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  1. jp11111

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    I have a Alcatel Tribe phone. The phone is NOT rooted and I rather not root it.

    But I was wondering if there is an app that was able to make the phone a wifi hotspot without the phone ROOTED. does anyone know of this app?

    Please let me know. .

    Thank you :D
     

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    apologize if I di not introduce myself...

    I just bought the Alcatel Tribe this Christmas and was trying to use it with my Blackberry Playbook... however, I need to use the phone as a wifi hotspot for that...

    hope someone can help...
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't know of such application that could do what you want without rooting the device.
    Welcome! Android Forum is a friendly place for discussion, learning and help. We love to welcome new members who want to be a part of this community.
    There are lots of info, hints, tips & tricks on your device that you'll find on here. Thanks for joining the ranks.

    I hope the information you find on here will be useful to you. ;)
     
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    You would have to contact your service provider and see what tethering options they have available

    Welcome to Android Forums! :)
     
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    thanks for the response!!

    A quick question then with regards rooting the device...

    Besides the security implications, is it a bad idea to do it? If not, how do I do it? Any help here would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    ok thanks, will check...:D
     
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    You Phone Has To Be Rooted In Order To Make It A Wi-Fi Hotspot And The Available App For Tethering FOR Your Phone Is Barnacle It Requires ROOT Access.
     
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    Not true, most service providers have a separate wifi hotspot data plan that you can pay for, no root required. Anything else and you run the risk of breaking the terms of service/contract from your provider. (not to mention it is against the site rules)

    From Site Rules:

    Tethering without required plans, working the system to return devices you broke, etc:

    Tethering without a carrier required required plan is theft of services. You are stealing from the carrier. It goes beyond modifying your own personal device.

    This is something we are not willing to help members do. Much like talk of how to work the system to return devices you've broke, etc. That too is theft.

    Some say, "well, rooting is against the TOS, so....". Rooting, if against the TOS, could result in a suspended account. That is on you and your responsibility and we're willing to aide in letting you make that choice. It is your device, you should have that choice.

    These issues aren't related to rooting in this sense and shouldn't be compared as such. This is a decision made by the owner of this privately run site, which we have the right to do and enforce.

    Risking your device == ok.
    Theft == not okay.
     
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    good thing I asked :)
     
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    No worries :)
     

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