New Hack Lets You Enable Free Hotspot Tethering On iOS 6 & 7 Without Jailbreaking

The iTweakiOS team have been busy the last little while. The team recently released hacked carrier bundles to all four top wireless carriers in the U.S., which not only improved network performance but also  brought HD voices and other  features with it. Now the team has released instructions for a new hack that will enable free hotspot tethering without having to jailbreak.

To do so, all you need is a GSM iPhone or iPad running iOS 6 or 7 and a desktop computer and then follow a few instructions.

Joe from the iTweakiOS team explains that the difficulty in doing this without jailbreaking your phone comes from how CommCenter blocks edited carrier.plist files. Luckily, the team seems to have found a way around the issue.

Before you give it a shot though, you should be aware that editing .plist files can be tricky so you should definitely backup your device before starting. Also, it’s likely that the exploit for this hack will be fixed soon, or at least by the time iOS 7 is released.

Joe explains that this method has only been confirmed to work on T-Mobile so far and it’s better to have an unlimited data plan since gigabytes can add up quickly. So if you’re ready to go, follow these instructions.

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Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.