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  • Easy Tethering with redsn0w 0.9 beta 3


    One of the main reasons many jailbreakers haven't upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.2 has been because it killed the IPCC tethering hacks that had been out there since 3.1 had disabled the previous hacks. There have been a number of hacks to workaround the 3.1.2 changes, but they required tinkering that was a bit challenging for many casual users. Now, the iPhone Dev Team has reintroduced tethering to redsn0w with beta 3 of the recently released 0.9 version of their popular multi-device, Mac-and-Windows jailbreak utility.

    The main difference between redsn0w and other jailbreak utilities is that it's a quick and dirty iTunes-free pwn that doesn't allow you to create custom IPSW files. It works for all iPhones and iPod touches, and while it won't unlock, it also doesn't touch your iPhone's baseband. So if you've already unlocked you can re-jailbreak with redsn0w, and by clicking the "Already Pwned" box you can skip that step. However, unlike utilities like PwnageTool, it doesn't prevent your baseband from being upgraded.

    It's useful for jailbreakers that want an easy, trouble-free break that preserves existing data and applications. The utility goes into an existing phone's filesystem and installs the various bootrom and bootloader hacks that allow full access to your phone, and loads Cydia, custom logos, afc2 and the IPCC tethering hack in one shot, without requiring separate installs.

    The process is extremely simple, just pointing and clicking. Browse to your IPSW: on Mac it's in ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates/, on XP: \Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates, on Vista: \Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates).

    Once the phone is jailbroken, use Safari on your phone to download a mobile config file for your carrier from help.BenM.at - or you can create your own with Ben's Mobileconfig Generator. Then, just tap Settings:General:Network and turn tethering on. Done.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Easy Tethering with redsn0w 0.9 beta 3 started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      This is great news for some even though 3.1.3 update is out now they have to work on that as well . Busy , busy , busy .
    1. thecork's Avatar
      thecork -
      Quote Originally Posted by big poops View Post
      Does anybody think we will be able to use our iphones to tether with the iPad? that way we dont have to pay the extra $130 for the 3G version... plus $14.99 a month?????
      Officially not a chance in hell, but it would be simple with MyWi since your iPhone just appears as a Wifi hotspot, then connect your iPad to the WiFi. Done. :-)

      Quote Originally Posted by sharkez View Post
      Anyone compared net speed using tethered 3gs versus a 3g usb modem? I assume tethering via usb is faster for the computer than tethering via bluetooth, correct?
      Unless you live in an area with 7.2mbps HSPDA then the 3GS and 3G are the same, and there isn't many places that are.

      As for tethering cable vs bluetooth, it really depends if ur getting full whack download speeds, which 98% of the time you wont, and in that case the bandwidth won't exceed bluetooths (2mbps i think off the top of my head) so therefore usb and bluetooth would be the same.

      Personally i always tether via cable just cos it drains ur battery and usb will keep it charged.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      ^ Not everyone uses pwnge method to jailbreak or redsn0w to unlock.
      its allways done me good.ive never had regretable issues. ive used redsnow once. not bad. but i prefer PWNage
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      I just upgraded to 3.1.2 from 3.0.x , jailbroke and tethering using BenM mobileconfig file. Somehow, now I seem to lose service every so often , specially while being tethered , and will regain service after several seconds. The phone just started doing this after I upgraded to 3.1.2. Does anybody else have this problem?

      I jailbroke using pwnage tool, unlocked using blacksn0w, and using BenM's config file, and I'm on AT&T.
      What other methods are you guys using to jailbrake/tether and not having problems? If I can, I'm thinking of reverting to 3.0.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      I just upgraded to 3.1.2 from 3.0.x , jailbroke and tethering using BenM mobileconfig file. Somehow, now I seem to lose service every so often , specially while being tethered , and will regain service after several seconds. The phone just started doing this after I upgraded to 3.1.2. Does anybody else have this problem?

      I jailbroke using pwnage tool, unlocked using blacksn0w, and using BenM's config file, and I'm on AT&T.
      What other methods are you guys using to jailbrake/tether and not having problems? If I can, I'm thinking of reverting to 3.0.
      Use MyWi or PDAnet from Cydia
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      I bought MyWi while I was still on 3.0 when the tethering hack worked because I liked having the WiFi hotspot option, and once 3.1 was released, I still have the license for MyWi, which still gives me tethering. No need for any other hacks. MyWi works great!
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      yeah I prefer the repo thing instead...

      whoo this is my one hundreth post!!! i've been a member since June 2008 and I barely hit one hundred.
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      I have T-Mobile and I have MyWi (for when I wanna do hotspot) and I have tethering thru settings via USB or Bluetooth. to get the one in settings->general->network->celular data network, I just install the "MMS & Tethering Settings" package from cydia
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by thecork View Post


