‘PdaNet’ Updated to Hide Tethering from Carriers

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Popular jailbreak tool PdaNet has just been updated to introduce a nice new feature that hides iPhone tethering usage from its carrier. The update comes as AT&T begins a crackdown on customers who illegally use their device’s data connection without paying for a tethering plan.

To identify illegal tethering, AT&T looks at the type of packets hitting its network; any packet that doesn’t come from an iPhone is checked and warnings are then sent to the offenders informing them they must cease their wrongdoing or be billed for their use.

PdaNet’s new feature works by masking those packets and making the carrier believe they’re coming from an iPhone, and that all of their subscribers are being good boys and girls.

As well as packet masking, the 5.00 update allows multiple Wi-Fi connections and has been rewritten to offer the best possible performance and quash any bugs.

MyWi users shouldn’t be too downhearted; it surely won’t be long before this application follows with a similar feature.

[via iPhone Download Blog]