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NOLAGreg
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How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?

So I have an Iphone 4 with an unlimited data plan. I hear you can soon use this as a wifi hot spot. How exactly does this work. Say if I buy an Ipad2, would the 3g model be unnesscary with the Iphone 4 ? I don't see an instance where I will be using the Ipad2 and not have my phone on me. Will it cost more on the Iphone 4 to use this as a wifi hotspot?


TigerBait1127
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
you would have to jailbreak for it to work (i think). I have to root my Evo in order to use the "unlimited data plan" for tethering.


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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
Download "MyWi" from the app store


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Pilot Tiger
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
jailbreak it and get tetherme


NOLAGreg
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
I don't see MyWi in the app store search.

Is there a way to use the Iphone 4 as a wifi hot spot without jailbreaking?

It seemd from what I read from the apple thing today that this would be possible without jail breaking the Iphone4.


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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
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Is there a way to use the Iphone 4 as a wifi hot spot without jailbreaking?
if there is, it's not free. just jailbreak it. it's easy and safe


NOLAGreg
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
Easy and Safe, they said sex with no condoms was easy and safe at one time.

So I jailbreak it and get an app that will do this and it will be no extra charge due to the unlimited data plan already on my AT&T account?


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So I jailbreak it and get an app that will do this and it will be no extra charge due to the unlimited data plan already on my AT&T account?
correct


Hopeful Doc
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
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it's easy and safe


It also negates your Apple warranty.

...something to think about


NOLAGreg
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
Thanks Pilot.

Here is another stupid question, if I jail break i believe this will effect me ever updating the phone next time I sign into Itunes and it asks me if I want to update the phone.

But, will it have any effect on me sync'ing the phone with Itunes to manage pictures and music?


Pilot Tiger
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It also negates your Apple warranty.

...something to think about
not really. you can restore it at any time


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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
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It also negates your Apple warranty

Yeah, if you want to be the idiot that brings a jailbroken iphone to get repaired.

You can reverse everything that's been done to it. Don't worry about negating a warranty.


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Pilot Tiger
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
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Here is another stupid question, if I jail break i believe this will effect me ever updating the phone next time I sign into Itunes and it asks me if I want to update the phone.
just hold off updating until the next jailbreak is released for the new version.

it wont effect managing music or photos or anything like that, just make sure you manage everything manually


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LS1tiger
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
If you want a hotspur without jailbreaking, you'll have to wait for the iOS 4.3 update. Otherwise, look up the jailbreak thread on here and you'll learn all you need to know.

I agree with just waiting for the next jailbreak.
This post was edited on 3/2 at 2:19 pm


NOLAGreg
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
The new iOS 4.3 update is March 11th. If I wait for this will I then be able use the iphone4 as a wifi hot spot at that point without jailbreaking?

I don't mind waiting as the only real reason I want to use the iphone 4 as a wifi hot spot was so I only had to buy the ipad2 wifi only and not 3g ipad2.



LS1tiger
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
Yes


Pilot Tiger
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
is it going to be free??

if so, seems like it would bog their network down big time


NOLAGreg
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
thanks for the help!!! i'll just buy the ipad2 wifi only and use the iphone 4 as a wifi hot spot when needed after the new iOS is released March 11th.

Thanks Again!!


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TH03
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
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It also negates your Apple warranty.

...something to think about


Yea, if you're an idiot and don't take the 5 minutes it takes to restore it before you take it to get repaired.


LS1tiger
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re: How does the Iphone 4 wifi hot spot work?
That I don't know. Maybe someone else does. Tethering right now costs extra, so I'm not sure what their plan is with the wifi hotspot.


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