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  1. j1232

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    I have a LG Optimus V series phone. The phone is NOT rooted and I rather not root it.

    But I once found a app that was able to make the phone a wifi hotspot without the phone ROOTED. does anyone know of this app?

    Please let me know. .

    Thank you :D
     

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    SuperBox will do it. Open it up and look under battery saver/settings and you can activate wifi hotspot.
     
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    Sweet I love you. . .if I were near you I would hug you! :rolleyes:
     
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    Quicksettings (by Sergej Shafaranka) will also do it. Select Settings button -> Customize, and then scroll down to the bottom and drag the WiFi HotSpot feature up into the visible functions. After that just select "WiFi Hotspot" and set it up.

    Quick Settings has lots of other great functionality too, including typical settings stuff, flashlight, power usage monitor, etc.
     
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    It appears as though these two apps mentioned above are simply toggle options, you are still required to activate the WiFi hotspot through Sprint in order for them to work. EVO user OS 2.3.

    Am I missing something on the set up?
     
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    You are correct. The only way to use a hotspot is to root, or pay for it through your carrier.
     
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    Just depends on the phone and carrier. I use my wifi hotspot occasionally when out of town with my laptop for internet/email. It works just great. Samsung Mesmerize 2.2.1 w/EE19 build USCC non-rooted.
     
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    I did that and it works but it always says limited or no connectivity. The signal is good but it keeps saying that. I hit repair and it says it has something to do with the IP address starting with 169***. How do I correct this. My phone is not rooted and I pulled up the IP address on my laptop and that wasnt it. Also I tried to connect to someone elses laptop and it gave him the same message. Please help I will pay you.:mad:
     
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    I don't know about Virgin Mobile but Sprint released a software update ("ZVD") which closed the OS loophole that had let apps like "QuickSettings" give you free Hotspot. Now you have to root the LG Optimus S in order to get free hotspot capability.
     
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    I rooted my droid 2.2.1. I still cant figure out how to fix the limited or no connectivity for the hotspot. it says it has problems with the ip address
     

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