunes on your computer, hold the home button on your iPhone and connect the iphone to your computer.
      Continue to hold the home button.

      Your iphone will pop up in 'Restore mode'

      Windows - shift + click restore and choose the downloaded Firmware
      Mac - alt + click restore and choose the downloaded firmware.

      If the link to the firmware gets deleted by mods then feel free to PM me for a link ...
    1. bigmoss's Avatar
      bigmoss -
      I see allot of people on 3.0 and allot of them saying apps dont work including Sling. Why is everyone rushing to use the Betas of 3.0, what do they really give you that 2.2.1 Jail Broken with some apps installed dont ? Why not just wait until 3.0 is out and Cydia and the rest are all up to speed with the changes.