PdaNet: Jailbreak App Updated To Hide Unofficial iPhone Tethering

BY Jason

Published 5 May 2011

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Last week, we reported that AT&T continues to clamp down on the unofficial iPhone tethering using jailbreak apps like PdaNet, MyWi and TetherMe.

To counter the crack down by AT&T, folks at June Fabrics Tech, developers of PdaNet have released a new version of their jailbreak app, which allows users to hide tethering usage so that carriers like AT&T can’t detect it.

According to the change log, PdaNet v5.01 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Adds an option to Hide tethering usage
  • Supports multiple WiFi connections
  • Rewritten to provide max performance and fix bad crashes.

It is not clear how AT&T detects unofficial iPhone tethering, some feel it is based on data usage while others think AT&T is able to flag packets from other devices. Folks behind Pdanet claim that the two hide levels (Level I and Level II) can effectively hide the unofficial iPhone tethering by masking the packets.

The full edition of PdaNet is currently available on Cydia for $15.99 for a limited time (normally available for $29). However, it is prudent to checkout the free edition, which will start blocking secure websites after the 14-day trial period to see if it works as advertised.

As always, let us know how it goes if you plan to try it out.

[via Twitter(PdaNet)]