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    New to tethering and android. Any suggestions as to how I can tether the infuse. I have read several posts and still unsure. I have unlimited ATT plan. I see an app in the market called easytether. Any good? thanks for helping and your time.
     

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    Easy Tethering is probably the app to go if you don't want to root your phone. I think that app can do it. If you want to root the phone, then there are other apps available (free ones).
     
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    EasyTether is the way to go. I used it on and off for a year with my HTC Incredible, and it's pretty simple. Just download it and install the software on your computer that it prompts you to.

    It's pretty straight forward, and I had very few issues maintaining a good connection! PDAnet is another quality tethering program, I just happen to prefer EasyTether.
     
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    thanks for you input, and all the other posts you have submitted. If I root the device, what advantages does that provide?
     
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    Rooting is a personal preference. Check out the threads in this forum that cover that issue. You'll see lots of pros and maybe cons, too. In a nutshell, rooting puts you in the driving seat. It's like having an administrator account in your computer. You control the phone and what it looks like a lot more than you can. Of course you can also turn your Infuse into a brick. :)

    Here's the link to the rooting threads:
    http://androidforums.com/infuse-4g-all-things-root/
     
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    I'll read up,
    thank you again.




     
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    I just recently switched from iPhone, I'm still with ATT and have the unlimited plan. Does anyone know if ATT is monitoring the use of tethering apps on Android like they do on iPhone? I was one of the lucky recipients of a letter from ATT telling me to stop tethering my jailbroken iPhone....ok, now I want to tether my rooted Android!
     
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    Well, if your use of tethering is very sporadic, I doubt that AT&T could catch you. However, since they've already got you once, who knows, they may have you on their watch list.
     
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    Hi - I am New to Android so I hope I am doing this correct. Here is how I was able to Tether my New Samsung Infuse 4G. First I started reading - Addictivetips.com, XDA Developers, Momobiles.com and watching videos on YouTube. Google is a wonderful tool.



    First you must Root your Samsung Infuse 4G via SuperOneClick. I learned how to use SuperOneClick by Reading Addictivetips.com, XDA Developers, Momobiles.com & watching Youtube on how to Root your Samsung Infuse 4G. The YouTube Video I followed was by:BigMoneyProductionTV called - How to Root the Samsung Infuse 4g HD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSuKCP0i94 Make sure you follow all the steps and read from the other sites before doing. Some of the key things you need to make sure you do are - Unmount your SD Card & Check the Box to Enable your USB debugging. This video will walk you through it step by step.


    Now that your Samsung Infuse 4G is Rooted. Go into the market and downloand Titanium BackUp free version. Once you have Titanium Backup Free version installed, get on the internet and go here: http://matrixrewriter.com/android/ This will explain how you can donate to the Developer, once you donate to the Developer he will then e-mail you the key to turn your free version of Titanium BackUp Free to Titanium BackUp Pro. You must have Titanium BackUp Pro in order to Tether your Infuse 4G. (The Pro Version will allow you to Freeze In your Mobile AP settings, as You will see later)

    Now I am sure you could just buy Titanium BackUp Pro from your phone, but all the sites say to donate to the Devloper because that is what helps them to keep inventing new apps.



    Now that you are Rooted and have Titanium BackUp Pro, we can now do the Steps to Tether your Samsung Infuse 4G.


    1st - Go to YouTube and watch this video by: deedomond called - tether infuse 4g to any device. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePivZT3kKdMThis is the video I watched, follow step by step and you will be tethering for free.

    Step 1: Make sure your Wi-Fi is OFF on Infuse 4G
    Step 2: Go into Titanium Backup/Restore
    Step 3: Click on Tethering Manager
    Step 4: Click on
    Freeze -(This is so you do not have to contact AT&T)
    Step 5: Now go into your Wireless Settings on your Phone
    Step 6: Click on Mobile AP to Activate
    Step 7: Now that your phone is Activated, Make sure the Laptop or what ever device you are tethering has its Wi-Fi ON.
    Step 8: What ever Devise you are Tethering to Laptop Etc. Click on the Wi-Fi and find AndroidAPxxxx to conect (The last 4 numbers after AndroidAP will probable be diffrent for everyone that is why I put AndroidAPxxxx) You can also look on your Infuse 4G at the bottom of the Mobile AP page and scroll down to the bottom, it should tell you your AndroidAP Number, PassWord and it will also give the directions.
    Step 9: After clicking/conecting to the AndroidAPxxxx from the Laptop enter the password from your Infuse 4G and you are all Done.
    Step 10: Enjoy Internet with Mobile AP


    I did this and it worked great, My kids played Club Penguin for about 4 Hours this way. Glad I have Unlimited Data....


    Again I am New to Android and this is my first post/reply so If I went on to long, posted in the wrong place or missed something, please don't beat me up to bad.


    I hope this helps.
     
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    Why are there so many steps? :thinking:

    I simply rooted and went to settings/wireless/Mobile AP and turned it on with a checkmark in "MOBILE AP." Been working fine. No text from AT&T for almost 3 mos so far.
     

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