1. spongeringer's Avatar
    Is it possible to connect to a subscription WiFi service (one where you sign in each time you use it) and then broadcast that network from your phone. I can tether from my phone using my own mobile network, but I want to broadcast this WiFi service instead. Is it possible?

    Moto G - Android KitKat
    11-09-2014 01:59 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You'd have to root your phone. See this article: Turn your Android device into a Wi-Fi extender | Little Green Robot
    11-09-2014 03:50 PM
  3. spongeringer's Avatar
    Thanks, I'll give it a go!
    11-10-2014 03:14 AM
  4. spongeringer's Avatar
    I've just wasted 3 hours trying to root my phone! Moto G 4G 1st Gen. I couldn't even get past the first step of unlocking the bootloader. Unbelievably annoying and I was close to throwing my laptop out the window. Most instructions are for PC rather than Mac and it just wouldn't work. I'm not coming from a completely novice point, either. fastboot oem etc. just wouldn't work. So frustrated!
    11-10-2014 11:29 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Towel Root It's an app, so you don't need a computer to root. (If it can't root the Moto G 1, it'll just tell you and quit, it won't cause any problems.) No unlocking anything either.
    11-10-2014 11:38 AM
  6. spongeringer's Avatar
    I managed to finally do it. It seems Yosemite changes things in terminal and you have to write ./ before some things to make it work. Nightmare!

    Finally rooted it, finally installed fqrouter2....and the WiFi repeater won't work. Absolutely gutted.
    11-10-2014 02:19 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    I managed to finally do it. It seems Yosemite changes things in terminal and you have to write ./ before some things
    Anything not in the executable path. It means "this folder". It's standard *nix, which MacOS is a derivative of.

    Finally rooted it, finally installed fqrouter2....and the WiFi repeater won't work. Absolutely gutted.
    Too bad - it sounded like a nice idea. Maybe email the developer with the details - phone, version of Android, etc.?
    11-10-2014 04:59 PM

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