Any way to override the 20MB download limit?
It seems every time I find an app I want to download, the size is over 20MB and I'm not able to download it from my phone. Is there a way to get past that limitation without having to start up my computer or use wi-fi? I don't live near wi-fi and starting up my computer is such a process just to spend five minutes on itunes downloading an app and then having to sync the phone. (Please save the useless answers for someone else e.g., driving to a mcdonalds or starbucks to use their wi-fi)
- 02-29-2012, 07:31 AM #2
The only possibility would be a JB app that makes the phone somehow think that 3G is actually a wifi signal...
- 02-29-2012, 07:42 AM #3
- 02-29-2012, 03:49 PM #5iPhone Newbie
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If you jailbreak, there is an app called 3g Unrestrictor which basically gets rid of the limit by making the phone think your on wifi all the time.. well atleast that is the basic idea. You can toggle it on and off using Sb settings. I've beeb using it to make facetime calls over 3g and download larger apps without restriction. Just make sure your data plan allows for the extra usage.
- 03-01-2012, 05:07 AM #6
- 03-01-2012, 08:59 AM #7
- 03-01-2012, 09:38 AM #8
- 03-01-2012, 10:14 AM #9
I guess this might fall into your "useless answer" category, but you might think about getting a wifi router for home. Your computer obviously has internet access, so you could simply buy a cheap router and instantly have wifi throughout your home.
Then you won't have to start your computer to download large apps, and if you're on a limited data plan all the time you'll be on wifi won't count against your data total. (And depending on the strength of your cell signal, you could see a big speed boost as well.) And no driving to McDonald's!
- 03-01-2012, 11:26 AM #11
- 03-01-2012, 11:49 AM #12
I think peligro911 is right, except you might not need to bother with ppoe settings (this depends on your ISP, but many don't use ppoe anymore).
You have a DSL modem already connected to your phone line. First, set the modem to bridge mode from the modem setup page.
Then connect a wireless router -- even just a cheap $25 one will do -- and connect it to the DSL modem. set the router to gateway mode (I think this is what it's called), and then the router will share the modem's connection with devices that are connected to it. You can connect your computer via Ethernet to the router, and other wireless devices via wifi.
I'm obviously not a pro at this stuff, but this is how I have my home network set up and I was able to figure it out without much help. Your ISP might prefer you purchase their services, but they may also offer help setting it up.
- 03-01-2012, 11:51 AM #13
- 03-01-2012, 01:31 PM #15
- 03-01-2012, 03:53 PM #17
- 03-01-2012, 04:21 PM #18
It's definitely worth a call--I use Verizon DSL and had a similar issue once where my router wouldn't pass along the internet signal from the modem. I called and they were able to walk me through the setup--they did say they couldn't guarantee anything since it wasn't their equipment, but it worked fine and I've never had a problem.
I'd give 'em a call; it sounds like you might have just gotten a crank last time. Alternate plan: find a neighborhood kid who's good with technology.
- 03-01-2012, 05:47 PM #20
- 03-02-2012, 10:41 AM #21
- 03-02-2012, 10:43 AM #22
- 03-02-2012, 12:03 PM #23
How to Watch HD YouTube Videos over 3G on iPhone | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
And use this trick so that YouTube links ALWAYS open in mobile Safari instead of opening the YouTube app: iOS Tip: Speeding Up YouTube | jack john brown
Here's a screenshot; all you need to do to turn HQ on or off is tap the red HQ button. Notice I'm on 3G.
Last edited by Massie; 03-02-2012 at 12:14 PM.
- 03-02-2012, 12:23 PM #24
- 03-02-2012, 01:02 PM #25
Since we seem to hijacking the original thread here, I created a new one just for this topic in case anyone wants to talk about it further: http://forums.imore.com/ios-5-forum/...ml#post1852274