iRandomizer Numbers App Includes Hidden Tethering Feature

Earlier in the week, we reported about a hidden feature in QuasiDisk – a simple file manager app that allowed users to use iPhone’s 3G data connection to surf the web on their computer.

Not surprisingly, the app was quickly removed from the App Store.

It looks like another iPhone app has sneaked in the tethering feature via an easter egg. Information Week reports that iRandomizer Numbers includes a tethering feature which can be enabled by entering undocumented codes.

The description of the iPhone app in the App Store does not mention the tethering feature and claims to let you generate random numbers, but if you enter “1984” in the minimum field and “31337” in the maximum field, it enables the tethering network configuration screen as seen below.

Nick Kramer, CEO of Shmoopi, LLC and developer of iRandomizer Numbers, acknowledged in an email to Information Week that his app supports tethering.

“Reluctantly, I will admit that my application ‘iRandomizer Numbers’ does have a hidden tethering feature,” he wrote. “I say reluctantly because I didn’t plan on the feature being released. I designed the tethering functionality for my family and close friends not thinking it would be disseminated outside that circle. ” 

Yeah right, we believe that. Hopefully, Apple will believe it too, who has been quite quick in removing tethering apps such as NetShare, iTether, QuasiDisk from the App Store for violating rules of iOS Developer program license agreement.

Kramer doesn’t plan to withdraw the app from the App Store, now that everyone know about the hidden tethering feature.

If you’re looking at a tethering option for a one-time fee without jailbreaking then grab QuasiDisk, which is available for $4.99 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.

Hat tip to @Jackoplane

Categories: iPhone Apps

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  • caddouch

    I got the app but I wish somebody would give instructions on to setup it up to work on your windows pc , thank u

    • Beast

      Let me know if you find out I can’t get it to work on vista or windows 7

  • Jordan

    It only works in taking your 4.99

  • JB

    I think all apps removed from the app store and had to be purchased should also be reimbursed to those who purchased it.

    • Steveo

      True that!

      This app won’t last long now that it’s been reported on. Most of the reviews say people can’t get it to work. I wonder if it’s a scam.

      • Mike

        It works, but like all proxy tethering apps, it’s hard to set up as it requires an ad-hoc connection, unlike tethering built in it iOS which basically works as a wireless access point. Also since it uses SOCKS, local DNS resolution won’t work. See my post below for steps.

        The only reason to use this tethering is if you can’t get tethering on your carrier (for example grandfathered with unlimited).

  • Adrian

    I got it working…Don’t know why so many people are having trouble?

    1.  Make an Adhoc network on your PC
    2.  Join on your iPhone and set a static IP to 13.37.13.37 with the Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
    3.  Now edit the settings on your PC to match – check SOCKS proxy and add 13.37.13.37 with 2000 as the port
    4.  Now click Apply

  • Adrian

    I got it working…Don’t know why so many people are having trouble?

    1.  Make an Adhoc network on your PC
    2.  Join on your iPhone and set a static IP to 13.37.13.37 with the Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
    3.  Now edit the settings on your PC to match – check SOCKS proxy and add 13.37.13.37 with 2000 as the port
    4.  Now click Apply

    I got it working on my iPhone 4 – Verizon

  • Rix

    The tethering feature currently only works from iPhone to Mac/PC the company propmtly replied with configuration details but sadly cant do it with an Ipad

  • Arek

    Must suck that u guys in the states have to do so much workaround to do something that’s built into the iOS, I’ve heard nothing about tethering issues in Canada

    • Paradox

      Tethering works great in the US too; With the built in software. People are just to cheap to pay for it, or want to hog resources and go beyond the 2/5 GB data package.

  • dan

    Would you please advise me how to connect on Windows7 PC?

  • http://www.gyemen.com شات يمني

    good luck to those who purchase it ^_^

  • allen klesh

    Can I use this to connect my ipod touch to my 3G ipad?

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    How to set it up for running smoothly?

  • Ah

    I was tethering using Mywi and AT&T somehow found out now they put my on the tethering plan and I lost my unlimited data. Dam AT&T !!!!! I wish I had a hidden feature. Be careful guys. I’m moving to straight talk when my contract ends.