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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by beertha, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. beertha

    beertha Newbie
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    trant01 and AndroidForMe like this.

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  2. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    For rooted devices?
  3. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Android Enthusiast

    1. if it's for rooted devices, this thread should be in the root forum
    2. I'm of the opinion that wireless tethering's a gimmick b/c of the associated battery drain (like I said, imo).
  4. AndroidForMe

    AndroidForMe Newbie

    That app is amazing...you can set up your own wifi network with all of the works and even setup a bluetooth connection. Thanks for posting it. Saves me $20 a month.
  5. thejtl

    thejtl Member

    ...works pretty well.
  6. jblaze5779

    jblaze5779 Well-Known Member

    is this for rooted only? or can I sideload it?
  7. Root only.
  8. ranova

    ranova Android Enthusiast

    2. its needed for devices such as an iPod touch, iPad, PSP, etc that do not have direct USB plugin.
  9. Sledutah

    Sledutah Member

    I haven't tethered my Captivate yet, but I did have the my 3gs tethered (w/jailbreak). The best 'success' story I had while using it was when the family was on vacation. I would plug the phone in the wall. We had 5 items (laptops & ipod) using it at one time.
  10. Sledutah

    Sledutah Member

  11. beertha

    beertha Newbie
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    Sorry about that, I didnt even know about that other forum. Good stuff in there and there already is a wireless tethering thread in there. I'll be hanging out in there more often. :D
  12. trant01

    trant01 Newbie

    installed about 2 weeks ago but couldn't get it to work. works flawlessly with this apk though. thanks op!
  13. beertha

    beertha Newbie
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  14. haison

    haison Newbie

    A new version was released yesterday too. version 2.0.5-pre6. It seems more stable than pre5 for me.
  15. Anino116

    Anino116 Lurker

    My phone is rooted, but its not able to install cause its not from the market, do i have to enable sideloading? thanks
  16. DT

    DT Android Expert

    Even with the increased battery consumption, I'd don't think I'd call it a gimmick. It's a *great* way to access the 3G network from other devices and has some nice additional perks over USB (or BT):

    - Not limited to specific devices, anything WiFi can use it
    - Allows MULTIPLE devices to access concurrently
    - Phone can be strategically placed to optimize cell signal

    Plus you could always have it connected to power like we did in our car on a recent road trip and like we did at the IL's house a couple of weeks ago.

    I agree that sometimes a USB connection might be preferable (in single user, PC only, power conserving mode), but it's nice having the "Hot Spot" option. :)

    Yes. Either root for a direct install or there's an app for sideloading that runs from your PeeCee.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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