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    Lightbulb Tether on a Stock Non-Rooted Moto X!

    Works on KitKat too!

    I was curious if my old tether app would work and turns it does. EasyTether doesn't do WiFi but it does do USB and Bluetooth tethering. I prefer USB tethering over WiFi because WiFi forces both data and WiFi radios to be constantly running and will burn up your battery really quick. It will also make your phone run hot so that it may prevent it from properly charging. I've never had those problems using USB tethering, it will run all day. Plus you can easily setup your laptop to be a WiFi hotspot instead.

    EasyTether comes in a free (Lite) version as well as the Pro version. The Lite version works with everything but secure sites or protocols. No https or VPN. Works with Windows XP all the way to 8.1, Mac OS X, Linux and Android 4.x Tablets.

    Instructions:
    1. Download the version you're interested in. I had bought the Pro version from the Amazon Appstore because I had problems using Google Play due to it claiming "This app is incompatible with all of your devices". You can also buy direct from the developer , or try the Free version first .
    2. Follow the easy setup guide and make sure you enable debugging mode.
    3. Download and install the EasyTether drivers for your PC .
    4. You're not done yet, you'll have to download and install the Motorola USB drivers located .




    That's it, Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Tether on a Stock Non-Rooted Moto X!

    PDA net USB tether is working on non-rooted Moto X's, too. And ITA about the phone getting hot when you WiFi tether as well as it killing the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deesugar View Post
    Plus you can easily setup your laptop to be a WiFi hotspot instead.
    How do you do that?
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    Default Re: Tether on a Stock Non-Rooted Moto X!

    I assume you're using a carrier locked model. The stock tethering options work fine for me on my Developer Edition on AT&T.
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    Default Re: Tether on a Stock Non-Rooted Moto X!

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMike View Post
    I assume you're using a carrier locked model. The stock tethering options work fine for me on my Developer Edition on AT&T.
    On Verizon if you have unlimited data, they block the stock tethering options. And with the KitKat update, the exploits the standard apps like PDA net/FoxFi used were patched for WiFi tether although you can still use USB tether.

    So this thread is directed toward us Verizon unlimited data plan Moto X owners.
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    Default Re: Tether on a Stock Non-Rooted Moto X!

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMike View Post
    I assume you're using a carrier locked model. The stock tethering options work fine for me on my Developer Edition on AT&T.
    Sprint with unlimited data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesugar View Post
    Sprint with unlimited data.
    OK, so then both Sprint and Verizon. I was under the impression that ATT blocked tethering for unlimited data users, too.
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    Default Re: Tether on a Stock Non-Rooted Moto X!

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    PDA net USB tether is working on non-rooted Moto X's, too. And ITA about the phone getting hot when you WiFi tether as well as it killing the battery.

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    How do you do that?

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