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Newbie Hacking Question
I'm new the Android community, so forgive the newbie questions. I've been a Palm Pre user for the past two years and, in full disclosure, I love webOS and the homebrew community on PreCentral. However, I recently soaked my Pre while in a canoe (fat guy in a little boat) and was forced to buy a new phone. I ended up buying a used EVO on Ebay and so far, I'm digging it. There are things about Android that bug me, but more things I really like (customization, widgets, speed, apps). The EVO hardware is great and makes the Pre look like a kids toy. Also, the 4G in Las Vegas (hometown) is fantastic - just got 5.5 down and 1.6 up using the speedtest.net application.
My question is about hacking, but more specifically wifi hotspot. On my Pre I had a homebrew app called Freetether that worked perfectly. I've been doing some reading on "rooting" the EVO but it seems that since the GB update, the rooting is not possible? Or, do I even need to "root" to get wifi hotspot to work? Hoping someone can shed some light on this for me...