iPhone 3.0 tethering is easy

Did you upgrade your iPhone to 3.0 yet? 9 to 5 Mac has posted a very good reason to upgrade: enabling tethering is almost stupidly simple. Just run a simple command and then go through a restore procedure. All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia.

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[via @waxpancake]

Comments

  1. anon says:

    All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia.

    and why people will pay a premium for this dated functionality, i will never know

  2. theTwiz says:

    becuz its apple duh i wan steve jobs’ penis.

    this was supposed to be in caps, but ya know.

  3. guns says:

    “All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia.”

    That’s funny, I don’t remember enjoying them all that much.

    Actually, I still don’t enjoy using my Nokia.

  4. Paul says:

    “All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia”. 4 year old? You could do this over irda on a Nokia brick phone from 1998!

  5. Adrenaline Junkie says:

    “and why people will pay a premium for this dated functionality, i will never know”

    because it has everything i need in one package when i drive more than 10 minutes away from my house, am headed out for a day on the water or woods, and tells me if my pictures are hung straight to boot.

    otherwise i agree that apple sucks, but even retards have good ideas once in a while.

  6. jeffers says:

    WARNING:

    http://www.t3.com/news/hack-brings-iphone-3-0-tethering-for-free-on-o2?=39209

    Looks like the carriers are on to it. Not sure about other countries but O2 in the UK are trying to charge £15/month for 3GB of tethered usage, even when you are already paying for unlimited data!!

    hmmm…

  7. deathspal says:

    It far easier than that

    user your iPhone to go to

    http://www.iphone-notes.de/mobileconfig/

    then select your carrier directly download the settings file to enable tethering…

  8. james says:

    yea here i in the uk they are charging £15pm for the privilege. I already pay £20 more than most networks charge for my amount of texts or mins.

  9. Maj says:

    I don’t understand why Apple customers have such difficulty with grammar and mechanics.

  10. emptyay says:

    Oh my god! Everyone run, it’s the grammar police!

    Oh wait…it’s just a silly troll, nevermind.

    *shoos Maj awyay*

    Yes, AT&T is annoying, and the only reason they’re not offering tethering is because if they did, they couldn’t sell you an aircard, could they? It’s all about money, as it’s always been.

    As for the iPhone being dated functionality…really? That’s what you’re going with? As much as I don’t like Apple fanboys, I hate the people that talk smack even more. Why can’t they have love for the brand when you have such hate for it?

    Just because you can’t afford a $3,000 laptop doesn’t mean it sucks, it means you do.

    I have an iPhone, 160gb iPod, and a MacBook Pro, but I also have a Vaio laptop and a desktop I built for gaming.

    Yes, the iPhone/iPod/iTouch is the best thing out there for music, games, and applications. Stop arguing. If you don’t like it, use your shitty phone and your Zune and keep your mouth shut.

  11. passer by says:

    amen

  12. ravenber says:

    “Just because you can’t afford a $3,000 laptop doesn’t mean it sucks, it means you do.”

    Wow.. that’s not pretentious…
    You know, having money doesn’t make you a better person, and I think in your case it makes you a worse one.

  13. piggy says:

    wt-eff are you talking about. of course money makes you a better person. You guys need to listen to more hip hop music! youd learn a thing or 2. stop whining cause you’re still pushin fries at mc dicks.

  14. therian says:

    “Just because you can’t afford a $3,000 laptop doesn’t mean it sucks, it means you do. ”

    Iphone is not much different in price from PPC. So just because you cant compare technical specs and willing to lick someones balls being fan this mean you sucks

  15. PocketBrain says:

    a) yes, it’s as easy as downloading a profile and starting itunes (and you don’t need 8.2, as I have connected to itunes 7.7.0.43 on an old computer that has been off the grid awhile).
    b) the benefit is unlimited data tethering for us$30/month, at least until AT&T blocks it.
    c) almost as annoying as apple fanboiz: anti-apple fanboiz.

    Oh, and your irda provides nowhere near the throughput of AT&T’s 3G speeds, even when bottlenecked through bluetooth.

  16. onesolution says:

    wow people type pretty tough in here.

  17. faz says:

    Can i use tethering when im not subscribed to an official carrier?

    ie : my carrier is not available on the list- however i do know my access point details. but when i insert them the tethering option dissapears.

    anyone?

  18. James says:

    I just want to go on record as saying the problem I (and I imagine most posters here) have with the iPhone is not based on being a “fanboy” (or whatever the opposite is), it’s because the iPhone has some of the best hardware on the market, with some of the worst software. It’s not bad from a design / usability standpoint, I just mean the way they lock down the firmware and fight so hard to keep the platform from being opened up. I’d love on the iPhone as much as the next guy, if I could just *use* the hardware the way I want to without risking a bricked device or a visit from the Apple Gestapo or whatever.

  19. Free Gadget says:

    Nice blog adding this to my twitter now

  20. THanks again for this, I don’t usually comment but I want to show some real appretiation for your posts.

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