Tethering PreCog

Posted by Sam Churchill on

Dr. Iris Henimen: It’s funny how all living organisms are alike…[she starts crushing a mutated plant]
Dr. Iris Henimen: …when the chips are down, when the pressure is on, every creature on the face of the Earth is interested in one thing and one thing only.
Dr. Iris Henimen: [the plant scars her palm] Its own survival.
Minority Report

Now this from the Pre Dev Wiki page on tethering:

We want to retain a good relationship with Palm, hence we are not allowing discussion of tethering on the IRC channel, or in this wiki. Note that Sprint does not have a plan available for use with the Pre which allows tethering under the Terms Of Service.

Once there is a version of the Pre available for a carrier that does allow tethering, or an unlocked GSM version, then we may be able to change this policy.

Palm apparently said Sprint could force the Pre maker to take legal action against the Pre Dev Wiki if tethered Pre devices start popping up on Sprint’s Now Network.

Sprint allows several tethered phones under its “Phone As Modem” plan — but the Pre is not one of them.

Still, their self imposed silence on tethering hacks, did not stop the first Pre tethering using Bluetooth on this website. This Bluetooth workaround involves a bit of advanced tinkering, advises Palm Info Center, so novices may want to hold off for now.

In other tethering news, thanks to the widely available iPhone 3.0 OS GM (gold master) firmware bearing the “7a341” designation, iPhone users can also get their “tether on” without AT&T’s official blessing.

The iPhone Dev Team is currently playing a game of cat-and-mouse with Apple over the Dev Team’s software-based jailbreak for the iPhone 3G, YellowSn0w, reports PC World.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 1:13 pm .

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