Free USB tether?
I have been using PDAnet and now the trial ran out. It costs like $20 but I figure there has to be a free option. Can I root it or something and somehow get it to USB tether? I know there is a way to get the 3g wireless tether but I just need USB tethering for now. Any ideas?
- 07-07-2010, 07:24 PM #2
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yes, you can root and get a free usb tether . You can also tether through wifi.
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- 07-08-2010, 12:14 AM #9
Wow, this thread needs answers.
Wifi tether means your phone becomes a wifi hotspot. Your laptop doesn't need to be connected to your phone via usb, but instead the wifi network it creates. It's easy as opening the wifi tether app and pressing one button. Then just go on your computer and connect to the right network.
Rooting will take some knowledge, especially if you installed the latest update. However, after root you can do free wifi tether.
But there's another option:
If you're patient, you can wait for an easy half-root method by unrEVOked. This simple root method semi-roots your phone with one tap. It allows you to get superuser permissions (not flash roms and all that stuff though).
By doing that easy root method, you can get free wifi tether without having to do full root, which may be too painful.
Last edited by Kedar; 07-08-2010 at 12:19 AM.
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- 07-08-2010, 01:05 AM #11
It can work on 3g/4g as far as I know.
Again, like I said on page 1... there's a way to get free tethering... This thread has so many misunderstandings and just plain out wrong answers.
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Ok - It looks like 3g USB tethering no longer works, although 4g works like a champ.
My office network is pitifully slow - I can 4g tether on USB and get about 5x the speed.
It charges the phone rather than running the battery down fast, so you can stay tethered as long as you want.
- 07-10-2010, 10:25 AM #24
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I'm rooted but am not satisfied with the WiFi tethering solultions currently available...they all tend to give me crappy connections that disconnect between 5-10 minutes after connecting.
What I want, basically, is a freeware version of Easy Tether or PDAnet. There probably isn't one available or I'd have found it by now (I've been looking...)
Anyone have one to recommend?