How To Watch Ustream Over 3G

I made it clear that I’m not a big fan of Ustream. One of the concern many of you have is that it doesn’t work over 3G. Well, I’ve got good news for you. Thanks to this simple hack, you will now be able to watch Ustream over 3G, and not only rely on wifi.

In order to do so, there are some prerequisites:

  • Your iPhone must be jailbroken – see quickpwn 2.2 tutorial
  • You must install the following apps from Cydia: Mobile Substrate; OpenSSH; VoIPover3G (reboot after install)
  • You must not be scared of playing around with your iPhone files…

Now comes the funny part! Note that from now on, I assume you are familiar with SSH. If not, there are plenty of tutorial on YouTube that will show you how to do that.

1. SSH into your iPhone and go to the root directory “/”

2. Navigate to /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries

3. With a text editor, open VoIPover3G.plist

4. Look for:

Filter = {Bundles = ("com.Fringland.Fring", "", "com.audiofile.Interstate", "");};

Now add this part: , “tv.ustream.player”

It should look like this:

Filter = {Bundles = ("com.Fringland.Fring", "", "com.audiofile.Interstate", "", "tv.ustream.player");};

Don’t forget the “,” and the quotation marks!

5. Save the changes you just made and upload the file back to its location: /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries

6. Now go to your springboard and delete the Ustream application. Reboot your iPhone and reinstall Ustream from the App Store.

7. You’re good to go! Ustream should now work over 3G!

I want to thank GreenGeek to email me all these instructions! If you have such hacks you want to share with us, feel free to contact me.