Tethering Activation ‘Hack’ Found Once Again For iPhone 3.0 [Updated]

Clever folks with clever tricks have once again found a way to enable tethering on iPhone 3.0. The workaround allows AT&T subscribers (among others) to enable tethering without hacking or paying a fee. It works by tweaking the carrier settings with an iPhone configuration profile. After installing the profile, tethering is automagically enabled! Rumor has it that you can enable MMS in the same manner, although the file currently available doesn’t seem to enable it. We’ve heard that it might disable Visual Voicemail, although we haven’t tried it yet.

The easiest way to install the tweaked profile is to grab it from http://www.benm.at/help/ on your iPhone. After you install, tethering should be enabled. If anything goes wrong, go to Settings>General>Profiles and remove the profile. Everything should go back to normal. The site also contains profiles for tons of other carriers, mostly in Europe.

Once we’ve tested the workaround, we’ll let you know. If it requires some more tweaking, we may even post a version ourselves! Stay tuned…

Update: We’ve tried it and it does disable Visual Voicemail if you’re on AT&T. However after a bit of tweaking to the config file, we managed to get VVM and tethering to work. Click this link on your iPhone if you’re on AT&T and let us know how it works!

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