Does/can this Teather app actually work without Rooting?


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    Easytether works great without root. (So does pdanet, I've read). Don't know anything about this other app you mention. They both have trial periods and then free http: access after that. For https: access they each have a one-time fee. Easytether is a bit cheaper.
     
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    kennychaffin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Steve! Much appreciated. That link was only to TetherPlus....
     
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    Easytether and pdanet are both in the market
     
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    kennychaffin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks again, I'm going to check Easytether.
     
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    kennychaffin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Checked it out (free version) installed and it worked fine with my xp netbook and win7-64 work laptop!

    Thanks!

    Do you happen to know the difference in the free and pay versions of Easytether?
     
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    After the trial with either one of the tethering apps is over, you will no longer be able to log into secured site, facebook, gmail, etc... unless you buy the full version.
     
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    Ah so it's a timeout.

    That wasn't clear.
     
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    Might just wanna go ahead and root and not worry about paying for tether.
     
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    kennychaffin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, yeah, I may do that at some point, but am trying to play by the rules at the moment and this satisfies the need for intermittent tether connectivity.
     
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    If you want to play the rules then you should use the wired tether option provided by Verizon. From my understanding using any other app violates your terms of service agreement. Don't get me wrong I have downloaded PDAnet and used it from to time and I have since rooted so I could WiFi tether if I wanted to. Your statement about playing by the rules just seemed contradictory is all.
     
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    Not contradictory at all. :D

    I downloaded and installed an app from the marketplace on an unmodified phone.
     
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    Yes but rooting is legal according to recent case law (not a lawyer just stuff I read on the net) whereas using bandwidth in violation of your terms of service when a paid option is available from Verizon could be considered theft at the worst and cost you a bunch in per megabyte charges at the least if Verizon chose to act upon it.

    Anyhow from my understanding rooting is legal but nullifies your ability to return your phone for service/replacement if something goes wrong and tethering through an unauthorized app from the market violates your terms of service. Both seem to be not playing by rules as Verizon sees it.

    Again I have done it and I understand your desire to tether periodically. I really do not want to start a war of words either but am trying to learn also so if something has changed recently please let me know.
     
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    It's interesting that both PDAnet and EasyTether are offered in the marketplace - and both violate Verizon's terms of service. I guess it's not Google's job to enforce Verizon's rules.

    Is the tethering option offered by Verizon for the Droid 1? I read someplace that this option was available for $20 but I'm not sure that it was available for the Droid 1.
     
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    kennychaffin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's wi-fi hotspot tethering. I'm not aware of any usb/wired option.
     
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    Menu>Settings>Wireless & networks>Tethering>USB tethering

    It would be nice if Verizon offered a prorated option. Then you would only pay for a week as needed etc.
     
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    Double post - sorry
     
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    Not on my phone.....

    Course as I said, I'm not aware of any such option.
     
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    Sorry just noticed you have the Droid X (posting from my iPod touch and the print under your avatar was a bit small). Doesn't the Droid X come with an app from Verizon for WiFi tethering up to 5 devices? You might want to check in the Droid X forum, but IMHO you would still be violating your terms of service with Verizon by using an app to circumvent paying them for the mobile bandwidth you would be using to tether via USB.
     
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    Again, I don't know if there are any tethering options offered by Verizon for the Droid 1. But I used USB tethering with my old Blackberry Pearl. And Verizon did allow for prorated use of that tethering.
     
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    The directions I gave were how to tether a Droid 1 via USB using Verizon's officially supported method in Froyo (FRG22D).
     

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