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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ororo_LeBeau, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Ororo_LeBeau

    Ororo_LeBeau Lurker
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    Okay, so I have a pc desktop w/o wireless and a Samsung Vibrant. My husband is deployed w/ limited access to me unless through Skype. All I want to do is figure out how to usb tether this stupid thing. I downloaded Kies 2.0 to my phone, then transferred to pc and successfully installed. But kies wont recognize my phone, nor do I see any tethering options, only music/photo transfer info. Please, someone, tell me either how to fix my current Kies situation or explain another option. Please! Husband is depressed and I was hoping to have it running by tonight. Thank you!
    PS: please suggest something w/o rooting. I heard it could void manufacturer warranty.

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  2. Guamguy

    Guamguy Android Expert

    Kies only works with non US Samsung phones. The international Galaxy S i9000 has a built in PC tether capability in the OS which is so removed on US versions. The so called mini Kies is only meant to upgrade the Vibrant to Froyo, which I recommend since that will open up the ability to create a mobile wifi hotspot on your phone.

    Or you have to use third party alternatives:

    How To Tether Your Android Phone For Free - PCWorld Business Center
  3. Ororo_LeBeau

    Ororo_LeBeau Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So, mini-kies only creates a wifi? Bugger. I need usb tethering. Ill check out the link, though. Thank u!
  4. Roadie

    Roadie Lurker

    I haven't used it yet, but I believe PDANet allows easy USB tethering. It's a free app.

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The Samsung Vibrant release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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