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Topic # 29498 9-Jan-2009 14:37
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Hey guys, long time iphone 2.5g user.

Currently on 1.1.4 and been happily on here for ages.  Been wanting to update to 2.0 plus for app store etc.

However, i dont want to do so unless i am able to block my incoming/outgoing data while out of Wifi range.
Really dont want to pay a fortune for mobile data, dont really need it.

Currently using Boss Prefs to block GPRS, is there any equivalent for this on 2.0?

Cheers,

Ross




 


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  Reply # 188482 9-Jan-2009 23:01
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Sounds like we are in the same boat.

Unfortunately I haven't had any replies to my thread yet: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=76&TopicId=29480

Any replies with information would be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 188484 9-Jan-2009 23:56
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I'm using the iPhone 3G with 2.2 and am currently using Bossprefs

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 188489 10-Jan-2009 00:30
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While there isnt a explicit option to disable data; you can just change the APN. Or, if you feel you REALLY dont need mobile data at all , just give Vodafone a call, and they'll remove it from the server-side.

If that seems a little overkill, and you may want to use it every now and then. Use the APN trick. The default APN (www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz) won't work unless you have a Mobile Data plan assigned to your account. Or you can just use whatever other APN you wish.


From my experiences these both work.


If you have any more questions, please ask :)






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  Reply # 188588 10-Jan-2009 15:47
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I can't recall the details but I know that either the 2.5G or the 3G phone had an "issue" where even setting a dummy APN STILL allowed data access.

I don't want to pay $1 to Vodafone each time I want to turn the data on and off. I know that BossPrefs works on 1.1.4, so I'm happy.

I'd like a similarly solid solution for 2.0+

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  Reply # 188599 10-Jan-2009 16:23
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Use SBSettings instead of Bossprefs. He's redone it as a TSR and given it a new name. It's updated for 2.2 and works fine for turning GPRS/EDGE off.



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  Reply # 188609 10-Jan-2009 17:21
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nice one.

Might be time to update to 2.2 tonight




 


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  Reply # 188610 10-Jan-2009 17:22
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rossmnz: nice one.



Might be time to update to 2.2 tonight


Hey ross, what software are you going to use and on which desktop OS?

Can you keep me informed about how it goes for you? I don't have time to do it right now anyway but hearing your experiences would be great.

Could I PM you my email and ask you to update me?

Cheers.

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  Reply # 188618 10-Jan-2009 18:24
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Follow the guides on www.hackthatphone.com - I upgraded my fathers 1st gen and my own 3G one to jailbroken 2.2 with no issues. Well, almost, turns out you need to make sure that GPRS is enabled before you update the 1st gen, or it stays off until you're able to find some way of getting Bossprefs/SBSettings back onto it to turn it back on again :)



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  Reply # 188642 10-Jan-2009 20:35
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Ill prob use QuickPwn on windows XP.

Got your pm and ill email you when i finally get around to it.




 


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