When Apple released its highly anticipated iPhone OS 3.1 firmware update for the iPhone and iPod Touch, some users’ worries were confirmed: the tethering hack we blogged about in June no longer works.
After upgrading, if you navigate on your iPhone to the Settings app, select General, then Network, you will see that the menu item for tethering has vanished.
Developers have not yet been able to find a way to downgrade or re-enable the tethering hack. If you or someone you know has had a different experience, we would like to hear about it in the comments.
Updated on 9/10/2009 at 10:15 AM PDT: According to user comments below, tethering remains intact for some, but not for others. Varying versions of the AT&T carrier file seem to be responsible for the discrepancy. We’ll be seeking comment today from AT&T and Apple regarding these carrier files.
Now, I would never, ever try anything that would violate my terms of service with AT&T. They’re so good and benevolent, and their customer service is so knowledgeable and responsive, and they’ve never done anything to make me wish Apple had been able to choose another provider… But if you were to try this tethering hack, be warned it might break your visual voicemail.
Oh, yeah: F*** AT&T.