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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MetroPCS blocked Tethering.

I rooted my phone a couple of months ago, and installed a few things to allow me to tether wifi.... It has all worked fine up until the day before yesterday. I noticed my phone shut off, and rebooted itself out of nowhere. Then after that, I am not able to tether.

When trying to use wifi, my browser on whatever I am using (ipad, laptop, etc) opens to a page saying that "Wireless Tether services are currently not available with MetroPCS".

I also noticed that my keyboard looks different on the phone. So metro pcs must have sent out some update to my phone, although it is still running the same Android 2.3.4....... So I am not sure what happened, but how do I get my Tether ability back?


A couple of people suggested that perhaps my phone is no longer rooted...


As far as I know, it is still rooted. The WirelessTether app goes through the motions, says it has been granted SuperUser permissions, and the phone begins t broadcast the tether signal...... But when I try to use the internet (on ipad, laptop, etc) it takes my browser to this page saying "Wireless Tethering not currently available with MetroPCS". Or something to that effect. How can I know for sure if my phone is still rooted?

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I rooted my phone a couple of months ago, and installed a few things to allow me to tether wifi.... It has all worked fine up until the day before yesterday. I noticed my phone shut off, and rebooted itself out of nowhere. Then after that, I am not able to tether.

When trying to use wifi, my browser on whatever I am using (ipad, laptop, etc) opens to a page saying that "Wireless Tether services are currently not available with MetroPCS".

I also noticed that my keyboard looks different on the phone. So metro pcs must have sent out some update to my phone, although it is still running the same Android 2.3.4....... So I am not sure what happened, but how do I get my Tether ability back?


A couple of people suggested that perhaps my phone is no longer rooted...


As far as I know, it is still rooted. The WirelessTether app goes through the motions, says it has been granted SuperUser permissions, and the phone begins t broadcast the tether signal...... But when I try to use the internet (on ipad, laptop, etc) it takes my browser to this page saying "Wireless Tethering not currently available with MetroPCS". Or something to that effect. How can I know for sure if my phone is still rooted?
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Same thing happened to mine. It was working last week, now I get the same page "metropcs does not support tethering" with a link to the TOS.

Mine is still rooted, still early to find out what really happened. Going to check all the phone settings just to make sure.
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Same thing happened to mine. It was working last week, now I get the same page "metropcs does not support tethering" with a link to the TOS.

Mine is still rooted, still early to find out what really happened. Going to check all the phone settings just to make sure.
are you using pdanet?
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tried pdanet, working now. Have to set hide tethering to make it work or metro blocks it. Only real downside with pdanet I have to use usb cable to connect phone to notebook to make it work. But it does work.
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hello folks,
can you guys tell me if you are using 2.3.4 or 2.3.6 with your phones.
if your on 2.3.6 and metro takes functionallity away then they are stepping over a line if the os came from samsung. don't forget about the mobile access point system app in 2.3.6 and other functions. you own the phone not metro.here in philly they got us by the short hairs with the 1x, 3g, 4g shafting but that is in our service contract and they won't flash phones we can use because they don't want to be responsable for functionality (they'd have to hire real telecommunication literate people))
2.3.6 os comes from samsung not metro and they have there own licencing which takes precidence over metro. if i am wrong try a warranty
claim on an admire which samsung has for 2 years in their fine print in the release through metro. As far as they are concerned after you use any phone after 1 hour talk time they are not responsable for any of the phones. so expect this from them. then its your (*our) problem.

I am curious about you os usage feel free to post or pm me.
thanks so much.
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I have Samsung Admire, I was able to tether for about 2 months and then it started with the "Metro PCS not having tethering in my area" I installed pdanet and other tethering apps with no luck however it is still sending out the tethering signal because I can still brows with my Android table and so can my daughter with hers but I have not found a way to get it working on pc yet again.
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EASY FIX!

If your phone is rooted you can edit the build.prop file found in /system/build.prop and your phone will tether with noproblem bypassing metroPCS block Wireless or USB!

Open build.prop with in a text editor by long pressing the file until a menu comes up.
Scroll to the bottom of the file and look for ....

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ro.tether.denied=true <-- Change to false save and exit.


*Your Phone will have to be rooted to edit this file.

This is only one way of many to manipulate your phone to work the way you want it to.

Tether On!
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You Should have to cold Boot and wipe Your cashe After the editing build.prop .This
is pretty much a Must Have setting because the generic samy oem admire version came with it set that way in its orignal build.prop
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Viperdink, How do you wipe the cashe?
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EASY FIX!

If your phone is rooted you can edit the build.prop file found in /system/build.prop and your phone will tether with noproblem bypassing metroPCS block Wireless or USB!

