9 to 5 Mac reports that developers of iPhone app QuasiDisk have sneaked in the tethering feature in the latest update.
While the description of the iPhone app in the App Store does not mention the tethering feature and claims to be just a simple file manager and file viewer, the YouTube video as you can see below shows how to tether your laptop to the iPhone’s 3G data connection to surf on the web using QuasiDisk’s hidden tethering feature.
The step-by-step video below shows how to enable tethering using QuasiDisk. It includes the following steps:
- Create a ad-hoc network
- Connect iPhone to ad-hoc network
- Start QuasiDisk FTP server on your iPhone
- Enter HTTP and Socks proxy on the laptop
We have seen with apps like NetShare and iTether that brought the tethering feature to the iPhone, Apple is quite quick in removing such tethering apps due to pressure from carriers, so we won’t be surprised if QuasiDisk is removed from the App Store soon.
If you’re looking at a tethering option for a one-time fee without jailbreaking then grab QuasiDisk, which is available for $1.99 using this App Store link before it is removed.
Please note that unofficial tethering can get you into trouble with your Carrier so use it with caution.
[via 9 to 5 Mac]