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How to WiFi tether after rooting SGS2 boost mobile

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tonycho82, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. tonycho82

    tonycho82 Lurker
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    Ok, so I successfully rooted my SGS2 for boost mobile today. I wanted to root this damn thing so i would be able to uninstall the MobileID and the rest of the junk bloatware. However, I really can't say that I'm 100% satisfied until I find out a way to wifi tether using a WiFi tethering app from the Playstore without any problems.

    I used to own a rooted galaxy prevail, which I had no problems tethering with that, but the SGS2?? Damn, this thing is giving me a minor headache. I tried uninstalling the "wifi direct and wifi manager" using titanium back up, and also tried changing the device name to "generic ICS/JB0 or ICS/JB1" (on the wifi tethering app) with no luck. I take a look at the log (from the wifi tether app), and it keeps saying that an error occurred during the "adhoc" process?

    Can someone please help???? -_-;;;;
     



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  2. mhannah3333

    mhannah3333 Android Enthusiast

    Are you still on the stock f122 rom? If so wifi tether should work if you change your device profile to sgs2 then reboot. If your on one of the Jb builds a few more settings need to be adjusted....

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?p=34975593

    The modified wifi tether is the work treve of xda. Thanks And thanks to emperorx of xda for the posting.
     
  3. tonycho82

    tonycho82 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    yes, FI22. i tried changing the devie profile to sgs2, but still nothing....
     
  4. FLAWLESSVW

    FLAWLESSVW Well-Known Member

    When I was stock/rooted, I believe I had to change my device profile to "Samsung Epic 4G Touch" which is what we have. I don't think SGS2 worked if I recall. Try that.
     
  5. tonycho82

    tonycho82 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thanks. will try.
     
  6. tonycho82

    tonycho82 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    still doesn't work ......
     
  7. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    Within the app device name should be set to "Generic ICS/JB (Wlan0)" and set up to "auto" Works for me, true infrastructure tethering with this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.googlecode.android.wifi.tether
     
  8. FLAWLESSVW

    FLAWLESSVW Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I got nothin' then...

    Did you change any other settings?

    Be sure you're using "Wireless Tether for Root Users" 2.0.7

    That's what I used and only had to change my profile.
     
  9. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert

    I literally just rooted my mom's Galaxy like a few minutes ago and was having trouble with the WiFi tether app working. What everyone said here about changing the device name to "Galaxy S2" worked.

    Try uninstalling the app, rebooting the phone, reinstalling the app, and seeing if it works. If it doesn't, reboot the phone then change the device name to "Galaxy S2" like I did and it should work. If not...something may have gone wrong during your rooting process. I'd say trying unrooting your phone then rerooting it. Or just making sure that it is properly rooted by getting the terminal and doing the "#" check or getting another root app and seeing if you truly have root access.
     
  10. NosTraDomus

    NosTraDomus Well-Known Member

    I can get connection..but n0 internet
     
  11. NosTraDomus

    NosTraDomus Well-Known Member

    I tried both ways....I'm on stock rom with garwynn kernel...mayb it doesn't like stock rom
     
  12. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    do you have the phone info set as a device administrator in the security settings?
     
  13. casperischinky

    casperischinky Well-Known Member

    I have been having this same issue, I was running a custom ROM on my phone(jellyverse)but some things happened and I had to take it off, I re rooted it (framaroot) but now for the life of me cannot get any app for wifi tether to work, someone please help me before I go freaking crazy!

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  14. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    Look in your security setting for device administrators if you see one for sprint phone info then get titanium backup and remove that app. It is a nasty app that allows blocking of functions on the phone. then get the tether mod linked in the "One Stop Shop"
     
  15. casperischinky

    casperischinky Well-Known Member

    I'm on a stock rom,fl24 is what im on, & I don't see anything in device administration about Sprint.

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  16. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert


    Ewww that is ICS and the most disliked build of it. I would drop GC01 on your phone.

    What do you see for device administrator?
     
  17. casperischinky

    casperischinky Well-Known Member

    It says com.Samsung.phoneinfo.diviceadmin, I have froze it with TI , I also have tried to deactivate it but nothing I do is going to work I guess.

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  18. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    yeah if it is in your administrator list and it won't let you uncheck it in that list, that is the one. It is not needed and you can uninstall it with TB. then it should be gone from your device administrator list.
     
  19. casperischinky

    casperischinky Well-Known Member

    I fully uninstalled and it still will not let me connect to ANY of the wifi tether apps, even Foxfi is giving me problems grrrrrrrrr.

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  20. casperischinky

    casperischinky Well-Known Member

    I'm just looking for a stock rom that is rooted so I could wifi tether again with no issues. But it seems stock hates wifi tether lol.

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  21. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    Get yourself on GC01 Jelly Bean rooted. Remove that sprint phone info app, and then use the pre configured tether from here:

    WiFi Tethering for JB - Preconfigured - xda-developers
     

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