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Bypass T-Mobile US Tethering Detection

Posted by wicked July - 5 - 2012 - Thursday

TMobile 4G Hotspot

T-Mobile users who have been enjoying their free tethering were recently given an unwelcome surprise. T-Mobile has put into place a new method of detecting users tethering for free, and forcing users to upgrade in order to continue doing so. Fortunately for T-Mobile users, the new method of blocking tethering has already been countered.

The method was shared with our community by XDA Senior Member bbuchacher and has been tested by many users, including our very own Portal Administrator Will Verduzco during his trip to Google I/O 2012. The best part? It’s very not difficult to bypass.

Here’s what is actually happening:

Their filtering is based on HTTP user-agents. If your user-agent matches a known user-agent that is not android it
will reject the traffic. Now there are two problems with this,

A.) If an unknown userAgent is passed or No user agent, your traffic is accepted.
B.) There are a bazillion TCP protocols that do not have user-agents.

So off the bat with no user-agent spoofing, all protocols work except HTTP, including HTTPS, HTTPS works out of
box because of its encryption.

Thus, to get around the Hotspot block, users simply need to spoof their user-agent string. There are a number of ways to do this, but by far the easiest is using a plugin such as this one for Google Chrome or similar plugins for other browsers. Simply switch the UAString to that of an Android device, and T-Mobile shall bother you no longer.

For more information, head over to the original thread.



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