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    Default Sprint Galaxy S3: Tether Help

    Hi guys I really need some help here. Im really really desperate! Last night I set out to simply find a way to tether wifi from my GS3 for free. From my understanding that required me to root + download tether app with root admin rights. Apparently it appears to be more in depth than that  unless I’m missing something simple. I’ll just start by giving you my specs and tell you what I’ve done so far. Sorry for the long post.

    Sprint
    Galaxy S3
    SPH-L710
    JellyBean 4.3
    Hardware L710.14
    Stock kernel and rom



    Followed the steps in this link to root it. It pretty much walks me through using Odin to root the phone. Looks like it also installs SuperSU for superuser access. I like the fact that it’s not too invasive, which is great because I simply want wifi tethering and am not looking for a custom kernel or rom. http://honai-android.blogspot.com/20...-sph-l710.html

    Supersu
    When I start the phone it says “Unfortunately SuperSU has stopped”
    Downloaded the apk, ran it, launched ok, asked me to disable knox and said yes, rebooted phone, got same msg that supersu stopped, runs fine after install apk but fails after every reboot. Maybe knox is screwing with it?
    No supersu update on the play store
    Regardless I installed root checker and says the device has root access…


    I downloaded a bunch of tethering apps I thought had root access but none actually enabled tethering.

    Foxfi
    When I use CDMA only (used this for troubleshooting purposes) Launch Foxfi, activate wifi hotspot, “unable to connect to data network, turning off hotspot. Your plan may not have hotspot service”’
    When I use LTE/CDMA the popup message is you are not subscribed to the Hotspot service. Do you want to see subscription options?”
    When I cancel out of that popup it says FoxFI hotspot ready and has the wifi icon on the notification bar but can’t find the wifi network on devices
    Also it never requests superuser

    1 click wifi tethering free
    Launch, click enable, the notification bar says hotspot connected but then I get the same error “unable to connect to data network, turning off hotspot. Your plan may not have hotspot service”, still can’t see the network on other devices
    When I use LTE/CDMA the popup message is you are not subscribed to the Hotspot service. Do you want to see subscription options?”
    Also it never requests superuser

    Wifi Tether TrevE Mod v3.3
    Launch, opens fine, asks for superuser access, click button to enable tethering, get an error in the app that says “tethering started with errors! Please check ‘show log’”
    Clicking show log gives me an error of “Unable to open log file. File does not exist.”
    It still shows a message “Tethering is currently running…” under the “ongoing apps” section but still can’t find wifi network on other devices

    Jtether
    Launch, “says turning Wifi AP on” requests superuser access, eventually gets to the same message that says “unable to connect to data network, turning off hotspot. Your plan may not have hotspot service”
    When I use LTE/CDMA the popup message is you are not subscribed to the Hotspot service. Do you want to see subscription options?”
    Oddly when I launch Jtether with FoxFI on I can see the FoxFI network for literally 1 second, but not long enough to connect. This only happens when I use CDMA only. When I use LTE/CDMA it never shows up at all.
    .
    I’ve uncovered a lot of issues but I don’t know where to start troubleshooting. Do I start with SuperSU errors or can they be omitted? Do I start with FoxFI error troubleshooting? Maybe start with finding out why TrevE’s tether mod has errors but log file can’t be found? Maybe the root method I used wasn’t ‘deep’ enough? If so what method should I use? I thought this would be way easier but hours and hours later, here I am with no wifi tethering. I hope you guys can help.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-22-2014 at 04:35 PM.
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    Last edited by DaisFlaque; 03-22-2014 at 01:21 PM. Reason: Removed sts typing.... sorry XD
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    Default Re: Tether Help

    After you get it all straightened out here is some tethering reading and downloads that should work for your phone:

    [MOD][Deodex][Odex][MB1][MC3][MD4][MK3]Hotspot Mod - Working 4G - xda-developers
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    (Browser goofed. Didn't let me edit error post. gotta love IE touch)
    Last edited by logicalstatus1; 03-22-2014 at 10:26 AM.
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    Default Re: Tether Help

    DaisFlague, thanks for googling for 2 secs. My post says that I've already tried the steps in the link. (btw took 2 secs to read that in post)

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Dave426 View Post
    After you get it all straightened out here is some tethering reading and downloads that should work for your phone:

    [MOD][Deodex][Odex][MB1][MC3][MD4][MK3]Hotspot Mod - Working 4G - xda-developers
    Super Dave thanks for the help. I actually did try the steps from your link and it worked like a charm! I just didn't know apps couldn't enable tethering like it was able to do on my last spring EVO 4G. Probably just security enhancements. Anyway thanks!
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    Lol I must have been dead tired... Please pardon my rudeness... But lol I can't read your post in a minute.. and to keep up with it all.. lol let alone 2 secs... XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by logicalstatus1 View Post
    Super Dave thanks for the help. I actually did try the steps from your link and it worked like a charm! I just didn't know apps couldn't enable tethering like it was able to do on my last spring EVO 4G. Probably just security enhancements. Anyway thanks!
    Apps do not work because Sprint wants you to pay $10/month tethering fee. That's why you root and install a work around.
    HTC One (M8) Stock For Now.
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