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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigwavesurfer4, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. bigwavesurfer4

    Thread Starter

    so i discovered today that when i search pdanet on my htc aria i don't get any results. so im guessing unrooted users can't use tether on their aria. has anyone found any other options?

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  2. AndrewAmazed

    AndrewAmazed Newbie

    Think you have to root. Could be wrong though...
  3. tpbklake

    tpbklake Well-Known Member

    Put your phone into airplane mode, turn on wifi and make a connection and then load the Marketplace app. You will then be able to search for apps that AT&T apparently filter out when you are connected to their network. I found several tethering apps that way.

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  4. s919rider

    s919rider Newbie

    Thanks Tom. Can you please list a couple of the tethering apps you have successfully loaded and use on your Aria?

    Thank you.
  5. tpbklake

    tpbklake Well-Known Member

    Before I rooted, I downloaded Easy Tether which allowed USB tethering, but required a corresponding Easy Tether app on the PC. It was a good solution to use in a pinch when I was traveling on the road.

    Since I rooted using Unrevoked 3.1, I have downloaded Wifi-Tether and have ended up uninstalling Easy Tether because a prefer a wireless solution.


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  6. thejdubb02

    thejdubb02 Member

    I used the method of taking out the sim and just using wifi and found easy tether in seconds.
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  7. anika200

    anika200 Member

    Do yourselves a favor and after you unrevoked do a Wired-tether on the Aria. You can still have a battery charge after your surf this way. Not as handy as a mobile hotspot but if you are alone with your laptop then wired tether is what you want.
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  8. melv14

    melv14 Lurker

    Also, if you don't want to do any of the above, I simply plugged my Aria into my computer, went to PDA Net's website and downloaded the app directly to my phone... I was surprised that I was allowed to do this because ATT doesn't allow 3rd party apps... guess not! :)
  9. Waldo?

    Waldo? Lurker

    I had no issue with it and I have never had to root it. The trick is to put the phone in airplane mode, first... then turn on WIFI, second. This will let you access the download with out having ATT deny the download. Just be sure you have a good signal in WIFI. Dropped downloads can be a pain. I am upgrading to the inspire tomorrow and I hope to do the same thing with it. Tethering makes my life so much easier, since I have unlimited internet. Which they don't even offer anymore.

    OH and BTW make sure you are using a "DATA SYNC" cable and not the kind that has a different pin configuration and only lets you charge. They thought they were smart by doing that, But those of us that had to go though the whole Motorola Razer thing a few years ago got hip to that trick.

    Because of tethering I think that Android will take over the market in time.

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The HTC Aria release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 384GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1200mAh battery.

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