Tether your iPhone Data Plan on iOS 4 with MyWi 4.0

One amazing feature of using your iPhone in Canada is that we get to tether our data plans to our laptops. But if you want to tether to another device such as your iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DS, etc, you’re out luck–unless you are using MyWi 3.0.

MyWi has been updated for iOS 4 and it’s now available for download within the Rock app (jailbreak required: try PwnageTool 4.01 (Mac) or redsn0w (PC); old bootroms only). MyWi 4.0 now comes with a 10 day free trial and after that it’s $19.99. An upgrade price for previous 3.x users is $9.99. Paying for an upgrade from 3.0 to 4.0? It better be worth it. Either way, I’m going to get this because MyWi works exactly as advertised.

To be able to tether my 6GB data plan to my iPad is priceless! Why pay extra for a MyFi device when your iPhone can do it all? Just make sure you something like the Richard Solo battery pack to keep your iPhone battery lasting all day.

Here are some updated features:

⁃ Faster performance
⁃ Lower battery consumption
⁃ Choose the In Use Indicator that you want:
⁃ Status bar icon (no battery use)
⁃ Blue pulsing bar (10% – 15% more battery)
⁃ Adjust the transmit power (Between 30% and 100%)
⁃ See who is connected to your hotspot (IP addresses)
⁃ Choose from a list of subnets to dish out over DHCP
⁃ Battery consumption meter
⁃ USB Bridge mode. (Connect your laptop over USB to the phones 3G or WiFi connection!)

Original Features:
⁃ Create a WiFi Hotspot to connect multiple laptops or mobile devices to share your iPhone’s internet connection
⁃ 40 bit and 104 bit WEP Security to prevent others from accessing your WiFi HotSpot
⁃ Ability to enable USB Tethering on your iPhone
⁃ Broadcasts the Network Name (SSID) – no need to fuss with creating an adhocnetwork on your laptop
⁃ Shows up and down bandwidth usage

How to get MyWi 4.0? Search for it via Cydia and install it. You will need to purchase it via Rock though.

Last time around, I bought MyWi 3.0 via Cydia, not Rock. With 4.0 installed via Rock, it doesn’t recognize my old purchase. Anyone know how to figure this one out?

Let me know how MyWi 4.0 works for you!


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