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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by InGearX, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. InGearX

    InGearX Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have a LG v495 - LG G Pad F 8.0 LTE official factory unlocked on Android 5.0.2

    I want to let my laptops WiFi tether via it but I can't get that to work :/

    I do see it's possible in the official AT&T app
    https://www.att.com/devicehowto/tut...eractive_1500005472?make=LG&model=GPadF80V495
    but it's reporting that I do not have an AT&T SIM card
    as I am traveling and have another SIM card

    so I've tried a dozen applications to no avail (list bellow)...

    anyone any advice please?

    I found this official LG page:
    http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/...evices_Make_Your_Device_a_Mobile_Hotspot.html
    but I do not have this "Mobile Hotspot" in apps

    > The hotspot option will not work, only tethering.
    - https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2682944

    then there is also an official "Q pair" app - but it want to pair up with another phone to give them internet ...

    I tried
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxfi
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.svtechpartners.wifihotspotdemo
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.core.technology.wifi.hotspot
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vinhashapp.freewifihotspot
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vinhashapp.freewifihotspotportable
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.wifisharespot

    I even downloaded this
    http://www.freeware-android.net/lg-...n-ftp-tag/wireless-tether-download-12918.html
    but chickened out of an install - permissions looked questionable to say the least "reading/modifying my SD card" could be a Trojan ..
     


  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Even though it's unlocked, did AT&T supply this phone in the first place, and has it got their customized firmware? Could be why it doesn't have the hotspot item, AT&T disabled or removed it.

    If you can't make FoxFi work, which is the one often recommended on AF. Possibly see about flashing generic non-carrier firmware.
     
  3. InGearX

    InGearX Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thank you so much

    as far as I know it was all legit - ordered from amazon.com for AT&T .. carrier unlocked

    if i will use AT&T SIM card I think the WiFi feature will work

    but I am traveling now

    and can not get it to work no matter what I tried :/

    will see if I can find good ROM for it ..
    any advice is much appreciated
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Pinging @El Presidente think he's the LG expert. :)

    Even though it's unlocked, is the phone AT&T branded, does it have their customizations, like their apps, etc.
     
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  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    I have an LG, not sure if that qualifies me as an expert :p

    Best I can tell is that the device is designed to work with AT&T or US Cellular, which is why it won't tether without an AT&T SIM.

    If it's been unlocked, from the information I can find, it's not been factory unlocked, it's been done elsewhere.
     
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