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  • [Review] 3Gvenice - Enable FaceTime Over 3G (iPhone 4 Only!)

    Don't you just wish you could easily enable FaceTime over 3G?

    Beginning with the iPhone 4, FaceTime came along as a video chatting solution for iPhone 4's. It then escalated to iPod touch 4G users and finally iPad 2 users. After that, Apple made a Mac application so that Mac users could join in on the fun. So now that Apple devices are pretty common and they can all mingle with video chatting, FaceTime has become pretty common. It comes with a prerequisite, however. You must be connected to Wi-Fi or else FaceTime is a no-go.

    There have been multiple ways of enabling FaceTime over 3G, such as FaceBreak, 3G Unrestrictor 5, or simply using iFile (or SSH) to edit a '.plist' file yourself. However, all of those tweaks cost money and doing the '.plist' edit yourself runs the risk of making mistakes or even worse, wasting your precious time. iOS developer Maloon figured it was time to change that with the release of a free jailbreak tweak which has been dubbed 3Gvenice, because that is the line that you have to edit into the '.plist' file in order to enable FaceTime over 3G.

    Right now, the developer notes that 3Gvenice is only compatible with the iPhone 4. Unforunately, this means that iPhone 4S users can't install it to get the FaceTime over 3G feature. Just to be sure, we did a test and asked a couple of random people with iPhone 4S users to install 3Gvenice and try it. Surely, it doesn't work. iPhone 4S users can use 3G Unrestrictor 5 to get FaceTime over 3G, though.

    In case you were wondering, 3Gvenice requires WinterBoard to install. It also includes the ability to toggle it on and off via a command line utility. The developer recommends that you reboot your iPhone after installing 3Gvenice for the changes to take effect. He also states that uninstalling the package will disable FaceTime over 3G.

    While the major downfall for 3Gvenice is the fact that it only works on the iPhone 4, two great things about it include that it saves a lot of trouble and it's absolutely free. There are video calling alternatives in the App Store such as Skype and Tango that both allow you to video chat over 3G if you have decided that being restricted to Wi-Fi for FaceTime makes it an unusable option for you. If you have an iPhone 4 and you want to be able to use FaceTime over 3G, then I certainly recommend 3Gvenice to you. Personally, I hate the fact that it requires WinterBoard.

    Name: 3Gvenice
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: Modmyi
    Developer: Maloon
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Are you going to use 3Gvenice to enable FaceTime over 3G on your iPhone 4? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] 3Gvenice - Enable FaceTime Over 3G started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Is this only for AT&T
    1. Jastra's Avatar
      Jastra -
      I agree Anthony... Went to download and seen it required winterboard.....boo
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cmds187 View Post
      Is this only for AT&T
      It doesn't matter what carrier you have; it's for the iPhone 4.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      STOP USING the word prerequisite. IT BOTHERS US.
    1. mrengles's Avatar
      mrengles -
      I've had this hack working on my iPhone 4S since the jailbreak went public.

      Of course I editted the file manually over sftp and apples dev tools.

      Works great, my iPhone 4S FaceTime works over 3G and it did not cost a dime!
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Awesome, I have face break already(paid)
      Should have waited but it's all good.
    1. hat_15's Avatar
      hat_15 -
      Looks like for the 4s, you can edit the n94ap.plist which previous it was name n90ap.plist. I just did on mine and FaceTime over 3G baby!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      STOP USING the word prerequisite. IT BOTHERS US.
      Thanks for the tip, I'm going to have to find ways to use it more.

      Quote Originally Posted by hat_15 View Post
      Looks like for the 4s, you can edit the n94ap.plist which previous it was name n90ap.plist. I just did on mine and FaceTime over 3G baby!
      Yeah, the '.plist' editing should work fine, this tweak won't though.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Change:
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      While the major downfall for 3Gvenice is the fact that it only works on the iPhone 4
      To:
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      While the major downfall for 3Gvenice is the fact that it requires WinterBoard
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      i have 3G unrestrictor .. it was free too
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrengles View Post
      I've had this hack working on my iPhone 4S since the jailbreak went public.

      Of course I editted the file manually over sftp and apples dev tools.

      Works great, my iPhone 4S FaceTime works over 3G and it did not cost a dime!
      Why didn't u just install 3GUnrestrictor instead of manual file?
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      Wold this be better on battery than 3Gunristricter(which is really not that bad)? if so I'll just go edit the .plist file to circumvent both 3G unrestricter and winterboard.
    1. dopeyrat's Avatar
      dopeyrat -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      i had 3G unrestrictor .. it was free too
      So how'd u get it for free??? Did u pirate it??
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      [QUOTE=Anthony Bouchard;6381875]Thanks for the tip, I'm going to have to find ways to use it more.

      Lol. A prerequisite to using prerequisite is knowing the definition of requisite
    1. Turntablist83's Avatar
      Turntablist83 -
      How much data does it cost to use them programs over 3G !? Just wondering ?
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Quote Originally Posted by eightyk88 View Post
      Wold this be better on battery than 3Gunristricter(which is really not that bad)? if so I'll just go edit the .plist file to circumvent both 3G unrestricter and winterboard.
      Please tell me about the .plist mod. I can't find anything on it here.
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It doesn't matter what carrier you have; it's for the iPhone 4.
      Thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      i have 3G unrestrictor .. it was free too
      I have it too but I can see the other person but they can't see me on FaceTime using 3gunrestrictor how do I fix that
    1. chriscoyne's Avatar
      chriscoyne -
      I have been using Tango. Good thing is you can go iPhone to Andriod
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      All along, i have been using My3g and has been working great.
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      3G unrestricter works on iPhone 4s and my3g doesn't work from I tested.