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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. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by eriwan1 View Post
      hallo all
      need TrickerThreeG for OS 3.0
      any help here

      regads
      eriwan1
      Join the queue, with the rest of us....

      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      I got an email today from Jordan saying the new version of Tricker3G is coming very soon, so those of us with 3.0 will be back running Slingplayer on 3G
      That sounds promising, hopefully it's not too far off then.
    1. c1mermaid's Avatar
      c1mermaid -
      Nevermind...apparently I offended dude below...you know being an ******* is 'optional'
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by c1mermaid View Post
      I'm still very new here but today on Woot.com they have recertified slingbox's for $99.00 here is the specs Woot is a deal a day so it's only good for 6/24/2009:
      Sling Media Slingbox SOLO
      $99.99

      * + $5 shipping
      This is a blatant advert..piss off please forum spammer. People in this thread already have slingboxes, hence the discussion of slingplayer software
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozdude View Post
      This is a blatant advert..piss off please forum spammer. People in this thread already have slingboxes, hence the discussion of slingplayer software
      Although I don't advocate spamming at all, and I also don't like to see threads taken off topic....

      ....but..... since when does someone with 21 posts get to play forum police? Just saying...
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Im the forum police......

      And he's not a spammer....

      Everyone lay off, that was a nice gesture on a good deal.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Well said cpjr.

      He was just new, found a good deal and posted it. If he'd been around a bit longer he probably would have realised that he didn't need to post all the details but after the abuse he received, I doubt if he'll be back!
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      Although I don't advocate spamming at all, and I also don't like to see threads taken off topic....

      ....but..... since when does someone with 21 posts get to play forum police? Just saying...
      Fine. Just because I have 21 posts here doesn't mean I haven't been around the world of forums for years now. This struck me as pretty spammy looking right off the bat. Sorry if I'm sensitive but I'm a bit tired of seeing many good forums spammed. Nothing forum police about it, just hate getting threads I value taken off topics I am very much waiting to hear pertinent info from and causing an unneeded visit. Won't bother next time I see something here that to me resembles spam.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozdude View Post
      Fine. Just because I have 21 posts here doesn't mean I haven't been around the world of forums for years now. This struck me as pretty spammy looking right off the bat. Sorry if I'm sensitive but I'm a bit tired of seeing many good forums spammed. Nothing forum police about it, just hate getting threads I value taken off topics I am very much waiting to hear pertinent info from and causing an unneeded visit. Won't bother next time I see something here that to me resembles spam.
      I believe the proper recourse would be to report the allegedly offending post to a moderator, rather than trying to be a de-facto vigilante moderator yourself.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      I believe the proper recourse would be to report the allegedly offending post to a moderator, rather than trying to be a de-facto vigilante moderator yourself.
      whatever mate. I've been on tons of forums where this kind of thing as happened and it's been jumped on by several members long before I get to see it. This is a rare case where I saw it first. Next time, if there is one, it's not my problem. I must say in the several months I've read and been active here, a lot things don't impress me about this one.
    1. ckat238's Avatar
      ckat238 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozdude View Post
      Ok we're on 3.0 GM now and 2 days away from final release. Still no word on Tricker 3G compatibility though .
      Tricker 3g works for me on my 3.0 OS.
    1. jimcking's Avatar
      jimcking -
      Quote Originally Posted by ckat238 View Post
      Tricker 3g works for me on my 3.0 OS.
      Are you using the 3GS?
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by ckat238 View Post
      Tricker 3g works for me on my 3.0 OS.
      hmmmm, ooook. Well if that's definitely case it didn't happen by itself, it must have been updated. In which case great to see no one bothered to announce it in this thread. Gee I'm loving this forum more all the time... In my case I'm several day behind as I haven't jailbroken my 3GS yet, not that it's guaranteed to work on the 3GS just because it works on 3.0. I'm going to give it a try tomorrow when I get time to jailbreak...
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      I will look forward to your report. I haven't upgraded to either 3.0 on my 3G, or upgrading to the 3Gs yet, because I am unwilling to give up functionality that I have now that is working perfectly just to have the new stuff. When jailbreaking, including all the ingredients (ie Winterboard) works fine, and I also know that I can continue to use Slingplayer outside of wifi, then I will upgrade.
    1. ckat238's Avatar
      ckat238 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jimcking View Post
      Are you using the 3GS?
      Sorry I didn't specify. I am using my 3G.

      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      I will look forward to your report. I haven't upgraded to either 3.0 on my 3G, or upgrading to the 3Gs yet, because I am unwilling to give up functionality that I have now that is working perfectly just to have the new stuff. When jailbreaking, including all the ingredients (ie Winterboard) works fine, and I also know that I can continue to use Slingplayer outside of wifi, then I will upgrade.
      I was the same as you. I took the plunge yesterday and updated my 3G to 3.0. The dev team has done an amazing job of setting up tools to jailbreak and unlock our phones. I have all funcationality as I did with 2.2.1. Take the plunge!
    1. Snatch77's Avatar
      Snatch77 -
      TrickerThreeG crashes Appstore still for me on the 3Gs.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by ckat238 View Post
      Tricker 3g works for me on my 3.0 OS.
      Can confirm on my freshly jailbroken 3GS with Tricker 3G installed, it is the same as previously on my 3G with 3.0, Slingplayer closes and does not finish start up. I'll be happy to confirm the same on my old 3G later as well...
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by ckat238 View Post
      Sorry I didn't specify. I am using my 3G.



      I was the same as you. I took the plunge yesterday and updated my 3G to 3.0. The dev team has done an amazing job of setting up tools to jailbreak and unlock our phones. I have all funcationality as I did with 2.2.1. Take the plunge!
      It would appear that you are not correct - that Tricker3G is not working on either 3.0 or on the 3Gs, and hence, SlingPlayer will not work outside of a wifi connection.

      I think I will still wait until I hear that it is working.
    1. flipto's Avatar
      flipto -
      Tricker3G works great on my iPhone 3G 3.0 but doesn't work on my 3GS.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by flipto View Post
      Tricker3G works great on my iPhone 3G 3.0 but doesn't work on my 3GS.
      Well I thought I'd be rebuking the claim about it working on the 3G 3.0, but I just set up my old 3G 3.0 again and bingo it worked.

      That's really frustrating that it now doesn't work on the 3GS, I really hate solutions being one step behind. Working on the 3G 3.0 would be really handy a month and a half ago...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      a mobilesubstrate update will be out soon that will address this