Open build.prop with in a text editor by long pressing the file until a menu comes up.
Scroll to the bottom of the file and look for ....

metropcs-us
ro.tether.denied=true <-- Change to false save and exit.


*Your Phone will have to be rooted to edit this file.

This is only one way of many to manipulate your phone to work the way you want it to.

Tether On!
Yes that does work great. Also you can increase your FPS on videos by looking in the same file and changing it from 5, 15 > 5, 60.
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Turn your phone off. Hold Power + volume down + back key till you see the menu come up and release the buttons. NOW BE CAREFULL. The volume up and down buttons moves the cursor up and down and the home button selects what you want to do. push down to "wipe cashe partition" hit home button,wait till its done. Move cursor back up to "reboot system now" hit home key, your phone reboots and your done.


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EASY FIX!

If your phone is rooted you can edit the build.prop file found in /system/build.prop and your phone will tether with noproblem bypassing metroPCS block Wireless or USB!

Open build.prop with in a text editor by long pressing the file until a menu comes up.
Scroll to the bottom of the file and look for ....

metropcs-us
ro.tether.denied=true <-- Change to false save and exit.


*Your Phone will have to be rooted to edit this file.

This is only one way of many to manipulate your phone to work the way you want it to.

Tether On!
That is not in my build.prop O.o
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what are you using to edit this file? ive opened it but cant edit it
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what are you using to edit this file? ive opened it but cant edit it
I use ES root exployer.
First and formost always, ALWAYS make a copy of the original file and save it some where safe on your sd.
You'll have to change the editors setting to R/W (read and write);
Then change the file properties/permissions to edit the file; (Write them Down)
Edit the file and save your changes;
Then reset the properties back the way they were before you did your file editing;
Make sure you set the editor back to R/O (read only);
Then back out till program closes.
Restore boot; Clear cashe and Reboot

its probley easier to switch with some build.prop files found on this forum that has been already edited. i personally like admirial beast setup and zepplinrocks turbo build.prop and mystery emotions files are some of the best improvements. all these people are helping us make our admire phones better and these good people have done the work for us. Thanks Guys,
look through their files and comments and posts. You can start there, most of them take the time to explain what they are doing and their resources in there posts and comments. don't just dump the files or do edits blindly. Do your home work and read the other posts and you'll learn alot about your phone.

kudos shabby p/ and too many others to list.....


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Do this. In windows firefox. Download user agent switch. set to Iphone.
you can tweak for android as well. I bet this works as metro is probably looking at the header to see if the word windows is in the browser name
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i couldnt figure out how to change the build.prop in any way what so ever.. used qpst to change the m.ip and a few other things here http://androidforums.com/samsung-admire/454073-regarding-2-3-6-update-metropcs-solved-4.html and now i got my tethering back using a pdanet usb connection.. got more web browsing capabilities now than just the tether blocked notice and the redirect to metropos tos page.. im even on facebook playing battlepirates right now.. the connection wizard says that my connected speed is 1.oGbps.. flash running a slight lag on my game, but never the less, still a decent connection for most everything else i tend to waste time with online.. besides learning bout all this root stuff and what i can/cant do to bring out the best in my metropos admire..
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EASY FIX!

If your phone is rooted you can edit the build.prop file found in /system/build.prop and your phone will tether with noproblem bypassing metroPCS block Wireless or USB!

Open build.prop with in a text editor by long pressing the file until a menu comes up.
Scroll to the bottom of the file and look for ....

metropcs-us
ro.tether.denied=true <-- Change to false save and exit.

*Your Phone will have to be rooted to edit this file.

This is only one way of many to manipulate your phone to work the way you want it to.

Tether On!
The edit the file method did not help at all , even a little bit , I want to thank you soo much for trying though.
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The edit the file method did not help at all , even a little bit , I want to thank you soo much for trying though.
In my experience, that's only part of the solution. Once you have that down, try the information from this thread.

http://androidforums.com/admire-all-things-root/494248-how-boost-3g-stock-2-3-4-a.html

