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Nook Tablet - Non Root Tether Weirdness
Good morning, Nerds. (and I use that term with utmost love and respect - seriously).
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I donít post much and prefer to use search, etc. to solve issues Ė and Iíve learned quite a bit thanks you to all. Iíve been working on a problem for two days now and it has me stumped.
Problem: I cannot connect my wifeís new Nook Tablet to wireless tether. The NT is NOT rooted and has been updated to 1.4.1. I prefer NOT to root it as she likes it and honestly she doesnít need all the stuff rooting allows. That being said, if I need to root it, I am very close to making that call.
Here are the details:
I have Droid X2: rooted, ADW Launcher EX, lots of stuff frozen, averaging 40 hours on a single charge and loving life. Itís fast and I can do just about anything on it. I have done no ROMs or Themes cause I can get the looks I want, the toys I want and it flies already, so this is an area Iíve not chosen to learn about.
I have Xoom WiFi: same as the X2 in just about every way. Iíve also installed the AdHoc fix so I can tether. I have tethered to the X2 about 3 times when I needed to (hospital stays) but I really only did that as a backup and to learn how. BUT- it works, it smokes, and itís easy. I use one of the older Google apks to tether from the X2, 2.0.5 I think. (I say I think cause Iíve made changes recently trying to get the NT to work). It worked great and neither the phone nor the Xoom started the Verizon sign up pages.
The NT. I really like it but am ready to root so I can do what I want. But the problem is weird so Iím not sure I need to root it Ė or it that will even fix it. As I have no root, I have not installed the AdHoc patch on the NT.
After reading all the pages I could find, the summary of my trial and error is as follows:
My sonís Bionic (my tester) finds and connects to my X2 tether every time, any program, any condition, no issues.
The older google codes wonít even be found by the NT. The newer ones can be found Ė I suspect this is because the newer ones broadcast in infrastructure mode as well and do not need the AdHoc Fix.
The newer ones only seem to work when set device as GoogleNexusOne, and the set up as Netd (I found this in a thread). When I do this, the NT FINDS the network and actually connects. BUT, both the phone and the NT redirect to Verizon pages. And even when I undo and delete the code, I have to go through and clear all cache, reboot the phone, etc as Dolphin starts up and ONLY go to the Verizon page.
With the Xoom, it would not work at all until the patch was installed. With the NT, it DOES work, it just redirects on the newer codes. But it wonít even find the older ones. KEY POINT too Ė when I use the newer codes on the Xoom Ė it too redirects! I have to undo everything to get back the functionality of the AdHoc fix, and the old code and perfect tethering.
So, if nothing worked Iíd be rooting already. The fact that it does work, but redirects, makes me think I have a setting wrong (especially since the same behavior happens on the Xoom).
NOTE: I did see the posts about hacking the radio, I donít think Iím up for that as an alternative to rooting. There are also some patches that might work, but specifically call out as NOT being for X2.
So thatís it.
Any thoughts? I consider solving this without NT rooting a bit of a quest at this point!