Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bluetooth iPhone tethering revisited - iBluever 2.0.59

So after I installed iOS 4.3.3 etc, I had to reinstall apps etc. All the iTunes apps install automatically of course.

But the apps I installed using Cydia via Jailbreak, do not install automatically...although Cydia keeps track of what you have purchased.

The big item I use is iBluever. It has worked well over the years...and I never upgraded it, because I don't fix what ain't broke. (oh, and this app was why I Jailbroke the iPhone in the first place).

However with the clean install of the OS, I had to install a the latest version of iBluever. For some reason the setup took multiple attempts before I got a connection (over two days), and I was a veteran at installing and using this app.

I will be honest, I am not sure what the issue was, but this is what I did, and below I will show the settings that worked.

First I uninstalled all other tethering type apps, MyWi, and Tetherme. As well as uninstall iBluever.

I unpaired the phones...because iBluever does its own pairing and control of the Bluetooth, normally the iPhone's bluetooth is selected off. However to unpair a failed attempt, you have to turn the bluetooth on, then guess which item is the other phone (was labeled by address or something), unpair it, then turn bluetooth off.

Now with bluetooth off, and with other phone ready to share bluetooth DUN...

...Ok, for my Android phone (Evo3D) I had to install PdaNet (3.02) in order to have Bluetooth DUN sharing. So before I turn iBluever on, I start PdaNet and select Bluetooth DUN.

Now I turn on iBluever and it finds the other Phone,

Once it has found the phone you want, select the blue arrow to the right of the item...and you will get this screen.

These are all the settings needed for my Sprint phone...your mileage may vary...note I delete the username and password, put #777 for phone number, Generic phone (doesn't have the HTC phones in the list) and CDMA compatible. Everthing else was default.

Now go back and select the phone.

As it does its thing, you will see some text under the phone name, when it is done it will show a green checkmark by the name, and you are online!

BTW, you notice the iPhone's phone is logged into T-Mobile and WiFi was on...I did turn off WiFi for testing the connection, and I do not have Data on my SIM card.


rt said...

im have teh same issue. cannot connect to my blackberry 9330. it saids PPP connection error..

bubba zanetti said...

Usually the PPP error is because the device (BB in your case) is not sharing the connection...or you are running the wrong script.