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  1. varun124

    varun124 Newbie
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    Hey guys, im new to android, switching from a blackberry 9000.

    Im pretty sure we need a ridiculously overpriced tethering plan to use the hotspot feature on the Atrix but will there be a work-around for that?

    Also will 3G work on other networks if i unlock it, i read somewhere you might only get edge. i ask cause i travel a lot.

    Thanks
     

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    You can enable it without being charged the (overpriced and imo you're being charged twice for data that you paid for) tethering plans that AT&T offers by rooting it, which has already been done thanks to the awesome modding community android has.

    As for unlocking it, it depends on what network you use it on. Like going from AT&T to T-Mobile the frequency that 3G is on is different, and the atrix only has the radio for at&t. It would all depend on what radio frequency is required for the 3g on the other network.
     
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    ah ok... Thanks
     
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    can someone point me to a rooting 101 crash course?
     
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    There's two threads on this board that link to sites that teach you how to root the atrix. The instructions seem pretty simple.
     
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    I guess i should've clarified, i meant to ask what are the advantages of rooting it? Is it just to enable certain features that are locked?
     
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    It's like getting the administrative rights of your cell phone. Similiar to be the administrator of your computer.

    From what I understand it allows you to:
    Remove AT&T bloatware
    Remove MotoBlur
    Enable Tethering(without being charged)
    Enable HDMI Mirroring
    Enable Sideloading
    Install certain Apps that can only be installed on rooted phones
     
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    Ok, cool.

    excuse my noobism, but what is sideloading?
     
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    I think it's installing apps through the sd card.
     
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    Right, and also apps that aren't necessarily on the Android Market....correct?
     
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    Yes it's installing apps outside the Android Market. Some devs like Gameloft sell their apps outside the market so you have to have sideloading enabled to install them. You can either root to enable sideloading or use the sideload wonder machine.
     
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    Has anyone rooted and enabled the stock froyo tethering?
     
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    another noob question. Will my device automatically use the wi-fi connection for data or will it still be using HSPA?
     
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    there is a way around it now already i just found it today myself cause i was looking for the same thing. BEST THING IS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ROOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just put in a new apn

    mine is working fine in a 3g area and all i do is put it back on the phone setting when im done using wifi.

    i got all this from this link Tethering on Unlimited Plan with Atrix - xda-developers

    apn settings as follows:
    NAME: AT&T
    APN: wap.cingular
    PROXY:<not set>
    PORT: <not set>
    USERNAME: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    PASSWORD: cingular1
    SERVER: <not set>
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS PROXY: wireless.cingular.com
    MMS PROTOCOL(if you have one, mine dont): WAP 2.0
    MCC:310
    MNC:410
    AUTHENTICATION TYPE:<not set>
    APN TYPE: <not set>
     

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