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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gamble97, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. gamble97

    gamble97 Lurker
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    I open it up and click on start and get unable to start tethering. Is your phone rooted?
    My phone is rooted. I tried to go to the menu and reinstall the binaries. I also tried to reinstall the wireless tether app and the same error still.
    What else can I try?

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  2. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    use barnacle wifi legacy
  3. gamble97

    gamble97 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    ok, I can try that one. I want an app that the phone doesn't have to be plugged into the laptop though. Is this one like that?
  4. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

  5. gamble97

    gamble97 Lurker
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    Does it allow browsing of secure sites?
  6. reisb

    reisb Android Enthusiast

    sweet nits. I had some old apk, which I'm sure would've worked fine, but I like having an actual app that will update when available. I'll try it out.
  7. gamble97

    gamble97 Lurker
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  8. mdram

    mdram Android Enthusiast

    sounds like you lost root during an update, you need to reroot
  9. RCTreadaway

    RCTreadaway Lurker

    If its telling you you need root then its no longer rooted. Need to re-root the phone.
  10. gamble97

    gamble97 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I didn't have any updates after the root. How do I uninstall the root?
  11. selvikin

    selvikin Member

    You may also want to check your Superuser app to make sure you didn't deny the app, but it sounds like you may have lost root somewhere.

    EDIT: If you lost it, you don't have to uninstall it, just redo the steps again, I'd also re-d/l the the tar file and any other files to make sure you didn't d/l a corrupted file.
  12. nklenchik

    nklenchik Android Enthusiast

    You can always re-root your phone over an already rooted phone without harming anything...assuming yours is still rooted. If an app is telling you it requires root access maybe you didn't fully complete the rooting process.

    If there anything else on your phone that's on there that would be an indication that it's rooted? Any custom rom, theme...boot/shutdown animation?
  13. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    Sometimes you still have root but need to upgrade to a newer busybox....click problems? In titanium backup will do it for you.

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