My tethering dissapeared

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by emericana, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. emericana macrumors newbie

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    Have a 3g 16gb black iphone which up until recently was working great.

    I used to have 3.1 jailbroken via pwnage tool running the stealth 6.0 carrier setting file which included tethering.

    The other day, I was trying to use bluetooth tethering, which I had done a few times before (usually did USB tethering), and my iphone would not enable the bluetooth function. Weird I thought. Bluetooth would just not turn on, so thus, I could not tether via bluetooth. No big deal right? So I restarted my iphone, and next thing I know, the tethering function in the network settings tab completely dissapeared. WTF?

    Prior to this occuring, I had noticed a few weird things going on with the phone, but nothing too serious. I could not download anything from Cydia, and I had to continually run the "free memory" program in order to make the thing run smoothly.

    I thus updated the phone to 3.1.2, jail broke it using pwnage tool (which requires you do a restore of your phone). This restored my carrier file to the stock ATT 5.6 .

    I tried to use the ben.at tether, but to no avail. All that happened was I lost my visual voicemail. I tried installing this: http://appadvice.com/appnn/2009/10/31-tethering-visual-voicemail-fixing-the-benm-mobileconfig-file/
    file as well, and while this got me my visual voicemail back, there was no tethering.

    I feel like something corrupted my carrier bundle somehow, and I have no clue how to fix it, or get tethering back.

    Anyone have any ideas? Should I try installing the stealth 6.0 file again? I am pretty sure that stealth killed my visual voicemail so I do not really want to do that if possible.

    Not having tethering is not the end of the world, but it is pretty nice to have in certain situations.


    EDIT: Figured out solution. Did not know I needed to unlock using blacksnow. now tethering works great!
     
  2. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

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    Nov 4, 2008
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    Beware of unlocking your phone. I unlocked mine and experienced random drops of service. It would just go to no bars, then no service then back to full bars it was weird. If you ever get tired of that, download the sinfuliphonerepo and install Tethering for 3G, reboot phone, then reset network settings and everything works awesome w/o unlocking your phone. Im not saying unlocking is a bad thing just that it caused a few problems for me
     

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