Ever since smartphones began earning their stripes as very adept and convenient Wi-Fi hotspots, companies and carriers have been looking for ways to halt the trend - or at the very least, charge more.
Interesting goings-on over in AT&T land today, with the US carrier seemingly going after jailbreaking iPhone users.
Internet Tethering is a process which allows you to use your iPhone as a wireless modem to share its Internet connection with a computer via USB cable or Bluetooth interface. The iOS for iPhone has this functionality (wired-only) built into the operating system but it is only enabled on selected carriers. Fortunately, there is an app called “MyWi” for jailbroken iPhones which can enable wireless tethering on any carrier you like with just a touch of a finger!
Let me clear this up straight. No, the phone you see in the screenshot is not a jailbroken iPhone 4, but rather a jailbroken iPhone 3GS, running iOS 4. The iMovie app you see is basically a “broken” port which was being tried to run on non-iPhone 4 devices but had issues in the end.
One of the many Apple fans from Sweden sent an email to Steve Jobs this week, asking about whether or not iPad will be able to tether with the iPhone? The full email which was sent is as follows.
The infamous iPhone DevTeam is now back with a newer version of redsn0w which brings support for IPCC tethering hack for iPhone 3G and 3GS only. This IPCC tethering hack enables you to install carrier bundles that aren't officially signed by Apple on the latest iPhone 3.1.2 firmware. With this, you can connect your iPhone (3G and 3GS only) with your PC or a Mac in a way which enables your PC/Mac to connect to Internet via 3G network on your iPhone.
Last week we posted a complete step by step guide on how to enable Internet Tethering option on your iPhone 3G/3GS running iPhone firmware 3.1.2 which was based on the hack, originally found by the Dev-Team. While the hack worked flawlessly for some, many specially AT&T users were forced to choose between enabling either Tethering option or visual voicemail (VVM). Follow the steps below to enable both Tethering and VVM on your iPhone running 3.1.2 firmware.
Here is a simple guide to enable MMS functionality natively in the Messages app for the first-gen iPhone (aka iPhone EDGE or 2G) running iPhone firmware 3.1.2. Yes, you can now send and receive MMS messages without having to install a third party app like SwirlyMMS.
Internet Tethering is a process which allows you to use your iPhone as a wireless modem to share its Internet connection with a computer via USB cable or Bluetooth interface. There have been several hacks floating around the web to enable this functionality, specially for AT&T users in the US, however, the latest iPhone firmware 3.1.2 has blocked all those hacks which means that tethering will no longer work for you if you have updated to firmware 3.1.2. Fortunately, there is an app called “MyWi” which can enable tethering on all iPhones (including 2G/3G/3GS) running 3.1.2 firmware with just a touch of a finger!
The guy behind StealthBravo has managed to modify the latest AT&T Carrier Update file v6.0 so that it enables MMS and Tethering functionality on iPhone firmware 3.0 or 3.0.1. This will only work for AT&T customers with iPhone 3GS/3G running firmware 3.0.1/3.0.