Does 3.1 break your BenM tethering?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eye.surgeon, Sep 9, 2009.

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Does updating to 3.1 break your BenM tethering hack on US AT&T networks?

  1. Yes it did

    21 vote(s)
    95.5%
  2. No it did not

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    #1
    For those of use that want a simple response rather than reading through a 20 page thread...simply answer whether updating to 3.1 broke your BenM hack for tethering on US AT&T networks. Please only vote if you are using the BenM hack on AT&T and have updated to 3.1 and then tested tethering.

    If you are not in the US, not using the BenM hack, not using AT&T, or have a jailbroken phone please don't vote.

    If you want to post a pithy comment about how tethering is unnecessary because you never leave your college campus and think the whole world is bathed in free wifi, please refrain.
     
  2. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    #2
    How about those of us who believe a thread like this belongs to the "iPhone Hacks" forum instead of here? ;)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=105
     
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

    sjinsjca

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    #3
    Watched it disappear.


    I did the following:

    o Updated my 3G to 3.1

    o Left my iPhone connected to my Mac via USB. iTunes was still running.

    o I turned off my Mac's Airport and my iPhone's WiFi. Went into the iPhone's menu, selected General>Network. Was delighted to see that the Tethering option was still there.

    o Turned on tethering. It worked! I tried loading a web page into Firefox. It popped right up.

    o Suddenly the iPhone started syncing. I flipped back to iTunes in time to catch a message, "Verifying iPhone" (or something of the sort-- it was up for just an eyeblink).

    o Firefox now complained it was offline. And I watched the iPhone's screen as the tethering option disappeared!

    Whoa.

    As of this date (19 Sep 09), help.benm.at still says they're working on a tethering option for OS 3.1. The only approach at this point is to downgrade to 3.0.

    Countless thousands of Blackberry owners can tether. AT&T (and, since one is judged by the company one keeps, Apple) is seriously behind the curve on this.
     
  4. spillproof macrumors 68020

    spillproof

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    #4
    Oh dang, you got me. But no, this is why I spend about 24 hours searching and testing ways to downgrade to 3.0.1 again. Not all places on campus are wifi-ed.
     

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