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Old October 2nd, 2012, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Atmazzz, i heard some people say after you root. You can tethering with your computer. Atmazzz, does root damage the phone or software? How come it void the warranty?

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Atmazzz, i heard some people say after you root. You can tethering with your computer. Atmazzz, does root damage the phone or software? How come it void the warranty?

I think there are some apps you can use after rooting that will let you tether/hotspot. Rooting does not damage anything. It just gives you administrator rights for your phone. Technically, rooting voids your warranty because you are modifying your operating system. Its very easy to unroot and reinstall the stock OS. If you had to have warranty work on your phone I don't see how anyone could know.
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atmzzz, do you know how to unlocked the phone?
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atmzzz, do you know how to unlocked the phone?
You have to be a T-Mobile customer 90 days (I think its 90 days). Then you can call them and get it unlocked for free.
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atmzzz, have you root your phone yet? if you did, can you please try to tethering your phone with your prepaid card to see if it work.
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atmzzz, have you root your phone yet? if you did, can you please try to tethering your phone with your prepaid card to see if it work.
Yes, I did. I got the same thing you did. I could only go to T-Mobile's site in my browser. I'm sure hot spot/tethering is blocked by T-Mobile unless you pay for the monthly tethering package. I'm still running rooted stock rom. A custom rom may let you tether or there may be an app in the Play Store.
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atmzzz, have you root your phone yet? if you did, can you please try to tethering your phone with your prepaid card to see if it work.
The two custom roms that I've tried have allowed me to tether for free. Darkside v7 and Jedi Mind Trick v7. I recommend Darkside. I've experienced too many touch wiz freezes with Jedi.
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I got this to work on stock ICS by:
1) buying the Titanium Backup app
2) freezing the "tethering provision" in the list of app names
3) downloading "wi fi tether" app v. 3_1-beta14
4) selecting "generic ICS" in the profile
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I got this to work on stock ICS by:
1) buying the Titanium Backup app
2) freezing the "tethering provision" in the list of app names
3) downloading "wi fi tether" app v. 3_1-beta14
4) selecting "generic ICS" in the profile

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