Is there a way I can tether?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kwyn, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. kwyn macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    I want to tether without JB. Right now I have all the latest official firmware/carrier file.

    How can I enable tethering?

    THanks so much
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Unless you carrier supports tethering, you really cannot without modifying carrier settings - and tethering outside of your contract agreement runs the risk of having your contract voided and disconnected.
  3. kwyn thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    Is their a hacked carrier file that I can use somewhere? I used to have one before MMS came out.

    Also, is there a way for them to tell (ATT). I just need to tether for about a week.
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't think there are any carrier files allowing tethering.
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    You can no longer install a hacked carrier file without jailbreaking. 3.1 implemented a signature check when installing .ipcc files. You have to jailbreak to disable this signature check and allow these files to be installed.

    I would like to point out that jailbreaking is not hard or dangerous at all, and does not by itself slow your phone down. You could just jailbreak, install a carrier hack to disable the signature check, and install a hacked .ipcc from You wouldn't have to install anything else, and you wouldn't know it was jailbroken if you hadn't done it yourself.
  6. lollicup macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009

    once you upgrade you are pretty much screwed unless you want to JB
  7. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    I've been tethering regularly for months using the BenM hack, but if you upgraded to 3.1 you can't do that.

    And the myth that AT&T will cancel your contract if you tether is just that, a myth, but one that won't die, but it's 100% fantasy.
  8. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    Can't say that's 100% true but I did hear some reference to watch out for this from MuscleNerd (one of the iPhone JB devs) twitter posting. Just don't be a jerk and abuse it by consistently watching HD movies or other bandwidth intensive tasks. Make sure to also to watch your bandwidth usage monthly and adjust your usage to it. From what I heard, the unofficial data cap is 5-6GB for AT&T.
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    If you have a 3G you can downgrade to 3.0 or 3.0.1 and install the Stealth AT&T .ipcc to get tethering. I've done it.

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