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Old December 6th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wifi tether that works with rooted ICS Atrix 2?

I have a friend who has an Atrix 2, which I recently helped him root. It's running ICS.

He tried Foxfi for wifi tether, which works (side loaded, since AT&T blocks it ) but has the time limit. He was reading reviews about the paid version of Foxfi that it didn't work (not sure if he saw if it was specific to this phone or others).

So my question is - what's a reliable (and unlimited) wifi tether app that can be used on a rooted Atrix 2 running ICS?

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I have a friend who has an Atrix 2, which I recently helped him root. It's running ICS.

He tried Foxfi for wifi tether, which works (side loaded, since AT&T blocks it ) but has the time limit. He was reading reviews about the paid version of Foxfi that it didn't work (not sure if he saw if it was specific to this phone or others).

So my question is - what's a reliable (and unlimited) wifi tether app that can be used on a rooted Atrix 2 running ICS?

Thanks in advance!
You could always try the FoxFi paid version, and see if it works. Then request a refund if it doesnt.

Also you can do this:

The entitlement check is a setting built into the AT&T ROM by default to check whether you have permission from your carrier to do things like Wifi and USB Tethering. Why it does this check upon connecting a Webtop accessory I'm not quite sure, but anyway...

Things you will need to disable it:

ES File Explorer (free from play store)
aSQLiteManager (free from play store)

1. Launch ES File Explorer and within its settings, grant it full root permissions (near the bottom of settings, go in and check all four checkboxes).

2. From ES File Explorer navigate upward out of your SD card and onto the root of your device, then go into Data/Data/com.motorola.android.providers.settings/databases

3. Copy the "settings.db" file found there over to your SD card

4. Using aSQLiteManager select "Open Database" and pick that settings.db file on your SD card.

5. Select "settings" from the four tables you are presented with

6. Select "Data" from the top button menu

7. You'll see a long list of crap. Hit PgDn untiul you see line 113 "entitlement_check". Hit Edit and change the value from 1 to 0.

8. While you're here, also go to lines 117 and 118 that start with "dun" and change them both from 0 to 1. This is not necessary for Webtop but will enable wifi hotspot tethering.

9. Exit aSQLiteManager, go back into ES File Explorer and this time copy the modified "settings.db" back into the previous/original folder from Step 2, overwriting the old file.

10. Exit ES File Explorer, reboot your device and Webtop should work as expected.

That post is from:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1912323
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I used this method, and I have Wifi Hot Spot working. I also have an Atrix 2, rooted, and with ICS. In fact, I rooted my Atrix for this specific purpose, as well as to fix my Webtop.

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Worked for me as well. Decided to try it since you had reported success.

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Just a quick follow-up on this...does the process listed involve root access only? Thanks.
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Yes, it only works for root. Foxfi may suit your needs and didn't require root.
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Thank you for this post and assistance. I found when it's combined with the root procedure outlined at How to root Atrix 2 running ICS 4.0.4, I was able to root and get tethering and hotspot enabled, as well as bypass the entitlement issue with AT&T.

The entire process took about 20 minutes, and I was able to do exactly what I needed by carefully following the directions in both posts.

Thanks again!
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"The entitlement check is a setting built into the AT&T ROM by default to check whether you have permission from your carrier to do things like Wifi and USB Tethering. Why it does this check upon connecting a Webtop accessory I'm not quite sure, but anyway...

Things you will need to disable it:

ES File Explorer (free from play store)
aSQLiteManager (free from play store)

1. Launch ES File Explorer and within its settings, grant it full root permissions (near the bottom of settings, go in and check all four checkboxes).

2. From ES File Explorer navigate upward out of your SD card and onto the root of your device, then go into Data/Data/com.motorola.android.providers.settings/databases

3. Copy the "settings.db" file found there over to your SD card

4. Using aSQLiteManager select "Open Database" and pick that settings.db file on your SD card.

5. Select "settings" from the four tables you are presented with

6. Select "Data" from the top button menu

7. You'll see a long list of crap. Hit PgDn untiul you see line 113 "entitlement_check". Hit Edit and change the value from 1 to 0.

