iPhone TetherMe to iOS 7


epphllps

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I had TetherMe on my 6.1 iPhone 5, and now that I'm on iOS 7, tethering still works. Just thought I'd share :)
Could you tell us a little more like which carrier you have and how this might have worked? That is one of the things I refuse to lose. I paid for tethering for so long and now use tetherme. Would be great to go to ios 7 if I could still tether.
 

epphllps

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Stock iOS can tether. You have to pay your carrier for the privilege though.
Don't take it the wrong way, but we certainly do know that. He used tetherme on a jailbroken phone and then upgraded and can still tether without jailbreak. Now he either has a plan with tethering included or something happened that kept tethering unlocked.
 
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cclloyd

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Could you tell us a little more like which carrier you have and how this might have worked? That is one of the things I refuse to lose. I paid for tethering for so long and now use tetherme. Would be great to go to ios 7 if I could still tether.
It kept the settings that TetherMe used to hide the tethering. I've used it extensively and haven't gotten a message from sprint yet. I'm so far assuming they don't know.

As for how I did it, I just had TetherMe, and then restored to iOS 7.
 

epphllps

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It kept the settings that TetherMe used to hide the tethering. I've used it extensively and haven't gotten a message from sprint yet. I'm so far assuming they don't know.

As for how I did it, I just had TetherMe, and then restored to iOS 7.
Would be curious if this will work with Verizon as I'm on the old nationwide plan and tethering is not included. May wait for more people who try this.
 

taedouni

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I used MyWi and didn't want to pay $5 for a trick that may not work so I use a cracked version of TetherMe and that didn't work for me.
 

epphllps

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I used MyWi and didn't want to pay $5 for a trick that may not work so I use a cracked version of TetherMe and that didn't work for me.
I'm using the cracked version of tetherme just fine. MyWi has too many issues whereas tetherme just activates the stock tethering.
 

epphllps

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TetherMe to iOS 7

When I said didn't work I meant when I upgraded to iOS 7 (the tethering setting was reset to default settings)
Yeah I definitely didn't gather that from your post. Thought you were just speaking in general.

So it looks like that was just a fluke for him. I didn't think it was really possible for settings to carry over like that.
 

Carlanga

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It kept the settings that TetherMe used to hide the tethering. I've used it extensively and haven't gotten a message from sprint yet. I'm so far assuming they don't know.

As for how I did it, I just had TetherMe, and then restored to iOS 7.
Also to consider, sometimes betas have all these functions open. So ask someone that doesn't have tether me if in iOS 7 they can tether. Also, you prob did the update to iOS7 and not restore which would also explain why your settings stayed. Hell, even restoring from backup could cause tether to stay on ;)
 

cclloyd

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Also to consider, sometimes betas have all these functions open. So ask someone that doesn't have tether me if in iOS 7 they can tether. Also, you prob did the update to iOS7 and not restore which would also explain why your settings stayed. Hell, even restoring from backup could cause tether to stay on ;)
I restored, not updated.

Also no duh a backup would cause it to come back, as it recognizes you have settings for the default tether built in. I think tetherme writes settings that enable it in the part of the file system that gets backed up by iCloud, thus it carried over into iOS 7.
 

Carlanga

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I restored, not updated.

Also no duh a backup would cause it to come back, as it recognizes you have settings for the default tether built in. I think tetherme writes settings that enable it in the part of the file system that gets backed up by iCloud, thus it carried over into iOS 7.
So Mr. duh; did you or did you not use a back up then? Also, it doesn't recognize it, but backups overwrite certain things.
 

Jimmy Guphanti

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I know this is old, but I just tried the same thing, also on Sprint, and it works, but when I go to turn on the hotspot, the Personal Hotspot preference pane quickly deletes itself from the settings app.