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    Can Nexus 5 act as a Hotspot as my Photon 4G can? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aluyg View Post
    Can Nexus 5 act as a Hotspot as my Photon 4G can? Thanks!
    Yes, its built in. Its why I like Nexi, Hotspot out of the box.

    Nexus 5 Specs:

    GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
    CDMA 800 / 1900 - North America version
    3G Network HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900 - North America version
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
    4G Network LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - North America version
    LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
    SIM Micro-SIM
    Announced 2013, October
    Status Available. Released 2013, November
    BODY Dimensions 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
    Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
    DISPLAY Type True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch Yes
    Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes
    MEMORY Card slot No
    Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
    DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
    EDGE Class 12
    Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
    NFC Yes
    USB Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0
    CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash
    Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere
    Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
    Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
    FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
    Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
    CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
    GPU Adreno 330
    Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
    Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
    Browser HTML5
    Radio No
    GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
    Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    Colors Black, White
    - Wireless charging
    - SNS integration
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    - MP4/H.264/H.263 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
    - Organizer
    - Image/video editor
    - Document editor
    - Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
    - Voice memo/dial/commands
    - Predictive text input
    BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
    Stand-by (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
    Last edited by Chex313; 11-04-2013 at 07:49 AM.
    N5 Black 32GB 4.4.2(I love this thing!!), N4 (4.4.2), iphone 5, etc., N7(4.4.2) AT&T(2 Unlimited Plan's) The Nexus 5 is so fast...I just finished the internet...The ending wasn't great...
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    Default Re: Hotspot capability on Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Chex313 View Post
    Yes, its built in. Its why I like Nexi, Hotspot out of the box. Either my carrier can't detect or they don't care because I'm not in contract and would dump them if they objected. I don't abuse it, maybe that's another reason they don't care...
    What carrier will it on?

    Sent from Samsung Z1 GPE on T-Mobile
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexlam24 View Post
    What carrier will it on?

    Sent from Samsung Z1 GPE on T-Mobile
    Except for Verizon it will run on all carriers in Canada and US...A slightly different version on other parts of the world.
    N5 Black 32GB 4.4.2(I love this thing!!), N4 (4.4.2), iphone 5, etc., N7(4.4.2) AT&T(2 Unlimited Plan's) The Nexus 5 is so fast...I just finished the internet...The ending wasn't great...
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    Hotspot will not work on Sprint for free.....not yet at least
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    Quote Originally Posted by ludesleep View Post
    Hotspot will not work on Sprint for free.....not yet at least
    How do they do that on Sprint? Technically I mean.

    I tested mine on Att worked fine.
    N5 Black 32GB 4.4.2(I love this thing!!), N4 (4.4.2), iphone 5, etc., N7(4.4.2) AT&T(2 Unlimited Plan's) The Nexus 5 is so fast...I just finished the internet...The ending wasn't great...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chex313 View Post
    How do they do that on Sprint? Technically I mean.

    I tested mine on Att worked fine.
    No idea, but its a bummer.
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    I can confirm that although hot spot starts, and devices get an IP from my Nexus, they cannot get to the internet. This is 32gb black on Sprint.
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    EVERYONE ON SPRINT USE FOXFI FROM FOXFI.COM/BIN. IF YOU HAVE UNLIMITED IT USES THE DATA FROM YOUR UNLIMITED PLAN. SAME WITH 500MB PLAN.

    Posted via my weird GT-P3113
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    How to enable native hotspot (root required).

    Add a new entry to the "global" table called "tether_dun_required" with a value of 0 in the /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db file. Be sure to preserve rw-rw---- and system:system attributes, and then reboot
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    I used sqlite browser to do this on my laptop. If I remember I'll put up a step by step later. If I forget, PM me a reminder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by afazel View Post
    I used sqlite browser to do this on my laptop. If I remember I'll put up a step by step later. If I forget, PM me a reminder!


    I cannot take credit for the guide, I found it on another forum (xda I think).
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    Ok, here we go. I used SQLite Database Browser ()

    Pull the file from your phone and save it to your computer. It works best if you use a file explorer like ES File Explorer and save a copy to your SD card, and then transfer to your PC. Then, before you take any more steps, make a copy of it on your SD card named settings.db.bak in case something goes wrong and you need to undo what you did.

    Then, open SQLite Database Browser from where you downloaded it.

