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Old October 9th, 2013, 05:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wifi tether

Finally got wifi tethering with root working on my gs4. With the $1.99 app on the play store called "wifi tether router"

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Which plan do you have? Unlimited?
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I tried and didnt work. Which configuration are you using?
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Yes it works! Took me some time to find the correct configuration. This is the only app I found to be able to bypass the native tether app on our S4. Working like a charm with unlimited plan (using right know to write this post on my tablet) Thanks genmiami.
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WOW I was helpful lmao no problem i tried aloooot of apps and different configs from online but t=none of them worked and this one was perfect
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What exact configuration are you using? What settings do you have the app set to?
Telling us who bought it that it works without telling us why is not helpful.
The developer never contacted me with any help. App is just as useless as the others without the details of what settings to actually use with a Metropcs Galaxy S4.
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Yes it works! Took me some time to find the correct configuration. This is the only app I found to be able to bypass the native tether app on our S4. Working like a charm with unlimited plan (using right know to write this post on my tablet) Thanks genmiami.

How about posting the details so others can use the app. Details like what exact settings to use are probably more useful than "yay! I got it to work!"
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Here you have my friend:
Interface: wlan0(default)
Method: HostApd
Drivers: nl80211
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Interface: wlan0(default)
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Guess I'm stuck.
Used those settings exactly and all it does is hang 'waiting' for ten minutes but nothing happens.
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Guess I'm stuck.
Used those settings exactly and all it does is hang 'waiting' for ten minutes but nothing happens.
same here , all the reviews i read like 10 said the dev responds fast, lets see

the dev fabio said when that happens means you have problems with root access. super user needs to be updated or
although i sent him photos of titianum backup ,root browser and his app in the allowed list in super user. then i actually read his message that said to install superSU so i had to say i was sorry i wasnt listening and being foolish , i just did a cwm back up
did what you said to do and installed suoerSU and it said the binaries needed to be updated
and asked to try and reboot using cwm, upon boot up i clicked yes then
completed and booted up then i see an icon
super user open up and said kinda the same thing superSU did it needed
to update binaries , didn't know if it would conflict with superSU or
what to do so i clicked cancel and then opened superSU and it said
another app installed could cause conflicts with it and asked if i
wanted to uninstall them/it , again i clicked cancel. and tried to Run
wifi router with same results,
He said you can not hold 2 app for super user you have to leave ony installed superSU you update the binary super SU then please try app.
so i went to applications and could only chose disable for super user so i did and rebooted and still same results.
then he said to uninstall his app and reinstall , tried again and still hangs on (wait...)
he said it is a problem with my device and said to try and find a solution.lol
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These are my settings and as you can see it works.
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These are my settings and as you can see it works.
it dont work for me or my girls s4 and that is that, i needs to find out if
i can use this t-mobile kernel method

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It works I did it for the first time last week. Follow dannyvw settings.
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It works I did it for the first time last week. Follow dannyvw settings.
I bought the app too...but its useless unless you have the "correct kernel" and this might only work with touchwiz related roms......
so just tailor your phone experience by what whatever your needs are to what rom delivers it...

I used to have the time to tweak and do the build props etc..and make my own roms- but I just dont have the time anymore...so I am using a rom that just works...
the aokp and cyanogen variants are fly by night... but I'm having more luck with Deodexed_Rooted_M919N_MF2 it works with the tether.
touchwiz flavored roms and plain stock rooted .... where I got this wifi router to work finally.
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massive props guys. just set my wifes 30 dollar plan up with this for when she wants/needs to tether her chromebook
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Good shabby! I've been using this app for some time now and it works with GS4 4.2, 4.3 and international versions. Developer is very diligent and always answer fast to any user inquire.
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Am i doing wrong? i was able to get it working no problem, but every time i click on YouTube or something i get prompted to add the hotspot feature to my plan? is that normal? or am i missing a step?
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Am i doing wrong? i was able to get it working no problem, but every time i click on YouTube or something i get prompted to add the hotspot feature to my plan? is that normal? or am i missing a step?
You're missing the last step...its called user-agent spoofing.

They filter their traffic based on HTTP "user-agents". Browsers each have their own user agent. If your user-agent matches a known user-agent like IE or Chrome (anything other than android really) the carrier will reject the traffic and in our case, show you a generic page telling you to buy the tethering plan. However, if an unknown userAgent is used or No user agent, your traffic is accepted and the web page loads properly. So many protocols work automatically including HTTPS (because of its encryption), all except for HTTP.

