I've been using MyWi on my jailbroken iPhone 4 for over a year now and it works great giving me a 3G connection to my laptop anywhere I am via the USB tether.

Is this possible to do on my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet the same as I can on my laptop? When I enable MyWi and plug the USB into the Galaxy Tab, nothing happens where I would expect it to pick up on the 3G connection my iPhone has just like my laptop does...

Has anyone got this to work? The tablet is not rooted and is not part of any Verizon or AT&T plan, no SIM in the tablet...

Anything would help!

Thank you, -Derek.

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    Why not just use the wireless tether option? The Galaxy Tab most likely does not have drivers for the iPhone.
    – znewman
    Nov 9, 2012 at 16:16
  • Bluetooth is another option by the way!. PS: Wifi tether is a battery hog and if you commute via train you might have plugged in the USB anyway.
    – ce4
    Nov 9, 2012 at 16:18
  • My experience is bluetooth tethering is just as bad, but slower speeds.
    – znewman
    Nov 9, 2012 at 16:20
  • What would be my wireless tether options? I am trying to use my 3G connection from my iPhone via MyWi jailbreak app so I have a free 3G connection to the tablet using my 3G unlimited data plan...
    – Derek
    Nov 9, 2012 at 16:28
  • Per MyWi's website: "Create iPad or iPhone WiFi Hotspot to connect mutiple laptops or mobile devices to share your iPhone/iPad's internet connection" You should be able to create a wifi hotspot with your iPhone that your Galaxy Tab 2 can connect to or possibly create a bluetooth connection from your phone to your tablet for connection sharing.
    – znewman
    Nov 9, 2012 at 17:43

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The short answer is no you can't share your iPhone's 3G connection with your Galaxy Tab 2 over USB.

  • And what is the long one? I.e. we would like to know what are the facts and sources that you rely on to give that short answer Dec 12, 2012 at 13:27
  • USB tethering would require the Galaxy Tab 2 to have a driver for the iPhone, which it does not. In theory a person could write a driver for the android operating system to utilize USB OTG for the iPhone, but as far as I can tell one does not exist. This post (android.stackexchange.com/questions/27738/…) references the limitation of connecting to an iPhone, but any sort of remote possibility would require root at the very least along with lots of development work.
    – znewman
    Dec 12, 2012 at 15:26

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