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CAN EVO Tether? without root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rjjr2531, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    if so, how do i do it? can i still recieve calls? thanks in advance!

  2. vkdroid

    vkdroid Well-Known Member

    Connect USB from computer to phone. On phone, select Use Phone as Internet Modem.

    Pretty much it. I'm pretty sure you can still receive calls - it would just freeze the data connection...I'm not 100% sure on that though.
  3. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    could HTC and android make it any easier!!! wow thanks!
  4. cyberpine

    cyberpine Well-Known Member

    So you can use the Evo as a tethered modem at 4g and 3g speeds without paying anything extra or having to root it

    Does anybody know, will this work with the Hero at 3g speeds too?

    Sorry where exactly do you select use Phone as Internet modem? Do you need any special sw on the laptop?

  5. mms1946

    mms1946 Well-Known Member

    This method did not work for me, so I downloaded easy tether. That worked great. The only issue I had was when I disconnected my EVO from the laptop I could no longer get a wifi signal on the laptop. I tried everything and then finally just restarted the laptop and that solved my issue.

    Are there any additional steps that need to be taken to get the native HTC tethering to work without easy tether? I'd like a cleaner way to do this as well.

  6. cooper1010

    cooper1010 Android Enthusiast

    i can only make the evo share it's wi-fi signal with the laptop (which is dumb), i can't make it share it's 3g (no 4g here).

    i did download pdanet, however, and that works flawlessly. i think i have to pay after so many days, though.
  7. mms1946

    mms1946 Well-Known Member

    I have not tried pdanet, but when you disconnected the EVO were you able to go back to your wifi signal without restarting?
  8. dieseldum

    dieseldum Newbie

    i havnt had any issues on tether nor pdanet

    are clicking on the safely remove hardware icon on bottom of screen before you disconnect it this keeps stuff in sink
  9. J03

    J03 Android Enthusiast

    No but sprint made sure to make it harder. Good luck with that, some rare few people have used the 3G network for tethering but most of us just get an error 67 when we try it.
  10. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    No luck... i get error 67.

    I used PDANet though... and it works well!

    I wish i could do it wouthout PDANet though... would be nice to just "plug n play."
  11. cooper1010

    cooper1010 Android Enthusiast

    yup. both the evo and my wireless router are available at the same time. when i turn off pdanet, my router kicks right in.

    also has a cool "text-from-pc" feature.
  12. jeffdlb

    jeffdlb Android Enthusiast

    Successfully using Easy Tether with 3G connection. Will risk it for a live demo later today!
  13. jsny

    jsny Newbie

    Go to unrevoked.com make sure you have an installer app. Root Evo via revoked. Then download Android tether from the market. Now you'll have WiFi tether. No calls tho while thethering until 4g gets here

    Good luck.
  14. jsny

    jsny Newbie

    Go to unrevoked.com make sure you have an installer app. Root Evo via revoked. Then download Android tether from the market. Now you'll have WiFi tether. No calls tho while thethering until 4g gets here

    Good luck.
  15. ragebot

    ragebot Member

    I can use both tether and pdanet on my Black Mamba running win7. But I keep getting a 67 on some of my other boxes. I did notice when installing apps for tethering on my non win7 boxes that I was getting a popup that said there was a failure installing a specific droid driver and suspect that may be the cause of the 67 error.

    I found a link when I googled the 67 error that said one possible solution was to install (or update) the droid SDK which would then install the needed driver. I downloaded the SDK, but got some JAVA error when I tried to install it. By that time I was in caffeine withdrawal so I just stopped messing around and got another cup of coffee.

    Bottom line for me is that the box you are trying to connect the Evo to needs to be set up right and have the right drivers for tethering to work.
  16. Shawnz

    Shawnz Android Enthusiast

    Unrevoked / wireless tether is SO painless to setup and config clients for it's kind of rediculous.

    I was able to VPN to work over my wireless tether. I was impressed!
  17. JackT

    JackT Well-Known Member

    I have a question. I never signed up for the tethering plan; however, just today I was able to enable 4G and connect and then go into the settings on my phone and enable the hotspot feature. How long will I be able to do this?
  18. ragebot

    ragebot Member

    For me the question is how long can you use the hotspot feature, and maybe more to the point do you get a 67 when you try and connect to a pc.
  19. JackT

    JackT Well-Known Member

    I used it for 20 mins. I work from home and my home internet went down and I had read somewhere awhile ago that Sprint wouldn't lock this down until later. So I gave it a shot and I was able to connect to it through my laptop using the wireless connection and then VPN'ed into work and it was fast and stable.
  20. JackT

    JackT Well-Known Member

    I looked around and I am reading references that 4G hotspot will be free until sometime in July, so I guess that is why mine is working.
  21. finndo77

    finndo77 Android Expert

    Works without rooting, use Easy Tether, successful over 3G and ROAM networks. I stayed connected 95% of a 300 mile drive from Virginia to South Carolina.

    1 thing of note with Easy Tether, you must run the EasyTether app each time and make sure it says "All Features Available" then right click the system tray app and select "connect" have not tried with a linux machine yet, will disable my pc network connection tonight and try to tether. I run Ubuntu at home.
  22. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I'm looking into getting something for our road trip from Maryland to Florida this august. My friends have iPod touches and i want them to be able to hook up to my wifi tether.
  23. backdoc7

    backdoc7 Newbie

    Also, tether.com has a android beta out now.. i downloaded and tried it.. it's with a USB cable (for now), but works great.. no root necessary.. beta is free but it will cost when released.. worked great on the blackberry fwiw..
  24. cyberpine

    cyberpine Well-Known Member

    I tested pdanet on an evo and Hero on 3g with my toshiba netbook.. both worked very nicely - decent speed too.

    We just joined Sprint a month ago. I'm pressuming unlimited internet will really be unlimited.

    I'm waiting on 4g here in Miami to see how much faster tethering will be as well.

  25. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    Unlimited is unlimited, but....

    If you download dozens of movies every month, Sprint's probably going to notice, and if the decide you've been tethering they can cancel your account. Tethering without paying for a tethering plan is a violation of your TOS.

    And you should be able to get a call while tethering. Your data connection will freeze, but phone calls take precedence over data.

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