Is tethering possible on iOS 9 with VZW unlimited data?

nyc999

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I have an android and thinking about switching to ios. But I'd only switch if I can jailbreak and successfully tether my VZW unlimited data plan which natively doesn't let users tether (b/c of the unlimited data). Thanks!
 

nyc999

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It was possible on ios7, ios8 & most likely possible on ios9.

Edit: I have unlimited data with VZW
Is there an extra charge for tethering natively?

Is there a stable jailbreak for iOS9 that allows tethering?
 

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Good to know. Does Pangu allow tethering for free?
Pangu is the actual jailbreak. It has nothing to do with tethering. It's like saying the app that lets you root your Android allows free tethering.

Cydia is the store. Think of it like the Google Play store, but with stuff that lets you modify system files directly. TetherMe, or MyWi, or any of the other actual tethering tweaks would be the apps in the Play store that allow (or enable) tethering options that are otherwise hidden from you (they are actually there, you just cannot see them until one of these tweaks is applied).

So, you'd use the Personal Hotspot feature in the same place in the Settings app as any other person who normally has tethering.

Now, whether your carrier can catch you tethering is an entirely different matter.
 
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surfologist87

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Natively no on stock iOS.
On jb iOS you can tether as much as you want and Verizon cannot stop you per fcc guidelines.
Many tethering hacks available if you jb.
Is this true now for att customers to your knowledge? I know a while back they were switching some to the 5 gb plan that allows the personal hotspot after very little warning once you started tethering using some of the jailbroken methods. I've always just avoided tethering so that I don't lose unlimited data
 
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nyc999

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Pangu is the actual jailbreak. It has nothing to do with tethering. It's like saying the app that lets you root your Android allows free tethering.

Cydia is the store. Think of it like the Google Play store, but with stuff that lets you modify system files directly. TetherMe, or MyWi, or any of the other actual tethering tweaks would be the apps in the Play store that allow (or enable) tethering options that are otherwise hidden from you (they are actually there, you just cannot see them until one of these tweaks is applied).

So, you'd use the Personal Hotspot feature in the same place in the Settings app as any other person who normally has tethering.

Now, whether your carrier can catch you tethering is an entirely different matter.
I see, makes sense. I've actually dabbled with cydia in the past on iPod touch and iPad. Is pangu successful on the iOS 9.02 and 9.1 (with the 3rd party tethering apps through cydia)?
 

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Pangu is a success even if you jailbreak and install nothing. Pangu is a success because the intent of a jailbreak is to allow the user to execute code in the kernal that they ordinarily cannot execute because of Apple's restrictions.

So, the very fact that a jailbreak (Pangu in this case) lets you do that means the JB was a success. And since it was designed for iOS 9.0 to 9.0.2 that is what it successfully works on. It does not work for 9.1 because Apple has patched the JB exploits that are present in 9.0, 9.0.1 and 9.0.2.

Once you are jailbroken, it's simply a matter of installing the tethering tweak of your choice from within Cydia.
 
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Pangu is a success even if you jailbreak and install nothing. Pangu is a success because the intent of a jailbreak is to allow the user to execute code in the kernal that they ordinarily cannot execute because of Apple's restrictions.

So, the very fact that a jailbreak (Pangu in this case) lets you do that means the JB was a success. And since it was designed for iOS 9.0 to 9.0.2 that is what it successfully works on. It does not work for 9.1 because Apple has patched the JB exploits that are present in 9.0, 9.0.1 and 9.0.2.

Once you are jailbroken, it's simply a matter of installing the tethering tweak of your choice from within Cydia.
I see. If I were to order an iPhone 6s today, do you know which iOS it would ship with?
 

nyc999

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Chances are no more than 9.0.2. Wait a week or two though and depending on capacity your chances of getting 9.1 are greater.
So if I want to have a decent chance at jailbreaking, then I should order soon with the hopes of getting 9.02 or less, correct?
 

ercsliberty

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I have verizon UDP on iphone 6s jailbroken (which works great) installed tetheme from cydia and a can tether as much as i want. Even if you get 9.1 tou can downgrade to 9.0.2 as long as apple still signs it.
 

nyc999

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I have verizon UDP on iphone 6s jailbroken (which works great) installed tetheme from cydia and a can tether as much as i want. Even if you get 9.1 tou can downgrade to 9.0.2 as long as apple still signs it.
How can I downgrade? Do I have to take it to the store and ask them? Is it easy?
 

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Both TetherMe and MyWi 9 are working! For MyWi, you'll need to toggle wifi on first. There's a small bug where MyWi doesn't turn it on. But it's working. And, yes, I'm on VZW w/unlimited data. if they're gonna start charging $20/month totally worth it.
 

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Is this true now for att customers to your knowledge? I know a while back they were switching some to the 5 gb plan that allows the personal hotspot after very little warning once you started tethering using some of the jailbroken methods. I've always just avoided tethering so that I don't lose unlimited data
No, this FCC thing about limiting or disabling tethering apps is only for verizon subscribers.
I have mywi installed on my JB i6 with AT&T unlimited data in order to tether.
I know before it was a risk of them catching you and switching you away from your unlimited data plan.
I haven't heard for a very long time anyone getting any notices from AT&T but that doesn't mean it cannot happen.
So its still a risk pretty much.
I only use it here and there when needed and for low amounts of data.
 
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HankHowdy

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I have unlimited data plan with verizon and have been using tetherme since iOS 5. Verizon just doesn't care about tethering. I use 20, 30, 40 and sometimes 50 gigs a month. I don't have good internet where I live and I stream high quality music 3-4 hours a day while I drive to and from work. Since verizon is raising my plan by $20 just for having UDP I'm going to keep on using my data how I like.
 

nyc999

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Both TetherMe and MyWi 9 are working! For MyWi, you'll need to toggle wifi on first. There's a small bug where MyWi doesn't turn it on. But it's working. And, yes, I'm on VZW w/unlimited data. if they're gonna start charging $20/month totally worth it.
Do you have any suggestions as to which app is better? Tether me is significantly cheaper than My Wi 9. Feel free to mention any other tethering apps that you like. Thanks.
 
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