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Root Wifi tethering with new Root HTC EVO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xefe, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. xefe

    xefe Well-Known Member
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    Was hoping someone either had a link or instructions on how to get wifi tethering enabled on the New ROOT that was just released.

    Guess while I am at it, capture screen program would be nice too :)


    New to the root world,

    -Thanks in advance !
     

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  2. Mr. Monkey

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    Are you rooted? Most ROMs come with Wireless Tether already installed. If not you can get it in the Market. Search for Wireless Tether for Root Users.

    A good screen capture app is DroCap2 for Root Users. You can find it in the Market as well.

    You must be rooted for both to work.

    Enjoy.
     
  3. wake69

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    I use Shootme for screen capture and wireless tether app for wireless tethering. Both are only availabele for rooted phones, shootme is in the appmarket and tether is here android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
  4. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    I believe you also need a modified kernel to fully unlock wifi tether. In my sig, I've linked to two very respectable kernels. Along with tethering, you automatically get:

    --50+ FPS (all UI animations will scroll much more smoothly)
    --much better touch sensitivity (scrolling screens track to your finger much better)
    --3 or 5point touch (touchscreen recognizes that many points simultaneously)
    --CPU throttling enabled(for better performance and/or save battery)
    --HAVS (kernel dynamically optimizes both voltage and CPU usage - big battery saver)
    --other stuff I can't think of right now.

    Once you have flashed a custom kernel, you should download the tethering apps here:

    wifi tethering:
    Downloads - android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code

    wired tethering:
    Downloads - android-wired-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Don't use the stock Sprint tethering program. it won't work.
     
  5. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    Oh that reminds me... since the wifi and wired tether apps aren't on the app market, you'll need to enable 3rd party app installs on your phone.

    Settings > Applications > Unknown sources (check the box)
     
  6. xefe

    xefe Well-Known Member
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    okay yes, I am rooted. Via the new Root that came out today. My phone gave me the option to upgrade to 2.2 also ... I dont remember reading anywhere, am i able to take this upgrade?

    also, does custom kernel thing work with 2.2 ? Im asking these questions mainly cause this is the NEW root process that im working with.


    btw thank you guys for your responses will add thanks in a bit
     
  7. EarlyMon

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    Whoa, nellie!

    Do not perform any OTA updates once rooted or you're back to having to re-work stuff.

    Here's a roundup of all the roms you'll want - bookmark it, because if you stay with stock rooted, this is going to be the way to find your equivalent rooted update instead of a Sprint OTA (over the air).

    HTC Supersonic/ROMs - XDA-Developers

    I'm running the stock rooted rom, Android 2.2, and you can find that there if that's your preference.

    Remember to notice that it's best to keep the radio and wimax in step with your rom.
     
  8. xefe

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    okay I downloaded ota upgrade.. did not apply it yet .. anyway to delete it ?
     
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Yes - but I can't for the life of me remember where it's stored, so you'll have to wait for someone smarter.

    Meanwhile, it's not hurting anything, so just let it sit there until your answer's found.
     
  10. InstantKarma

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  11. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    And this ROM will never nag you again about OTA updates (which is a good thing).
     
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    But it sounds like the OTA is just sitting out there consuming space - if on the sdcard how can xefe find and delete it?
     
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