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Support Bluetooth Tethering? Possible?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PerfectReign, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. PerfectReign

    PerfectReign Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 12, 2010
    manager, software development
    los angeles, ca
    I have a brand new Galaxy Tab 2 7" and wanted to use my phone's bluetooth to tether. (I have WiFi tethering also, but didn't want to drain the battery as much.) The phone is a Samsung Galaxy SII 4G on T-Mobile with unlimited network.

    I setup the Bluetooth as shown in multiple threads as well as other locations on the intraweb. Here's one with the Galaxy 10 - http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...info-tether-sgt-10-1-phone-via-bluetooth.html.

    I have the phone and tablet paired and am able to transfer files.

    However, in all the instructions I see out there, they indicate I need to use "tethering" with USB. Also there's supposed to be a "wrench" icon next to the paired device on the tablet. No luck. Clicking on the "gear" icon next to my paired phone, I get only the options to unpair and change the name.

    The phone is rooted, but running the Stock Gingerbread OS. The tablet is not yet rooted and running ICS.


    Here's a screenshot of the tablet's settings.



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