I was excited that AT&T finally released the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for my Blackjack because I thought it was never going to happen. I was also hoping AT&T learned a lesson after the original release and would address some of the outstanding issues like extending Bluetooth functionality. It looks like AT&T didn’t learn a thing and let some marketing dude remove Internet Connection Sharing from Mobile 6 for the Blackjack so they could charge for it instead. Why must AT&T be so greedy? No worries, I have some good news. A savor with the screen name chudy2 stepped up and created a hack to help the masses get their ICS back.
Connect Your Laptop to a AT&T Blackjack & Use It As A Modem
The following instructions were pulled from howardforums.com. This process was developed by one of the forum members named chudy2. It appears most people have been able to set ICS up with no issues. Make sure you do your own research. It is important you feel comfortable with making these kind of changes to your phone.
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How’s your confidence, are you ready to pull this off?
- First and foremost you’ll need to application unlock your phone. Read my earlier post on how to unlock your Blackjack. If you do not unlock your phone none of the following recommendations will work.
- Reset your phone.
- Download the following file to your computer by right clicking the file name and select Save Target As. WARNING: If you download this file using IE you might have to change the file extension from .ics to .cab before saving it.
- Download: BJ.WM6.ICS.Enable.cab (89.6 KB)
- Install the BJ.WM6.ICS.Enable cab file (it might ask you to reboot)
- Navigate to \My Documents and click on the certs.cab file
- RESET THE DEVICE!
- Go to start and run internet sharing.
Let me know if you have any issues.
What’s Internet Connection Sharing or ICS?
You may wonder why you need ICS on Samsung Blackjack. I hope the following helps answer that question. Internet Connection Sharing enables you to access the Internet by connecting your computer laptop to your Blackjack phone. This is also referred to as “tethering” your device to your cell phone. As long as you have a data plan, it negates the need for you to purchase an extra cellular modem. ICS also allows for Mac & Linux users to connect to the Blackjack since they don’t have ActiveSync.