Need advice on best upgrade for 3GS


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Right now I have a 3GS with iOS 4.1, jailbroken so I can use MyWi. I'm with o2 pay monthly with iPhone bolt-in.

Wi-fi hotspot is essential as I have both a laptop and iPad 1 with just wi-fi.

So, my Q. is what happens if I upgrade the 3GS to iOS 5.x with no JB? Will this give me supported tethering with o2, or is that only available on iPhone 4/4S?

Any advice appreciated!


I'm sure on the 3GS tethering is only available via Bluetooth and USB. So your laptop would be fine but your iPad wouldn't.


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Stay as you are IMO, you can get most of the benefits of iOS5 in Jailbreak software and hacks but you'll certainly lose the ability to Jailbreak if you upgrade. When you're confident that there is an iOS5 JB for the 3GS, that's the time to jump ship.


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O2 allow tethering now - no extra charge. I'm on O2 right now on ios5 and use tethering and wifi sync


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I think tethering is free on O2 for those for the new tariff (March 2011) not on earlier tariffs

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