MyWi 8 Beta

Intelliborn’s MyWi, the landmark tethering tool for jailbroken iOS devices, has been updated for iOS 8 in the form of a public beta. The update, which is now available on Cydia, brings enhanced tethering capability to iOS devices.

Some may argue against using a tool like MyWi since iOS 8 makes it even easier to connect to hotspot-enabled iPhones and iPads. But MyWi has a definite one-up on stock tethering due to the amount of options and stats that it presents to the user. Have a look inside for the full change log and a rundown of some of the tweak’s more compelling features.

MyWi 8 BETA change log:

  • iOS 8 and iPhone 6/+ Compatibility
  • Known Issue: Bluetooth/OnDemand Tethering Not Enabled
  • Known Issue: Instant Hotspot Not Enabled
  • Known Issue: No Status Bar Icon (awaiting lib status update for iOS 8)

As you can see, the beta version of MyWi 8 comes with several caveats, namely, the lack of on-demand tethering and bluetooth tethering. MyWi OnDemand is a service that allows an iOS device with no data connection to connect to another iOS device with data connection on the fly.

MyWi 8

But Intelliborn was generous enough to let MyWi owners use the app in some fashion as it’s being worked on. They could have very well decided to wait until the entire app was finished, but I’m glad the decided otherwise. I’ve tested out MyWi 8 myself, and I’m glad they’ve decided to go ahead with the public beta. In fact, I’m in Starbucks right now tethering courtesy of MyWi 8.

MyWi Statistics

Even though I’ve been a pretty big proponent of OS X Yosemite’s and iOS 8’s new Instant Hotspot feature, the amount of settings and statistics that you get with the built-in tethering pales in comparison to MyWi. With MyWi you can configure your Wi-Fi channel, see your sent/received statistics, battery usage caused by tethering, and a breakdown of each connected device. You can even change your DHCP settings to change the type of IP address range that’s distributed from your device. It’s much deeper than anything Apple offers, and for that reason, seasoned users may prefer MyWi.

We’ll keep you updated on the status of MyWi as it progresses from beta to its final build. In the meantime, head over to Cydia to download the beta version now. The full package will be 19.99 for new users, but it comes with a free trial. Previous MyWi 6/7 users get the update free of charge.

What do you think about MyWi?

  • Jerry

    I remember when MyWi was a ridiculous price.

    • You mean it used be priced over $20 b4?

      • RarestName

        Probably sarcasm.

  • Light

    Hefty price, good thing I bought it a long time ago. Well worth the price though.

  • Eikast

    Glad that they no longer are charging for updates. But man iOS 8 is just so simple and works. I’ll probably try it out once they get on demand working.

    • Totally worth it for the amount of additional control you get.

      • Manuel Molina

        Jeff, seeing as you have T-Mobile and most likely are using an unlimited data plan with them, do you get 5GB to tether with? If so, would an app like MyWi use your 5GB or use your unlimited data? I’m curious to know, as I’m using this plan, and 5GB is just not enough for me when I’m always out and about with a computer in my bag.

      • I think it’ll use unlimited.

      • Maurice Baker

        Using MyWi will not affect your 5GB of tethered data.

  • NeftyCorrea

    Finally what I’ve been waiting for can’t wait till it fully functions

  • Jared Roach

    iPhone 4S
    iOS 8.1
    Pangu Jailbreak
    MyWi 8

    Not working for me, the app opens up and then 20 seconds later it closes. Nothing but the top menu shows up. Main part is blank white.

  • rool

    It was installed fine, but it didn’t tether. So, I rebooted, and never got the home screen again!!!!! I had to restore , rejailbreak iPhone 6, I hate those beta shit.

  • Blip dude

    Whoo Hoo!!! The beginning of having all my most used tweaks updates. I can wait on updates from A3 tweaks, but would definitely enjoy tweaks like grabby, Forecast, and this updated.

  • Nice to see they’ve reduced the greed factor and are now offering compatibility updates for free…too bad I won’t be purchasing it now as my 4s is slowly preparing to be replaced.

    • eXoguti093

      If you were to buy a new iPhone, which one would it be? If it’s none of the current models, then what would you hope to see in terms of hardware?

      I wan’t to wait for the Tri-core to hit iPhones, hopefully iPhone 7 :3

      • Chris

        I wouldn’t be holding my breath on that hope

      • eXoguti093

        One can only hope, either way the performance gains from a 5S to a 6 isn’t that great

      • Chris

        For ordinary tasks you might see no difference since CPU tasks happen in the space of nano and micro seconds, for games I’ve noticed a huge difference especially with battery life using Metal.

