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Topic # 25642 27-Aug-2008 23:01
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I was using 1.1.4 but will upgrade to 2.0.

Previously Boss Apps allowed me to turn off GPRS and then when I wanted to use Casual data on Prepaid, I could turn it on and only be charged on the days I used it.

I don't want apps to slowly use mobile data in the background (and me to have to pay for it).

How do I achieve this on Prepay with a 2.0 phone?

Also a friend is on a plan and wants to get a 1st gen running 2.0. How does his situation differ on a plan? What happens if he goes onto a mobile data plan - does the unlockit website cover for this possibility?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 160356 28-Aug-2008 09:21
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The 2.0 OS arrives pre-configured for Vodafone's iPhone IP gateway.  That gateway is only usable by people with an iPhone account.  If you've got a 2.0 phone on prepaid, the SIM won't have access to that gateway, so you won't have mobile data at all.  No mobile data, no problem with charges. :)

There are ways to change this configuration (unlockit.co.nz), but I haven't used them, and I have heard of issues with the latest 2.0 firmware.




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  Reply # 160368 28-Aug-2008 10:00
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I believe that the iphone gateway is only for 3G use and when using GPRS there is no APN required so you my want to watch out for that when either using the original iphone or using the 3G iphone in an area with no 3G coverage

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 160375 28-Aug-2008 10:09
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So how can I disable GPRS then? Is there no "BossPrefs" equivalent for 2.0?

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  Reply # 160378 28-Aug-2008 10:12
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not sure sorry, havent jailbroken my iphone

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  Reply # 160392 28-Aug-2008 10:36
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I've got a 1st gen phone runnning 2.0 firmware.  You don't have access to the mobile data network on prepaid.




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  Reply # 160405 28-Aug-2008 11:02
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BossPrefs is out for 2.0 on jailbroken 1st gen phones.  Check Cydia or Installer.app.

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  Reply # 160433 28-Aug-2008 13:05
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I've got a first gen iphone running 2.0.2.  Just use pwnage tool from blog.iphone-dev.org (or quickpwn if your on windows).

I use boss prefs 2.0 (big boss only distribute it on their cydia repo) and it works perfectly.  To enable data on prepay and get $1 for 10MB by go to unlockit.co.nz on your iphone using a wifi network.

Finally, once you have bossprefs go into the settings and make sure the old way of disabling edge is enabled not the new method, as this doesn't disable data for some reason.

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  Reply # 162581 5-Sep-2008 22:44
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code15:


Finally, once you have bossprefs go into the settings and make sure the old way of disabling edge is enabled not the new method, as this doesn't disable data for some reason.


New way has always worked for me...

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  Reply # 162710 7-Sep-2008 08:25
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consolation:
code15:


Finally, once you have bossprefs go into the settings and make sure the old way of disabling edge is enabled not the new method, as this doesn't disable data for some reason.


New way has always worked for me...


The best way to enable and disable GPRS data usage on 1Gen is to download from cydia
 
Vodafone NZ GPRS Fix,

This will then enable the setting of

General > Network > Cellular Data Network

From here to enable data just enter the required APN, to disable just create a fake APN eg XXX a blank APN will not work. Hope this helps



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  Reply # 162712 7-Sep-2008 08:28
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asbb1:
consolation:
code15:


Finally, once you have bossprefs go into the settings and make sure the old way of disabling edge is enabled not the new method, as this doesn't disable data for some reason.


New way has always worked for me...


The best way to enable and disable GPRS data usage on 1Gen is to download from cydia
?
Vodafone NZ GPRS Fix,

This will then enable the setting of

General > Network > Cellular Data Network

From here to enable data just enter the required APN, to disable just create a fake APN eg XXX a blank APN will not work. Hope this helps

I thought it had been established that a 1st gen phone would basically use GPRS no matter if the setting is "correct" or not?

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  Reply # 162714 7-Sep-2008 08:31
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ahmad:
asbb1:
consolation:
code15:


Finally, once you have bossprefs go into the settings and make sure the old way of disabling edge is enabled not the new method, as this doesn't disable data for some reason.


New way has always worked for me...


The best way to enable and disable GPRS data usage on 1Gen is to download from cydia
?
Vodafone NZ GPRS Fix,

This will then enable the setting of

General > Network > Cellular Data Network

From here to enable data just enter the required APN, to disable just create a fake APN eg XXX a blank APN will not work. Hope this helps


I thought it had been established that a 1st gen phone would basically use GPRS no matter if the setting is "correct" or not?


Well i can confirm you that this works perfectly on my 1Gen Phone so, Perhaps that idea is wrong. Works for one should work for all, the only issue is you need to have a APN in there that is fake eg mine is www  if it is left blank data still works.

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