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  • [Giveaway] Use 3G the Way You Want to With the Brand New 3G Unrestrictor 5

    3G Unrestrictor is all new, all over again!

    If you remember the classic 3G Unrestrictor application that we all know and love from the iOS 4 days, then you'll love to hear this; 3G Unrestrictor 5 has been released by iOS developer Kim Streich, completely rewritten for iOS 5, and it supports many of iOS 5's new features that we didn't have in iOS 4. 3G Unrestrictor 5 is a tool that lets you use 3G for anything you want - without the limitations that Apple puts on you when using cellular data. Some of these limits include App Store download limits, the inability to use FaceTime over 3G, and the inability to see YouTube videos in high quality. These are of course some of the more popular things that people demand, but 3G Unrestrictor 5 doesn't stop at just those three things.

    3G Unrestrictor 5 also takes features from iOS 5 such as iCloud backups and Photo Stream to the 3G level. Usually, to save on data plan overages and to keep bandwidth low, these features are limited to being on Wi-Fi only. 3G Unrestrictor 5 gives you the option to enable these features over your cellular network so that you can use every feature of your iPhone even when abroad. 3G Unrestrictor 5 won't force the features on you. The applications that you allow to pass through the cellular network are completely customizable to help you personally manage your cellular data usage. Kim understands that some networks have caps. So this feature should be great for most of you.

    3G Unrestrictor 5 puts an application on your home screen that allows you to manage the applications that get to use 3G Unrestrictor 5's abilities. When you open the application for the first time, there will be nothing in it because as a safety precaution, everything is left at its defaults until you are ready to add applications that will start eating up all of your cellular data. After opening it, the application will look like the image below:



    Once you have the application open, you can basically add any application on your iPhone to the list that you want to. The process for doing this is nicely displayed to you in the application, "to unrestrict an app press edit and then+." Once you do that, you'll be provided with a list of applications that you can add to the unrestricted list. The interface looks like the image below:



    Once you've selected the applications that you want to unrestrict, it becomes effective immediately without requiring any kind of restart or respring. Now when you go on 3G, you can use the application any way that you've ever been restricted from doing without being connected to a Wi-Fi network. For example, if you're on 3G and you use the App Store, you are prohibited from downloading applications that are over 20MB. If you add the App Store to your 3G Unrestrictor 5 list, then you can download any application that you want to. Just a side note; if you add App Store to this list, iTunes is added to the list with it automatically. You can remove applications by tapping the edit button and selecting delete next to the application that you want to remove.

    Certain applications have additional settings that can be configured through the 3G Unrestrictor 5 application by tapping on the blue arrow button on the right of any application on the list. Some have settings and some don't. One that does is the YouTube application. You can choose between video quality settings depending on what radio you're using. If you are on E (Edge/2G), you can select low quality to make it load faster. If you are on 3G, you can select medium/high to get the best quality. If you're on Wi-Fi, you can select high because you're not eating up your data plan. 3G Unrestrictor 5 includes SBSettings toggles so that you can turn the functionality on and off at your own leisure.

    3G Unrestrictor 5 isn't for everybody. If you're buying only 256MB of data per month from a carrier such as AT&T, then this application would be dangerous if you don't closely monitor your usage. With all applications freed on the cellular network, you can easily pound through as much data as you would on Wi-Fi without realizing it. On the other hand, if you're grandfathered into unlimited data or you have a reasonably high cap amount, then you want this tweak. It makes life a lot better. It basically just tricks applications into thinking that they're on Wi-Fi when they're not. I would personally like to see toggle support for IntelliScreenX added to it.

    If you need more information about 3G Unrestrictor 5, Kim has constructed a Web site dedicated to information about it. You can visit the Web site from this link. The Web site notes that 3G Unrestrictor will be compatible with the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. It works with any iOS 5 or iOS 4 device that supports cellular radios. iOS 4.1 or higher is required to use FaceTime over 3G or to watch medium quality YouTube videos over 3G.

    More good news? If you're a current 3G Unrestrictor customer, you can upgrade to 3G Unrestrictor 5 for the next 3 days for the price of only 99. After three days, it will cost you $1.99 to upgrade. Since the application was re-written, it is a new purchase and completely separate from the previous application. Kim has been working on it for several months. If you are completely new to the 3G Unrestrictor scene altogether, then you will have to shell out $3.99 to get 3G Unrestrictor 5.

    Still not enough good news for you? Then maybe this will kick you back in your computer chair. Don't bother standing up because you'll just sit down again. Kim has decided that he wants to give away ten copies of 3G Unrestrictor 5 to the lucky readers of Modmyi. Here's how to win:

    Leave a comment below explaining in a five sentence meaty paragraph as to why you deserve to win. Include your Cydia number because that's the only way we can credit you the application. We will pick the winners in a couple of days.

