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Looking for no-frills ROM.. just want to get wifi tethering

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bl80, May 24, 2010.

  1. bl80

    bl80 Newbie
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  2. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    There really aren't any no-frills roms, but Bugless Beast is very stable and popular.
  3. doomedromance

    doomedromance Android Enthusiast

    The ROM isn't what enables wifi tethering. The kernel adds this support. You just need the super user app to allow access to root.
  4. Bunsen Honeydew

    Bunsen Honeydew Android Enthusiast

    Rooted 2.1 from the rom manager. About as no frill as you can get.
  5. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Exactly. I thought that flashing the 2.1 rooted SBF gives you a no-frills ROM that's rooted. But I'd personally download ROM Manager and use their rooted 2.1 image anyway. That gets you the guarantee that you get what you want AND you get ClockworkMod Recovery instead of an outdated recovery like SPR.

    To get wifi-tether to work, all you have to do is install a custom kernel. Go into ROM Manager, go to Download ROM, go to the CyanogenMod section, and there are two choices for kernels here; bekit's and P3droid's kernels. Pick one of them. Personally I find that P3Droid's work much better for me than bekit's do, but everyone's phone is different. These kernels will allow you to use android-wifi-tether and also SetCPU to overclock if you want.
  6. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    Don't flash the bekit kernel if you're not using CyanogenMod.

    He does not use Koush's any-updater format, so his .zips only work with CM.

    So far, I believe only P3Droid, ChevyNo1, and Jake use the any-updater format.
  7. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Oh, my bad. My advice would have been for P3Droid's kernel either way, but it's nice to actually know what that AnyUpdater title under P3Droid's kernel in ROM Manager means. :)
  8. bluemsw

    bluemsw Member

    i have downloaded ROM Manager and paid for the pro or premium but i am still not allowed to do any downloading. Can anyone help.
  9. William T Riker

    William T Riker Android Enthusiast

    Dunno if there are still download links up of it since he put out BB 1.0 but I've been using Pete's stock ESE81 since the day he put it out and its been great on my Droid, wireless tether and all.

  10. To download a kernel from ROM Manager, you need to go into the settings and enable "Advanced Mode" This will then allow you do download the different kernels.
  11. jyarbrough20

    jyarbrough20 Well-Known Member

    Do you have superuser permissions? Just flashing that. Sbf file does not give you root
  12. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

    All you need is wifi tethering? then you dont even need a ROM, just finish rooting your phone, make sure you have the lil ninja application (Superuser Permissions, this proves your done rooting) then go to these links I provide

    (make sure Unknown Sources is checked. *Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources*
    1. Wired Tether for Root Users = wired_tether_1_2.apk - android-wired-tether - Wired Tether for Root Users - 1.2 - Project Hosting on Google Code
    2. Wifi Tether for Root Users = wireless_tether_2_0_1.apk - android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users 2.0.1 - Project Hosting on Google Code

    or my personal favorite

    3. Go to the Market and download 'Barnacle Wifi Tether' or search Barnacle if it doesnt come up.

    Hope this helps =]
  13. AzJazz

    AzJazz Member

    FYI - If you want to go over a VPN connection, you will need to use one of the "Root" tethering apps (such as wired_tether_1_2.apk).

    The other "higher-level" tethering apps (such as PDANet or EasyTether) will not allow VPN connections.
  14. gregg098

    gregg098 Newbie

    If you have root, just download Barnacle wifi tether off the market (Free). No special kernels needed.
  15. dblock110

    dblock110 Member

    i have rooted 2.1 but the wired tether is telling me its incompatible
  16. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    You need a compatible kernel. P3Droid is a good start.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  17. Soultics

    Soultics Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest using BuglessBeast or CyanogenMod for a non-thrills rom. They're both pretty basic and maintain the typical stock look with just performance enhancements.

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