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After getting my Netbook, I needed to get an internet connection while at work to allow me to do “my stuff” on my lunch break. So the options available were either getting a USB card and signing up through ATT for service, or some other provider, or using my iPhone to tether to my Netbook. After doing a little looking around I saw that the tether option wasn’t even officially available for the iPhone, and a wireless 3G card would be about $60 per month, and probably require some contract. For $60 per month, it would still be worth it, but I had been looking forward to the $40 option with tethering my phone.
So while feeling unmotivated and unproductive, I started looking around for more information about tethering my iPhone, since I knew it was possible if the phone was hacked. I stumbled across some information about a blackra1n hack that looked pretty simple and straightforward. I decided to back up my phone, and give it a try. Seemed like at worst, I would just have to restore my phone. After following the simple instructions, doing a couple reboots of the phone, viola, it was tethering via bluetooth to my Netbook. Awesome! The speed is pretty good. I was able to download iTunes which is 100 meg at about 60kps. Not too bad. I did have a hard time tethering the phone through the cable though. But after doing some reading, I found that you need to have iTunes installed so the computer will see the device as a modem, therefore letting you use it to connect with.
I very happy with the outcome, and because of the simplicity, I have even recommended others to hack their iPhone. I think to unhack it, all i have to do is a restore from iTunes. Still investigating that, just in case I need to, but all is good for now, and my phone operates exactly as it did before the jailbreak, except for the added features of course.
Here is the link to the directions I followed to jailbreak my iPhone with blackra1n.