1. matrix388's Avatar
    Hello everybody,

    I just purchased a Google Nexus 7 32GB unlocked 3G from Google Play and the Carrier in my country provided me with a free tethering services. However, there is no option in the settings for using tethering and wi-fi hotspot feature. I tried some tethering apps from Google Play and no one of them worked with me. So is there any way to use this feature without rooting it?

    And here's a snapshot of the settings section in my nexus:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7xrs7uswz...1-13-32-17.png
    01-28-2013 11:40 AM
  2. wunderbar's Avatar
    did you look in the "more..." option under wireless & networks?
    01-28-2013 11:50 AM
  3. matrix388's Avatar
    Yes, there is no option for tethering or wi-fi hotspot.
    01-28-2013 01:00 PM
  4. still1's Avatar
    Yes, there is no option for tethering or wi-fi hotspot.
    so you are saying there is no tethering and hotspot under settings-->more-->tethering and hotspot?
    can you post a screenshot?

    use an app called foxifi works without root https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxfi
    01-28-2013 02:31 PM
  5. matrix388's Avatar
    I tried it and I got a message said: it is stopped.
    01-31-2013 04:40 AM
  6. matrix388's Avatar
    Please guys see my updated question.
    01-31-2013 04:47 AM
  7. iMacro's Avatar
    listen,
    as far as i know you can't without rooting your device because the OS won't allow the app to tether. I have been through the same situation you are in. You have to root. Rooting is so easy with toolkit. Rooting will give you amazing things and won't harm your device, and you can always unroot any time you want. Here are some of the things you can do when you root:
    1- make your nexus 7 a wifi hotspot.
    2- run whatsapp messenger.
    3- take video shots of your screen.
    4- feel more free to use game emulators on your device, like sony ps1 etc....
    5- installing roms, interfaces and widgets.
    i can write forever to tell you the advantages of rooting, but to be brief: " when you allow apps makers to access your system files, endless features will be between your hands".
    You will find some apps that can make your nexus 7 a wifi hotspot on google play without rooting, this is not true and don't waste your time testing them.
    Note: you may be able to use some of the above features without rooting, but it is faster and easier to save your time and effort by rooting your nexus 7.
    thank you.
    Abdussalam.
    02-07-2013 06:30 AM
  8. Hoppy063's Avatar
    I use Open Garden, it uses blue tooth to connect devices and now my non rooted N7 works on 3g when connected to my mobile. Can be installed on laptops, phones and tablets.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    02-08-2013 02:06 PM
  9. zedorda's Avatar
    I use Open Garden, it uses blue tooth to connect devices and now my non rooted N7 works on 3g when connected to my mobile. Can be installed on laptops, phones and tablets.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    I think you missed the fact that his N7 has mobile data and wants to share the N7's 3g with other devices that I bet don't have bluetooth.

    The new Jellybean 4.2.1 does not have tethering in any settings menu.
    02-08-2013 04:26 PM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You'll have to root and try another app. Here are a few results in the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/search...+tether&c=apps
    02-08-2013 10:28 PM
  11. iMacro's Avatar
    when you root, just flash a zip file called jop4od or jop40c from your bootloader and then you will find the tether option under settings.
    open garden app is very limited:
    both devices have to have bluetooth.
    both devices have to have open garden app already installed (please note that till now 12/2/2013 IOS in not suuported)
    Hope this help
    Thank you
    02-12-2013 12:15 AM
  12. Zoran Sladoljev's Avatar
    when you root, just flash a zip file called jop4od or jop40c from your bootloader and then you will find the tether option under settings.
    open garden app is very limited:
    both devices have to have bluetooth.
    both devices have to have open garden app already installed (please note that till now 12/2/2013 IOS in not suuported)
    Hope this help
    Thank you
    Hello, would some of the zip files work with JB 4.2.2 JDQ39? Is it too much work to make a zip for that build too?
    Thank you very much in advance
    06-29-2013 09:15 AM
  13. Alex Tokts's Avatar
    save from google market app: wifi hot-spot and use it
    09-01-2013 06:45 AM

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