      • For games there’s an insane difference and in the 2GB of RAM. A gaming blog (think it might have been TouchArcade) opened up a bunch of apps and games and used Instruments on OS X to ser what was running. The iPad Air started closing apps relatively quickly but the Air 2 just kept on going! This can only mean one thing and that is sit screen multitasking of some sort must be around the corner…

      • If I were to buy a brand new iPhone again, for the price they charge, I want it to at least offer all of the following:

        – A 4.5″ to 5.2″ screen with at least 1080p resolution
        – A sturdy glass back panel that won’t bend in my pocket, like on the iPhone 4s, or better yet, made of magnesium ()
        – Thickness between the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5
        – Bigger battery, possibly 50% larger than that of the iPhone 6 Plus, being removable would be a welcome bonus
        – At least 2GB of RAM (or better yet 3)
        – At least 12 MP camera rear facing camera and 3 MP front facing camera
        – NFC support
        – Dual-band 802.11 AC WiFi
        – LTE connectivity (or better yet LTE Advanced)
        – Software updates that won’t bring my device to a crawl
        – MicroSD card slot
        – IR Blaster
        – Fingerprint scanner

      • iPodDroid

        You’d probably be waiting till the iPhone 15 😛

      • Unfortunately and fortunately…now I’d have to learn the in-depths of Android and most-likely re-purchase my Apps, thankfully, it will be a lot easier to make the device mine.

      • SkyFall

        Which Android phone do you have?

      • I pre-ordered the 64GB OnePlus One, still has yet to arrive…

      • SkyFall

        It’ll worth the wait. It’s my favourite Android phone. Before i bought my 5s, i wanted to buy the Nexus 5. but when this phone was revealed, i seriously thought about selling the 5s to buy it. But due to having way more apps on iOS (somewhere to 5000, 2500 of them costed 0,70 cents before Tim Cook made them cost 0,80 cents) than i have on the Play Store (I ran Android through a partition in Virtual Box). But if Apple doesn’t fix the problems that the iPhone 6 has (and add 2-3GB RAM, 2x faster Processor (quad-core or tri-core)) and open up more iOS then I’m switching to Android.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Still waiting on intelliscreen X

  • Worked like it did before but was faster to connect!
    Much better speed than my ATT Personal Hotspot.
    Just went to 30GB on a shared ATT plan between 3 phones – Love It!

  • Khalid Tahhan

    Intelliborn are way too greedy. $20 per tweak and the tweak i purchased in the past was far from being a bug free product. Sorry but they are the biggest rip off cydia has seen.

    Oh and i am starting to learn Jeff definitly has bias in his reviews

    • Of course I’m biased. I like good stuff.

      • Khalid Tahhan

        not that kinda biased… commercial biased 😉 … i have heard your podcasts and heard your comments on tweaks that are priced $5, so i don’t see how you salute this tweak and forget to mention the $20 price completely 😉

  • NeftyCorrea

    Its has problem with downloading purchase license

  • RarestName

    No new features 🙁

  • Snysh

    i installed it and now my 4s is in a boot loop

    • Uninstall it.

      • Snysh

        How?? it wont boot up

      • Danny Téllez

        Hold on to volume up for substrate safe mode?

  • Pedro Campos Kwiecinski

    Keep on failing to download the license I just bought :/

  • JinzoTrapGod

    nice post good read convinced me to buy the app

  • Danny Téllez

    T-Mobile unlimited data, iPhone 6, iPad air 2(wifi). That jailbreak life is back in full affect!

    • iamse7en

      how much is T-Mobile unlimited data. I have “unlimited” AT&T but not really.

      • Maurice Baker

        $30 on top of your voice/text plan. It includes free use of Rhapsody as well.

  • Maclynn Haupt

    I can’t get mine to work consistently. iOS 8 iPhone 6

  • Stefano

    $20.00!!!!!! Holy heII! Seriously I’ve purchased this app too many times

  • Edwin

    I have wifi at work but the security administator blocked everything so I can’t view anything from my cpu but I can from my phone. I dl the app but if I am on a wifi connection from work and use the app will I still get charged for data from my carrier? I have looked everywhere and nothing. I took out my sim card and I am still able to use it as a connection, I just want to be sure that my carrier won’t charge me extra.

  • cody

    Mywi 8 no longer works for me. My carrier began blocking my hotspot usage yesterday. It worked fine for about two months, but now nothing.