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How to Use Slingplayer over 3G on iPhone

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Do you have a Slingbox? Do you possess and worship an iPhone? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you are in luck because the Slingbox application, SlingPlayer Mobile has been released in the App Store.

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Although this much anticipated app has been welcomed by everyone, there are a few gripes. First, the app is fairly expensive at $29.99; secondly, the application is limited to WiFi only and not 3G. Today I’m going to show you how to use SlingPlayer Mobile over 3G on your iPhone.

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How to Use Slingplayer Mobile over 3G on your iPhone

**EDIT**: There is a new app in Cydia that will modify Slingplayer for you! It’s called Tricker ThreeG. Install it, and you should be able to watch Slingbox over 3G. Let me know how it goes!

This process is pretty straight forward if you have a jailbroken iPhone. It requires the installation of VoIPover3G and MobileSubstrate. If you were able to use follow my post on how to use Skype over 3G, then this should be a breeze for you.

1. Follow the instructions on this post to STEP 10.
2. Edit your voipover3g.plist file so it looks like the following by adding…

“com.slingmedia.SlingPlayer”

Here’s what my file looks like after making the changes:

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

Here’s a picture:

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3. Make sure your save your VoIPover3G.plist file.
4. Reboot your iPhone, afterwards you should be able to use Slingplayer Mobile over 3G!

I don’t have a Slingbox, so I have yet to test this app and this modification. However, this little hack should work as VoIPover3G is a great little utility.

If you own a Slingbox and iPhone, and are going to try this out, please let me know if you are successful or not! Now the big question remains…who wants to lend me their Slingbox? 🙂

Thanks to iPhoneDownloadBlog for the tip!

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