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  1. anamalito

    anamalito New Member
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    How can I create a wireless hotspot in my Samsung Galaxy prevail phone by Boost-mobile
     

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    It may have been disabled by your carrier as some of them don't allow it. What do the T&C's in your contract say about tethering?
     
  3. wetbiker7

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  4. Barmenoff01

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    I have an galaxy prevail and I can promise you all that you can tether to your of by downloading pdanet in the android market and obviously it also works as a wifi hotspot as I am posting this from my iPod which is connected to my android wifi while I'm watching YouTube videos on my laptop which is also connected to my droid wifi. I mean 55 dollars a month. Only drawback it runs the battery down quick keep charger close and enjOy boosts great capabilities
     
  5. wyelkins

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    It is a Blessing for those off us on a Budget. Watch the temperature on your phone, especially if you have it on the charger while running wifi hotspot. You can have it display in F or C

    If it gets too hot it will reboot. I try to keep it well below 100 F. But heat is not good for it and could cause damage.

    Here in Dixie, it is really only a problem in the hottest most humid months. Especially, if you are cheap with using the A/C.
     
  6. The~Skater~187

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    I have the wireless tethering app included in my new Rom. :D
     
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    How did you get it to work as a system app?
     
  10. The~Skater~187

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    Had to extract the library file from the wifi tether apk and add it to the system/lib folder, then just put the apk in the system/app folder, and viola! :)
     
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  11. wetbiker7

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    I got it from this site , Wyelkins . They look the same but are different links . Same download though , I think . lol
    Downloads - android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting

    Under Change Device Profile , I selected Samsung Galaxy Indulge .
    Under Change Setup Method , I selected Softap for Samsung (master).
    They have fixed the bugs that were in the last app . I no longer need to reboot after using the TRUE WiFi HotSpot . AdHoc still works the way It always has , perfect !
     
  12. The~Skater~187

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    Thats the one I included in my Rom, beta 11
     
  13. wetbiker7

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    Works like a charm doesn't it . :D I'm glad that they finally fixed the bugs .
     
  14. The~Skater~187

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    Me too.
     
  15. DarkJedi

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    I'm on Beta 6 because the later ones were causing problems getting WiFi running again. Are you saying Beta 11 finally lets WiFi work after you stop sharing?
     
  16. The~Skater~187

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    I havent had any issues
     
  17. wyelkins

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    I check that site all the time, so I have been on V3.1 Beta 11 for a while, I.just could not get it to run as a system app.
     
  18. wyelkins

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    thanks biker. I like that site better since it shows the whole history
     
  19. DarkJedi

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    Went ahead and upgraded from beta 6 to beta 11.

    Problem is not fixed. When I turn off hotspot, the phone will not reconnect to my WiFi router... in fact WiFi refuses to turn on at all. I have to reboot and then turn the phone's WiFi on.
     
  20. The~Skater~187

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    I just double checked and it is beta 6 I included in my rom. Sorry, darkjedi, thought I had the updated version.
     
  21. DarkJedi

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    Looking for the "choke from a distance via the Force" button... :eek:
     
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  22. The~Skater~187

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    Lol
     
  23. wyelkins

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    You really ARE wearing that Helmut mask now aren't you...

    Just kidding dude, so am I. Lol.
     
  24. wetbiker7

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    LOL !! Good 1 .
     
  25. Zswizzy

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    Im a Prevail User
    Download an app called: "Wireless Tether for Root Users"
    Works great
     

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