Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Virgin Mobile Hot Spot QuestionSupport


  1. pentester101

    pentester101 New Member

    I just received my Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy 4G LTE phone last night. I rooted it this morning using the procedures mentioned in this forum (thank you all for the excellent documentation). When I am on LTE I am getting 15MB/s down and 9.2MB/s up, which are great speeds and I am very happy with it. The only problem I am running into is that I cannot seem to be able to turn the phone into a mobile hotspot.

    I have downloaded numerous apps (Barnacle Wifi Tether, SVT-Lite, Wifi Teather and many more) yet none of them are able to activate the Wifi capability on the phone.

    So my question is, is there another step that I need to take in addition to rooting the phone (apps asked for admin permission which I granted through SuperSU) or is there another app that I can download and try?

    Any guidance and insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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  2. pentester101

    pentester101 New Member

    Thanks! This worked perfectly!

    For future reference this is the process that I did to turn the phone into a Hotspot:

    1) Rooted the phone using the instructions found on this forum
    2) Installed the TrevE mod for Wireless Tether from xda forum
    3) Change the Device profile to: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (CDMA/LTE)
    4) Made sure that the Wifi Driver Reload 1 option was checked

    Thank you all for your help!
  3. atomri9008

    atomri9008 Member

    Does this have to be connected to your computer to work?
  4. HallOfPromise

    HallOfPromise Well-Known Member

    Nope. It turns your phone into a mobile hotspot (wifi signal, cable free). I just put it on my phone and it works very fine, 4g speeds and all.
  5. Flyinirish33

    Flyinirish33 New Member

    I'm NOT a "techie" and therefore need a bit of clarification about whether or not the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE phone can be used as a hotspot. This *might* make the difference in whether I purchase it.

    Haven't bought the phone yet (this will be my first smartphone) and VM website has the best price (on-line and retail) for brand new at $187.99

    I'm also needing home internet service (currently picking up free unsecured line nearby but I'm limited to one spot in the entire house) so I've been researching my options . . .

    A) I'm a very low end data user so probably would use no more than 2.0-2.5 GB data/month on BOTH my smartphone and laptop combined. Ideally, using phone as hotspot at home is best option and I'd pay either $35 (2GB) or $55/month (5GB) for VM's unlimited 4G plan ---- and I don't have to buy a separate hotspot or USB modem stick device.

    B) Buy VM USB modem stick and pay for broadband data plan ($35) AND phone data plan ($35) to = 4GB data

    CONS to option "B" - The VM modem stick sounds crappy, based on reviews and is nearly $50 to buy. ***T-Mobile sticks have better reviews and are cheaper to purchase (and I'm a current T-Mobile customer). I tried a CLEAR (or Clearwire, whatever their name is now) stick and the 1.5mbps download was RIDICULOUS!!!

    So what's a girl to do??? Advice? Recommendations?
  6. dibblebill

    dibblebill Well-Known Member

    I'd go with option A myself. I've been trying to get the CWM Tether working, but haven't been able to, with my Victory
  7. Flyinirish33

    Flyinirish33 New Member

    Well, option "A" is contingent upon being able to use the Victory as a hotspot.

    ***IDEALLY, I want to have a phone with hotspot capability so I can avoid paying for (2) data plans - one for phone and one for broadband (BB) for laptop - esp. since I'm such a low-end internet user. If I buy the Victory and find out I *can't* enable it as hotspot device, that would really suck but then I would resort to option #2 below. Too bad T-Mobile has caps on BB data usage and speeds slow once you reach limit. Virgin unlimited doesn't have this on 4G network, which I have in my area.

    Option #1 - $45/mo. (Virgin unlimited data phone plan on 4G network using phone as hotspot for laptop access to internet). Avoids paying separate $35/mo. Virgin BB charge and purchasing hotspot device. AND no charge for making phone a hotspot either.

    Option #2 - $75/mo. ($45/mo. Virgin unlimited data phone plan + $30-$40/mo. T-Mobile 2.5GB or 4.5GB BB rates). $20 or $25 for laptop stick. Would likely only need 2GB for BB service.

    Option #3 - $80/mo. ($45 Virgin phone plan + $35 Virgin BB). Phone not hotspot device. $50 for laptop stick (not reliable stick)

    So option #2 seems like the next best IF I can't use phone as hotspot but am hoping I can!
  8. JerryScript

    JerryScript Well-Known Member

    I got this to work, but had to check "Send Netd Max Client Cmd" in settings to finally get my PC to connect (as well as setting "Device-Profile" to "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (CDMA/LTE)" and checking "WiFi driver reload" 1).
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