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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Zobbah, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Zobbah macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
    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 :)
  2. aibo macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Southern California
    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.
  3. WPB2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Southeast, LA
    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.
  4. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    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.
  5. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    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......
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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?
  7. Paratel macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2005
    Somewhere in the US
    Yea I don't what OP is talking about either. I have no such settings.
  8. Zobbah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
    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.
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    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.
  10. stomer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    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 :)
  11. aibo macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Southern California
    Yeah sounds like locked iPhones are still out of luck.

    3.1.3 enables tethering for everyone else.
  12. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    Ditto! I was confused here because I'm with you, I've had tethering working since last summer! I have a standard locked Rogers phone, not jailbroken.
  13. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    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.
  14. vivithemage macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    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.
  15. Dave6195 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    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... :(
  16. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I think it's more like non-jailbroken AT&T iPhones are out of luck. :(
  17. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    op updated to a hacked ipsw which let him keep his tethering settings
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Same here. I thought "woo!" until I saw that. Pretty much figured that.
  19. stevespa macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Same. I've been using it a lot lately too. Tethering is spectacular.
  20. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    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.
  21. chiacy macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Yes! it works for Celcom in Malaysia!

    Upgraded to 3.1.3, and it works out from the box for Celcom Malaysia.
  22. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I have a factory unlocked iPhone and I've had tethering since 3.0.
  23. andygabriel macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    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:)
  24. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    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
  25. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Confirmed that it does not work on an unlocked iPhone with AT&T.

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