Enabling personal Hotspot (wifi) 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gngan, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #1
    I paid my carrier to have native tethering for my iPhone 3GS; however 4.3.1 doesn't give wifi to 3GS users. I believe it's only enable for iphone 4. I don't really care before but i just purchase an ipad 2 and would like to use wifi to tether my ipad. Is there a way to enable native tethering (wifi)?

    I don't want to waste money buying MyWi or other programs.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #2
    Only way to do in with a 3GS is by using MyWi or PdaNet.
     
  3. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #3
    I am surprise that there isn't any hack that does this. Anyone willing to do this project?:D
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    PDX
    #4
    How is mywi or pdanet a waste of money? They do what you ask for and only require a one-time fee.
     
  5. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #5
    It's waste of money because i am already paying for my carrier $6 per month for native tethering.
     
  6. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

    kalirob99

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Location:
    California
    #6
    Not really the MyWi or PDANet devs fault that your getting charged for something you can't actually use.
     
  7. eawmp1 macrumors 601

    eawmp1

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Location:
    FL
    #7
    Then you are the fool.
    You have been given free options above. Your carrier doesn't support the feature you are paying for on your device. Save $72/year and cancel the tethering option and get MyWi!
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #8
    If you think about it native tethering gives you USB and BT tethering. These 2 options will enable wifi tethering on your device. Up to you if you want it or not. You can still use Bluetooth to tether to your iPad.
     
  9. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #9
    I can use Bluetooth to tether my ipad? I thought i have to JB my ipad and download iTether in order to use bluetooth to tether.

    Don't call me a fool just because you believe carriers don't know you are tethering without paying it. I was using pdanet to tether before i paid my carrier for native tethering. They found out and charged me ($76). That alone is worth paying $72/year for tethering legally.

    i am not saying it's their fault. I am just asking if there's a way to enable native tethering (wifi) on 3GS.
     
  10. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    #10
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Yes, you need iTether on your iPad to enable it to connect to another BT Cellphone

    As for the 3GS use an app called TetherMe.
     
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #11
    You sell it and buy and iPhone 4 :D

    No way to do it besides PDANet and MyWi on the 3GS
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #12
    Im not 100% but I think if you're on the latest firmware with your ipad you can connect and tethering with your 3GS using bluetooth.
    Give it a shot.
     
  13. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #13
    Never heard of that. I will give it a shot when it arrives.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #14
    If the iPad, any iDevice really, is running 4.3 or higher you can tether it via bluetooth to an iPhone or Mac to share its internet connection.
     
  15. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #15
    What did Apple update to their bluetooth? I remember bluetooth on ipad was design for keyboard only and that is why dev made itether.
     
  16. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #16
    I don't really understand that question. I'm guessing you mean when. Apple updated it with 4.3.
     
  17. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #17
    Prior to 4.3, bluetooth tethering doesn't work with iPad. I am wondering what Apple did to 4.3 firmware.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #18
    Something magical:)
     
  19. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a

    cheesyappleuser

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Location:
    Portugal
    #19
    Mobile hotspot is enabled in my 3GS 4.3.1's settings!
     
  20. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #20
    But that doesn't share the iPhone 3G connection over WiFi. The 3Gs can't do that.
     

Share This Page