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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steemax, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Steemax

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    Hello everyone, I picked up my captivate on launch day and its my first android device, so far I love it!

    Anyway quick question, since AT&T blocks off apps such as PDAnet and WiFi tethering apps of the market place, if I were to root, would I be able to get one of these apps? WiFi tethering is really important to me, I always used it on my old phone.

    Thanks!
     

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    Read the stickies.
     
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    My apologies, thanks!
     
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    If you just want the tether apps you don't need to root. Just pull out your sim card and use wifi to access the market, the blocked apps will be there.
     
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    No worries. Lotsa info in there. If your question's not answered after reading those, just come back here to post ;)
     
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    i heard airplane mode works also
     
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    Sweet!, Thanks guys the only reason why I wanted to root was to get a tether app, if this is the case, its much easier.

    Thanks!:D
     
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    Nice good to know
     
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    Sweet the airplane mode worked, thanks! i was able to get PDAnet :)
     

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