Root Wireless Tethering Apps

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  1. tarheelmike

    tarheelmike Active Member
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    I am planning on rooting my Charge and the main reason for rooting is to gain access to free hotspot tethering. Now that big red has removed these apps from the market, is there any way to gain access to these apps once root is achieved? Thanks to anyone that can help.
     

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  2. breadnatty08

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  3. tarheelmike

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    So I just download directly to my SD card and launch it? Can I install it before I root? Just figuring that I should enjoy the free hotspot while I can.
     
  4. breadnatty08

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    Nope, you must be rooted to install (have Superuser abilities). Once you are rooted, simply put it on your SD Card, use an app like Astro and install. You will be prompted to allow non Market apps to install though.
     
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  5. tarheelmike

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    Guess I will enjoy a couple more weeks of free tethering then go through the root process to get this going. Thanks again. :)
     
  6. shadowdude777

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    I prefer Barnacle over android-wifi-tether. You can get Barnacle in the Market. I haven't tested it on my Charge, but on my old Droid 1, Barnacle would keep a steady signal when android-wifi-tether acted flaky.
     
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  7. tarheelmike

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    Thanks Shadow for the patience. I just completed the root process and was successful! Now I am enjoying root access and free tethering. Now how can I get rid of the bloatware on my Charge?
     
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  8. droidSPARX

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    I would like to hear ur result. Because on my Droid X Gingerbread VZW started blocking rooted wireless tether.

    this will be the final straw if I should buy it or not
     
  9. tarheelmike

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    Don't know how they can block rooted tether. I got rooted last night and am using android wi-fi tether now w/o any problems. Have not tried barnacle yet. I do not see the need if I can get access w/ wireless tether.
     
  10. tarheelmike

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    Downloaded Barnacle and have been using it w/o any problems as well. Don't know why you are having problems w/ the X
     
  11. droidSPARX

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    its no problem on froyo that's y I specifically said Gingerbread.
    once u use the rooted wireless tether app instead of going to a website it will redirect u to verizon's monthly tethering plan page.
     
  12. shadowdude777

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    Apps are all located in either /data/app or /system/app. I believe all the stock apps are in /system/app. Do the first two steps of the thing I told you to do in Terminal Emulator before (su and mount). Then:

    cd /system/app
    ls

    ls will give you a list of what's present in the current folder (/system/app). Look through the list it gives you and then type in rm [app you want to remove]. So say you want to remove an app whose name is "App.apk", you would then type

    rm App.apk

    Please note, this IS case sensitive.

    Alternatively, download the paid app Root Explorer and you can delete them with a graphical interface as opposed to a command line.
     
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  13. neemo6

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    So if rooted we can do a wifi tether app?
     
  14. khanusma

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    yes
     
  15. bob_pendle

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    tarheelmike - just curious, were you on ed2 prior to rooting your DC? If so, which set of instructions did you follow to achieve root?
     
  16. rkshark

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    Im trying to get a adhoc tether on my droid charge. I have tried several aps with no luck.
    Im running rooted with gummy charge gbe2.1
    Do i need to go back and stay with gingerbread?
    any help would be appreciated
    Thanks Russ
     
  17. kraisydave

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    I ran into the same problem when I moved over to 2.1 Ginger. It broke my old tether. I have found that Open Garden Wifi Tether from the market works just fine as I am using it right now.

    Dave

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    Everyone deserves to get the most out of thier phone!
     
  18. Rollincoal420

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    I could not get barnacle or opengarden to work on my charge. The barnacle was picked up by my laptop but could not connect, and barnacle kept coming up with errors. I'm rooted with imoseyons and gingerbread
     
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