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wireless tether app without rooting

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xhero, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. xhero

    xhero Lurker
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    is there an app in the Market for wireless tethering that doesnt require rooting the Droid X???
     

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  2. wxman2003

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    There is a simple way without an app. Turn on 3G Mobile hotspot. Then in settings, data manager, data delivery, toggle "Data Enabled" off and then back on. You now have a mobile hotspot. It does violate TOS with verizon, but you don't get charged for it.
     
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  3. chippy

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    Is this for real? I could test it but am too lazy........lol.
     
  4. wxman2003

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    Yes, it is for real.
     
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  5. xhero

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    holy crap, it does work!!

    thanks!!!!!!!
     
  6. eugkim

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    Is this violation any different from using a rooted phone with wifi tethering? Not trying to be a wise guy, just trying to understand.
     
  7. wxman2003

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    Not any different. It's a backdoor found in the hardware/software that allows for using their mobile hot spot feature without charge.
     
  8. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
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    I couldn't get this to work.
    edit: Scratch that. I got it to work. Now I am just wondering if I am gonna get charged for it. I sent this from my computer tethered to my 3G hotspot from my X.
     
  9. wxman2003

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    If you start getting close to 5gb of data per month, Verizon will probably start watching you. :D
     
  10. lrv

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    There is no way I'd trust anything using the Hotspot. IMO, you're taking a chance at getting charged.
     
  11. nycebo

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    Besides, how hard is it to root a phone? And wireless tether is such a sweet app.
     
  12. G.Armour

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    Yeah, but wireless tether app is also ad-hoc; the 3g mobile hotspot is not, it's true wifi which I believe makes it faster and more stable.
     
  13. RadYOacTiVe

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    Has anyone checked their account to see if they are getting billed for the hotspot data mins?
     
  14. sic0048

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    I've used it on and off for a while now and have not been charged. However, I found the connection to be slow and fairly unreliable (downloads/uploads would slow to a crawl and even stop - cycling the data connection again fixes the problem). So I more often than not use the wireless tether option (I'm rooted). I'm only trying to connect one device, so I don't care if it is ad hoc or not.
     
  15. wxman2003

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    I have not been billed for it. I do not have any connection problems with it. Actually, very good speeds.
     

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