Several users complaining of Hotspot issues in iOS 7.1

By Cody Lee on Mar 20, 2014

Folks having trouble with their Personal Hotspot feature in iOS 7.1 aren’t alone. A number of users have been complaining of tethering issues since installing the latest iOS update, as evidenced by this 16-page thread in Apple’s support forums.

Specifically, the problem seems to occur when trying to save custom APN settings in a device’s Cellular menu. Apparently you can enter information into the text fields, but the values don’t save and any attempt to make a connection errors out… Read More


TetherMe jailbreak tweak updated with iOS 7, ARM64 support

By Cody Lee on Jan 2, 2014

Good news this afternoon for jailbreakers: another popular tweak has been updated to support iOS 7 and A7 processors. That tweak is called TetherMe, and it allows you to—you guessed it—tether your cellular iOS device to a non-cellular device.

Though it’s not mentioned nearly as often as MyWi, its functions are very similar and it’s much less expensive. Users can choose to share their iPhone’s Internet access with other devices over USB, Bluetooth, or via your standard Wi-Fi hotspot… Read More


New hack claims to enable free hotspot tethering, no jailbreak required

By Cody Lee on Jul 8, 2013

The iTweakiOS team has been pretty busy over the past few months. Not only have they released hacked carrier bundles for all four of the top wireless carriers in the US to improve network performance, but they’ve also managed to add HD voice and other features as well.

And this weekend they introduced a new project that, they claim, will enable free hotspot tethering on your iOS device—no jailbreak required. In fact, all you need is a GSM iPhone or iPad running on iOS 6 (or 7), a desktop computer, and the ability to follow a few simple steps… Read More


Another tethering app sneaks into the App Store

By Cody Lee on May 27, 2013

Here’s a nice little surprise to cap off your Memorial Day weekend. A new app has been discovered in the App Store that has a hidden tethering feature that will allow you to share your iPhone’s internet connection with your computer.

The fact that an app like this has made its way into Apple’s heavily guarded App Store isn’t the least bit surprising, as it’s happened several times now. And it also won’t be surprising when Apple pulls it in the next few days, or sooner… Read More


FlashArmyKnife has a hidden tethering feature [update: it's gone]

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 25, 2012

You’ll wanna act on this one right now coz Apple’s gonna pull it sooner than later. The innocently titled FlashArmyKnife combines seven little utilities into one iPhone app: flashlight with adjustable brightness, built-in web browser with bookmarks, fully functional trigonometry calculator, satellite view map, currency converter, compass and battery indicator. As useful as these are, you’ll want FlashArmyKnife for its hidden tethering feature.

We’re not really sure how it managed to escape the attention of Apple’s eagle-eyed censors, but you can bet Apple’s gonna nuke the program out of orbit the instant they find out about tethering. So, if you’ve been looking to share your brand spanking new iPhone 5′s Internet connection with other devices without purchasing a tethering plan from your carrier, this app gets the job done and without requiring a jailbreak, too… Read More


FCC tells Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps

By Cody Lee on Jul 31, 2012

This is pretty interesting. Verizon has just reached a settlement with the FCC in their ongoing dispute regarding tethering apps. The carrier will pay out $1.25 million to the US Treasury, and will stop blocking the use of third-party tethering apps.

Unfortunately, the decision only applies to Verizon customers for the time being, as it comes as a stipulation in the carrier’s deal to purchase 700 MHz of wireless spectrum from Cox and other cable companies. FCC press release is after the break… Read More


How to use the new iPad’s hotspot tethering

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 18, 2012

One of the best things about choosing a Verizon flavored iPad over its AT&T counterpart is the fact that Verizon makes tethering your data free.

Right out of the box you can start tethering your iPad’s fast LTE connection to another iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, whatever.

Inside we’ll take a look at how to setup the personal hotspot feature on your new iPad, along with a little test drive… Read More


iTether returns as an HTML5 app [update]

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2012

Late last year, a new application surfaced in the App Store called iTether. The software allowed you to share your iPhone’s 3G data connection with your Mac or PC using a USB cable.

But the app wasn’t even around for 48 hours before Apple pulled the plug on it. The company likely got pressured into removing it by carriers who didn’t like subscribers getting unlimited data tethering for free.

But today, iTether makes its triumphant return… Read More


This iPhone App Has a Secret Tethering Feature [Updated]

By Sébastien Page on Feb 3, 2012

A few days ago, we told you about QuasiDisk, an app with a hidden tethering feature that sneaked into the App Store. The app was quickly pulled after being publicized on a gazillion blogs.

Today, we learned about yet another app that got through Apple’s strict approval process, hiding a tethering Easter egg. The app is called iRandomizer Numbers. It’s available in the App Store for $4.99… Read More


Another Tethering App Sneaks Into the App Store [Updated]

By Sébastien Page on Jan 30, 2012

This is not the first time a tethering app passes Apple approval process to make its way to the App Store.

A couple months ago we told you about iTether, an app that brought tethering to the iPhone without even bothering hiding its true feature. At the time, iTether was so obvious that we really wondered how this app had made it through the app approval process. It got pulled shortly after, but a few early buyers were able to get their hands on the app and tether their iPhones for free.

Today, a new app managed to fool Apple’s team of app reviewers by camouflaging the tethering feature under an app that looks completely legit… Read More


iTether App Pulled From the App Store [Updated: Official Statement]

By Alex Heath on Nov 29, 2011

Well, that didn’t take long. Apple has pulled the iTether app from the App Store.

We told you about the $15 app last night that let anyone have unlimited tethering from their iPhone’s 3G connection to a desktop computer. The app bypassed carrier data plans and let anyone with a simple connection tether for free. Read More


Unlimited Tethering App Surfaces in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Nov 28, 2011

We’re not sure who dropped the ball on this one, but 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has admitted a tethering application into its App Store. The $14.99 software promises unlimited (wired) tethering from your iPhone to your PC or Mac.

As most of you know, carriers typically charge a premium for smartphone tethering. And very few (if any) of them nowadays offer all-you-can eat plans. Given that knowledge, you can see why it’s a bit strange that Apple approved iTetherRead More


MyWi Updated With Support for iOS 5

By Alex Heath on Sep 20, 2011

Jailbreak developers are beginning to update their tweaks and apps with iOS 5 compatibility. We told you about BiteSMS getting updated for iOS 5 yesterday, and now another staple jailbreak app has been updated for Apple’s highly anticipated mobile software.

Popular tethering app MyWi has been updated by Intelliborn to version 5.0. With iOS 5 compatibility, this new version of MyWi also features some improvements and bug fixes… Read More


Verizon Allegedly Starts Blocking Jailbreak Tethering

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2011

TiPB passes on a report from Forbes that Verizon is rolling out a system to prevent jailbreak utilities like MyWi from working on its network. And according to the article, the free-tethering ban starts today.

This information correlates with previous reports that Big Red had started blocking rooted (same thing as jailbroken) Android users from tethering their devices, but we weren’t sure when the ‘official ban on unofficial tethering’ would start… Read More

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