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Root Enable Tethering

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

  1. kemonine96

    kemonine96 Well-Known Member
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    To enable tethering w/o the necessary tethering plan on this device simply freeze / remove the "TetheringManager.apk" application.
     

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  2. XtremeAdventur

    XtremeAdventur New Member
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    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
      Original:
      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>
      Modified:
      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
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    There is a pre modified apk and zip files on xda, check it out:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=37668101&postcount=144&nocache=1&z=1727445566944374

    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 2.4.2.0)
    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
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    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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