8. While you're here, also go to lines 117 and 118 that start with "dun" and change them both from 0 to 1. This is not necessary for Webtop but will enable wifi hotspot tethering.

9. Exit aSQLiteManager, go back into ES File Explorer and this time copy the modified "settings.db" back into the previous/original folder from Step 2, overwriting the old file.

10. Exit ES File Explorer, reboot your device and Webtop should work as expected."

When I follow this procedure my phone will not restart. It just stays at the att scene, and I have to restore the phone and start over. When copying the settings.db file back to the device, I see there is also a settings.db-journal file, but it is 0kb. Should I be copying this back to the device also? Possible I am not saving the file when exiting aSQLiteManager correctly? Help
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"The entitlement check is a setting built into the AT&T ROM by default to check whether you have permission from your carrier to do things like Wifi and USB Tethering. Why it does this check upon connecting a Webtop accessory I'm not quite sure, but anyway...

Things you will need to disable it:

ES File Explorer (free from play store)
aSQLiteManager (free from play store)

1. Launch ES File Explorer and within its settings, grant it full root permissions (near the bottom of settings, go in and check all four checkboxes).

2. From ES File Explorer navigate upward out of your SD card and onto the root of your device, then go into Data/Data/com.motorola.android.providers.settings/databases

3. Copy the "settings.db" file found there over to your SD card

4. Using aSQLiteManager select "Open Database" and pick that settings.db file on your SD card.

5. Select "settings" from the four tables you are presented with

6. Select "Data" from the top button menu

7. You'll see a long list of crap. Hit PgDn untiul you see line 113 "entitlement_check". Hit Edit and change the value from 1 to 0.

8. While you're here, also go to lines 117 and 118 that start with "dun" and change them both from 0 to 1. This is not necessary for Webtop but will enable wifi hotspot tethering.

9. Exit aSQLiteManager, go back into ES File Explorer and this time copy the modified "settings.db" back into the previous/original folder from Step 2, overwriting the old file.

10. Exit ES File Explorer, reboot your device and Webtop should work as expected."

When I follow this procedure my phone will not restart. It just stays at the att scene, and I have to restore the phone and start over. When copying the settings.db file back to the device, I see there is also a settings.db-journal file, but it is 0kb. Should I be copying this back to the device also? Possible I am not saving the file when exiting aSQLiteManager correctly? Help
I too ran into this problem. It turned out to be the owner/permissions on settings.db got changed accidentally. Before restarting your phone after updating settings.db, open Terminal Emulator and make sure settings.db file has these permissions:
$ ls -l settings.db
-rw-rw---- system system 14336 2013-10-01 10:24 settings.db

If you don't show that, update the owner/permissions with these commands:
$ su
# chown system settings.db
# chmod 660 settings.db
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I too ran into this problem. It turned out to be the owner/permissions on settings.db got changed accidentally. Before restarting your phone after updating settings.db, open Terminal Emulator and make sure settings.db file has these permissions:
$ ls -l settings.db
-rw-rw---- system system 14336 2013-10-01 10:24 settings.db

If you don't show that, update the owner/permissions with these commands:
$ su
# chown system settings.db
# chmod 660 settings.db
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Ok, way above my paygrade. (dating myself) Managed to use terminal Emulator and got

-rw-rw---- system system 15360 2013-10-01 18:14 settings.db

If this is incorrect, do I just use the commands you provided above, or am I going to have to input those owner/permissions?
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Ok, I think I got it. Thanks again for the help. The permissions posted above were for the file before I modified it. I kept reading and understand what your update commands for the owner/permissions are doing. I will modify file and copy back to directory and then check owner/permissions and modify as needed.
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