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Developer unlocks USB tethering in iPhone OS 3.0

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An iPhone developer has managed to successfully enable tethering support in iPhone OS 3.0. According to screenshots posted by the developer, tethering will be allowed over both USB and Bluetooth, with pairing necessary for the latter connection; they also show that the status bar turns purplish blue while tethering, in the same manner that it turns green during a call or red during audio recording. The developer claims he has no idea how he enabled the feature, as he was “hacking around” with carrier bundle files on the new OS. During the iPhone OS 3.0 event yesterday, Apple stated that it built tethering support into the OS and is working with carriers to implement the feature, but it does not appear as an option on normal installs of the beta OS. Continue reading for more screenshots. [via Mac Rumors]

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Comments

1

He better not be actually using this, because it amounts to stealing bandwidth from AT&T;!

Posted by dave on March 18, 2009 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

2

I just like how they advertise “unlimited” data…  it’s not like people actually use all that much - I think I use about 50-100 MB each month in bandwidth.

Posted by jeremy on March 18, 2009 at 2:02 PM (PDT)

3

ROFL @ #1 did you look at the pick he is using 02 as his carrier.
I can’t wait for this to happen.

Posted by Shameless1 on March 18, 2009 at 4:04 PM (PDT)

4

I sure hope netshare remains to work after the upgrade.

Posted by Ryan on March 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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