O2 UK Carrier.plist from a tethering enabled phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by biohead, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. biohead, Oct 26, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011

    biohead macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    West Drayton, UK
    *Sorry, just realised this is in the iPad section... should be in the iPhone section*reported*

    I'm not entirely too sure if this would work, as I don't know how carrier.plist allows/denies access to tethering.

    If you have an older contract on O2, you don't have tethering enabled by default. They want you to sign up to a nice new contract which frankly I don't want to do.

    By patching the commcenter to enable loading of unsigned carrier.plist files, it breaks the ability to use semi-tether - thereby rendering my iPhone useless if it ever needs rebooting.

    The only thing I change in my carrier.plist file is the removal of one APN, and the editing of another's type mask, and this popup goes away and I can tether. Yet on my standard plist, when I try to enable tethering, it brings a popup saying to use sign up for the tethering bolt on.

    Would someone, who has an fairly new O2 contract with tethering enabled by default, be able to upload or send me their carrier.plist? I'm interested in seeing if that will work to enable tethering without patching commcenterclassic. I doubt it, but it you don't ask... you don't get do you?

    I don't believe there's any personally identifiable information in carrier.plist files either as it's a standard file from the network.
  2. andnich macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2011
    Did you get this working

    Hi did you get the tethering working as I've got one of the old O2 unlimited data contracts and want to use tethering without taking out a bolt on.

  3. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
  4. biohead thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    West Drayton, UK
    Sorry never did get it working. The plist is the same file, so it has to be enabled on O2's end by the looks of it.

    The way around it is the commcenter hack and edit the plist removing all references to the tethering APN, and change the type mask of the standard APN to 55 to allow tethering through that.

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