For those who don’t know what internet tethering is, it basically allows you to connect to WiFi or 3G on your laptop through your iPhone by turning your iPhone into a “modem”.
The most disappointing announcement made at the WWDC 2009 Keynote is the non-availability of MMS and internet tethering feature in U.S at the launch of iPhone OS 3.0.
But you know the mouse and cat play!! Some clever folks out there, figured out a way to enable tethering on iPhone OS 3.0 via iPhone Safari browser without Jailbreaking iPhone. and the best thing is, it’s the best and most easiest way to enable tethering on iPhone OS 3.0.
The idea behind this little hack to enable tethering on the iPhone OS 3.0 is to download a carrier specific .ipcc and update your iPhone using it via iTunes. Thanks to iPhone Safari browser that makes the procedure ever simpler.
How to Enable Tethering on iPhone OS 3.0
- Point your iPhone Safari Browser to
- Then click on Mobileconfigs on that page:
- There you will find a list of countries which contains several iPhone tethering configuration files for many carriers. Select your country from the list.
- On the next page select your Provider.
- Tap on the Install button
- Popup will appear. Hit the Install Now button.
- Tap the Done button
- Finally, go to
Settings -> General -> Network -> Internet Tethering
That’s it. But the way this hack has spread, I won’t be surprised if AT&T clamps down on it soon so enjoy it till it works. and as always, don’t forget to drop comment on how it went for you.
You can also check out this guide related to iPhone OS 3.0: