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  • Handy Light Hides a Free Tethering App



    We received a tip from a reader this evening about an app that was certainly worth looking in to. Introducing "Handy Light," an app that made it to the Apple App Store even though it is actually a tethering app. Yes, for once there's actually a flashlight app worth getting excited about. But this application is merely disguised as a flashlight, while all along providing tethering capacity for your iPhone to easily share your device's internet connection with your laptop.

    Nick Lee’s Handy Light app, which looks like any other flashlight app that uses the iPhone’s screen to provide illumination, actually camouflages a tethering feature using the SOCKS proxy, la Nullriver’s Software’s NetShare app that was available for a short time nearly two years ago. The app just hit the App Store a little while ago and costs a mere $.99.
    Of course, it's only a matter of time before this app is yanked, so get it while you can. Handy Light, which requires an iPhone running iOS 4.0 or later, already has available a video tutorial outlining the necessary steps to access the app's neat tethering ability. This thing is so sophisticated that it actually managed to sneak by Apple. Understandably, the suits in Cupertino - oops, I mean, the "jeans," since they don't own suits - will likely not appreciate the guise that got past them.



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    Update: Apple has removed Handy Light from the App Store. Well.... that didn't take 'em long, now did it?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Handy Light Hides a Free Tethering App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 134 Comments
    1. AngelOfHavoc's Avatar
      AngelOfHavoc -
      Can somebody please tell me how to uninstall this app or where the install location is
    1. x999x's Avatar
      x999x -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hondamaker View Post
      Got it right away. Works fine with my mac, but I would love to get it to tether my ipad.
      Hey Hondamaker, its 999 from everythingicafe, way way back in the old days.

      Anyway, this does work for the ipad in a limited capacity, as in some apps wont work, but Safari does and whatever you can do from it. The only requirement is that you have a jailbroken ipad, because you use MyWi to create a network from the ipad, otherwise you can still do it, but using a laptop/desktop to create the network.

      Take a look at this thread
    1. philo's Avatar
      philo -
      http://www.speedtest.net/result/887700739.png

      if only at&t 3g weren't so bloody slow in my area.
    1. jsnone1's Avatar
      jsnone1 -
      awesome, I messed with this last night and no go.....FINALLY got it to work on my Windows XP machine using Firefox!

      Glad I bought it as soon as I saw the info on Twitter!!!!

      I got 5.6 mps tethered 8.8 mps on my normal wifi when testing at speakeasy.net at midnight
    1. ceelo2008's Avatar
      ceelo2008 -
      Uhoh someones in trouble
    1. katmeef's Avatar
      katmeef -
      shocking how often the rules are blatantly disregarded in here, eh?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      I'm honestly curious if it's just a general disregard for rules because we're on the Internet or the possibility that people are either too lazy to read a thread before posting or are too dumb to understand that when we say don't we mean DON'T.

      Also, I just got this working on Windows 7! (posting this from my laptop using Handy Light as tether)

      go through all the basic steps (set ad-hoc network, static IPs on both phone and computer, set up proxy on computer). Now open a command prompt and check everything saved. Do ipconfig/all to ensure your laptop's ip is 13.37.13.38 or whatever you set it to. next do a ping 13.37.13.37 to make sure it sees the iPhone. you should get a reply (four actually)

      Now here's what made it work for me: Make sure the telnet client is enabled! Windows 7 by default has it disabled. go to control panel -> add/remove programs -> enable windows features and select telnet client. Once installed, you should now to be able to start a telnet on the command prompt window. Type: telnet 13.37.13.37 1337 (it goes unsaid to mention that at this point, you should have Handy Light opened and in tethering mode)

      It should say connecting but don't pay much attention to it, open any browser (im using Chrome) and refresh. It'll take a couple of seconds but before you know it you should have internet.

      Also, notable thing is that the wireless status icons still shows the ! triangle as if there was an error but I'm browsing just fine.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      I got it to work for browsing with FireFox only. Is there anything that can be done to get it to work with IE or remote desktop connection or outlook hence giving the computer itself a network connection and not just firefox. Not that I'm complaining, just asking if anyone had figured this out
    1. ceelo2008's Avatar
      ceelo2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      I'm honestly curious if it's just a general disregard for rules because we're on the Internet or the possibility that people are either too lazy to read a thread before posting or are too dumb to understand that when we say don't we mean DON'T.

      Also, I just got this working on Windows 7! (posting this from my laptop using Handy Light as tether)

      go through all the basic steps (set ad-hoc network, static IPs on both phone and computer, set up proxy on computer). Now open a command prompt and check everything saved. Do ipconfig/all to ensure your laptop's ip is 13.37.13.38 or whatever you set it to. next do a ping 13.37.13.37 to make sure it sees the iPhone. you should get a reply (four actually)

      Now here's what made it work for me: Make sure the telnet client is enabled! Windows 7 by default has it disabled. go to control panel -> add/remove programs -> enable windows features and select telnet client. Once installed, you should now to be able to start a telnet on the command prompt window. Type: telnet 13.37.13.37 1337 (it goes unsaid to mention that at this point, you should have Handy Light opened and in tethering mode)

      It should say connecting but don't pay much attention to it, open any browser (im using Chrome) and refresh. It'll take a couple of seconds but before you know it you should have internet.

      Also, notable thing is that the wireless status icons still shows the ! triangle as if there was an error but I'm browsing just fine.
      I followed al directions to the T severl diff metods i just cant get this to work on windows 7. I would do anything to get this to work i dont have internet at my job. Also i did buy the app
    1. sidq's Avatar
      sidq -
      Can you please share how to setup on windows XP with Firefox, I would appreciate.
    1. jsnone1's Avatar
      jsnone1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sidq View Post
      Can you please share how to setup on windows XP with Firefox, I would appreciate.
      I have XP and used firefox following these instructions:

      Tether inside app?
    1. linear's Avatar
      linear -
      Does anyone know what system changes (code) needs to be run to enable tethering???
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i can connect and have online goodness but cant seem to get linkinus online
    1. pichito's Avatar
      pichito -
      hey is this still working for you? can you send me instructios on setting it up
      thanks