He's DUN it Again...
As I commented in my previous post, the possibility that a 'resourceful hacker' might find a way to circumvent the disabled dial-up-networking (DUN) on Cingular's Treo 650 GSM was quite high. I had not however anticipated that it could be done quite this quickly.
Firstly I must say that I already had a pretty good idea of who this 'resourceful hacker' might be. Namely, a Treonaut who goes by the name of Shadowmite and who the TreoCentral forum has quite rightly given the title of 'Treo Hacker Extraordinaire' in recognition of his impressive record 'fixing' stuff on our Treo that shouldn't have been broken in the first place - DUN and WiFi capability.
Over the last 24 hours, Shadowmite and one lucky Treonaut (Milo) who got his hands on an early Cingular Treo 650 exchanged a number of files, tested and refined a patch until finally a few hours ago Milo confirmed that DUN functionality had been 'restored' on his Treo. He's still trying to get everything tested on his computer but if the past is any indication it will only be a matter of hours before Shadowmite has again completely 'fixed' this issue.
UPDATE: Milo has kindly now sent us a screenshot of the Bluetooth screen on his Cingular Treo 650 which as you can see below now allows him to actually a) see the Dial-up Networking menu (out-of-the-box the Cingular Treo 650 will not show this at all) and b) switch his DUN On.
Having said all of this, PLEASE NOTE that I would not encourage anyone who doesn't have a pretty good idea of what they're getting themselves into to go and try doing this on their own. You could end up with a 'dead' phone, losing data and quite possibly voiding your warranty - none of which we want to be held responsible for.
[Thank you Hays. Via TreoCentral Forum.]
Treonauts run over things standing in their way...