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Native Tethering on HTC Evo

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

  1. prakharjalan

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    Hey guys, I was wondering whether htc evo is going to have native tethering once htc rolls out the Froyo for the phone. And what about the $30 monthly charge by Sprint then?
     

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  2. dandm4life

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    If you root it will :)
     
  3. prakharjalan

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    my question was more like, will Sprint allow native tethering on Evo (once Froyo launches) since they are charging an extra $30 for it?
    Thanks man
     
  4. GeneralPatton

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    Probably will disable the feature except for those who pay the money. They won't charge $30/mo but yet release Froyo which allows it for free.

    As the guy said, Root = Free Tether. :D
     
  5. prakharjalan

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    so what u r saying is that even with Froyo on, EVO won't be able to tether because Sprint will disable it for those who arn't paying $30/month but if I root the device, I will be able to? Sorry if this seems stupid but I am not a geek and am new to this. Thanks
     
  6. GeneralPatton

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    Yep, that seems about right. Sprint won't allow those not paying the $30/mo to use the tether, because, well, then nobody will pay the $30/mo. Sprint also won't get rid of the $30/mo fee because it is extra money in their pocket, and businesses love to make money.

    When rooting the device, it will be a way to free up any "locks" on the phone and therefore you can bypass the tether fee. I suspect a rooted 2.2 will have the native tether app, so you will not need to use apps on the market like PDANet.

    I am not sure, but supposedly, PdaNet does not require rooting to use so you can supposedly pay the $20 for the app and have tethering on a non-rooted phone, and skip over the $30/mo fee. Though, I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  7. TheBarron

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    Bah, have you ever tried PDANet? It works, and it will work on the EVO.

    Besides, there's a difference between a single-device tether and 8-device hotspot...
     
  8. prakharjalan

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    So if I root EVO, I will just be able to tether 1 device, not 8? SO basically Sprint is charging us $30/month for 8-device tether?
     
  9. samplerate

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    No, PDA NET does NOT require root and will let you tether 1 device via USB, but in order to get multiple users you will need to root the device. and use a program like Barnacle Wifi Tether - Android app on AppBrain
     
  10. MyHTCevo

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    With PdaNet you tether by hooking up your phone with the USB cord to your computer. It does not do wi-fi tethering. The only way to get wi-fi tethering is by rooting your phone.

    I'm going to go with either Easy Tether or PdaNet when I get mine. I only need the internet for myself, so just hooking it up to my computer works for me. I don't like to share =)
     
  11. t10

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    sorry a little off topic but can anyone confirm if you can make/receive calls while actively using evo hotspot?
     
  12. adseguy

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    If you are on 4G yes. No, on 3G
     
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  13. t10

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    Thanks. I could'nt get a definitive answer from RS or Sprint customer service.
     
  14. stroths

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    I can't wait to use this and show those smug AT&T users. "Oh look...I can surf while on a call too AND at 4g. Show me how you surf at 4g on your AT&T phone"
     
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