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Root Enable Tethering

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kemonine96, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. kemonine96

    kemonine96 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 17, 2012
    To enable tethering w/o the necessary tethering plan on this device simply freeze / remove the "TetheringManager.apk" application.


  2. XtremeAdventur

    XtremeAdventur New Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Here's how to Enable Tethering if you TetheringProvision.apk instead of the TetheringManager.apk as stated in the previous post.

    This is not a simple process and requires decompiling /system/framework-res.apk
    Base information was found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2057344

    1. Download a copy of APK Multi-Tool
    2. Pull a copy of /system/framework/framework-res.apk from your phone.
    3. Decompile framework-res.apk with APK Multi-Tool
    4. Edit res/values/arrays.xml
      Code (Text):
      1. <string-array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app">
      2.      <item>com.sec.tetheringprovision</item>
      3.      <item>com.sec.tetheringprovision.TetheringProvisionActivity</item>
      4. </string-array>
      Code (Text):
      1. <array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app" />
    5. Recompile as a system apk and compression set to 0
    6. Say 'yes' to the keep files question and follow the instructions
    7. Restart phone in Recovery
    8. Mount /system
    9. Push the new framework-res.apk to /system/framework (new file name may be called Sytem_framework-res.apk and will need to be changed)
    10. Freeze or remove TetheringProvision.apk as it is no longer needed

    This is the process that I eventually used. It took a few soft-bricks (and re-reading the thread above completely several times) before figuring out this procedure.
  3. tralewolf

    tralewolf Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    There is a pre modified apk and zip files on xda, check it out:


    The flashable .zip file didn't work for me but I was able to copy over the .apk file. It works great now!

    I used ADB to push the modified framework-res.apk onto the phone ( /sdcard) but I think you could just use USB in regular mode to drag and drop.
    I tried to do the rest in ADB but I couldn't get it to work so here's my workaround:

    Boot into recovery (TWRP
    Tap "Mount"
    select "Mount System"
    Go back to "Advanced" tab and select "Terminal Command"
    starting folder should be root " / " and tap select (in the lower right)
    a terminal window and keyboard should display
    then type

    [HIGH]mv /sdcard/framework-res.apk /system/framework/framework-res.apk
    chmod 644 /system/framework/framework-res.apk[/HIGH]I had to specify the file name each time I moved it, including when I did the ADB push.
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  4. acoolphone

    acoolphone Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2012
    Not sure I understand the question/issue. I WiFi tether my Samsung Galaxy Tap 2 to my Rugby all the time

    Tab WiFi ON
    Rugby Tether ON (not via USB and its WiFi OFF)

    I am not on any plan via ATT or anyone else

    Am I missing something?

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