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    Default Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    Getting to the native tether app through settings is a bit of a pain. Is there any way to make it either a widget or an icon you can put on one of your home screens so you can just click it and go? I'm so used to running ROMs like CM that let you launch it from the drag down notification area...I miss that.
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    Default Re: Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    I use extended controls allows me to have a tethered app toggle
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    Default Re: Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    Get some NFC tags and write one to toggle it off and on, job done, no need to touch the phone

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    Widgets - Settings Shortcut - Tethering & portable hotspot. Job done
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    Default Re: Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    Quote Originally Posted by peejay1977 View Post
    Widgets - Settings Shortcut - Tethering & portable hotspot. Job done
    That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    NFC is still the better choice imho, and the cm toggle did exactly that it toggled hotspot on and off. With the method above you still have to go to settings then enable. Hardly click and go, but it's your choice.

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    Default Re: Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    Just to add to this, I just installed Widgetsoid which now gives me this in the notification bar :





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    Default Re: Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    I don't have my N4 yet, so I'm not sure if it works on it, but I use MoreQuicklyPanel on my GNex, which operates much the same as Widgetsoid, and allows me quick access to toggle the hotspot on and off.
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    Default Re: Any way to make a widget or icon for the native tethering?

    Quote Originally Posted by peejay1977 View Post
    Just to add to this, I just installed Widgetsoid which now gives me this in the notification bar :





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    Going to try it out tonight.

    EDIT: That is an awesome app! Thanks again.
    Last edited by greydarrah; 12-09-2012 at 07:17 PM.
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