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iSpot hacked to allow non-Apple devices, painfully easy

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:46PM EST

The iSpot — a $25 per month 4G WiMax mobile router from Clearwire that will allow you to connect up to eight Apple mobile devices to it — hath been hacked. A website has been setup to generate an unlocked custom configuration profile that can be loaded onto your iSpot. Once loaded, the profile will enable you to connect any Wi-Fi enable device to the 4G mobile hotspot, not just Apple iDevices. The unlock looks painfully easy, and as the instructions state, “you don’t even have to mess with any shell commands!” The unlock makes the iSpot 4G mobile hotspot a steal — pun intended — with unlimited 4G data costing just $25 per month. Anyone out there own an iSpot?

UPDATE: If you would prefer to not mess with the iSpot’s configuration file, you can also spoof the MAC address of your machine to match that of an iDevice. More information on that can be found here.