Just as a few others before it, a new app called "DiscoRecorder" has been released into the iOS App Store for $1.99 that has a secret functionality: the ability to tether your iPhone's data for use on a computer. The app sneaks itself in as a voice recorder, but if users follow specific steps, they'll be able to use the app as a way to tether without paying a monthly fee to their carrier. We don't expect the app to be in the App Store much longer, so if you're willing to give this a try, act quickly!
9to5Mac has the steps on how to get it working:
- Create a new network on your Mac.
- Name it adhoc
- Connect your iPhone to it
- Find the IP address of the adhoc network by pressing the blue right arrow next to the network name in iPhone settings
- Go back to your Mac, go to Network Preferences
- Click WiFi on the left
- Click Advanced on the bottom
- Click Proxies on the top bar
- Click to enable “Web Proxy”
- Type in the IP address we found earlier under Web Proxy Server. Type in 6667 in the field to the right
- Type in the same IP under SOCKS Proxy. Type in 6668 in the field to the right. Don’t check the SOCKS Proxy box.
- Click OK and then Apply.
- Open the DiscoRecorder app on your iPhone
- Make a quick recording.
- Rename the recording to PearSauce269.aac (case sensitive)
- Click the WiFi button right below in the app. And done. It may take a re-launch of the app to work.
UPDATE: Apple has removed the app from the App Store as expected.