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Third party tethering app arrives for the Palm Pre

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Third party tethering app arrives for the Palm Pre
Palm Pre owners across the land can now share their 3G connection thanks to a nifty third party application called My Tether. As its name implies, it will basically turn your Pre into a modem that will allow you to connect a computer to the internet through the use of Sprint's EVDO network via USB connection or Bluetooth PAN. Version 2.0 of the app adds some new features which will use your Pre's Wi-Fi to emit a wireless network so other Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect to it. Of course this isn't approved by Sprint and you may want to closely monitor your usage so that they don't get too suspicious. Now this isn't technically a free software anyone can get their hands on – you'll need to donate $10 to get access to their forum in order to download it. So head on over to the site if you want to start sharing that connection.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. SellPhones82 (Posts: 384; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I added the 1.5 version of My Tether to my Pre over the weekend. As long as you hve root access, it takes about 30 seconds to install. One siple commant will download and install the app as well as a service that is required for it to work. Have not tried the usb or Bluetooth tether yet but the Wifi network worked great. It's like having a Mifi without buying one. Might have to look into 2.0 as I've read it adds WEP and/or WAP encryption.

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 10:19

2. mill1630 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 May 2009)


Do you think you could help me install this to my phone? I am afraid of breaking it, but if I had detailed instructions, I wouldn't be so nervous. I also have a mac, would that make a difference? Thank you.

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 11:26

3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 384; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I have not rooted on a Mac so can't help you there...but this should http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/Portal:Accessing_Linux Once you have gained root access you will see: root@castle:/# If you see that then you are in and all you need to do is paste this command: wget -qO- http://mytether.net/install.php | /bin/sh That will download and install the app. Rest the phone and run the app which is very user friendly. You may want to look in to the newer version 2.0 and just pay the $10 becasue it looks like it includes an installer and will make is a lot easier for you. The link I posted has all kinds of good info as well as patches/tweeks for the phone as well. I have been reading up this this for about a month becasue I had no previous knowledge of Linux. Also if you did happen to mess up the phone Plam offers WebOS Dorctor that will restore the phone to factory settings.

posted on 10 Aug 2009, 17:53

4. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I didn't realize the Pre had a linux based OS.

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 13:50

5. Alley Cat (unregistered)


I recently got a Palm Pre Plus. Last night I tried to install the My Tether app. Everything went fine. The network shows up on my Ipod touch and I'm getting a strong signal. The porblem is that my Pre Plus does not acknowledge that teh Ipod is connected although the Ipod show that it has logged on. I am unable to access the web on my Ipod. Could it be that because the Pre Plus on Verizon already has a mobile hotspot app already installed? I also noticed that when I try to use the factory installed hotspot app it now no longer works. Do I need to delete the factory version to get my tether to work on my Verizon Pre plus?

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