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Tethering with the iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'Apple iOS' started by Thatoneguy69, Jul 4, 2009 with 2 replies and 407 views.

  1. Thatoneguy69

    Thatoneguy69 Enthusiast

    ModMyi forum members The inimitable Erica Sadun has found a way to update the 3.0 Beta firmware to enable tethering. Ivan is trying it right now, but here are the steps:
    UPDATE - We got it working and there is a walk-through coming soon. Screenshots appear below.

    Step 1: Check if you own a 3G iPhone. If youre on EDGE (as I am): sorry. Tethering does not seem to work with EDGE phones.
    Step 2: Check to see if AT&T is your carrier. If it is: sorry. AT&T will not let you tether.
    Step 3: Navigate to ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Carrier Support. Notice the spaces in that last folder name! If youre at the command line, use backslashes to escape the spaces, i.e. cd ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Carrier Support. You will find a file with an ipcc extension. Copy that file: e.g. cp foo.ipcc foo.ipcc.original. This creates a backup for when you mess up.
    Step 4: rename the ipcc extension to zip. For me that was ATT_US.ipcc renamed to ATT_US.zip. (Did I mention how Im on a 1st Gen iPhone with AT&T?). Unzip it. This creates a new folder called Payload.
    Step 5: Navigate into Payload and then into the folder under that. Mine was called ATT_US.bundle. Yours will differ. Inside that folder you will find three files that you will edit: Info.plist, version.plist, and carrier.plist. Open all three in the Property List Editor that comes with the dev tools on a Mac.
    Step 6: In Info.plist, change the CFBundleVersion to 5.0. Save.
    Step 7: In the version.plist, change the CFBundleVersion to 5.0. Save.
    Step 8: In carrier.plist do the following and then save:
    (a) Add a new dictionary to the apns array:
    apn = internet
    password = password
    username = iphone
    (b) In the wap dictionary (mine is wap.cingular, stss was wap.dol.ie), add a new pair. Do not edit the password or username:
    type-mask = (NUMBER) -2
    (c) Add a new pair at the top level dictionary of the carrier.plist file. (Were not sure this is strictly speaking necessary but go ahead and do it.):
    AllowEDGEEditing = (BOOLEAN) YES
    Step 9: Zip up the Payload folder in which you just made your edits. Rename it to the same name as the original ipcc file. (For me that was ATT_US.ipcc).
    Step 10: Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
    Step 11: In the Summary tab, option-click Check for Update. Navigate to your ipcc file, select it. It takes no more than a second or two to update.
    Step 12: Reboot your iPhone.
    Step 13: In prefs (on the phone) navigate to Settings > General > Network.
    Step 14: Let me know how this worked for you.
    curl -s -L http://phobos.apple.com/version | grep -i carrier

    this was form another website i found on google, not mine
  2. Darkaj750

    Darkaj750 Enthusiast

    Really old, doesn't work with itunes 8.2 ( you have to use 8.2 beta 2 , the one which came with 3.0 beta 4) and somebody has already posted a tutorial on how to do this by visiting a certain website on your phone.
  3. paul100

    paul100 Newbie

    Tethering this way is not working, and can you figure out another easier way to do this without much of this confusion.

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