PdaNet: Jailbreak App Helps to Hide Unofficial Tethering Usage from Wireless Carriers

Earlier we reported about AT&T trying hard to crack down on the unofficial iPhone tethering using jailbreak apps like PdaNet, MyWi and TetherMe.

In order to counter act AT&T crack down on unofficial tethering, 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

Still it is not confirmed how AT&T can 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). Still you can checkout the free edition, which will start blocking secure websites after the 14-day trial period to see if it works as advertised.

[ Via Twitter(PdaNet) ]

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