This story is interesting and although I’m yet to test it myself (because I’m now stuck on the iOS 6.1.3) word on the street is that it works a charm. The reason this is such a big deal is because normally you only have two options. The first one is jailbreaking the iPhone and the second is paying a fairly hefty monthly subscription price to have it via a carrier. Now, though, apparently it is possible to do with neither of the above. There are people who will tell you this is done from apps available in the app store, and whilst this is true, for at least some days of the week, chances are the apps will be pulled down before you even get the chance to head home and check it out. You can play roulette with that if you like, or you can check out this method which was brought to us by the guys over at iTweakios.
Here’s what the lads had to say:
So you want free hotspot on your iPhone or iPad but don’t have a jailbroken device, huh? Well, I come with good news for a lot of you today. Many of you may remember a story I put out a while back talking about how CommCenter blocks edited carrier. plist files, and I may have found a workaround to get things like personal hotspot enabled. Well, I’ve found the solution, but first, let’s talk about why CommCenter block plist editing. This happens because of the very thing we’re doing now, which i suspect will likely be patched quickly by iOS 7 GM release time.
People were enabling tethering by modifying the original carrier.plist files and this stopped entirely when Apple implemented signatures into the carrier.plist files and creating what we all know as CommCenter which is the process that checks these signatures. So, the challenge was finding a way to enable hotspot without CommCenter checks and verifications. After months of research and digging, I’ve finally found a genuine workaround to enable this great feature and it’s quite simple, really.
Hit up their website to get the guide on how it’s done. They do say if you plan on doing to make it quick, because chances are this exploit will be patched sometime in the near future. There’s nothing stopping you from getting it now, though, and keeping it, as long as you get it before it’s patched.