      Unless you live in an area with 7.2mbps HSPDA then the 3GS and 3G are the same, and there isn't many places that are.
      Unless, of course, you live in a civilised country. Not sure about Europe, but here in the UK we have 7.2 on most networks now.
    1. big poops's Avatar
      big poops -
      true cork!! very true
    1. thecork's Avatar
      thecork -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Unless, of course, you live in a civilised country. Not sure about Europe, but here in the UK we have 7.2 on most networks now.
      I'm in the UK too so i know that 7.2mbps is on our networks, but we are the lucky ones. My point was aimed at our not so lucky neighbours across the pond. Also, realistically, you never get 7.2 download speeds. I have both a 3G and 3GS and have done the tethering tests, and very rarely did i see an incress on the 3GS, sometimes yes, not often though. The realism is, that although advertised, like our broadbands, they are "up to" speeds and are hardly ever actually achieved. Of course you can't dispute that the 3GS has a faster modem, its all theory don't you know!
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      I just upgraded to 3.1.2 from 3.0.x , jailbroke and tethering using BenM mobileconfig file. Somehow, now I seem to lose service every so often , specially while being tethered , and will regain service after several seconds. The phone just started doing this after I upgraded to 3.1.2. Does anybody else have this problem?

      I jailbroke using pwnage tool, unlocked using blacksn0w, and using BenM's config file, and I'm on AT&T.
      What other methods are you guys using to jailbrake/tether and not having problems? If I can, I'm thinking of reverting to 3.0.
      I am having this same exact issue, except I jailbroke and unlocked with blackra1n/blacksn0w. If I had to guess, I'd say it was the blacksn0w unlock, but I don't have any solid evidence that's the case.

      Also, I installed SinfuliPhone's Enable Tethering for 3GS package to get the tethering working again. Could have had something to do with it. I get random baseband resets while using data at all, around once a day, but when I'm tethering it's rampant.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      I just upgraded to 3.1.2 from 3.0.x , jailbroke and tethering using BenM mobileconfig file. Somehow, now I seem to lose service every so often , specially while being tethered , and will regain service after several seconds. The phone just started doing this after I upgraded to 3.1.2. Does anybody else have this problem?

      I jailbroke using pwnage tool, unlocked using blacksn0w, and using BenM's config file, and I'm on AT&T.
      What other methods are you guys using to jailbrake/tether and not having problems? If I can, I'm thinking of reverting to 3.0.
      If you upgraded to 3.12 using pwnage why did you then unlock using BlackSn0w rather than UltraSn0w?
    1. 4n4c0nd4's Avatar
      4n4c0nd4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Or just add the iPhone-notes.de Repo http://apt.iphone-storage.de/ and then download the Tethering 3G or Tethering 3GS tweak for 3.1.2

      This method has been out for months...

      More links on MMi:
      Tethering 3GS - 3.1.2
      Tethering 3G - 3.1.2
      This is the route I had chosen but my voicemail has never worked since. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    1. Gimmicks's Avatar
      Gimmicks -
      I am on 3.1.2 in the UK on o2 contract. I would like to tether, but last time I did the benm settings update it caused me to lose signal every few seconds. (I am not sure if I updated itunes in that time) I was new to JB'ing. A restore sorted this.

      I want to tether again, but everyone is recommending different ones like pdanet and mywi. I quite like the native app for tethering. Has anyone tried this new one (news header) on o2 yet?

      also on the benm site, it has 2 settings for o2 contract customers. Which one to choose? I dont want to lose my voicemail etc

      Thanks
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you pay O2 for tethering they will enable it.
      If you don't pay O2 for tethering you are very likely to end up with a very, very high bill for data as tethering is specifically excluded from you data usage plan on the iPhone and they will almost certainly realise you are tethering and charge you.
    1. 4n4c0nd4's Avatar
      4n4c0nd4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 4n4c0nd4 View Post
      This is the route I had chosen but my voicemail has never worked since. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
      I went back and tried the other carrier file from .mobilconfig Generator by iPhone-notes.de and now I can tether and my voicemail works just fine.

      I am on AT&T in the US on my 16GB iPhone 3G 3.1.2 and the carrier file that worked for me is labeled "US AT&T -V8". I confirmed both tethering and voicemail work.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Or you can just create your own at Carrier Bundle Generator iPhone OS 3.0 - 3.1.2 (ipcc)
    1. 4n4c0nd4's Avatar
      4n4c0nd4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      From that site "Only for iPhone users with hacktivated or factory unlocked iPhones NOT using a legit Apple partner contract. DO NOT use it if you are on a legit contract!!!

      Thanks for the link but as I stated I am on AT&T in the US and my phone is NOT unlocked, nor do I need it to be. Again, thanks anyway.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Thanks for pointing that out! I hadn't even noticed that bit - sorry.