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Root skyraider 3g mobile hotspot

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bnkohrn, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. bnkohrn

    bnkohrn Active Member
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    hey guys/girls, i just rerooted from cyanogen to skyraider 2.5.2. When i opened my app drawer I noticed the 3g mobile hotspot app. I was wondering if I can use that without being charged or do i have to add that feature through verizon because that is what it says when i start it up. is it just a free service that is added as a perk with this rom or should i stay away from using it? thanks in advance for your kind help!
     

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  2. MisterMixelpix

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  3. necosino

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    You can use the built-in 3G hotspot as well, since SR 2.5.2 already has the username alteration done. (See the [how-to] tether natively thread for more details)
     
  4. crackers8199

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    not sure if this is the case for everyone, but i'm running skyraider 2.5.2 sense and it does NOT have the username alteration done (just checked it).

    i use wireless tether anyway so it doesn't matter to me, but it might to someone else that might try to use it and end up getting charged (or not being able to set it up right)...
     
  5. Adamx

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    If the username isn't altered it won't work anyways, you can't get charged or caught, only stopped by a redirect in a browser window explaining how to sign up for verizon mobile broadband.
     
  6. birthofahero

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    Will wifi tether show up on someone else's phone? I can only get it to show up on my laptop.
     
  7. necosino

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    Only if they can see AD-HOC connections. There's a newer version of Wifi Tether somewhere that works as an AP though.
     
  8. birthofahero

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    Where? The newest version in the market is 2.0.2 which is what I have.
     
  9. bnkohrn

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  10. birthofahero

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    Put the file on the root of your sd card then install with astro
     
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  11. bnkohrn

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    worked like a charm! you guys here are awesome! thanks a lot!
     
  12. birthofahero

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    No problem. I wouldnt know anything about this wonderful phone if it weren't for this site.
     
  13. pipnmike

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    Hey guys, sorry if this has been posted before, but how do I actually kill the wifi tether process once I'm done using it? Even if I kill the app in task killer, my laptop keeps finding the SSID for some reason. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  14. necosino

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    This is because it's an ADHOC network. Even though it's listed, your phone isn't actually broadcasting. If you remove the account from your laptop and then rescan, it shouldn't show up. To further show this, turn your phone off and it will still show up (before you remove it) since this is just how an ADHOC network operates.
     

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