    Name: 3G Unrestrictor 5
    Price: $3.99
    Version: 5.0-2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Kim Streich
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    Will you be buying 3G Unrestrictor 5 for your iDevice cellular data needs? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Kim Streich
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Giveaway] Use 3G the Way You Want to With the Brand New 3G Unrestrictor 5 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. McNight's Avatar
      McNight -
      Hi,

      I'm a french student and maybe you have read a news (here for example) about an ISP which becomes a cellular provider.
      If you don't know Free, it's the first ISP in the world who invented the concept of box (Freebox) for Internet, TV & phone
      Their services are very cheap and I just signed up for their services.
      I have now 3GB of data (instead of 1GB) for a price 3 times cheaper !
      That's why I need 3G Unrestrictor

      Here is my Cydia account number : #1401388

      Again, thanks to Modmyi & Kim Streich !
    1. The Guz's Avatar
      The Guz -
      Been a fan of 3G unrestrictor for a long time now. I just upgrade to this version. Good luck to the one who gets the giveaway.
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      I would like to win a free copy of this, only because I'm an unemployed stay at home dad(not by choice). My phone is also my main source of communication and entertainment. Even though not having income I support the JB community with the little savings I do have to my name even though there are a number of pirate repos that I could exploit I choose not to because I wouldn't like that to be done to me for the hard work that these guys put into these tweaks. Me personally wouldn't hold on to an iPhone if it weren't for being able to jailbreak and install all these tweaks that make it all the more worthwhile. So it would be a blessing to me to actually win a free copy, so that that same money could go to something considered even more important. But the biggest reason right now would be because my wifi router actually died a few days back so I've been using 3G like crazy not good for anybody with or without an unlimited plan IMO. Oh yeh it would be the first thing I ever won in my life! 27 strong and never won anything. Please help me break the streak Cydia #56033
    1. milder's Avatar
      milder -
      I cannot go into detail, but I have a plan to create world peace that requires me to have 3G Unrestrictor 5 AND an extra $3.99. Cydia #92651
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Ok so here is my reason why I should get a free copy....

      Last week I bought My3g and ever since I bought it it doesn't work at all... I tried emailing them for a refund but no reply and I hate that i paid for something that doesn't work, I guess regardless if I win it or not I'm going to purchase 3gUnrestrictor

      Cydia #1281879

      Thanks....
    1. SithStrife's Avatar
      SithStrife -
      3G Unrestrictor 5, oh where have you been? With my iPhone 4 and me always on the go, I never expected to be able to call anyone (on FaceTime) on a 3G network. I also never expected to watch HD YouTube videos. But with 3G Unrestrictor 5 on my arsenal, I can do just that. I'm also a big-time app downloader, so with 3G Unrestrictor 5, I can download apps to its full potential. Now I'm wondering why Apple did not include an option like this on iOS 5. Need something done fast and you're on a 3G network? There's an app (or tweak for that matter) for that!

      Thanks Kim and Bouchard! Cydia# 2878917
    1. kimberly_'s Avatar
      kimberly_ -
      I would love to win this because 3G Unrestrictor was one of my must-have apps for my 3GS. Now I have a 4S that I hope and pray will soon be jailbroken and would love to use 3G Unrestrictor again. It would help me because, while I have a router, I have not gotten around to setting up Wifi at my house (I know). Whether I win or not, I thank app developers and jailbreak developers for all their hard work to let us get the most out of our iThings.

      Cydia #: 2338177
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      I need 3G Unrestrictor for a few, important reasons. One is that I'm always on-the-go. Whether it's skiing, biking, plane-flying, train-riding, car-driving, or running, you cannot stop me. So of course I'm going to be pissed when I can't watch my YouTube videos in HD on the train. I didn't buy a $200 super Retina Display so I could look at graphics intended for a GameBoy, now did I? Of course I'm gonna rage when I can't FaceTime my girlfriend. Actually, she's going to be the one raging. But that's not all. How about when I need to download that 30MB app for my flight, but I'm halfway to the airport? This is where 3G Unrestrictor comes in handy. But really, it goes above and beyond that. In my opinion, 3G Unrestrictor is integral and essential to everyday life, and whether you give it to me or not, I'm getting it.

      Thank you Mr. Streich for improving daily life!

      Thank you ModMyi, for hopefully saving me a few bucks!


