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So, I would really like to tether with my iPhone. I used this tutorial on how to activate the tethering fuction for internet on my laptop.

Once I install the software, the 'Internet Tethering' icon (Settings > General > Network > ?) doesn't appear...

I even restarted my iPhone but still nothing...

It's an iPhone 3GS 32GB.

Thanks,

Ben
    
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post #2 of 25
The only real way to do it is through MyWiFi 4.0, through jailbreaking it. You can only get it for free and it's perfect.
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The only real way to do it is through MyWiFi 4.0, through jailbreaking it. You can only get it for free and it's perfect.
Well it should work without jailbraking...

I just checked jailbreakme.com. But my firmware is too new. Anyone any idea when the latest firmware will be "hacked"?
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post #4 of 25
No, I'm sorry. It's been a long time and still nothing.

You'll probably have to wait until a new firmware comes out that is hackable.

But I would do some more research if I were you. I could swear I've seen people with 4.2 jailbreaking.
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post #5 of 25
4.2 is jailbreak able i had my iPad on 4.2 jailbroken. i think you use redsnow or greenpoision.
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Ok guys, I'll check that out! +REP for both.
    
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post #7 of 25
Jailbreaking should do it... tethering is a native function that is disabled by most carriers. If you have allowed iTunes to install carrier updates, then you may have removed that option from the menu. I had an AT&T iPhone that tethered once jailbroken, but that was back in 3.x. My Italian (unlocked) iPhone has always been tethering enabled.

Try modmyi.com or visit some of the enthusiast sites. Your answer is out there.
     
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post #8 of 25
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Jailbreaking should do it... tethering is a native function that is disabled by most carriers. If you have allowed iTunes to install carrier updates, then you may have removed that option from the menu. I had an AT&T iPhone that tethered once jailbroken, but that was back in 3.x. My Italian (unlocked) iPhone has always been tethering enabled.

Try modmyi.com or visit some of the enthusiast sites. Your answer is out there.
Verizon doesnt care and they do anything against it at all which is nice. My dad has the droid and my asked about tethering since my parents do a lot of motor homing in the winter. The guy said hey its $30 a month from us as the cheapest plan or you can pay $30 for a lifetime with a 3rd party app. My dad hasnt had any issues thus far with tethering, i believe he said his max download was like 3or5mbs.
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Verizon doesnt care and they do anything against it at all which is nice. My dad has the droid and my asked about tethering since my parents do a lot of motor homing in the winter. The guy said hey its $30 a month from us as the cheapest plan or you can pay $30 for a lifetime with a 3rd party app. My dad hasnt had any issues thus far with tethering, i believe he said his max download was like 3or5mbs.
u can root and tether using a free app... it uses your phones 3g.
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Tethering works fine for me.

But I am Jailbroken on 4.0.1 and I also use TetherMe (via Cydia)

I also have unlimited data so that helps a ton.
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