iPhone Can Tetherme damage your iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by guitarmandp, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. guitarmandp macrumors 6502

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    I had a damaged baseband on my phone which is currently being repaired.

    The guy at the shop I took it to told me that Tetherme may have damaged it as it channges lots of internal settings that can screw with it. He told me PDANet is a much safer program.

    Is there any truth to this?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    There is no truth to that statement. It cannot damage your device. You also can't have a damaged baseband. You can have a bricked one, but not on a 4S. And bricking an iPhone baseband is hard to do unless you interrupt a restore at just the right time.
     
  3. Applejuiced, Dec 17, 2012
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like your repair guy was off.
    I never heard of a single case where tetherme or any tethering hack has damaged a baseband.
    Flashing the baseband or interrupting a restore like mentioned above yes.
    But one tethering hack over another doesnt make any difference.
    Maybe he likes to use pdaNet better but doesnt make it any different or better than TetherMe.
     
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I think you need to change your repair guy...

    TetherMe does not mess up the bb. He probably is restoring your phone and then charging you for more ;)
     
  5. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is a bricked baseband? His exact words were "The baseband is not communicating properly with the cell towers".
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    A baseband cannot be bricked.
    If it should get corrupted, a restore fixes it.

    The baseband chip can be damaged but that requires deliberate modification.

    None of the tethering apps do such a thing.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    LMAO:D
    Pretty much.
    Oh yeah, your baseband overloaded so he had to format C: and then replaced the vaccum tube that tetherme damaged.
    That will cost $60 extra cause he had to repair it and was a lot more work:D
    What a bunch of BS he fed you:D
     
  8. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    lol, I imagine the TS repairman looks similar to this:
    [​IMG] :D
     
  9. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got the phone back and my problem is fixed, so obviously this guy knew what he was doing. Best $20 I ever spent. The Apple store told me to unjailbreak my phone before setting up a genius appointment.
     
  10. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    Like everyone has said - the app did nothing to your phone, he probably just reset network setting or just restored your phone and charged you $20 to do so.

    Look at it this way- you fed his family right?
     

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