After buying an iPhone 3gS today, I took my 6 year old to Chuck-E-Cheese’s as I had promised last week; even though I find its ambience utterly unbearable.
In order to use the 3gS on T-Mobile, I had planned to jailbreak it after getting home. But while hanging out at ChuckE, in the midst of the yelling, crying and laughing kids, it occurred to me that a jailbreak using a hotspot tether over 3G is entirely possible!
So I whipped out the N900, fired up MobileHotspot, and laid it on the table away from the pizza and soda stains while my son was busy dropping tokens in mindless games. After its usual set of annoyances, the Hotspot started; and the iPhone duly picked it up. It was then simply a matter of going to jailbreakme.com and sliding to begin :)
T-Mobile’s connection, thankfully, remained solid during the download and the process completed painlessly.
Once again, the N900 brought joy.
I thought it would be great to end the series with a visual summary of the options covered so far, and then some :)
|Tether Ubuntu internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)
|Tether GPRS/3G connection via Bluetooth|
|Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)|
Tether Windows 7 via USB. (No luck getting this to work with USB Networking)
|Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Hotspot.|
Mac OS X
|Tether Mac internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)
Update 8/28/10: Using the Mac lately. Its playing nice with the N900 as you can see with the Mac OS X section.
Sorry MAC users. I have never used a MAC. Incidentally, a colleague loaned me his Macbook Pro yesterday. He wanted me to see how in the Mac world “it just works!”. It will be interesting to see how well that plays with the N900.
Update 8/29/10: Added PC-USB-N900-Wifi option