So to get around this all you have to do is change the browser to a user agent profile that isnt blocked. If you’re using Chrome, you can download an addon called User-Agent Switcher (theres one for Firefox users too). These will allow you to spoof your user-agent profile. After you've installed the plugin, just change your user-agent to Android Kindle for example and enjoy the free tethering. I find that one user agent doesnt fit all websites. For instance Android Kindle works for some but not all and can sometimes give you the mobile version of the site you want rather than the regular version. Play around with the user agents to see which works best for you. You may find yourself switching between two different user agents like I do.
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odd, she was able to use her chromebook without spoofing?
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maybe the browser is not a full fledged computer browser. gets treated as a tablet. or she just uses the https:// sites like social networks, youtube etc.
instead of using a mobile user agent i like to use one that resembles a full browser, just one or two version older than latest so i get a pass at tethering check but also enjoy a normal browsing experience. mobile browsers are so annoying on a computer.
here is the one i am using now.
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They dont know to block chrome OS? Wonder what the agent is for that?
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she has the 30 dolalr plan so no tethering is included for her, hence my confusion.

if it turns out it detects chromeos in a special way and that allows full access without user agent switching to a mobile device (which results in mobile sites etc. then it may be worth looking into so people can tether and have a "desktop" browser that works fine
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This one works well so far

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This is the Chrome OS user agent? Interesting.
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thats her hp chromebook 11's user agent.
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thats her hp chromebook 11's user agent.
Still not working for me. Cant even load AF.

The first user agent akmsr posted seems to work best for me so far.
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interesting, i only have 500MB's so i dont really wanna piss it all away again in teh first few days of service :P
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This one doesnt

This is the Chrome OS user agent? Interesting.
First one I use myself. It's Firefox version 24 which is two versions order than current one. So it works
The other one is the latest chrome.
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she has the 30 dolalr plan so no tethering is included for her, hence my confusion.

if it turns out it detects chromeos in a special way and that allows full access without user agent switching to a mobile device (which results in mobile sites etc. then it may be worth looking into so people can tether and have a "desktop" browser that works fine
Sorry to break it to you but her $30 plan does include 100MB free tethering. So it may be she is still using the allowed data. You will know for sure when she passes that.

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Still not working for me. Cant even load AF.
To successfully use a string you have to go at least two versions older. I'm on my phone now. Tomorrow I'll get the proper string when I get to my laptop. Really hate to browse on a phone that's why I strive to find a string that gives me the perfect browser experience
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First one I use myself. It's Firefox version 24 which is two versions order than current one. So it works
The other one is the latest chrome.

Sorry to break it to you but her $30 plan does include 100MB free tethering. So it may be she is still using the allowed data. You will know for sure when she passes that.




To successfully use a string you have to go at least two versions older. I'm on my phone now. Tomorrow I'll get the proper string when I get to my laptop. Really hate to browse on a phone that's why I strive to find a string that gives me the perfect browser experience
ah, good to know that would certainly explain it.
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Tried to tether to xbox 360. It will connect but won't update.
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Tried to tether to xbox 360. It will connect but won't update.
I found these directions, but they are for a different phone and a different app.
How to tether your phone to PS3/Xbox/Wii etc. - xda-developers
You can try to adapt these directions to work with the app we use for tethering.

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So I'm on the OTA 4.3 with root access, no flags ... Will this app work for me if I buy it? No recovery or rom.
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So I'm on the OTA 4.3 with root access, no flags ... Will this app work for me if I buy it? No recovery or rom.
Got it, and it works with the right settings and IE, now to get my ps3 on it!
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Got it, and it works with the right settings and IE, now to get my ps3 on it!
what settings do you use?
I can't get the tether working on any other than 4.2.2 roms (where it works great with user agent spoofing)....

but with 4.3 and 4.4 roms.. it sort of connects but it doesn't work...

anyone have any ideas?
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I used danyvw's instructions, turned it on, then connected to the wifi with my laptop, IE works, but chrome takes you to a hot spot page.
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It doesnt work with all roms apparently. I understand that stock rooted touchwiz works well. 4.2 and 4.3 touchwiz work for a fact...At&t have the only 4.4 touchwiz leaked rom available I believe.
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Just rooted my S4 and bought the app to use it with my newly purchased Surface Pro II.
First attempt to open up Chrome on my Pro and i got the Metro website, so then i simply added https:// before anything and its worked so far, although i must admit its a bit annoying, then i downloaded an agent switcher and while it works on some sites, on others you get the mobile version of the site which is also pretty annoying. Still pretty usable overall though i cant complain, not like im trying to leech off my MPCS line for my home internet or to download absurd amounts of data as some here like to do, just to make my Pro II usable where ever my phone is since im always on the go.
Only issue im having is that i was planning to install a KitKat ROM on my S4 but after reading these last posts it seems like this app, which appears to be the only way to get wifi tethering from out non-tethering plans, does not work with other ROMs and versions of android. any input would be greatly appreciated.
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You've got it right. For kitkat, you'll have to wait until it gets released for our device to get free tethering. Feel free to experiment with other roms though. You dont know unless you try it for yourself.
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Quick update:
I went ahead and installed a CM11 4.4 Kitkat ROM on my SGHM919N S4.
And as of today i can vouch for tethering still working on the later versions of CM11 4.4 (at least the 2/1/14 Nightlie) with this exact app.
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Why not use droidwall to block data trafic from metro hotspot, in order to avoid all this guess work. Spints mobile hotspot app was a pain till someone said to block the hotspots trafic while using another teathering app to do the deed. Or just use rom toolbox to disable the metro hotspot app all together since on some phones hotspot is integrated into other apps.
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Good shabby! I've been using this app for some time now and it works with GS4 4.2, 4.3 and international versions. Developer is very diligent and always answer fast to any user inquire.
do the phone have to be rooted?
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