1. secrecyguy's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S3 with VirginMobile. I know in the past several years ago, you have to root the phone in order to make your phone into a WiFi Hotspot.

    I just wondering if this is still true? Can I make my phone into a WiFi Hotspot without rooting the phone? If so, how can I do it?

    The reason I ask, I am planning to get an Android tablet. I am going to end up getting a off brand Android tablet.

    Thanks for any help!
    01-23-2014 03:48 AM
  2. Kelly Burby's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S3 with VirginMobile. I know in the past several years ago, you have to root the phone in order to make your phone into a WiFi Hotspot.

    I just wondering if this is still true? Can I make my phone into a WiFi Hotspot without rooting the phone? If so, how can I do it?

    The reason I ask, I am planning to get an Android tablet. I am going to end up getting a off brand Android tablet.

    Thanks for any help!
    well, in android you can do this without rooting there is an option called as tethering that allows you to turn your device into a wifi hotspot !!
    01-23-2014 04:06 AM
  3. secrecyguy's Avatar
    well, in android you can do this without rooting there is an option called as tethering that allows you to turn your device into a wifi hotspot !!
    I checked but doesn't have that option.
    01-23-2014 10:57 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    There are plenty of non-root tethering apps, the problem is VM. It appears that, like Verizon, they're blocking tethering unless you pay for a tethering account. Since the blocking is done at the office, there's nothing you can do at the phone to get around it. Enjoy it while you have it - it may not last long.
    01-23-2014 05:31 PM
  5. secrecyguy's Avatar
    There are plenty of non-root tethering apps, the problem is VM. It appears that, like Verizon, they're blocking tethering unless you pay for a tethering account. Since the blocking is done at the office, there's nothing you can do at the phone to get around it. Enjoy it while you have it - it may not last long.
    I don't have Verizon. I have VirginMobile.
    01-23-2014 10:28 PM
  6. Kelly Burby's Avatar
    I checked but doesn't have that option.
    yes it has goto the settings> more settings>tethering and portable hotspot check it out !!! you will find it there if you are running Jellybean or KitKat OS .
    01-23-2014 11:17 PM
  7. sk8trix's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S3 with VirginMobile. I know in the past several years ago, you have to root the phone in order to make your phone into a WiFi Hotspot.

    I just wondering if this is still true? Can I make my phone into a WiFi Hotspot without rooting the phone? If so, how can I do it?

    The reason I ask, I am planning to get an Android tablet. I am going to end up getting a off brand Android tablet.

    Thanks for any help!

    Here dude this is short video I made for you hope it helps turn on the hotspot.

    01-24-2014 03:56 AM
  8. secrecyguy's Avatar
    yes it has goto the settings> more settings>tethering and portable hotspot check it out !!! you will find it there if you are running Jellybean or KitKat OS .
    Nope. Not there.

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    Here dude this is short video I made for you hope it helps turn on the hotspot.

    thanks but I don't have that option.
    01-24-2014 09:27 PM
  9. sk8trix's Avatar
    tryo to post a screen shot of your settings man maybe its hidden elsewhere
    01-24-2014 09:41 PM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    I don't have Verizon. I have VirginMobile.
    I said that it appears that, like Verizon, VM is also starting to block free tethering. Once we figure out how to get something for free, the corporations are going to figure out how they're going to charge you for it.

    When I was a kid, one of the jokes was that if they could figure a way they'd charge for air. It's no longer joke - try to fill your tires for free. I wouldn't be totally amazed if, in a few years, every time you looked at the time on your phone, it cost you something.
    01-24-2014 09:46 PM
  11. Kelly Burby's Avatar
    Nope. Not there.

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    thanks but I don't have that option.
    So, can you tell us which version of Android you are using ! It may be hidden somewhere else....
    01-26-2014 10:56 PM

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