Jailbreak your iPhone

Use Sling Player Over 3G Without WiFi With Tricker ThreeG .


Sling Media’s released SlingPlayer an iPhone application, allowing users to watch video streamed from their home televisions over WiFi networks. Sling Media SlingPlayer is available for $30 in Apple’s App Store. Sling Player is supported to work with SlingBox PRO, SOLO, and PRO-HD. Legacy Slingboxes, which include the Classic, AV, and TUNER officially. Sling media promised iPhone users at Macworld Expo to stream live television over WiFi or 3G wireless networks by tapping into home TV setups equipped with a Slingbox. But the final release supports WiFi only. Apple claimed this restriction was imposed simply because it was a carrier-dependent decision since transferring data over the 3G could be costly for carrier.So If you wants to use Sling Player over 3G, EDGE or GPRS you need to remove this restriction yourself, you need to first jailbreak your iPhone. Once that’s done, it’s a simple matter of installing from Cydia the “Tricker ThreeG” app. Note that this trick works for other VOIP programs as well. “Tricker ThreeG” app uses MobileSubstrate Library  that tricks apps into thinking that they are on WiFi even though they are on 3G/EDGE/GPRS. In the default settings you can use Sling Player, Fring, Truphone and Skype.


How to Install Tricker ThreeG.app using Cydia Step by Step Visual Guide :

Step 1 :

Press to launch Cydia from the SpringBoard.


Step 2 :
Press to select the Manage tab from the bottom of the screen.


Step 3 :

In Search Bar type Tricker ThreeG and the App will popped up.

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Tab the Install button on the top right hand corner.


Step 5 :

Now tap the Confirm button to make sure the package download and installation.

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Step 6 :

Once the installation finished fire the Sling Player, Fring, Truphone or Skype and enjoy the app no matters whether you are on 3G, Edge or GPRS.



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  1. Wieger February 13, 2010 Reply

    hi, I tried it, but I can’t find tricker threeG in cydia. I do have the modmyi source, but it doesn’t have the app!
    help plz?

  2. DuE October 22, 2009 Reply


    Does this work for jailbroken iPhone 3GS OS3.1.2? Thanks.

  3. Sengimage August 13, 2009 Reply

    I just used 3G unrestrictor for my iPhone 3Gs. The fee was $2 via paypal and then the option for install becomes available. Well, after the installation it requires respringing the device. My unit froze on the respring…so I let it sit there frozen for about 5 minutes while I began downloading everything to jailbreak it again on my Mac. Before everythng was downloaded I I just forced the iphone to reboot and Boom…. it came up and there was 3G unrestrictor. So I went ahead and configured it. turned off my WIFi and Boom….. slingplayer over AT&T 3g network. BoooYah baby.

    Still the respring hang was a real pain in the Ass.

  4. Quadzilla August 1, 2009 Reply

    Hey friend I found it. Just want to make sure I wlll be able to use sling player with this right iPhone 3g after I download 3g unrestictor and the sling player app. Thank you for all your help.

  5. Quadzilla July 31, 2009 Reply

    Hey friend. I have the iPhone 3g. I am not finding this app for it on cydia yet and I think I just read that there isn’t one yet. Is that true and if so when will one be coming out. Thanks for all your hard work

    • Vinay July 31, 2009 Reply

      @QuadZilla Tricker3G is replaced by 3GUnirestrictor.

  6. Seagull July 15, 2009 Reply

    Jordan, no matter how other jurks think about you, you did a very great job that helped (still helping) thousands of people to enjoy TV shows, radio programs, and phone calls over the 3G network. It is the reason the 3G invented. But those carriers are trying to control our applications, they are abusing the monopoly. You are one of the heros that liberate us from such dictators.

  7. harry fin July 11, 2009 Reply

    hi,, any news on the new tricker 3g i here its out today thanks

  8. Katana July 11, 2009 Reply

    Can’t find the app in Cydia in OS 3.0…is this intentional?

  9. Cholter July 8, 2009 Reply

    Hey there, I just Jailbroke my phone simply for the slingbox over 3g. However, after installing it, my slkingplayer app on the iphone does not work at all. you push it and the slingplayer starts then it breaks right back to the main iphone screen with my icons on it…any suggestions?

    • Vinay July 8, 2009 Reply

      @ Cholter Yes Tricker3G is not supported in OS 3.0 we’ll update as soon new version will be released.

  10. Seagull July 6, 2009 Reply

    It’s not working with 3GS (JB’d as per Geohot) yet. The apps that need internet connection, like “App Store”, “Slingplayer”, etc., bounced back to Springboard just after launching the app.

  11. antonioj July 1, 2009 Reply

    The application does not work with Iphone firmware 3.0 for skype neither does voipover3g.

  12. kitkat June 29, 2009 Reply

    I cannot for the life of me get this to work with Fring or SipPhone on Hacked OS3.0
    Is there a way to make this work? I need SIP over the 3G Network…

  13. brian June 25, 2009 Reply

    Ok, it was just pointed out to me that you can turn off “check for wifi” in settings. works great! thank you!!!!

  14. brian June 25, 2009 Reply

    Tricker3G works great on 3.0 with my slingplayer (I would have gone back to 2.2.1 if it didnt!). How are the apps defined for T3G to redirect the traffic (is it coded in, or is there a definition file that can be modified). Specifically, I’m looking to use Air Video with it.

  15. Bob June 24, 2009 Reply

    I’m wondering if this has to do with the option to install “Icy” in the jailbreak. I selected that option during my install and I’ve been getting other errors when trying to upgrade cydia.

    >>”Error Couldn’t configure pre-depend dpkg for ncurses, probably a dependency cycle”<<

    The solution to that one is to rejailbreak without selecting Icy. You don’t have to restore the firmware, supposedly, just re jailbreak it.

