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david26th
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Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

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Dead Simple one here guys.

 

For any of you who've got a new factory unlocked handset today (i.e. from Apple Retail or Online) just pop into setttings, Mobile, and turn your hotspot on.

 

 

This will 'just work' until you plug into iTunes and update your carrier settings.

 

 

As far as I know this only works on factory unlocked handsets.

 


Remember: No Tethering on Unlimited Goodybags

 

 

 

 

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If you, like me, accidentally update your carrier settings and block this, the below seems to work (it did for me anyway!)

 

For the rest of you, I'm uploading a file that helped me get it back again today:

 

The general guide is here:

 

http://www.itweakios.com/apps/blog/show/29229607-new-hacked-at-t-carrier-update-for-iphone-and-ipad-...

 

And the IPCC file to use for giffgaff and tethering is here

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10364977/giffgaff_custom.ipcc

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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

Yes i got it working on my iphone 5
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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

Just remember not to tether with goodybags £12 and over.

Sorry to spoil your fun but perhaps you might have been wise to include that in your post?

Enjoy your new phones but don't get carried away :smileyhappy:
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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

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oldyorkie wrote:
Just remember not to tether with goodybags £12 and over.

Sorry to spoil your fun but perhaps you might have been wise to include that in your post?

Enjoy your new phones but don't get carried away :smileyhappy:

Fair comment, I shall edit :smileyhappy: I accidentally updated my settings so I'm trying a restore to see if that helps.

 

 

Edit: Appears if you accidentally update carrier setttings you lose this option, I cna't find a way to get it back yet. Oh well :smileysad:

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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

Nice bit of info, thanks :smileyhappy:
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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

If this is true - wow! Can you confirm what will break this? Does any syncing to iTunes at all kill it?
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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

Updating carrier settings breaks it. Syncing *should* be fine.

 

 

That said I updated my carrier settings and now have to try and find a way to roll it back to having none, sadly a restore doesn't do this.

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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

So how do you update carrier settings, because I've always been able to use the hotspot feature since apple introduced it, even on giffgaff, when it was first introduced I had to do a reset to get it to work on O2, but other than that it's always been there, don't have 5S/C so can't see them being any different.
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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

Carrier settings is normally done through iTunes.

 

I'm intrigued Janitor? Did you buy your phone direct from Apple? Maybe this is the telling part here.

 

 

For the rest of you, I'm uploading a file that helped me get it back again today:

 

The general guide is here:

 

http://www.itweakios.com/apps/blog/show/29229607-new-hacked-at-t-carrier-update-for-iphone-and-ipad-...

 

And the IPCC file to use for giffgaff and tethering is here

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10364977/giffgaff_custom.ipcc

Let me know how it goes guys. Worked for me :smileyhappy:

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Re: Tether Your iPhone 5C/5S - No Jailbreak Required

Astonishing! I thought all of these loopholes were closed years ago.
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