    Open settings.db:

    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-open.jpg
    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-open2.jpg

    Browse data:

    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-browse.jpg

    Select global:

    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-browse2.jpg

    Click New Record:

    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-newrecord.jpg

    Double click in the new fields of the new record and make them match below:

    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-newrecord2.jpg

    To do this, just type in the big text box and click Apply Changes. No extra spaces or carriage returns:

    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-newrecord3.jpg

    Save your changes:

    Hotspot capability on Nexus 5-save.jpg

    Put the file back on your "SD card," go back into ES File Explorer, and push it back to /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/ and reboot.
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    thank you for taking the time and posting that step by step afazel. it worked perfectly.

    before i changed the apn from IPv6 to IPv4 i was able to download torrents on both my N7.2 and my laptop but i wasnt able to visit any webpages. just thought it was weird.

    sam
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    So after following the instructions in this thread, if I then unroot my phone, will the changes that enabled tethering be lost?
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    Anyone aware if it works on T-Mobile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasbrobot View Post
    Anyone aware if it works on T-Mobile?

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    I'm using it on T-Mobile's $30 unlimited 4g & text,100 minute plan

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    Default Re: Hotspot capability on Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by samson2908 View Post
    I'm using it on T-Mobile's $30 unlimited 4g & text,100 minute plan

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    I have that same plan. Why can't I just use FoxFi instead of following your tutorial above?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayhawkfan18 View Post
    I have that same plan. Why can't I just use FoxFi instead of following your tutorial above?
    I use HotSpot Toggle on T-Mobile. Simple and effective.
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    Default Re: Hotspot capability on Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by jayhawkfan18 View Post
    I have that same plan. Why can't I just use FoxFi instead of following your tutorial above?
    You probably could, but once this is done it's easy to save a copy of your settings.db file and push it back to the proper directory any time you flash a new ROM. The built-in tethering is very simple to set up (all you have to do is select the security and password) and use.

    I occasionally have had problems getting tethering apps to work, but I've never had a problem getting the built-in tethering to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27 View Post
    So after following the instructions in this thread, if I then unroot my phone, will the changes that enabled tethering be lost?
    Just unrooting, no, but if you wipe and/or flash another ROM most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afazel View Post
    Ok, here we go. I used SQLite Database Browser ()

    Pull the file from your phone and save it to your computer. It works best if you use a file explorer like ES File Explorer and save a copy to your SD card, and then transfer to your PC. Then, before you take any more steps, make a copy of it on your SD card named settings.db.bak in case something goes wrong and you need to undo what you did.

    Then, open SQLite Database Browser from where you downloaded it.

    Open settings.db:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Open.JPG 
Views:	133 
Size:	36.6 KB 
ID:	90774
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Open2.JPG 
Views:	124 
Size:	60.0 KB 
ID:	90775

    Browse data:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Browse.JPG 
Views:	137 
Size:	43.6 KB 
ID:	90776

    Select global:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Browse2.jpg 
Views:	136 
Size:	75.0 KB 
ID:	90777

    Click New Record:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	NewRecord.JPG 
Views:	123 
Size:	73.5 KB 
ID:	90779

    Double click in the new fields of the new record and make them match below:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	NewRecord2.JPG 
Views:	125 
Size:	75.3 KB 
ID:	90781

    To do this, just type in the big text box and click Apply Changes. No extra spaces or carriage returns:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	NewRecord3.JPG 
Views:	1081 
Size:	26.1 KB 
ID:	90783

    Save your changes:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Save.JPG 
Views:	122 
Size:	75.1 KB 
ID:	90784

    Put the file back on your "SD card," go back into ES File Explorer, and push it back to /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/ and reboot.
    Also make sure that when you copy the file back it is owned by system and not by root, otherwise in my experience you will get stuck at the boot screen. Thanks afazel!
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    i have a n5 on sprint , rooted and i use wfi router from the playstore and it works great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    I can confirm that although hot spot starts, and devices get an IP from my Nexus, they cannot get to the internet. This is 32gb black on Sprint.
    i use wifi router from the plastore on my sprint rooted n5 and it wirks great.
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    I don't have this folder com.android.providers.settings so I can't locate settings.db....help?

    Never mind I'm an *****. Realized I need to find it using a root browser. I also had difficulty opening sqtlite browser on my desktop...I couldn't find the actual program itself just a bunch of files....I'm sure I was missing something. I remember reading I need qt something. Anyway I ended up just buying the sql app for 2.99 and did it through there and voila ..tethering re enabled. Thanks guys.
    Last edited by razman1983; 12-08-2013 at 10:50 PM.
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