      Cydia #: 1309240
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Thanks for the heads up on the $.99 upgrade, MMi; I really love this tweak and have used it for quite some time. Re: the poster asking about carriers knowing and terming contracts, I'm on AT&T and have used 3GUR (on iOS 4 and now 5) for sometime and haven't heard a peep outta 'em. Obviously, can't speak for other iPCarriers but in my experience it's been all gravy with this tweak (caveat: I'm also NOT a data hog on my unlimited plan, however).

      Cydia Acct# 99CentsDidntBankruptMe
    1. OctopusPrime's Avatar
      OctopusPrime -
      So it sounds like owners of the original 3G Unrestrictor app will eventually be SOL unless they upgrade. Gotta love greed.
    1. joshheartsasd's Avatar
      joshheartsasd -
      I would use this Tweak to use FaceTime Stickam Skype and various other apps
      Cydia # 3158216
    1. swsohn's Avatar
      swsohn -
      Purchased it! Well worth the price!
    1. Newworldorpan's Avatar
      Newworldorpan -
      I wish I could win a copy of 3G Unrestrictor because,
      -My life consist of watching Youtube videos and the quality sucks on 3G, I also would like to save some gas and stop driving everywhere to find some wifi
      -I would like to win beacause I follow ModMyi for all my jailbreaking and Apple related news and it wouldnt be possible to have a chance to win awsome tweaks unless you guys do what you do so thank you.
      -It would be nice to win this tweak because my phone feels like its missing something, and FaceTime, YouTube, and downloads on 3G with excellent quality and speed is exactly what it needs
      - If I dont win this tweak I will have to put my son to work to pay for this tweak since it cost almost the same as minimum wage
      -I didn't think I would make it this far but the last reason I should win this tweak is Me and my wife are having another baby boy andmy brother is in the army and It would be so badass if I could show him my new son on facetime because the hospital im going to be at doesn't have wifi and since you cant facetime over 3G well you get the point I need this tweak thanks for the chance

      #2495477
    1. Commandor's Avatar
      Commandor -
      I've already bought My3G from Intelliborn. I don't see any option for individual app in My3G, BUT 3G Unrestrictor 5 does. That's really awesome that we could choose the quality of youtube through sbsettings without turning off 3G unrestrictor. You'll never know who would give you a FaceTime call while you disable the high quality of youtube but keep 3G Unrestrictor on. I hope I could win 3G Unrestrictor 5, as many options I could switch and that's the motivation to break the jail. Thanks in advance!
      Cydia number: #2282374
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      I bought this when I JB'd my iPhone 4 and just paid for the upgrade to support the developer. I have the later 2GB/mo data plan and it pisses me that AT&T wants to restrict my usage further. **** them. Also got MyWi to setup a hotspot.
    1. maddmaxx308's Avatar
      maddmaxx308 -
      I currently live in Canada as a delivery driver. I do not have an Internet connection at home, so I cannot use my own wifi. While I'm on the road I'm pretty well "restricted" on what I can do, and wifi is never available. Winning this would allow me to FaceTime my wife and 2 year old daughter when they are at Grandma's house. I hate entirely missing her grow up.
      Thanks for the chance to win this.
      Cydia: 2917791
    1. winfis's Avatar
      winfis -
      I'm on a limited plan right now, but 555 MB are enough to make a facetime call over 3G. At least, it's nice to have the ability to do it. Yes, it'll consume a lot of data, but it's good to be able to use it, even if I'm over 3G.
      Sometimes I've wanted to watch a video in youtube and, since my university has the worst wifi ever, it's been impossible to do it.
      And last but not least, the one we always use... "Why not do it, if we can?".
      Cydia Number: 264547
    1. Dometic's Avatar
      Dometic -
      I have always wanted to be able to use FaceTime without having to be near wifi. With this I would use it to backup to iCloud because I am not always home when I want to backup or restore my phone. I deserve to win because I will use it all the time when I am out due to the fact I have unlimited data. I download many apps from the app store and a good number of them tell me I have to be connected to wifi because it is over 20mb. My cydia number is 3264633
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      Oh man, now this is an app/tweak that I would absolutely love to have. I need this tweak so that I can watch my YouTube vidz in HD when I'm with my friends hanging out around the fire. We're always hanging out, it's something we do almost daily after a hard day's work. This tweak would be a much appreciated gift if I am to win a copy and I can guarantee that if I am to win, it will find use on my iPad. If I don't win, then congrats to those that do =]

      Acct # 15756
    1. off-road-biker's Avatar
      off-road-biker -
      Watchin' Youtube in HD, using Factime, iCloud Backup and so on...
      That'll be great with this Cydia App!

      Wanna win ##323198