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Root tethering my tab...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jojo23, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jojo23

    jojo23 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So I've been reading about how to tether my tab and it seems like the only way to do it is to root my tab? I did come across a thread about doing so without rooting by messing around with my vnp but that's only for att phones? I have an HTC incredible 2 so if anyone know there's a way to do it please point me to the right direction thanks.


  2. side0ut

    side0ut Member

    If your HTC incredible 2 is rooted, then you can use Wifi Tether on it. Not sure if the Acer A500 will see the wifi or not. My HTC Evo works great with wifi tether and the Acer A500. My wife's hero does not. I am told because of only being Ad-Hoc on her's. You can use a program from the market called pdanet tablet installed on the acer and your incredible that does not need root access. It uses bluetooth between the two devices. At the time (yesterday), I could only use web surfing (not market or games/apps needing internet access). I have to mess with it a little more to see if I can get everything working.
  3. splatoid

    splatoid Android Enthusiast

    My Iconia worked un rooted with my rooted Droid INC. You dont have to root the tablet. It works great matter of fact..
  4. agent00

    agent00 Newbie

    I've also had no problems with my Thunderbolt. No rooting necessary.
  5. splatoid

    splatoid Android Enthusiast

  6. fujiteam

    fujiteam Member

    Are both your Iconia and TB unrooted? I got PDANet and the Iconia sees my phone, but it won't connect? What program did you use on each device?
  7. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Android Expert

    Rooted Evo3d and Iconia - Barnacle works Great.....
  8. fujiteam

    fujiteam Member

    I got my unrooted TB t owork with my unrooted TB with PDAnet tablet beta. YOu install it on both devices and follow the instructions. I had some problems pairing, so did a restart or two and it worked. It does not appear to support Dolphin, only the stock browser, and I have not tried Netflix.
  9. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast

    I tether to my Samsung Galaxy with the tab...no rooting on either device. Just have to enable tethering on the phone...I access my phone's 3G connection that way on the tab and it works flawlessly.
  10. SouthofOttawa

    SouthofOttawa Well-Known Member

    I do the same thing with my Samsung Captivate. I have a setting called Mobile AP and I enable it and it turns my phone into a Wifi Mobile Hot Spot using 3G. My A500 Tab then sees this as a Wifi Connection and I am off to the races! Works great at my cottage where I don't have internet service but have good 3G signal.
  11. MrRussells

    MrRussells Newbie

    I use a HTC HD Desire with my A500 (both unrooted) and I have had no problem tethering them what so ever.
  12. tesla154

    tesla154 Newbie

    Did you try any tethering apps?
  13. Gnoop

    Gnoop Newbie

    My A500 has been working fine with Wifi Tether on my Thunderbolt. It's been working quite well.
  14. NewDroidXuser

    NewDroidXuser Lurker

    This is the problem I'm having. My Acer can not see the wifi on my LG Revolution. Every other device I use can see it, just not my tab. The one I WANTED to see it.

    I tried the pdanet tablet, and it would connect to the phone, but couldn't get internet access. Why does this crap have to be so difficult? It should just be able to connect and let you surf the web. *sigh* **EDIT** I restarted my phone and then it worked beautifully. Looks like I didn't need to root my phone after all.
  15. jimjeffcoat

    jimjeffcoat Newbie

    I use EasyTether to tether my laptop to my Evo Shift. Haven't been able to get it to work with my Iconia Tab, however.

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