Update on BENM page for ATT 3.1.3 tethering. Can anyone confirm?

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  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

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    So the benm webpage on the iphone just updated that they found a fix for tethering for 3.1.3 for ATT. Has anyone tried this on a 3gs on 3.1.3 and can confirm that tethering does in fact work again on 3.1.3??

    Thanks!
     
  2. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone is Jailbroken and has a tethering hack already. Before there was something wrong where the BenM tethering profile would not install. It installed fine for me. It wont cause any problems. Just go to their site, click Tethering > USA > Thing > Download > Install > type your passcode, and reboot. My friend isn't Jailbroken and he has a 3GS on 3.1.3. He's trying it out now so I'll report back if it works.
     
  3. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I just tried it and I guess I shouldn't have. :(

    I have 3.1.3, and figured I'd give it a try... stupid, I'm not at home.

    Well, it SORT of works, a little. It installed OK and seems to work -- the phone is active and I can make calls, BUT it keeps popping up saying I don't have a Data Plan on the phone. :( So I can't get any data.

    When I get home this afternoon I'll restore it. Oh well.
     
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Sweet, it wasn't as bad as I thought. You can just go into the profiles and delete the profile that it installs and I was back to begin alive again.
     
  5. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    Did you restart the phone? Thats what you need to do to get it to work.

    So it does work? Even if you do restart, does the message still pop up? If it does, that means they're getting extremely close. If it doesn't, it means we're already there. Also if you still get the message, try uninstalling the profile by going to Settings > General > and then the profiles section. Click on it and uninstall it and reboot. I really hope this works, if I need to restore, I know I have tethering which is one of the main reasons I Jailbroke.
     
  6. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Yes I restarted. I have not restarted after uninstalling the profile. Going to try it now. But yes, it kept popping up that I didn't have a data plan. :(

    I forgot, where is the tethering settings supposed to setup?
     
  7. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering.
     
  8. eagles2214 macrumors member

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    i just tried and also got the same "you need a data plan" message...
     
  9. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    even after reboot, no options for Internet Tethering
     
  10. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Same thing here, that is where I thought tethering should be but nope, nada. I tried it again and still nothing. :(

    Oh well, close, but no success.
     
  11. senorhappy macrumors member

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    Same here... never got the message about the data plan, but don't have anything about tethering under network after rebooting. crap!
     
  12. senorhappy macrumors member

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    I have 3.1.3, but my phone isn't unlocked.... according to the benm website, it says "At 3.1.3 only without simlock!" Does this mean that i'd have to unlock my phone to get this to work?
     
  13. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    No. It says without not with.
     
  14. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    I don't think they mean unlocked iPhones. I think they're referring to the passcode lock that can be put on a sim card.
     
  15. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    I think they are referring to non unlocked iPhones. This didn't work for my brother. He didn't have a PIN on his SIM. All it does is change the settings on the iPhone, not sim card.

    pcs are junk, the passcode you are referring to is called a SIM PIN. :rolleyes:
     
  16. danpmor macrumors newbie

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    No luck!!

    I tried installing the profile and it says it installs but then I go to general>network and there is no internet tethering option. I think I am installing it correctly, I install it than reboot but nothing. Anything I am doing wrong?
     
  17. danpmor macrumors newbie

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    Unlocked vs. Locked

    Is the fact a phone is unlocked vs locked making a difference?
     
  18. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Something to do with the config file itself. If you read the whole post he said that he's not sure it would work and he'd just try something. So we'll have to wait and see if he fixes it.
     
  19. ivanovnv macrumors newbie

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    You people are like little kids. None of you is actually reading and verifying. The mobile configuration benm had was wrong. There were issues with the Username and pass. I am working with him to have them corrected. Try and create your own config file by using the utility benm has provided you with and with the following data:

    APN: Thing

    wap.cingular
    WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    CINGULAR1
     
  20. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Does that work? I almost did that yesterday when I realized the .com was missing from that line. (After someone mentioned it on twitter ;) )
     
  21. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Just tried it but not sure if I entered the fields right :

    Carriername : wap.cingular
    APN : Thing
    User : WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    Password : CINGULAR1

    With things setup this way, I got exactly the same results as before. No networking capability.
     
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    I've tried everything with this profile on 3.1.3 but no luck :(
     
  24. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    Maybe every iPhone user can call up AT&T on the same day, and the same time, and complain that we want tethering. It seems like it would work...
     
  25. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    That would crash AT&T's call centers. :(
     

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