JanSt

Spoof WiFi over 3G on Android

Ooops... am I blind? Is there no app/tweak for Android that allows you to pretend you're on a WiFi network, while you're in fact using a 3G connection? You know, for large downloads etc...???
My3G for the iPhone's been around for ages. And there's nothing like it for Android?

Did I miss something?

Thanks for any tips :)

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Dec. 7, 2011 at 08:55

You're bad :p

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equ  Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:21

Ive never has Andriod refuse to download something over 3G, have seen a warning about large file size (Im pretty sure). Servises like Iplayer refuse to serve files to the phone 3G as the networks and BBC never agreed on bandwith etc, but thats the servers refusing due to IP address not the phone refusing.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:47

eqy,
I understand, but there has to be a way to spoof? Or is it different on the iPhone? On jailbreaked iPhones you vcan run My3G, and fool servers into thinking you're on wifi ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:49

Equ is right, there's no need for such an app. For example the Android market has a file size limit which developers have to stick to but the limit's the same for Wi-Fi and 3G, so whether you download via Wi-Fi or 3G is irrelevant, apart from your personal data usage. Companies got around the file size limit by making you download basically a link to a 250-300mb app data file.

As equ said, the only problem is where the limit is server imposed, not phone imposed.

blizzard7  Dec. 3, 2011 at 13:04

I understand the need for such an app (i.e. some apps only work over WiFi), but there isn't anything like this available at the moment.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 3, 2011 at 13:38

Obviously I've never used all of the Android Market's 300,000+ apps but I've never come across one that demands wi-fi, I've learnt something today :).

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2011 at 13:59

There are loads of games, dictionaries etc that are over 50MB and can only be downloaded via WiFi - like in iTunes. That's why I assumed there'd be a My3G-type of app for Android, too. Quite a few peeps on XDA etc are also looking for one.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 6, 2011 at 10:14

Amazon would not download big apps over 3G. Asks to connect over WiFi.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 6, 2011 at 19:37

Ctpahhik, I haven't used the Amazon appstore, but the Irish Android Market has loads of apps with the little red "wifi only" tab. And why else would so many folks on xda and elsewhere be looking for something like the iOS my3G app?

blizzard7  Dec. 6, 2011 at 21:15

To be fair, its not often that most people are without WiFi.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 7, 2011 at 07:44

Blizzard, yeah, maybe. But are we really to be told what we can do with our data allowances and add-ons? It's a fact that 60-70% of data that the carriers sell us is unused. And if I spot something while browsing somewhere without wifi, why do I need to postpone the download?

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 7, 2011 at 08:00

Jan, I'm using around 900MB of my 1GB allowance each month...that's without spoofing my 3G to act like Wi-Fi...

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 7, 2011 at 08:55

You're bad :p

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 7, 2011 at 10:09

I pay for it and I'll use as much as possible haha :p.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 7, 2011 at 10:49

'xactly ;)

rcheetah  May. 23, 2013 at 09:42

i need such an app too, navigon app always needs wifi or pc connections, not useful when you are on the road and want to use your navigation, but no wifi available.. with my 5GB limit it's okay for me to download 50 mb via 3g.. i already complained, but they don't want to change anything.. now my wifi is broken, and i can't download via 3g.. grr...

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2013 at 13:32

Jan, I'm using around 900MB of my 1GB allowance each month...that's without spoofing my 3G to act like Wi-Fi... What's that got to do with annything, anyway? :p
(I missed that comment 'back when...'!)

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 18, 2014 at 12:45

Equ is right, there's no need for such an app. For example the Android market has a file size limit which developers have to stick to but the limit's the same for Wi-Fi and 3G, so whether you download via Wi-Fi or 3G is irrelevant, apart from your personal data usage. Companies got around the file size limit by making you download basically a link to a 250-300mb app data file.

As equ said, the only problem is where the limit is server imposed, not phone imposed.


The app crunchyroll wont play videos unless you are connected to wifi or you pay. can you just answer the **** question you mother ****



From the Play Store:
"Watch over 3G and 4G network" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crunchyroll.crunchyroid

If you have issues, contact the devs. Don't puke your rude here.

markmartin  Jul. 1, 2014 at 13:38

Equ is right, there's no need for such an app. For example the Android market has a file size limit which developers have to stick to but the limit's the same for Wi-Fi and 3G, so whether you download via Wi-Fi or 3G is irrelevant, apart from your personal data usage. Companies got around the file size limit by making you download basically a link to a 250-300mb app data file.

As equ said, the only problem is where the limit is server imposed, not phone imposed.


Balls, it is the handset that is checked for connectivity - spoofing gets around this. Did you even read the thread properly?

riverfl0w  Aug. 3, 2014 at 12:29

Is there no app/tweak for Android that allows you to pretend you're on a WiFi network, while you're in fact using a 3G connection?

Fake Wifi Connection does just this.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 3, 2014 at 12:51

Is there no app/tweak for Android that allows you to pretend you're on a WiFi network, while you're in fact using a 3G connection?

Fake Wifi Connection does just this.


Thanks.
Excellent!
And there I was called an %&*(^%£ for asking! Tsssk :p

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 4, 2014 at 00:45

Wow, people were really mean to me....I don't know how I'll cope. It appears I was wrong, the fact it's still getting to people nearly 3 years later is amusing though, not sure how I missed this gem of a thread for so long haha.

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