Weird... Carrier file 5.5 temporarily enabled tethering?

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  1. CarbonCrew macrumors member

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    Anyone else notice that? I plugged my iphone in a few minutes ago to download the new carrier file. While heading to the shower I was looking to see if the settings had changed and then I saw the tethering 'on' 'off' switch. As I was excited, I plugged it back up to the computer, opened iTunes, and iTunes gave me a weird error message. Now tethering is gone :(
     
  2. Jules242 macrumors member

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    Where exactly was the tethering on/off switch?
     
  3. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    in settings>usage

    just noticed it too and haven't connected to laptop after the MMS reboot
     
  4. CarbonCrew thread starter macrumors member

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    Tethering was in Settings > Networks

    Well that's a relief. I thought I was going crazy. I knew I should have taken a screen shot.
     
  5. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    my guess is that it may be in the APN file but there is a script during iphone bootup to shut it down
     
  6. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    ARGH... I want my tethering back. Stupid me shouldn't have updated to 3.1.... lost my tethering and JB. :(
     
  7. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    It's weird you mentioned that.
    I checked my phone after the update and it has a Tethering option. <head scratch>
    No jailbreak and running the official 5.5 carrier file.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    EDIT: I did notice that my 3G service keeps going in and out after the carrier file update.
     
  8. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    does it work?
     
  9. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    It turns on and off, but I don't have my laptop with me to test it.
    At work right now.
     
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  11. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    Are you on 3.01/3.0?
     
  12. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    3.1
    See the first pic I posted for version info.
    It's all legit versions, not hacked in any way.
     
  13. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    Damn it. There's gotta be a way to get my tethering back. Everyone's saying 3.1 was the reason why tethering disappeared as an option, and yet your phone retained it.
     
  14. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Don't feel bad... as soon as I turned on tethering and connected it to my work laptop, the tethering option disappeared from my network settings. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  15. hypnospastic macrumors newbie

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    No Tethering

    I dont have that option on my 3GS and I just did the 5.5 update.
     
  16. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    AHhhh.. that's what happened to everyone. Sucks... really regret updating to 3.1

    Hopefully the JB comes out soon so I can get a tethering app.
     
  17. Dakk macrumors newbie

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    I update a 3G on 3.01 to 5.1 then 5.5 and it still has the tethering, I wonder if you need to update to the hacked 5.1 first, then 5.5?
     
  18. TMar macrumors 68000

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    3.1
     
  19. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I have an iPhone 3G with firmware version 3.1
    I manually updated the carrier update a couple of weeks ago to 5.1 and then updated it today to 5.5. I saw this thread and checked to see if I had Tethering and sure enough it was there. I attempted to pair my iPhone and Computer together through Bluetooth and it worked. I paired them, and then I clicked the Bluetooth symbol on the top of the menu bar on my Mac to choose the iPhone as my internet connection. But as soon as I did that my iPhone automatically went from the tethering options screen to the screen that just says "Network" on top. The tethering option isn't there anymore.
     
  20. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    Netshare Tethering

    Has anyone had a chance to see if NETSHARE still works?
     
  21. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    I read from someone that it does still work, it's just a hassle to get it set up.
     
  22. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Looks like I'll have to wait for someone to hack the official 5.5 file to add tethering back. ;)
     
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  24. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I have the 5.5 ipcc installed, and still my tethering works. Just tried it again and it still works on both my 3GS units. However, MMS doesn't work, lol!
     
  25. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I have the 5.0 carrier and everything works...

    I dont want to upgrade to 5.5 until I am sure I wont loose tethering.

    I suspect someone will have to hack the 5.5 so I wont be doing any updating until more time passes.

    I cant believe how quick folks are to get 5.5.

    You could have installed 5.0 today and had MMS work.
     

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