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iOS 4.2.1 tethering gone.

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  • cgalimbe Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2010 10:16 AM (in response to l.handke)
    Italy - carrier: Wind
    I've been using tehering with no kinds of problem since yesterday (os 4.1)
    After i updated to os 4.2 tehering disappeared from network setting options
    iphone 3g, iOS 4, iphone 3g os 4.2
  • Canubis Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Nov 24, 2010 10:33 AM (in response to l.handke)
    You can add me to this issue.

    My iPhone 3G is not jailbroken. It is officially without simlock (after my 2 year contract ended i chose this option) and tethering is generally allowed on my provider "bob" in Austria.

    However in "Settings > General > Network >Mobile Network" the setting fields for tethering are all gone after the upgrade to 4.2.1.

    I don't want to offend anyone, just add myself to the list of affected customers and hope for a solution.
    PowerBook G4 15'' 1.25GHz, iMac G3 333MHz Grape, Mac Mini Intel 2.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Cinema Display 20", .mac, BT keyboard, 1. Gen BT Mouse
  • kautzy Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to l.handke)
    you can add me too.

    iphone 3g, update to 4.2.1 -> tethering gone, if i put my sim in a friends ios 4.2.1 3gs phone tethering works.

    please apple, provide a fix soon.
    Iphone, Iphone OS 3.1
  • ::Kobe:: Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 24, 2010 11:39 AM (in response to kautzy)
    does mms work?
    MacBookPro5,1, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2,4 Ghz - 4GB Ram
  • AndyGER Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:27 PM (in response to l.handke)
    Hello Everybody,

    I am form Germany and my iPhone 3G, which i really love coz it still does all those wonderful things i want and need, has now the same issues after updating to (for faster 3G) 4.2.1 - No Tethering any more. No Options available. Nothing. It was an iPhone from the Deutsche Telekom which got officially unlocked after 2 Years. Nowdays i use SIMYO who strictly ALLOW Tethering and VoIP with their Data Packages. I also have a small Laptop to use it with the iPhone connected via USB.

    Do i have to Jailbreak my 3G now to use Tethering? I dont want that! Really! But if Apple doesnt come over with a solution in Time, i have to ...

    I am using Apple Hardware now for about 10 Years switching from PC. This is the first time i really get very angry with Apple and their behaviour with us customers. Those People who pay for their Products ...

    Hope there is a clean Solution pretty soon. Thanks ...

    Sincerly

    A. Heitmann
    iPhone 3G 16 GB, iOS 4, Update iOS 4.2.1
  • guzzirider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 24, 2010 7:03 PM (in response to l.handke)
    I just ran into this same problem after upgrading to 4.2.1, and I was able to fix it on my 3GS:

    First, I tried resetting my network setting and rebooting the phone. This did nothing.

    Then, I realized there was an old "profile" installed from benm.at, which I had installed a while back to try and get tethering working before it was a supported feature. Well, I removed this profile, and BINGO!... tethering option magically reappeared!

    Hope this can help some of you!

    __Jason
    15" Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 12" Macbook
  • manenguito Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2010 7:22 PM (in response to l.handke)
    I am from Argentina. I have the same problem with my Iphone 3G. I lost the tethering with ios 4.2.1.
    Iphone 3G, iOS 4
  • knurd Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:40 AM (in response to l.handke)
    Remember the days of OSX Tiger? When Apple's motto was, "It just works."? And everything really did!
    Ever since Leopard I've had nothing but problems. This tethering issue Is the final straw for me. I'm keeping what Apple products I do have but switching back to Windows or even Linux. I'm done with the headaches Apple has given me. Over the last 2 years.

    I want my tethering back Apple. But even if there is a fix then I can't download it because tethering isn't working.
    iMac - 2.4 GHz 24" Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.8), IPhone 4 that doesn't work after 4.2
  • mr. mb0t0 Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2010 2:39 AM (in response to l.handke)
    same problem here - tethering gone since 4.2.1 with german provider "Simyo"
    3G, iOS 4
  • Canubis Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Nov 25, 2010 2:51 AM (in response to knurd)
    Reagarding Mac OS X, I have to disagree. I absolutely have the feeling that thing have continuously improved alot since the original Mac OS X (yes, I've already 'used' 10.0) and also since 10.4. Tiger was still quite uncomfortable in regards to network related stuff. The handling of network access from Finder improved dramatically with 10.5 and works (at least for me) like charme since then. Also i can't remeber any real big issued for 10.5 and 10.6 (except some 'start-up'-problems during the first weeks of a major release, which are just common for my taste...)
    PowerBook G4 15'', iMac G3 333MHz Grape, Mac Mini Intel 2Ghz, Mac Pro Okto, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Cinema Display 20", iPhone 3G
  • AMADZ Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2010 3:05 AM (in response to l.handke)
    ADD me as well this is not good APPLE middle east allow the tethering and now apple removed it, tethering is the best mobility I have in terms of connectivity in my macbook and iphone. I am using the data sim card (not for calling just only data).

    Please APPLE dont make the best for other destroy by only the AT&T greed. We are affected here in the middle east.
    iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • enterthemax Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2010 3:56 AM (in response to MassimoT)
    I'm in Italy and i've got the same problem!
    Iphone 3G, unlocked, carrier Wind.
    Since yesterday perfectly working (with 4.1), now just gone!!
    Feedback sent, hope in a fix!!
    Acer Aspire 5920G, Windows 7
  • AMADZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2010 8:45 AM (in response to l.handke)
    APPPPLLEEEEEEE! Please return back the tethering option, you make my mobility slow... you downgrading everything
    iOS 4
  • AMADZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2010 8:51 AM (in response to l.handke)
    APPLEEEEE ARE YOU PLAYING DEAF C'MON GUYS DONT DOWNGRADE WHATEVER IS PRODUCTIVE YOU ARE CREATING PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF SOLUTION TO THE SYSTEM IN IOS4.2.1 I AM REGRETTING TO UPDATE THE SOFTWARE, IF TETHERING DOESNT COME BACK I WILL BETTER SHIFT TO ANDROID SYSTEM THEN THROW INSIDE THE BLENDER YOUR IPHONE, WHAT DO YOU THINK APPLE?
    iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • pingtomislav Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2010 11:58 AM (in response to l.handke)
    Count me too. I have iPhone 3G, officially unlocked, never jailbroken, and tethering worked nice in 4.1. After upgrade, tethering was gone. MMS and data transfer (mail and internet) work just fine.
    MBP 15", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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