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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blacklabel, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. blacklabel

    blacklabel Lurker
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    Okay, I just go the 2.2 update on my Droid classic from manual install. The tethering at came with 2.2 works perfectly, just as functional as my home internet connection. However, I'm looking for the hot-spot thing, can't find it. I've been seeing some news the hot-spot ordeal has been canceled, but I'm also see that the built in tether was also canceled, which is obviously false. What's the real scoop on the hot-spot function??

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  2. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Android Expert

    Hotspots function is a paid thing from Verizon for like $20/ month...I seriously doubt it will ever come to a phone..simply because you can use so much more data with a feature like that.

    Mind sharing how to USB tether..haven't figured that out yet.
  3. chiefvelo

    chiefvelo Member

    I can't seem to find a good link for the official update. where did you get it?
    btw the Pre plus has wifi hotspot on verizon for free. just fyi
  4. blacklabel

    blacklabel Lurker
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    Some phone out on the market already has it, the name escapes me at the moment. Android phones are supposedly getting it with 2.2 updates, I'm looking for the final answer to this. Anyone know if 2.2 actually came with wireless hot-spot? Did they cancel it?

    Plug the phone into your computer with the USB cord. On the phone get 2.2 android update> go in the main phone settings>wireless & networks>Tethering>check box next to tethering>haz internets.

    edit: above post says the phone i was thinking about = Pre plus
  5. blacklabel

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  6. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Android Expert

    I just followead the directions on this page anew it went smoothly.
    Manually Update Your Motorola Droid to Froyo (Android 2.2) | Android Phone Fans

    And I believe I said somewhere that the hotspots feature on the pre was a sales pitch since palm was loosing the smartphone battle BIG time.

    Also I got the tethering to work....I actually figured it out about 2 minutes after Iposted that...I never actually went into wireless and networks...haha.
  7. KyRebel928

    KyRebel928 Newbie

    when does it come out?
  8. Frank Grimes

    Frank Grimes Member

    I do that and I get redirected to a VZW page telling me to call and pay $15 or $20 a month for tethering.

    Do you get the same or are you able to surf freely?
  9. Bookem

    Bookem Lurker

    I received the ota incredible update a few weeks ago it was not froyo but had pretty much all of the features and the wifi hotspot will be in your apps and when you go to your wireless settings you will see setting called wifi router if you don't see that our the app you don't have it a couple of my friends have the moto droid and they did not get it with their ota update but they did get tethering and the wifi hot spot on the palms is not free by the way there is a data package for it and I have been noticing purple saying the incredible needs tethering hope they get it with froyo but it comes with tethering built in it is called mobile broad band connect but you have to download vz access manager to the computer you are using I just use easy tether it is free my friends with moto droids weet using ray tether months ago on their moto droids I started using it when I found out I could use it free but no such luck with the hot spot it charges you to use it but it is nice to have though just for looks
  10. Bookem

    Bookem Lurker

    i got the update ota a few weeks ago , they sent it out for a couple days and stopped to supposedly add froyo . as far as the the free wifi hotspot feature goes i work at verizon and everyone i know with the pre said they pay a small fee to use the hotspot feature i am using it on my incredible right now sending this post my fiance has it also but she does not have the broadband connect package or the wifi package and she can't use it it tells her to call and add one of those packages but here are some pics because people think i used a rom or leak but i didn't these new features including the boot screen were imbeded into my os . here is my photobucket link to view my kernel and everything so everyone knows i did not use a rom or anything
    Pictures by bookem0357 - Photobucket
  11. Meeshou78

    Meeshou78 Lurker

    Okay, so did the update and yes it is much prettier (sorry to be girlie about it) however, being that I am a gamer I have all the Storm 8 ones and the mobylong also. I am having problems now with these. The background does not change? I see the opening screen behind the new screen and it flashes and glitches. Anyone have any ideas? Other than this I LOVE 2.2 and VZ was taking forever!
  12. Ozzzi3

    Ozzzi3 Lurker

    Use Connectify to create hot-spots.
  13. William T Riker

    William T Riker Android Enthusiast

    If you want to use the free app wireless tether for hotspot you need to root first
  14. blacklabel

    blacklabel Lurker
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    nice wall of text
  15. blacklabel

    blacklabel Lurker
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    Okay, so I've had the manual update for a while now, and I just got my over the air update, and I'm on droid classic(or original, w/e.) Problem is, I already have the update, but in wont stop prompting me to install the over the air update. How do I get the thing to stop prompting me?!
  16. jellyhead

    jellyhead Newbie

    You can use Wireless Tether and Universal Androot to do this. Universal Androot 1.6.1 is a 1-click root app which is very easy to use. Universal Anroot doesn't work with all apps that require root access but it does work with Wireless Tether as well as Root Explorer and SetCPU.

    Universal Androot is not available on the market.
  17. dcsjoc

    dcsjoc Lurker

    I got the same! It wants u to pay to tether:mad:
  18. pauljr4205

    pauljr4205 Newbie

    I set up the tether with the pdanet app

    1 download the app from market
    2 in the app click on the link to the designers website
    3 download the pc program to your sd card
    4 hook up the usb and install the program from your sd to your pc
    5 unhook the usb, turn on tethering on your phone, and plug back in

    I think you have to have usb debugging on

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