September 14, 2009 at 5:09 PM #174032
Linux users and some Mac users have been left out in the cold when it comes to tethering your BlackBerry to your computer. Stefano let me know about a forum thread by Jaricanese that mentions Berry4All which used to be called BBTether.
This free application lets you tether your BlackBerry to quite a few Linux & Mac OSX operating systems including the following tested OS’s:
- Linux: Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora
- OS X: Tiger (PPC & x86), Leopard
Reports are coming back that this works on 8100 Pearls, 8220 Pearl Flips, 8330 & 8320 Curves, 8900 Curves, Bolds, 9500 Storms, & 9630 Tours and those are just the tested devices.
If you are a Linux fan like me or have OSX and need to get your tethering on check out the free Berry4All tethering app at http://www.berry4all.com.
Keep up the good work Thibaut Colar!September 14, 2009 at 5:09 PM #181076
Trying the Linux install now. Will report back soon!September 14, 2009 at 5:52 PM #181077
I need to know if this is traceable by a cellphone carrier, such as Sprint.. will they charge you Phone as modem Charges? I used to do this on my HTC Touch Diamond.. for months.. never was traced and had free Phone as modem internet.
RandySeptember 14, 2009 at 7:02 PM #181078
Using Ubuntu 9.10 and my T-Mo 8900 connected, I was able to do some stuff (select T-Mo as my carrier) such as confirm USB communication, but didn’t get tethering to work because the terminal told me it had to be run as root. I am a Linux newby, and while I know what root is, I don’t know how to get this to run as root.September 14, 2009 at 11:49 PM #181079
Didn’t work for me. The hardware part of the process seems to work, but I would have to decrypt those chat scripts and make one for my carrier. I’m out of my depth there.September 15, 2009 at 1:21 AM #181080
To run the program as root before you enter the command in terminal type sudo, then it will promt you for the root password.
Good luckSeptember 15, 2009 at 3:34 AM #181081
Why should you have to run as root? I’m very skepticalSeptember 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM #181082
I did what Randy suggested, and it worked. It also appears I was connected, but the speed seemed so slow that I wan’t actually able to get my browser to connect anything, except for Slashdot for only a moment and I can’t tell if my browser loaded from cache or not, so not a good test.
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