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  1. Bdead989

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    I do not know if this works without root, or any other provider. I use boost mobile. Worked on my Samsung galaxy prevail LTE without root though. Very simple process.
    First you will need to download an app called "Change APN" from the play store.
    Open app and inside there are two access point names that needed edited.
    APN2 EHRPD internet and APN2 LTE internet.
    Inside of these AP is a section called APN type.
    Inside here you need to add ,Dun so they will look like this.
    "default,mms,Dun" without quotes. Shutdown phone and power back on. Once done start hotspot like normal in setting and boom. I did need to reset my phone twice before it worked but did start working. Hope this helps anyone else and enjoy.
     

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    What do you want to do? What are you talking about? Goal of the action?
     
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    Trying. Will report in a few minutes. Unrooted
     
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    Doesn't work on non rooted
     
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    What service provider do you use, and are you using a 3rd party app to try and hotspot, or the default way inside of the settings?
     
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    It is a way that you can wifi hotspot your phone with out paying the extra subscription charge. I know it works with boost but not sure if not rooted with the j7. I have rooted my phone using odin.
     
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    I downloaded change APN but all options are greyed out and unaccessable ????
     
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    Is there an apn settting on J7 that needs to be enabled for app to work?
     
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    Well finally got j7 rooted
    the app change apn does not work. All items are greyed out and cant be accessed possibly due to my plan not having hotspot
    are there any other apps or ways to accsess to editn apn
     
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    still cant access apn settings...tried using shortcut master lite app which I have used on other phones but it also wont access apn settings......anyone have any ideas?
     
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    For whatever reason cant access apn with shortcut lite app or change apn app
    I believe this may be actual file in system.......not much of a programer......could use some advice as to where to make edit directly if this is correct file........

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!--
    /*
    ** Copyright 2006, Google Inc.
    **
    ** Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    ** you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    ** You may obtain a copy of the License at
    **
    ** http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    **
    ** Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    ** distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    ** WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    ** See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    ** limitations under the License.
    */
    -->

    <!-- use empty string to specify no proxy or port -->
    <!-- This version must agree with that in apps/common/res/apns.xml -->
    <apns version="8">
    <!-- Start of Apn database for Sprint LTE support -->
    <apn carrier="LTE - Wholesales OTA"
    mcc="310"
    mnc="000"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - SPRINT OTA"
    mcc="310"
    mnc="120"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - Boost OTA"
    mcc="311"
    mnc="870"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - Virgin OTA"
    mcc="311"
    mnc="490"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - Sprint Prepaid OTA"
    mcc="312"
    mnc="530"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - SPRINT test ISP"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="01"
    apn="n.ispsn"
    type="default,mms"
    mmsc="http://mms.sprintpcs.com"
    mmsproxy = "68.28.31.7"
    mmsport = "80"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - SPRINT test OTA"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="01"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - SPRINT test PAM"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="01"
    apn="pamsn"
    type="dun"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - SPRINT test ISP"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="010"
    apn="n.ispsn"
    type="default,mms"
    mmsc="http://mms.sprintpcs.com"
    mmsproxy = "68.28.31.7"
    mmsport = "80"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - SPRINT test OTA"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="010"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />

    <apn carrier="LTE - SPRINT test PAM"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="010"
    apn="pamsn"
    type="dun"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="14"
    />
    <!-- End of Apn database for Sprint LTE support -->

    <!-- Start of Apn database for Sprint EHRPD support -->
    <apn carrier="EHRPD - Wholesales OTA"
    mcc="310"
    mnc="000"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - SPRINT OTA"
    mcc="310"
    mnc="120"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - Boost OTA"
    mcc="311"
    mnc="870"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - Virgin OTA"
    mcc="311"
    mnc="490"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - Sprint Prepaid OTA"
    mcc="312"
    mnc="530"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - SPRINT test ISP"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="01"
    apn="n.ispsn"
    type="default,mms"
    mmsc="http://mms.sprintpcs.com"
    mmsproxy = "68.28.31.7"
    mmsport = "80"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - SPRINT test OTA"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="01"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - SPRINT test PAM"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="01"
    apn="pamsn"
    type="dun"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - SPRINT test ISP"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="010"
    apn="n.ispsn"
    type="default,mms"
    mmsc="http://mms.sprintpcs.com"
    mmsproxy = "68.28.31.7"
    mmsport = "80"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - SPRINT test OTA"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="010"
    apn="otasn"
    type="fota"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />

    <apn carrier="EHRPD - SPRINT test PAM"
    mcc="001"
    mnc="010"
    apn="pamsn"
    type="dun"
    protocol="IPV4V6"
    roaming_protocol="IPV4V6"
    bearer="13"
    />
    <!-- End of Apn database for Sprint EHRPD support -->

    <!-- Start of APN database for Sprint Global Roaming support -->

    <apn carrier="Global Roaming - SPRINT"
    mcc="310"
    mnc="120"
    apn="cinet.spcs"
    mmsc="http://mms.sprintpcs.com"
    mmsproxy="68.28.31.7"
    mmsport="80"
    type="default,supl,mms,dun,fota"
    protocol="IP"
    roaming_protocol="IP"
    />

    <apn carrier="Global Roaming - WholeSales"
    mcc="310"
    mnc="000"
    apn="cinet.spcs"
    mmsc="http://mms.plspictures.com"
    mmsproxy="68.28.31.7"
    mmsport="80"
    type="default,supl,mms,dun,fota"
    protocol="IP"
    roaming_protocol="IP"
    />

    <apn carrier="Global Roaming - Boost"
    mcc="311"
    mnc="870"
    apn="cinet.spcs"
    mmsc="http://mm.myboostmobile.com"
    mmsproxy="68.28.31.7"
    mmsport="80"
    type="default,supl,mms,dun,fota"
    protocol="IP"
    roaming_protocol="IP"
    />

    <!-- End of APN database for Sprint Global Roaming support -->
    </apns>
     
  12. elgecko

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    I haven't been on this site for some time, and I see this post is a month old...... The person states they have Boost and it works. That's because Boost gives you free wifi tethering.
    All I have to do, is turn it on......
     

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    If this is so why would people still be trying to do This? I have been with boost mobile for 7 years now and it has not been free but I am also still on and unlimited everything plan for $40 a month. newer plans may have the hotspot for free but mine and some others do not. sorry I haven't been back on to help others with their problems getting this to work but am a very busy person. If some still want help I can screen shot all my setting in the change APN app that I have and show they all need to look like. this same thing also worked for my Samsung galaxy prevail LTE. I ise the hotspot daily on my android head unit in my car.
     
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    my plan does not offed hot spot wondering if I knew where file is might be able to edit it directly
     
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    Where did you find that file you copied to the post ill find mine and copy it as well for you to see. maybe copy and paste straight to your but make sure you save your previous one so that you have a back up in case it doesn't work. remember though, you must shutdown your phone and reboot it for changes to take effect.
     
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    If you are on Boost and NOT on the family plan, you get free hotspot tethering. You may need to update profile for it to work. I was very happy with it until I switched to the Family plan and found out that is the ONLY plan they do not offer free tethering.
     
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