Unfortunately not all carriers allow you to tether and share your iPhone’s cellular connection with your laptop or tablet. Often times the feature is charged at a premium and comes in as an extra fee that you probably don’t want to pay. If you still want to use the tethering functionality without getting charged then your only real option would be to Jailbreak… or of course try to find an app on the App Store the has had the functionality embedded (before Apple pulls it of course).
Today we are excited to announce though that the bright minds over at iTweakiOS have released a hack allow you to enable personal hotspot on any carrier without even need to Jailbreak. If iTweakiOS sounds familiar they are the same folks who have developed numerous hacked carrier updates that increase cellular performance and even enable HD Voice for numerous carriers.
So you want free hotspot on your iPhone or iPad but don’t have a jailbroken device, huh? Well, I come with good news for a lot of you today. Many of you may remember a story I put out awhile back talking about how CommCenter blocks edited carrier.plist files and I may have found a work aroun to get things like personal hotspot enabled. Well, I’ve found the solution, but first, let’s talk about why CommCenter blocks plist editing. This happens because of the very thing we’re doing right now, which I suspect will likely be patched quickly by iOS 7 GM release time.
People were enabling tethering by modifying the original carrier.plist files and this stopped entirely when Apple implemented signatures into the carrier.plist files and creating what we all know as CommCenter which is the process that checks these signatures. So, the challenge was finding a way to enable hotspot without CommCenter checks and verifications. After months of research and digging, I’ve finally found a genuine workaround to enable this great feature and its quite simple, really.
Unfortunately right now this method only works on GSM networks, but knowing iTweakiOS they will also likely make it available on other network variants in the future. If you would like to enable personal hotspot on your iPhone then simply click here to follow the instructions. They are fairly complicated so be sure to give it a read through first and take your time.
Of course let us know if it worked for you in the comments.