In QPST, note that you'll need to change the (yournumber)@aaaak.mymetropcs.com to (yournumber)@mymetropcs.com. Remove the aaaak. portion of the string. From that, you can use any of the tethering apps in the market, including the wifi tether, not just PDAnet.
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If you can't figure out how to edit your build prop through your system files, there is a build prop editor app in the market. Here in Ft Worth changing the tethering in the build prop didn't work. I didn't like using pdanet because I couldn't access any gyros sites. I finally installed the superuser agent addon to firefox & then when I open the browser, I go to tools, addons, robots & I normally choose google.bot. Then on the days I actually have enough speed I have no problems.
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I have a rooted Sammy Galaxy Indulge with Wifi Tether and it stopped working except when its in 4G I can get on Facebook and Youtube but thats all...oddly enough I can run my PS3 browser off the tether with no problems and even Netflix off the PS3...I changed the ro.tether.denied line to false and saved but I'm still having the same problem. Anyone have a fix for this phone? Thanks in advance!.
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[luv to know what u are talking about rooted, text editor, build.prop, need my admire to tether but i am stupid in this respect, can someone call and take me through it, thanks, 215-669-3363
If your phone is rooted you can edit the build.prop file found in /system/build.prop and your phone will tether with noproblem bypassing metroPCS block Wireless or USB!

Open build.prop with in a text editor by long pressing the file until a menu comes up.
Scroll to the bottom of the file and look for ....

metropcs-us
ro.tether.denied=true <-- Change to false save and exit.

*Your Phone will have to be rooted to edit this file.

This is only one way of many to manipulate your phone to work the way you want it to.

Tether On![/QUOTE]
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You know, if you are new to all this, just read read read! You will learn so much just by reading. If you want to know something specific, do a search. You will learn a lot more & understand if you study & learn what you want to do with your phone. Then after you have read the stickys & guides, the words flying around will at least sound familiar. Then you can say, I want to do "this" & read "that" & I still don't understand. For instance, I'm rooted, but I haven't changed ROMs yet because I cracked my laptop screen. I finally ordered a new one yesterday so today I'm going to be reading & studying ROMs, themes & how to partition my sd card. Then if I have questions, I know who to go to for help. You do know not to ever use ROM manager with these phones right? Unless you want a ruined phone as a paperweight.
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My admire no longer recognizes usb mode after rooting ! And now my laptop doesn't find my phone ......I have all the drivers and was tethering with pda.net then I rooted and now I get that"metro pcs blocked tethering"msg when I tether or my phone doesn't recognize usb when I connect cable

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Flash the OA2.3 rom that was just released, it has wifi spot spot that I can confirm works. It even says in the instructions that it works when tethering doesn't
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Phone is rooted
Usig QPST, mode is simple IP (Check the all things root guide for boosting 3g)
updated /system/build.prop as mentioned above
installed wifi_tether_v3_1-beta14.apk (You can find it ;-) )

Adding this post on my computer via wifi tethering now.

Very cool, thanks for all of your help!

BTW, I don't know if the Simple IP setting is necessary, I did that trying to boost my terrible bandwidth rates.
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Ive tried everything on this thread and for some reason metro is still blocking me from tethering. I could tether for about 2 months then yesterday, pow, tethering blocked. Can anyone help?
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Ive tried everything on this thread and for some reason metro is still blocking me from tethering. I could tether for about 2 months then yesterday, pow, tethering blocked. Can anyone help?
Download an apparently in the market called Tether, its made by ClockworkMod. Worked well for me

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Ive tried everything on this thread and for some reason metro is still blocking me from tethering. I could tether for about 2 months then yesterday, pow, tethering blocked. Can anyone help?

If u r using Google chrome or Firefox browser u can download a user agent switcher that what I did n it work
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what about foxfi or open garden? foxfi you have to download it from the website casue it was removed from the playstore
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I just tried Foxfi and opengarden but they dont work either. Is it possible metro did something to my phone ota?
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Turn your phone off. Hold Power + volume down + back key till you see the menu come up and release the buttons. NOW BE CAREFULL. The volume up and down buttons moves the cursor up and down and the home button selects what you want to do. push down to "wipe cashe partition" hit home button,wait till its done. Move cursor back up to "reboot system now" hit home key, your phone reboots and your done.


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I've tried that at least five times on my phone. No luck, I'm using A Huawei M835. I turn off my phone, hold volume down, back, and power and it just starts up like normal :/.

I too am having some serious tether issues. But I think I need to try clearing my cashe before I make more moves. Though I have both a free Wireless Tether app and the Tether app by Clockwork mod.

The Wireless Tether connects, but I get a message in my browser about wireless tethering.

On the other hand, Clockwork mod does not connect at all. I did get it to connects somehow ONCE, but as soon as I shut off the other wireless connection I lost the tether internet. I have no idea what that was about :/. My phone is rooted.

Tried using QPST, it detected some ports but said they were busy, rage quit on that one.

