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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nkatla, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. nkatla

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    Hi, I have inbuilt tether feature in my phone and was working fine but now i can't tether after rooting motorola xt531. What to do now?
     

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    Hello and welcome to Android Forums! :)

    Because you have rooted I have moved your thread to the appropriate forum.

    If you could provide just a little more information, it would allow us to help you better. When you say you had tethering, was it using a feature provided by your carrier or were you using Android's native tethering options? Were you tethering with a USB cable or using your phone as a Wifi hotspot? Fnally, what country are you in? In some countries (U.S. especially) tethering requires carrier plans to be enabled. Rooting may disable them.
     
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    Thanks for moving it to appropriate forum.

    Yes i was using phone's inbuilt tethering option via usb earlier but now after rooting this device i can't tether anymore.

    And i am from India.

    Sorry for replying late i didn't get any notification in my email about your reply.
     
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    When you rooted your phone, did you enable USB debugging? That may prevent wired tethering from connecting.
     
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    Yes i had to because it was mandatory for rooting. Also i was on Ubuntu when i first tried tethering. Does windows 7 require any additional drivers to allow tethering?
     
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    Not that I know of.

    Disable USB debugging now that you're rooted and see if tethering will work for you.
     

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