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How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Posted October 26, 2008 at 11:56pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to trick your iPhone into thinking its on Wi-Fi and thus enable VOIP over 3G amongst other benefits.

In the current version of VoIPover3G by crash-x there is built in support for Fring, Truphone, App Store, and iTunes Store.

You will need to have jailbroken your iPhone for this tutorial to work. You can find instructions on how to do that here.

Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your iPhone Springboard.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Step Two
Press to select Sections from the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Step Three
Press to select System from the list of Sections.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Step Four
Press to select VoIPover3G from the list of Packages.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Step Six
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the screen.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Step Seven
Once installation has completed successfully press the large Return to Cydia button.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Step Eight
You may now use App Store, Fring, Truphone, and the iTunes Store while on 3G. Your phone will act as though you are on Wi-Fi.

You can also manually set a specific app to run in simulated Wi-Fi mode. To do this you must SSH into the iPhone and add the desired app's bundle identifier to “/Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/VoIPover3G.plist”.

You can find instructions on how to SSH into your iPhone here.

You will need to locate the VoIPover3G.plist and transfer it to your computer.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi

Then open it using Property List Editor, add your bundle identifier to the list, and transfer the modified VoIPover3G.plist back to your iPhone.
How to Trick Your iPhone Into Thinking Its On Wi-Fi
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rui - February 17, 2010 at 2:30pm
Does not work for appstore or youtube anymore as of 2/17/2010. Could only get skype to work. I have my config like this Filter = {Bundles = ("com.Fringland.Fring", "", "", "", "com.audiofile.Interstate", "");};
devostating - July 20, 2009 at 2:16pm
Can i just clarify something...if i set this up does this mean that i can essentially get free internet on the listed apps above ie appstore, itunes etc. I am currently on a plan that charges me 99c a day to use 3g but if i use this above method will this mean that i get away with it for free, as the phone thinks it is on wi fi as opposed to 3g??
Manster - July 1, 2011 at 11:13pm
No u cant get internet for free. In Brazil we can conect all day for just 25 cents! :)
Danger - May 14, 2009 at 8:44am
IF YOU WANT AN EASIER WAY, GO TO to learn more. It's called Tricker 3G in Cydia. Get it and it'll fix it all.
bakr - December 10, 2016 at 4:46pm
it not working on iphone 6+
Andrew - March 31, 2009 at 8:56am
will this work with skype? i had fring and it works beautifully, but skype i'm having problem going online using 3G connnection.
Kevin H.
Kevin H. - March 31, 2009 at 1:55pm
I tried to add to the plist and it didn't seem to work.
Andrew G. Ang
Andrew G. Ang - March 31, 2009 at 6:56pm
k, tnx. hope they get it to work someday.
riverKKK - February 18, 2009 at 12:27am
Have the same not-working over 3G problem as lots of people complainting about here. But work like a charm after install the winterboard. mine is the 3G 2.2 brand new JB & yellowsn0w iphone. like to share with you guys to make full usage of this woderful piece. also thanks iclarified for the excellent instruction!!
rkp01_jec - December 24, 2008 at 8:31am
how i can download flycast player on my iphone with cydia
Raul - December 16, 2008 at 6:05am
Anyone having problems with Fring, unistall Voipover3g, go to Fring, make a call and after reinstall Voipover3g that should get it to work. did for me
LifeHacker1989 - December 4, 2008 at 3:24am
I got itunes to work with "Voipover3g" edit your VoipOver3g.plist, located in /library/mobilesubstrate/dynamiclibrays/ And copy the format of the "com's" Add In "" Works Like a charm, Glad i jailbroke this fine piece of technology
Coii - January 12, 2010 at 8:34pm
How do you know what the com syntax to add is?
David Tran
David Tran - November 23, 2008 at 11:41am
Does this give you free internet connection and free sms?
Pakostnik - November 3, 2008 at 1:37pm
Seems that you need to have WinterBoard installed to make this stuff work.
robzz - November 1, 2008 at 6:27pm
Thanks for your help it was greatly appreciated. I would like to say if you want to add PennyTel to the list just add "com.pennytel.iphoneos.PennyTelMobile" This will allow you to VoIP over 3G works great!....I am running 2.1 firmware on my Iphone and now i can VoIP where ever i want to with kick ass cheap call rates :)
Ram - July 17, 2009 at 4:14pm
Hi I have pennytel on my iphone 3g and have installed voip3g program but pennytel doesn't work it says you are not connected to wifi. How do I add "com.pennytel.iphoneos.PennyTelMobile" someone please help. Thanks
spliffy - October 28, 2008 at 9:46am
please explain why I would want to enable VoIP on 3G? this seems duplicitous... pay for VoIP, then pay to use it on a cell network? Even at simple data plan rates, I don't see the payoff aside from the act of being able to do it. anyone explain this to me? f
nissy - October 27, 2008 at 6:50pm
iClarified please remove this tutorial as it is useless because it does NOT work. I appreciate all the time and effort you put in to make these tutorials but the developer of this tweak needs to test this out only thing that I was able to do was to make calls via fring/skype but that's about it. appstore/itunes do NOT work.
Goodstuff - April 30, 2009 at 11:07pm
This rocks!! Skype on steroids man!!
sicopat - October 27, 2008 at 3:55pm
Itunes is working for me, just after activate my wifi :-)
FAIL - October 27, 2008 at 10:17am
3G with 2.1, no workie. App store still gives the bs about 10MB. Anyone?
Richard - October 27, 2008 at 8:31am
Nope not working on itunes or Truphone for me. tried re-installing and a rebbot but no joy at all
Awayze - October 27, 2008 at 7:43am
iTunes store isn't working over Edge, still wants to connect to Wifi
Jan Ee
Jan Ee - October 27, 2008 at 3:47am
Do we need to reboot the iphone after installing? Skypeout calls on Fring still not working.
whizkid - October 27, 2008 at 1:42am
will this work over edge. i m running t-mobile on iphone 3g with t-zones.
Justin - October 27, 2008 at 1:11am
Thanks you so much for sharing, I added as well because that was horrible to listen to over 3G. Not anymore Thanks!
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