Jailbreaking over MobileHotspot
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.