1. jabco's Avatar
    Last I tried in July I could tether My Nex 3 4g shows I am tethering, my pc picks up the hotspot but can not connect. I read somewhere 2.3.5 update caused this to happen. Is there a fix
    08-26-2011 08:46 PM
  2. chud's Avatar
    Root it.
    08-26-2011 08:49 PM
  3. clindner's Avatar
    I just went through that myself, jabco.

    Just so you know (because the information available isn't clear on it), you have to unlock the Nexus to root it, and in the process, you have to wipe the phone. This is a built-in security precaution so people can't get at your information by unlocking it if you have it password protected.

    So, be sure you read up, and also be sure to back up the contents of your SD card.
    08-27-2011 02:22 PM
  4. m3grady2's Avatar
    yeah just root it
    08-27-2011 04:42 PM
  5. its_miller_time's Avatar
    I rooted and downloaded "Wireless Tether" from the market... worked flawlessly!
    08-27-2011 07:23 PM
  6. david279's Avatar
    I rooted and downloaded "Wireless Tether" from the market... worked flawlessly!
    you didn't have to download that tethering app, its built into the os. Look under wireless setting and you'll see hotspot.
    08-28-2011 10:04 AM
  7. chud's Avatar
    you didn't have to download that tethering app, its built into the os. Look under wireless setting and you'll see hotspot.
    It was broken during the last update.
    08-28-2011 10:48 AM
  8. Trun's Avatar
    I've been uising the GPA ROM, and it unbreaks the built in tethering, very nice.
    08-29-2011 11:14 PM
  9. iRaNDrOiD's Avatar
    easytether is pure gold, USB tethering is great cause you charge your phone at the same time. No root needed btw
    08-30-2011 01:57 AM
  10. boobie1292's Avatar
    If u root and wanna keep stock rom. But fix wireless tethering u can through rom manager in downloads under peter roms. Theres a fix
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    09-02-2011 07:34 AM
  11. meangreenstebo's Avatar
    I just downloaded this "tethering widget" by alek chmyr sprint and my tethering is working again. I am stock, non-rooted. Two updates ago, the build blocked my phone from tethering, now with this widget - it seems to be working again - but I have no idea if I will get a bill from Sprint for this. Anyone know? Maybe 2.3.7 unlocked the tethering again and the this is just the first time that I have tried since the update earlier this week... I really don't know.
    09-25-2011 02:54 PM
  12. chud's Avatar
    Did you just turn it on or did you actually connect something to it?
    09-25-2011 03:07 PM
  13. meangreenstebo's Avatar
    Did you just turn it on or did you actually connect something to it?
    Downloaded the widget for free from Amazon App Store. Put the widget on the same screen as my other quick buttons (wifi, bluetooth, etc..) - it looks just like the stock ones. Hit the wifi icon and I got the blue tethering in the top left corner. Went to my laptop, connected to the phone. It works perfectly. It does not seem to support secure sites on the laptop (much like easy tether lite) but without a doubt, I am running my laptop from my Nexus S 4G with tethering. I did not have to go to Sprint and turn it on, it just worked. When I go into my phone, the tethering box was checked - but in the past when it was checked, it would tell me that I needed to contact Sprint to activate the tethering feature - not anymore.

    I just got the OTA for 2.3.7 a couple of days ago and honestly had not tried the stock tether since. So it could be that 2.3.7 enabled the tethering to work again (on the honor system) or it could be that the widget somehow finds a way around the Sprint block that started with the update in August or so. Really not sure - just know that it is working on a stock, non-rooted Nexus S4G again... hopefully I don't get a bill for it because I do not plan on using it very much, it is just nice to know that it is there in case of emergency. Would be interested to hear if anyone else is having the same luck/experience.
    09-25-2011 03:21 PM
  14. meangreenstebo's Avatar
    And just like that - it is no longer working. I guess that it took a few minutes for Sprint to check my account and see if I had signed up for it. I am going to test the USB feature and see if that will work but I doubt it.
    09-25-2011 03:37 PM
  15. skidmark's Avatar
    And just like that - it is no longer working. I guess that it took a few minutes for Sprint to check my account and see if I had signed up for it. I am going to test the USB feature and see if that will work but I doubt it.
    Does it work via USB (non-rooted)?
    09-27-2011 04:36 PM
  16. grantheppes's Avatar
    And just like that - it is no longer working. I guess that it took a few minutes for Sprint to check my account and see if I had signed up for it. I am going to test the USB feature and see if that will work but I doubt it.
    I don't think that is how it works, considering tethering has been blocked for two updates now.

    If you are rooted you can install Tethering Fix that can be found within ROM manager under Peter Alfonso's ROM's (at the bottom). That allows tethering, if rooted.
    09-27-2011 04:52 PM
  17. jezer29's Avatar
    Is there a difference btwn tethering when rooted as to tethering from the hotspot feature built into the OS?
    10-22-2011 03:08 PM
  18. grantheppes's Avatar
    Is there a difference btwn tethering when rooted as to tethering from the hotspot feature built into the OS?
    Yes, when using the Wireless tether app, in my experience, slower and doesnt work great with my tablet. When running it through built into the OS it works great. Using P Alfonso's hack in Rom manager works great!

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    10-22-2011 03:38 PM
  19. jezer29's Avatar
    Yes, when using the Wireless tether app, in my experience, slower and doesnt work great with my tablet. When running it through built into the OS it works great. Using P Alfonso's hack in Rom manager works great!

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    Cool.. But both ways accord data charges right?
    10-22-2011 03:52 PM
  20. grantheppes's Avatar
    Cool.. But both ways accord data charges right?
    Been tethering for a few years without plan, never go over 5 gbs on my Data (have unlimited), never been charged. I believe bits are bits, and Sprint doesn't know as long as you used the tether fix. I only tether to my Tablet, which is Android, so I'm really only using as much as a phone would. I tether to my laptop for work emergencies.
    10-22-2011 04:33 PM
  21. gitit20's Avatar
    10-23-2011 05:30 AM
  22. grantheppes's Avatar
    I still think the tether fix from Peter Alfonso in ROM manager is the better approach.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
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    10-23-2011 08:31 AM
  23. jezer29's Avatar
    Been tethering for a few years without plan, never go over 5 gbs on my Data (have unlimited), never been charged. I believe bits are bits, and Sprint doesn't know as long as you used the tether fix. I only tether to my Tablet, which is Android, so I'm really only using as much as a phone would. I tether to my laptop for work emergencies.
    Ok that's sounds good Thanx alot
    10-23-2011 10:04 AM
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