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WM6 Internet Connection Sharing on the Blackjack

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?

  1. 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.
  2. Reset your phone.
  3. 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.
  4. Install the BJ.WM6.ICS.Enable cab file (it might ask you to reboot)
  5. Navigate to \My Documents and click on the certs.cab file
  6. RESET THE DEVICE!
  7. 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.

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  • josh March 31, 2008, 8:36 pm

    hey i was wondering if u have tried this? i performed the set up per the instructions but not my phone won’t sync with my laptop. it will still charge but it won’t setup an information dialogue. any suggestions?

  • WelcomedRain April 27, 2008, 6:56 pm

    Big thanks. I was caught by surprise when I upgraded my Blackjack from Windows Mobile 5.0 to Windows Mobile 6.0 and found Internet Sharing disabled. It was something I used quite often when traveling on business. It was a shock and a disappointment; and it pissed me off more than a little. I really appreciate the effort you made in researching and posting this solution. It appears to work just fine. Big help. Thank you.

  • Jacob May 21, 2008, 10:45 pm

    Oh, thank you so much. Without resorting to app unlocking, WM6 has been a big letdown. I haven’t been able to use Exchange (our SSL cert is self-signed), and ICS was broken until I followed your instructions, which worked perfectly!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you!

  • David Carpenter June 22, 2008, 7:41 pm

    Is it safe to use the ‘Unlock Applications’ code written for WinMob5 on a BlackJack I upgraded to WinMob6?

    (Thought I’d look-before-leaping this time. [Wish I'd found your site BEFORE upgrading to WinMob6. Wouldn't have done it.]).

  • David Carpenter June 22, 2008, 9:18 pm

    Gave it a shot and didn’t work:
    - went thru the ‘application unlock’. Seemed ez with these diffs
    + could not PROVISION with Sec Off
    + noticed someone said same issue but worked using ’1 Tier Prompt’
    + tried that successfully
    - reset phone
    - installed BJ.WM6.ICS.Enable.cab/reset phone
    - using newest ActiveSyc/USB setting that worked with MSM5:
    + w/ Internet Sharing: Same old “Error: Remote Party ended connect”
    - some things seem unsaid in directions: should I do other (Modem vs USB?)
    - for grins: circled back to try SEC CONF MGR:
    + try to (re)Provision using SEC OFF:
    + No work. Get ‘Device config is 2 tier…not allow install certs…’

    What next. Willing to try a few things. Otherwise gonna junk AT&T on principle. Hate vampires.

  • Paul July 29, 2008, 3:08 pm

    Hey Cory – I have done as you suggested to get ICS going on my blackjack II. However, I get a “waiting for network” message and a few seconds afterwards I get a “The remote party has ended this connection.. Is this a problem with my setup or a problem with AT&T? PS. I do have the data plan and can surf the web from my phone. Any help would be very appreciated. I did not know ICS was disabled in WM6 or I likely would have not upgraded from my BlackJack I
    thx!!
    Paul

  • Gary September 27, 2008, 12:20 pm

    Question.. Steps 2 and 6.. The reset function.. Is this the one located under Settings -> Security -> Reset? That always resets it back to before any changes I made.. So I can’t go from step 1-7 completely.. Am I doing something wrong?

  • foreyk November 8, 2008, 12:34 pm

    Do we need to install Sansum Modem Driver? I see you do not mention that. I got everything you said here, however the status from ICS said disconnect and when I click connect nothing happen… do i missing someting?

  • Addie January 7, 2009, 6:43 pm

    hey does this mean free internet?
    plz reply

  • Anonymous January 14, 2009, 2:22 am

    David Carpenter on June 22nd, 2008

    Gave it a shot and didn’t work:
    - went thru the ‘application unlock’. Seemed ez with these diffs
    + could not PROVISION with Sec Off
    + noticed someone said same issue but worked using ‘1 Tier Prompt’
    + tried that successfully
    - reset phone
    - installed BJ.WM6.ICS.Enable.cab/reset phone
    - using newest ActiveSyc/USB setting that worked with MSM5:
    + w/ Internet Sharing: Same old “Error: Remote Party ended connect”
    - some things seem unsaid in directions: should I do other (Modem vs USB?)
    - for grins: circled back to try SEC CONF MGR:
    + try to (re)Provision using SEC OFF:
    + No work. Get ‘Device config is 2 tier…not allow install certs…’

    What next. Willing to try a few things. Otherwise gonna junk AT&T on principle. Hate vampires.

    Put the connection on MEdia NEt in the connection settings …

  • nova January 21, 2009, 2:27 am

    don’t work sorry

  • Tester April 6, 2009, 10:59 am

    There are updated files for doing this. I went the the above, with the above files, for a friends phone and it didn’t work. I grabbed my phone and pulled the newer files off of it loaded them on my friends phone and it worked fine.

  • smaring May 31, 2009, 7:15 am

    Hey Tester, you suggested that there is an updated ICS application, but didn’t provide a link! I’m fighting a “Remote party has ended this connection” issue and I’m desperately looking for more options to get past it. Cheers.

  • Nic June 1, 2009, 9:29 pm

    I followed the steps but end up with this when trying to use the icon under the start menu.

    Alert.
    Can’t find “IntShrUI” (or one of its components). Make sure the path and file name are correct and that all required libraries are available.

    I get the same error when trying to run IntShrUI from teh file viewer….. did i miss something here ?

  • Matt January 10, 2010, 6:28 pm

    Does anyone know where the Windows Mobile 5 version of this can be downloaded from?

  • nate March 4, 2010, 7:51 am

    After following all instructions, when i click connect in ICS on my wm6 samsung blackjack it does nothing at all. what do I do?

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