Guide : Howto tether over usb

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iphone3gmods, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. iphone3gmods macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2008
    Ok, we have discussed tethering over wifi already in this article. However not everyone has wifi on their computers and some don't have it on their laptops. So we deceided to write this article up to discuss the details of the process. Also if you read our tethering guide over wifi it only discussed the use of firefox as where in this article we will cover a better way which will allow firefox, remote desktop, vnc, etc.

    We are doing this tutorial using an Iphone 3G 2.0.2 JB, so of course you will need a jailbroken phone.

    There will be 4 different pieces of software that we will be using.

    1 will be 3proxy (proxy server itself)
    2 mobile terminal (to start the proxy)
    3 proxifier (distributes proxy on pc)
    4 iphone_tunnel (to create the proxy tuneel)

    Ok So lets start with setting up the software on the Iphone.

    - Browse over to cydia and select the search tab
    - type in 3proxy and you should find the 3proxy application
    - click on it and then hit install at the to right
    - after it installs go back to cydia and click search again
    - this time type mobileterminal and you should find the app
    - again select it and hit install on the top right

    You are done with the phone install now.

    Now to your desktop. Head over to our application section and download proxifier and iphone_tunnel. Download both the files and extract into a easy to remember folder we are using c:\iphone. It should look like something below.


    Launch Proxifier and configure it, you will only need to do this once. Click Options then Proxy Settings.


    Click Add


    In the address field type in port 1080
    chose socks version 5


    Click Ok now exit the program, so the settings save.

    Now that we have all our software ready and setup we can begin. This is the only steps you will need to follow to tether from now on, the above steps are just initial setup.

    Step 1.

    Start a command prompt window by going to start - > run - "cmd" without quotes.
    browse over to your folder where you extracted the files and type in the following command without quotes "iphone_tunnel.exe 1080 1080"


    Step 2

    Grab your iphone and start the mobile terminal application.
    When it launches type "socks" without the quotes.


    To initiate the proxy, start Safari and load the webpage.
    You are done on the phone side.

    Step 3.

    Launch proxifier and test your connection.
    Click options then proxy settings and click the check button.
    If you configured everything your proxy should now pass both test.


    You can then test connecting using such programs as RDP(Remote desktop) or firefox(web browsers), there is no need to configure any proxy settings for any of these programs as proxifier takes care of all that.

    When working correctly should look something like this.


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  2. reliantj macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    i'd prefer this usb method anyways.
    i'd be able to keep a charge on my
    phone while surfing.
    thanks for sharing.
  3. navigates macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    you can use iPhone tunnel 2.7 and all you need is openssh and insomnia to keep the phone running. It has tunnel incorporated and opens all the sites perfectly. With 3proxy I had some sites open up weirdly; don't know why.

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