Tethering works now with Unlocked iPhones 3G and 3GS in FW 3.1.3!!

Zobbah

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Mar 26, 2009
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Finally Apple listened to their customers. No hack needed!

You can put your carrier APN address (same as in Cellular data APN) in settings/ general / Network / Cellular Data Network / Cellular Data it's below mms settings.

it works like a charm!!

I have restored my blind faith in Apple again :)
 

aibo

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Jan 17, 2008
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Finally Apple listened to their customers. No hack needed!

You can put your carrier APN address (same as in Cellular data APN) in settings/ general / Network / Cellular Data Network / Cellular Data it's below mms settings.

it works like a charm!!

I have restored my blind faith in Apple again :)
It's working great on my officially unlocked 3GS with t-mobile — but my friend says it's still a no-go with AT&T. The tethering setting never shows up, even after adding a mobileconfig.
 

WPB2

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Jul 1, 2008
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If true, this is great.

Can anyone else confirm, or deny on AT&T???

I have unofficial tethering on 3.1.2 by way of mobile config/ CommCenter patch. It would be great if it were native on 3.1.3.
 

rusty2192

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Oct 15, 2008
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Can anyone else confirm/deny with AT&T

Can anybody else confirm or deny this firsthand with AT&T? I have held off updating due to the fact that I would like to keep the ability to jailbreak. Tethering is the main reason I would jailbreak, but if I could do it without jailbreaking, I may update.
 
i hope i don't get flamed here.... but...

i know what tethering is but how is it supposed to tether? iphone hooked to computer and the computer can get 3g via hardwired iPhone to computer OR using iPhone as a "hotspot" via bluetooth?

I looked into my settings (ATT) and i don't see the OPs option in my Network settings......
 

Darth.Titan

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Oct 31, 2007
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I'm not sure what the OP is talking about, but under Settings->General->Network there is no "Cellular Data Network" setting. That is only there if you apply one of the various hacks.

I am running 3.1.3 on a stock un-jailbroken and locked 3GS.

Perhaps this refers to factory-unlocked phones?
 

Zobbah

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Mar 26, 2009
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I'm not sure what the OP is talking about, but under Settings->General->Network there is no "Cellular Data Network" setting. That is only there if you apply one of the various hacks.

I am running 3.1.3 on a stock un-jailbroken and locked 3GS.

Perhaps this refers to factory-unlocked phones?
I was referring to factory unlocked iPhones. I know this works
with most unofficial carriers.

Maybe AT&T and Apple found some way restrict this on the AT&T network.

I'm using this with my carrier in Iceland

In my phone "cellular data network" is where I switch on/off the 3G or
turn on/off the data roaming.

Maybe your carrier profile is restricting access to these options.
 

acfusion29

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Nov 8, 2007
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Finally Apple listened to their customers. No hack needed!

You can put your carrier APN address (same as in Cellular data APN) in settings/ general / Network / Cellular Data Network / Cellular Data it's below mms settings.

it works like a charm!!

I have restored my blind faith in Apple again :)
lol... you for real?

I've had tethering since June 2009 (in Canada). It has nothing to do with Apple, go yell at AT&T.
 

stomer

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Apr 2, 2007
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I've got tethering working with T-Mobile UK on my unlocked, non-jailbroken iPhone 3G.

I don't know whether something in 3.1.3 enabled it or whether it was a setting that I had previously missed.

Anyway, woohoo :)
 

Compile 'em all

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Apr 6, 2005
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lol... you for real?

I've had tethering since June 2009 (in Canada). It has nothing to do with Apple, go yell at AT&T.
Factory unlocked iPhones had tethering disabled since 3.0.1. Meaning that if I bought a factory unlocked iPhone say from italy and tried to use it with O2 Germany (Where the iPhone is a tmobile exclusive) the tethering option won't be there, even though O2 does allow tethering. This was a bug, and didn't make sense at all because the whole purpose of an unlocked iPhone is that I can use it with whomever I like.

But now with the update, tethering is enabled back again.
 

vivithemage

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Jul 12, 2008
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Yeah sounds like locked iPhones are still out of luck.

3.1.3 enables tethering for everyone else.
I am pretty sure it's AT&T's fault. I tried using a T-Mobile carrier file, and reset the phone, and applied a backup that had my T-Mobile carrier file, and the tethering options were there on AT&t, then i got the AT&T updated carrier file and it lost the tether options.
 

Dave6195

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Jul 7, 2009
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Im using a factory unlocked iPhone from Italy. When I use a custom carrier bundle I created here http://www.volkspost.info/ipcc_fw3/ I lose the option for tethering. Its annoying because this carrier bundle enables other features in the phone that are useful so now I still have no tethering... :(
 

Michael CM1

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Feb 4, 2008
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I'm not sure what the OP is talking about, but under Settings->General->Network there is no "Cellular Data Network" setting. That is only there if you apply one of the various hacks.

I am running 3.1.3 on a stock un-jailbroken and locked 3GS.

Perhaps this refers to factory-unlocked phones?
Same here. I thought "woo!" until I saw that. Pretty much figured that.
 

Nermal

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op updated to a hacked ipsw which let him keep his tethering settings
There are no hacks required; this is a change in the official 3.1.3 firmware. Factory-unlocked phones now "unlock" tethering if you're using an unofficial carrier, which is how it always should have been.

This makes no difference for AT&T users, as the AT&T bundle overrides tethering.
 

anjinha

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Factory unlocked iPhones had tethering disabled since 3.0.1. Meaning that if I bought a factory unlocked iPhone say from italy and tried to use it with O2 Germany (Where the iPhone is a tmobile exclusive) the tethering option won't be there, even though O2 does allow tethering. This was a bug, and didn't make sense at all because the whole purpose of an unlocked iPhone is that I can use it with whomever I like.

But now with the update, tethering is enabled back again.
I have a factory unlocked iPhone and I've had tethering since 3.0.
 

andygabriel

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Feb 1, 2009
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i have an official unlock iphone 3G from Australia and now using it in Taiwan. I updated to 3.1.3 and the native tethering came up.

Note that i'm with a non official carrier in Taiwan. So all i had to do is type in the APN and voila, it works.

I'm stoked to have tethering working now without any hack. I've never jailbroken my iphone.

Now i love my iphone more because i can tether my macbook anywhere, train, bus etc.

The tethering speed is super fast, i can watch Youtube video, video chat on skype(tried it yesterday on a 45 mins train ride).

It's awesome since i have unlimited data with my Taiwanese carrier. 3G in Taiwan is very fast!

Thx Apple:)
 

Shenaniganz08

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Jan 26, 2010
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Moderators or OP can you please change the original title to avoid confusion

this is for factory unlocked iPhones (non USA)

for everyone here in the USA with AT&T, tethering stopped working with 3.0