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  1. jc123

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    Ive decided to switch from my iphone and im going to get the evo. I dont want to pay the 30$ for wifi hotspot tho i hear theres a way to root and get it free? is this like jailbreaking? and could someone link me with a tutorial is it as easy as jailbreaking?
     

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    Yes ROOT your phone and it will be free.For an easy root method try unrevoked.com
     
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    went to that site but which is better unrevocked3 or forever? thanks again
     
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    Well that I don't know, I have never used unrevoked before,but you can try on the all things root subforum if seen plenty of people there debating about unrevoked since is simplest root method as of today.
    This is the newest version of unrevoked it should be pretty simple [ROOT] unrEVOked 3.2: one-click root for Froyo, no downgrading - xda-developers happy reading.
     
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    Keep in mind this is breaking your sprint contract. They can disconnect you if they want to.
     
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    Yo what is it with you and the contract thing.Every time someone post this kind of question you always have the same answer,what r you like a lawyer in desperate need for customers?

    Let people be,at this point they should be well aware of that.Besides theres no way for Sprint to know ,if they did half of this forum be looking for a different carrier.
     
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    ya people say the same with jailbreaking and getting free apps on the iphone obviosuly it breaks contract but even if the did know why would they ever want to cancel my contract
     
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    Exactly, if they cancel then I don't have to pay the early cancellation fee, I have a very new EVO that I can ebay, since the phone will be clear. Not to mention they don't get my 150.00 a month ever again!! Lose lose but not for me!

    -Art
     
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    if you are somewhat techie I would recommend not doing unrevoked.
     
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    Except when you have to goto Verizon or AT&T and pay a higher monthly service cost and if you choose AT&T you get the privilege of buying your data in 2GB chunks (have fun tethering with that).

    You better go get your eyes checked, you seem to be near sighted...;)
     
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    If they were well aware of that, then they would be well aware of how to get wireless tether when rooted.

    So by your logic, it would be a correct deduction that the OP does not know the consequences of using wireless tether when rooted if they don't know how to get wireless tether.

    There is nothing wrong with posting the possible negative aspects of using wireless tether when rooted. At least then the OP can make an informed decision.
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    It is always better to manually root your phone the first time around just so you get an understanding of what exactly is being done. This works out well if you ever have to troubleshoot in the future. Also, some people report issues when using unRevoked so I tend to recommend simpleroot if anything.
     
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    It doesn't break the contract, it voids the warranty.
     
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    Sprint's terms of service says:

     
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    +3
     
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    NO ROOT REQUIRED! I have found a way to get it for free! You simply go into
    settings>wireless and networks>Mobile Networks>Acess Point Names
    then press menu>Add new APN
    Fill information out as the following (Case Sensitive)

    Name: Wi-Fi

    APN: wap.cingular

    Proxy: wireless.cingular.com

    Port: 80

    Uname: WAP@CINGULAR.COM

    Pw:CINGULAR1

    MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0

    MCC: 310

    MNC: 410

    Now when your done with that you press your menu button again and "Save" then you will go back you will see that MEdia Net has the green Dot, you need to click on "Wi-Fi" the one you just created. After that just go back to your home screen, Reset your phone and now Wifi Hotspot works for free!
    *Thanks Button!*
     
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    There is not "access point names" showing on my Evo menu under the mobile networks option ?

    also, what do you mean "reset your phone" - is that power down/power up ? something else ?

    what if Cingular isn't in our area ?
     
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    Wll cingular is just the username and password it isn't in an "area" and I dont know were to find Acess Point Names...You just car going to need to search around because i dont ecxactly know Acess Point Names are usally called APN's So look around for that and when i mean reseting your phone it is a power off, batter out, put back in and power up.
    Tell me if you find the APN!
     
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    considering im from chicago as well this may work. It doesnt charge you at all for doign that? how did you come up with that information?
     
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    Has anyone else tried this?
     
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    /home/

    Maybe I am not getting what you are saying, but to me, this sounds like war driving.
     
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    yo
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    Hello no..... it don't exist..... nothing is for free....... shhhhhhh!!!!!! Don't tell any one.
     
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    Op , use unrevoked3 and you'll be fine just follow the directions.
     
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