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Droid X Free WiFi Tethering on .602/.605 (Confirmed working as of 9/30/11)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dnalloheoj, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. LoudOne

    LoudOne Lurker

    Thanks STEVEN58 for the encouragement to ask questions as newbies.

    I have a droid x that was previously rooted on Froyo. Wiped phone clean and did the update to GB .605 and now wifi tethering is lost. Tried to reroot but the old superuser remains on phone. Did an update on superuser to superuser elite. my system has 4.5.605. Android 2.3.3. Supreruser 3.0.5. SU binary 2.3.1. When I use su updater it tells me it has an su update. When I run update it goes through a sequence of verifications and asks to Allow or Deny Superuser request. When I select Allow it runs another sequence - downloading new binary...okay, Checking md5sum ...okay, and gives me "gaining root access ... fail".

    Should I try to go back to .602 and use oneclickroot to root my Droid and if so how do i go back to .602? Will this remove old superuser with old binary?
     



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  2. davedfi

    davedfi Lurker

    +1

    Has anyone made any headway on figuring this out? This works amazingly, otherwise...
     
  3. bundee1

    bundee1 Newbie

    I believe its Google updating your position on your gps software. I have one of my location assisted boxes checked and whenever I open my browser the radio antenna turns blue and the gps circle shows up for a second. I think the browser, an app or some kind of location software might be running in the background.
     
  4. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I wouldnt worry about it :) i only worry about the data if i have multiple people clicking on to " Droid Does" ;)
     
  5. alicia4065

    alicia4065 Newbie

    Thanks so much to the TC works fine especially since my Thunderbolt has been rebooting left and right. Now off to fix it.
     
  6. curtlow

    curtlow Lurker


    Mine does.
     
  7. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    maybe its a sign you shouldnt do it??? ^_^
     
  8. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert

    I don't understand everyone's dependence on tethering anymore. I will admit I originally got interested in rooting my X a long time back for the tethering option so I could tether the kids Ipad's and Ipod's. But once VZW released Gingerbread and supposedly could track things, I haven't used it since. But I did find an alternative and works perfect. I simple pair the Ipad's with my X using Bluetooth and the kids can surf the net just like tethering. So, right now, I have no need for tethering.
     
  9. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    i have wifi in my house, so i dont need tethering :)
     
  10. colornshape

    colornshape Android Enthusiast

    Using Bluetooth to connect your iPad to your phone for internet access is still tethering.

    Also, when I run Netflix on my computer using Wireless Tether, the upload rate is about the same as the download rate and I assume that is because the program is reporting the data it is sending to the computer as uploaded. I doubt this phone and network can continuously upload 1.5Mbps over a 3G connection for an hour.

    Matt
     
  11. veedubdan

    veedubdan Lurker

    Same here, I hit 9gb one month when using PDAnet (net was done for a day or so), so glad I got in before the 2gb cap. I normally go slightly over 2gb
     
  12. voyageurs60

    voyageurs60 Newbie

    DarkCyber - could you point me to a bluetooth method which worked for you please. Thanks Dan
     
  13. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    What 2GB cap. I usually use about 5 GB a month. Haven't hit any cap yet.
     
  14. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    it depends on how many months you have consecutively been hitting 5+gb's i say give it time, your account will be tagged and you will be monitored especially if your tethering illegally
     
  15. BuGSmx3

    BuGSmx3 Newbie

    Can someone sticky this? It has worked for both patching and un-patching on both .602 and .605 for me. He also has it working on the Droid 2. ;)

    Yeah I have wifi too, but sometimes my ip likes to turn off the internet for long extended periods of time during midterm and finals weeks... So when I need to get to a study guide or need to take a break and watch some Hulu plus, I gotz to have my interwebz!
     
  16. wnclivin

    wnclivin Lurker

    You need to re-root. This same thing happened to a client of mine. Check out my Droid X root vid, you should be fine to proceed rooting 605: [BAS] Root Droid 1, 2, X, X2, 3, Pro, and Others on Gingerbread - YouTube
     
  17. SayOw

    SayOw Member

  18. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    Sorry to bring bad news into this, but due to carrier TOS as posted above by VoidedSaint it is now against Android Forum's rules to discuss free wifi-tether hacks. So I'm going to need to close this thread.
     
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