If anyone could help me, or at least explain a thing or two, that would be appreciated. Edited build.prop, probably took a little bit too much liberty, but I have a feeling if I can clear the cashe it would help greatly. That's pretty much what I'm after...
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I tried editing build.prop but I cannot find ro.tether.denied anywhere in it.... Please advise.
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What rom are you using?
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If there is any apk like metropc-id or any named metropc is probably blocking it. My boost phone was blocked by a boost/sprint apk.
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MetroPOS performs OS fingerprinting. You'll have to get a user agent switcher extension for your browser, on the computer, and tell it you're android. If you want to view a full site then at the bottom of most mobile sites there's a view full site or similar option. I use Firefox with user agent switcher and it works fine. YMMV.
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Ive tried everything on this thread and for some reason metro is still blocking me from tethering. I could tether for about 2 months then yesterday, pow, tethering blocked. Can anyone help?
Found the key on another post somewhere (looked at soo many things trying to get this... my first such cracking adventure) anywho, the change needs to happen in your browser on your PC/laptop.

You need to do a "User Agent" change... so that Metro thinks your internet browser is actually the web browser on your phone

I just did for Chrome & I.E. For both I used an add-on in Chrome it was "User-Agent Switcher" and I.E. it as "UAPick". Oh... to find out what User Agent you want them to think you are (your phone) on your phones browser go to: whatsmyuseragent.com and it tells you. For me in Chrome it went like this:

U-A name:
Android 2.3.4

New U-A String
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; SCH-R720 Build/GINGERBREAD) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1

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this works perfectly. thank you
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I have seen Switch User Agent and other user agent programs out there (Mentioned by Red Beans N Rice in another Tethering string). Never got any of them to work.

Installed all of the User Agent Addon's today. After weeks of not being able to Tether...I am back.

Do have one question....how do I set android as the default agent?
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you do know they will just block it another way eventually and you cant really blame them unless you pay for tethering.
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I personally use open garden and have tethered both my tablet and laptop with my phone. You can try toggling the tether program on and off to see if it works because that what i usually do to get it to work. OA 2.3
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I have seen Switch User Agent and other user agent programs out there (Mentioned by Red Beans N Rice in another Tethering string). Never got any of them to work.

Installed all of the User Agent Addon's today. After weeks of not being able to Tether...I am back.

Do have one question....how do I set android as the default agent?
Which browser are you using?
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I am using Firefox mostly...love things I can modify and customize! hence why I am here learning and helping others learn when I can lol
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open a new tab and type in address bar
about:config
then create a new string and name it
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Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3; en-us; GT-I9100 Build/GRH78) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1
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Ok so I just rooted my phone tonight (11/18/12) I've had my phone for about 4 months and have been looking into rooting it since I got it, I have the red samsung admire. I rooted it and downloaded "WiFi Tether for root users" by "Muller, Lemons, Buxton" and "Build Prop Editor" by "JRummy Apps Inc." Every time I try to edit the build.prop and it just changes back. What I get looks like this
Property Name: ro.teather.denied
Property vale: True
Default value: True (Drop down meue: True or False)
I can edit the Property name and value and the defauld value but when I change it and reboot it just resets to the true and true after I change it to false and false.
Is there and apps I should use or anything I should change, I am having a hard time trying to wifi tether. Any help would be good, I've read everything and what I understand is I change that and it should work but it wont change.
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Ok so I just rooted my phone tonight (11/18/12) I've had my phone for about 4 months and have been looking into rooting it since I got it, I have the red samsung admire. I rooted it and downloaded "WiFi Tether for root users" by "Muller, Lemons, Buxton" and "Build Prop Editor" by "JRummy Apps Inc." Every time I try to edit the build.prop and it just changes back. What I get looks like this
Property Name: ro.teather.denied
Property vale: True
Default value: True (Drop down meue: True or False)
I can edit the Property name and value and the defauld value but when I change it and reboot it just resets to the true and true after I change it to false and false.
Is there and apps I should use or anything I should change, I am having a hard time trying to wifi tether. Any help would be good, I've read everything and what I understand is I change that and it should work but it wont change.
Try Open Android by Spz0. It has built in wifi tether that works

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I heard metro didn't allowed tethering no more n if caught metering they'll terminate Ur service or something like that. n the reason why is because metro actually has a mobile hotspot service plan now. N this is jus way I've heard, n not sure if this implies to 4g its only it with all data package.
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I heard metro didn't allowed tethering no more n if caught metering they'll terminate Ur service or something like that. n the reason why is because metro actually has a mobile hotspot service plan now. N this is jus way I've heard, n not sure if this implies to 4g its only it with all data package.
Not unless you take measures to hide your tethering usage And they won't terminate your service, they'll just slow your speeds down. Unless your downloading via tether 1GB+ per day, then they'll just shut it off and wait til you contact them

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