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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mxillerlitxe, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. mxillerlitxe

    mxillerlitxe Newbie
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  2. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    ZOMG (edited by Mod) YES YEAH! Sorry Ive been waiting for this for a long time...too bad its for rooted users only though, don't feel like getting into that mess.
     
  3. hyzdufan

    hyzdufan Lurker

    Rooting now is really easy using the Superuser.apk. It literally look me about 30 seconds. I was like - is that it? Super easy, and lots of fun things I can do now.

    AllDroid.org - View topic - How to Root your Droid

    Following the steps in Post #2 - and be careful on Windows machines when you rename the file to not change the extension.
     
  4. iamkewl

    iamkewl Member

    this has been out for quite a while..
     
  5. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    Alright I'm going to give it a try I just really don't want to brick my droid especially since today is the last day of my 30 day trial....I won't loose any of my apps though right?
     
  6. jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Well-Known Member

    In all your waiting, you never bothered to see how it works on previous Android devices? They all require rooting.
     
  7. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    Still stuck on the Android SDK...can never get it to load correctly and I just rooted but I can't find a way to install wifi tether now...
     
  8. mxillerlitxe

    mxillerlitxe Newbie
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    only for like a week. but the easy way has only been like yesterday. btw just used the nandroid backup and it works great.
     
  9. hitdog042

    hitdog042 Well-Known Member

    What is the benefit of rooting the droid? Are there more apps if you root it? (sort of like iphone jailbreak?)
     
  10. jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Well-Known Member

    See thread title for an example.
     
  11. phaze3131

    phaze3131 Well-Known Member


    yea i'm wondering the same thing. Everyone says you can "do more" but what about some examples...
     
  12. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    There are already dedicated threads to answer that question. Short Answer: Yes, there are apps ONLY for us cool kids. :cool:
     
  13. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    I thought pdanet already does wifi tethering with no need for rooting?
     
  14. mxillerlitxe

    mxillerlitxe Newbie
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    PDAnet does bluetooth tethering and usb tethering but this hack creates an adhoc wifi network. pdanet free only does http request, and the full version is like $30 to do everything else.
     
  15. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    If I may....what do you mean by only does http request???
     
  16. jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't do HTTPS, so you can't do anything requiring a secure session.
     
  17. mxillerlitxe

    mxillerlitxe Newbie
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    According to the app on the market it will only allow you to go to regular web pages. if thats all you need the best bet is to go with PDAnet free but if you have to do https, ssh, ftp or anything else you would have to buy the full program. Also if you would rather use wifi PDANet doesnt do wifi tethering.
     
  18. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    so basically https=cant buy things online and cant check bank accounts? those are the major things that use https right?
     
  19. bubbarob1978

    bubbarob1978 Newbie

    As well as logging into email accounts, Ebay, some forum sites...etc...I used the free version for a while but decided I needed the secure sites to work as well so I forked over the 30 bucks.
     
  20. 3devious

    3devious Android Expert

    So, does this $30 version also allow me to use the Droid as a wifi hotspot without rooting? Does it only allow http traffic or can I do other things like use it to get my PSP on the internet and possibly do some VPN type things with it?
     
  21. meekrab

    meekrab Android Enthusiast

    As was already stated, PDAnet does NOT do wifi tethering. You can connect one computer at a time through USB or bluetooth.

    You can do wifi tethering without even using ADB now, just need a rooted phone.

    Edit: Oh yeah, in my experience, wifi tethering is faster and more stable, especially compared to pdanet bluetooth, and it's FREE.

    The range on the wifi broadcast from the droid is ridiculous too, I was connected between 4 walls and 50 feet in my house.

    Did I mention you don't have to pay for the app???
     
  22. drgonzo

    drgonzo Member

    I think I remember there being something in the service agreement with Verizon saying not to tether. Does anyone know if they will take any sort of action if they suspect you have rooted your phone and are using it as a wifi broadband modem?

    I think it would be awfully suspicious if I started downloading 10gig torrents through my droid. amirite?
     
  23. meekrab

    meekrab Android Enthusiast


    There is a large debate about this. I don't know for sure. Read you service agreement.
     
  24. mxillerlitxe

    mxillerlitxe Newbie
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    Yeah its against your service agreement. They only way they would find out is if your using it all the time. I would say to only use it in an emergency, especially not for downloading torrents. As far as rooting that doesn't violate the service agreement as its open source software.
     
  25. meekrab

    meekrab Android Enthusiast

    What does the agreement say?

    I can say that I've tethered my phone as my primary internet connection since the summer of 2008. I typically use at least 15 gigs/month.
     

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