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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yooperpj, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Having trouble Wifi Tethering Xoom to my rooted Droid. It just shows scanning but never comes up. But yet my laptop shows and allows me to connect. Any Ideas?


  2. joeski27

    joeski27 Well-Known Member

    Were you first able to do a wifi connection with a standard wifi router? Just wondering if you could get wifi working with the Xoom in general.
  3. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Havent had a chance to yet. That would narrow it down.
  4. StreakTheQuad

    StreakTheQuad Well-Known Member

    I think its an infrastructure vs ad hoc network problem. I had the same problem with the tab. Someone will come up with a workaround, but you'll probably need to root the xoom also
  5. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok.. so its not just me. I really hope there is a work around. I did get the 1GB Plan but plan on mostly using wifi tether as 1GB is not nearly enough.
  6. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok... on the wireless tether settings on my phone, i turned on the tether through bluetooth option and then turned my xoom's bluetooth on and connected them and am able to access data through that. I dont know if using this option is slower that normal but it worked.
  7. svwilbur

    svwilbur Member

    Has anyone tried this using PDAnet and the Bluetooth option?

    I am on a HTC Incredible and wanted to use PDAnet in bluetooth mode for my data to the Xoom. I was planning on waiting for the wifi only version of the Xoom.

    My thought is that when 4G finally does show up in my area I would upgrade my phone to 4G and then still use bluetooth from it to the Xoom (still using PDAnet).

    Does that make sense or would bluetooth be too slow?

    I do not expect 4G to be in my area for about a year so upgrading a Xoom 3G to 4G is pointless as then there is no connection. Or will the 4G default to 3G if 4G is not successful?

    You mentioned you have a Rooted Droid. Is that what allows you to tether? Do you still have to pay Verizon fees for tethering when you go that route?
  8. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    No extra fees for tethering when rooted. I have the app called "Wireless Tether" I can connect my laptop to my phone using the phone as wifi but I cannot do it with the xoom. I was able to do it with the bluetooth option in the app but it seems a lot slower to me.

    Has anybody else been able to tether from a rooted phone?
    Is there an app that will better suit this?
  9. tcallahan

    tcallahan Well-Known Member

    I can tether from my rooted droid x...works perfect. Look into seeing if your phone needs some sort of tether patch to work with all devices. Ironicly enough my X would only tether with I pads till I flashed the patch...

    Sent from my XOOM using my dX data... :)
  10. jeff327

    jeff327 Member

    Where or how to you get the patch? I have a Droid x and I cannot tether with my Xoom.
  11. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have original droid and wondering the same thing.
  12. rich_r

    rich_r Newbie

    Did you just turn on "Use Bluetooth" in the Wireless Tether App on your OG Droid? What did you do on the XOOM?
  13. tcallahan

    tcallahan Well-Known Member

    Can't say for the of droid but for the x if you look around on herevor xda you'll find it. Its by team black hat I believe..

    Sorry I don't have the link, I use fision rom and its in there fision rom manager. If you can't find it let me know,ill try and get the zip off my x.
  14. rich_r

    rich_r Newbie

    Thanks. I have the Wireless Tether App and know how to turn on Bluetooth tethering. I don't have my XOOM yet (its ordered); so I was looking for help on what you need to do on the XOOM to use the Bluetooth tethering from the Droid.
  15. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    The TBH patch is specifically for the 3G Hotspot app ONLY.
    It does Not help with tethering with the "Wireless Tether" app. (Tested...)
    I am using the 3G Hotspot app w/ patch to tether my DX 3G to my XOOM successfully.
  16. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is tethering through bluetooth slower than just a regular wifi tether?
  17. jeff327

    jeff327 Member

    To those that have figured out how to tether can you please in simple terms for guys that are not as smart as you, tell us how you are doing this? I see a lot of I used this patch and I flashed this patch from Team Black Hat Etc. For the dumb guys like me can you please break it down in easy terms or instructions what we need to do to get tethering working? Thanks for the help!
  18. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast


    Go to market, find the team blackhat app. BUY it. Support a great member of the community (P3Droid!)

    Your Droid X MUST be rooted.

    Make sure you have the Droid X bootstrap recovery installed ANDDDD then applied. (Avail in market too)
    (Do this by opening it in your app drawer and tapping bootstrap recovery, then granting superuser privileges when asked. A success window will then popup.)
    If you do not have the 3G Hotspot app installed anymore, it is available in TBH app
    for download. Download it.
    Then also download the hotspot patch AND hotspot UNPATCHER zips using the TBH app.
    These files will be saved on your sd card here:

    Once this is complete,
    Open your app drawer, launch Droid x bootstrap. Tap on "Reboot Recovery"
    You will need to select and install the 3G Hotspot zip you just downloaded... so navigate to the teamblackhat directory as mentioned above. Install it.
    I then rebooted as a precaution.
    Then I went booted back into recovery.
    Now apply the 3G patcher.
    Once done, back out, and reboot.
    Open app drawer, 3G Hotspot.
    Tap on checkbox to enable.
    Change tether encryption to WEP.
    create your password.

    Now enable the Wi-fis :p on your Xoom.
    Then enter password to connect to your DX.

    You are now feeding your data hungry XOOM with your DROID X :D

    I really think Verizon needs some better tablet data package prices.
    $35 for 3 GB seems like highway robbery since I pay $29.99 for "UNLIMITED" data on my X.

    If you found this post helpful please hit the thanks button!

    Any problems/questions feel free to ask.
    That's what this place is about.
    davehries and jeff327 like this.
  19. yooperpj

    yooperpj Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is this just for the X or will it also work on OG Droid?
  20. ScottPV

    ScottPV Newbie

    BT works fine. I have the Wireless Tether app (v 2.0.6) in my Droid. Wifi will not work. Upgraded to 2.0.7 experimental with the same result, BT but no Wifi.

  21. jeff327

    jeff327 Member

    Thank you! That was easy to do and it worked perfectly. You just made a great Xoom even better. Thanks again!
  22. jfoey22

    jfoey22 Android Enthusiast

    I would be interested to see if anybody with a Droid Incredible has been able to get this to work. If it matters, I am running a CM7 Rom.
  23. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    This is for the Droid X.
  24. ScottPV

    ScottPV Newbie

    Tried it on the OG. No Luck.
  25. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    No problem ;)
    There will be slight moments where the wifi connection might not seem to load a page, but will if you attempt to reload or click on the link.

    This is not the Xoom's fault nor the X's...
    It is the 3G Hotspot app itself. Its an application that has never been updated...
    Need I say more?

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