    Also I read on another site that was getting the error mentioned by Ed. That site indicated the solution is the same. Skip restoring the firmware and just redo the jailbreak without Icy.

  16. DJ BROTHERSON June 24, 2009 Reply

    Tricker ThreeG works for me on 3.0 but VoIPover3G didn’t

    Tricker ThreeG ftw

  17. Ed June 24, 2009 Reply

    First, this is a wonderful app. I couldn’t live without it! Except now I AM living without it. I just jailbroke 3.0 and when I try to install the app I get an error that reads, “Couldn’t configure pre-depend dpkg for grep, probably a dependency cycle.” Any advice?
    Thanks in advance.

  18. eriwan1 June 21, 2009 Reply

    need Tricker ThreeG for OS 3.0
    any help ????

  19. Ellen June 17, 2009 Reply

    What a fantastic app! My slingbox works perfectly with my iPhone and Joost streams like a dream. All those wonderful episodes of Lexx waiting for me…

  20. tuscanidr June 4, 2009 Reply

    Is there anyway that 3G can be tricked into using the walkie talkie feature/app as apposed to only working with WIFI.

  21. Skgreen1 June 2, 2009 Reply

    This is an amazing contribution to the iPhone/Sling community. On behalf of all users… Thank you!

  22. Juan May 29, 2009 Reply

    I downloaded sling player to my jailbroken iphone and computer
    I can use it at home
    but when i get connected to a wifi away from home
    it does not work error make sure you and your slinplayer are connected to the internet
    I called slingplayer support
    they were able to remote into my slingbox
    do I have to change something on my iphone or computer

    need some help please

  23. thy May 26, 2009 Reply

    works great! thanks

  24. Joe May 25, 2009 Reply

    Works splendidly!!
    Port-forward for remote viewing if you’re getting the “invalid IP address, port, or domain name”.

  25. brian May 25, 2009 Reply

    i have tried installing tricker 3g and voip over 3g. once installed slingplayer will not launch. remove em it’s back running fine?
    I am on beta 5.
    any ideas?

    • Vinay Prashar May 26, 2009 Reply

      @ Brian Mobile Substrate is not supported by OS 3.0 beta wait for the final release.

  26. Shak May 23, 2009 Reply

    Can somebody tell me if tricker 3g works on o2 network because I live in Uk. Thanks

    • Vinay Prashar May 26, 2009 Reply

      @Shak Yes it works on every network including your O2..

  27. Ken May 20, 2009 Reply

    Tricker published an update and now SipPhone works! Please donate to him just as I did. Happy Sipping over 3G…

  28. Shak May 18, 2009 Reply

    Does tricker 3g work over o2 network

  29. Vinay Prashar May 17, 2009 Reply

    @ Ken SiPhone is still not hackable. I have tried to edit and save “com.vnetcorp.sipphone” string to both Voip Over3G.plist and Tricker ThreeG.list but SipPhone doesn’t work with both of the hacks. We’ll publish a guide as we succeed.

  30. Ken May 17, 2009 Reply

    Any chance you can get this to work with SipPhone?

  31. Boris May 17, 2009 Reply

    Works great!!!!!!!!!!
    No problems at all.
    Thank you so much for this!!!!

  32. Squint0241 May 16, 2009 Reply

    Gents, In order for you to access your slingbox from your iphone over the 3G Network, you must ensure that remote viewing is enabled on your slingplayer. Another thing is sometimes your router must be configured properly to allow for the iphone to talk to your slingbox. You can call a support tech at sling an they will guide you through the proper setup procedure to ensure your setting are correct. Then you can connect over 3G!


  33. Joe May 16, 2009 Reply


    I tried to install tricker 3g but i keep getting a size mismatch error message which prevents the app from installing on my jailbroken iphone. i have the latest version iphone 3g.

    Any help at all would be very much appreciated.


  34. arty May 15, 2009 Reply

    I cant get it to work. I installed it and have the sling app but it still tells me that it isnt connected to the internet. can someone help?

  35. Scott May 15, 2009 Reply

    I keep getting “invalid IP address, port, or domain name” using Slingplayer.

  36. Tim Anderson May 14, 2009 Reply

    Can it be modified to allow App Store and Podcasts over 10meg downloads? Maybe it already does this. I haven’t tested yet.

  37. Vinay Prashar May 14, 2009 Reply

    @ Jordan It was very nice to use Tricker ThreeG i hope you have prepared for 3.0 already.

  38. Jordan Clark May 14, 2009 Reply

    Thanks Hoz for the positive feedback on my little tweak I created. I created Tricker ThreeG a while back but was waiting for the past few months for SlingPlayer to be released so I could release it with that. I had it all ready about half an hour after SlingPlayer was released. I submitted it to Cydia and it was in about 12 hours later.

    Thanks again for the guide of my hack and for the positive feedback. Any suggestions for future tweaks or other programs I can use my little tool for that would trick an app into thinking it’s on Wi-Fi?

    Thanks again 😛

    Jordan Clark
    Founder of Trickster Industries
    Creator of Tricker ThreeG
    Email: tricker3g@gmail.com

  39. Hoz May 14, 2009 Reply

    This works great!

    I’ve been waiting for the Sling Player for the iPhone since I ditched my WinMo phone for it in 9/08. I was so bummed…nay…pissed, when it was finally released but with no 3G. I said I wouldn’t buy it until there was a jailbroken app that made it work on 3g. It took a day. Sling Player works great on 3G with Tricker. So does Skype for that matter. What a great little program. No configurations were necessary for Sling or Skype. That’s all I tried it on.

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