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Root Just rooted Evo 2.2, wifi tethering not working.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ndhaon91, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. ndhaon91

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    Let me start by saying I'm an absolute newbie at this. I just followed the evo 2.2 root directions very carefully. I'm surprised I even got it to work.

    I have tried both Barnacle and Wireless Tether for Root Users.

    With Barnacle, my laptop identifies an androidtether option for connect, but it won't actually connect.

    The same thing is happening with Wireless Tether tonight, although last night it did actually establish a connection with the laptop, but web pages wouldn't load.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. One Beast

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    Go here and try the different versions......Depending on your ROM some of the Pre's wont work


    Downloads - android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
  3. SporkLover

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    Go here.... you'll have try different experimental builds. Downloads - android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code

    When I first went Froyo, Build 6 worked and I stopped testing. The last time I flashed 7 worked for me, but 6 didn't.

    Not sure what's different, but that is how most of us got it working. The versions in the market do not seem to work with froyo.
     
  4. ndhaon91

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    That did it. pre7 did the trick. You guys rock. Thanks.
     
  5. HTC EVO

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    Im a newbie as well so dont bash me either.

    I finally rooted to 2.2 after i watched the step by step vid which only lasted 30 minutes but took me an hour. I am too trying to get wifi tethering to work.

    I rooted to Android 2.2 and i still havent installed any rom (i dont think) in which i need in order to get tethering to work right? So i have NO Froyo rom, NO nothing...


    Please correct and educate me if im wrong. I would do my best to help others in need especially when it comes to this iPhoney killer.

    If any of you all have aim or whatever, let me know.
     
  6. One Beast

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    As long as your rooted you can install these tethering apps....You do not need to have a custom ROM..

    Download them and try out which one works for you:cool:
     
  7. HTC EVO

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    I have the wireless_tether_2_0_2 (the one dated June 8) and i tried that and it didnt work so i just dled the latest one (2_0_5) and voila! it worked.

    Here is my question/concern. I just rooted to 2.2 so did it also install Froyo onto my Evo as well? And is Froyo a rom just like Cyanogenmod 6 is a ROM? How do i know which rom i have other than flashing that particular rom zip file?
     
  8. One Beast

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    Yes, if you on 2.2 then your running froyo..... ...And if you didnt install a custom ROM Like(CM6,Fresh or baked Snack)..Your mostly likely on a Stock 2.2 Froyo ROM that is just rooted

    If you go into your Settings/About Phone/Software Information..Where it says Software Number it will tell you the name or Version of your ROM
     
  9. HTC EVO

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    Ah Yes! That makes alot of sense! I must be on stock rooted Froyo cause 1. All i did was root my phone and never installed any other roms. 2. Froyo is what the official developers called the new update!

    I goto Settings/About/Software Info all the time. I see the version # but it doesnt ever show what its called and that was what confuses me.

    thanks
     
  10. EarlyMon

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    For whatever reason, Google (the Android developer) gives nicknames to the actual version numbers of Android, like this:

    • 1.5 = Cupcake
    • 1.6 = Donut
    • 2.0/2.1 = Eclair
    • 2.2 = Froyo
    • 3.0 (expected) = Gingerbread
    • (Number not widely known?) = Honeycomb (said to be coming for things like the new Samsung Tab (read: tablet device)

    The basic Android operating system (in general, regardless of version number) is then given some additional feature customizations (via services, applications or the "launcher" (the part that you see kinda tying it all together)) and/or themes (graphical presentations of the users interfaces) - and these are then final ROMs that everyone typically refers to by developer or organization name - CM6, HTC Sense Android, etc, etc.

    Depending on how each developer (big corporate iron like HTC or agile independent developer) wants to track things, they'll then tack things such as "-part2" to the version number - or a software build number (showing their own unique version history with numbering that makes sense only to them) - and also similar info about the kernel.

    We all just toss around 2.2 or Froyo interchangeably (those names are, per above) depending on the phase of the moon or the dog's mood - no special meaning to using numbers or nicknames so long as we all know the number-name conventions.

    If you care to know more of a tech overview of the details under the hood, then the dry stats are here -

    Android (operating system) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And the fun videos explaining a bit here, a bit there are on YouTube -

    Click here to see more Android vids on YouTube

    OK - probably that's all stuff that a lot of folks know, but for those that needed it, thanks for letting me re-post this stuff. ;)
     
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