1. gatortuba's Avatar
    What wifi tether app works with a rooted nexus galaxy?
    12-16-2011 03:32 PM
  2. mtmjr90's Avatar
    I would really like to know this as well. I just got my Nexus and I've rooted it (first time rooting). I had heard so much about rooting to be able to do free, undetectable wi-fi tethering...but I can't seem to find how. Is it just an app that I install? If so, which one is best to avoid Verizon's snooping?
    12-16-2011 03:40 PM
  3. curley's Avatar
    That is usually involved in a new Kernel to the phone to remove the monitoring. I am not sure any new Kernels have been released to remove that, YET.
    12-16-2011 03:42 PM
  4. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Oh, so just installing a wifi tether app from the market won't be enough then? Okay...guess I'll just keep waiting
    12-16-2011 03:49 PM
  5. racedog's Avatar
    Rooted this morning and installed Wifi Tether and right now its a no go. I don't have any travelling plans right now so it's not a critical thing for me, but when I do travel I use the wifi tether and I'll have to have some sort of working tether, wired or unwired.
    12-16-2011 03:57 PM
  6. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Yeah I'm traveling tomorrow=/ I had read somewhere that if you use something like Barnacle and don't use egregious amounts of data, they won't sniff you out. I'm on a capped data plan anyway, so it's not like I'd be hitting like 10GB or something...
    12-16-2011 04:05 PM
  7. Vaffanculo403's Avatar
    subsccribed
    12-16-2011 08:30 PM
  8. terrain's Avatar
    wifi tether does not work. neither does barnicle at this point devs are working on it so hopefully we will see something by next year.
    12-17-2011 12:31 AM
  9. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    I've heard PDAnet works (no need to root). If you dont mind that in the meantime. Its USB tethering.
    12-17-2011 04:37 AM
  10. Heath276's Avatar
    Anyone know if open garden works? I had it on my charge and it worked great.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    12-17-2011 08:24 AM
  11. dooco's Avatar
    Subscribing
    12-17-2011 10:15 AM
  12. ihyln's Avatar
    There are a ton of threads on this already. Right now none of the wifi tether applications work because the gnex uses the broadcom 4330 chip. There are devs working on the wifi tether for root users for a number of devices that use the broadcom so hopefully we'll have something soon.
    12-17-2011 11:30 AM
  13. bovineyard's Avatar
    EasyTether works through USB.
    12-17-2011 07:55 PM
  14. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Wireless Tether Update.... Now works with Verizon Galaxy Nexus
    ...via DroidLife: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/18...axy-nexus-lte/
    captaincaveman and bovineyard like this.
    12-18-2011 05:29 PM
  15. Vaffanculo403's Avatar
    Wireless Tether Update.... Now works with Verizon Galaxy Nexus
    ...via DroidLife: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/18...axy-nexus-lte/
    I can confirm this and it works flawlessly...
    12-18-2011 07:19 PM
  16. 1fastmr2's Avatar
    I Picked my Nexus 4G today. Can I install this without rooting the phone?
    12-18-2011 10:59 PM
  17. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    I Picked my Nexus 4G today. Can I install this without rooting the phone?
    It says this is an experimental version... so I'm not sure about compatibility with the NS4G but I would think that it would most likely work.

    You're phone is still on Gingerbread... so just go to the android market and search for "wireless thether for root users" and use that version.... And yes you must be rooted to use this app.

    Here's the android market browser link: https://market.android.com/details?id=android.tether or just search the market from your phone.

    EDIT......... sorry I thought you said Nexus S 4G.... yes you can use it but you must be rooted.
    12-18-2011 11:09 PM
  18. djarmin's Avatar
    Nope Android wireless tether requires root access.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    12-18-2011 11:09 PM
  19. Vaffanculo403's Avatar
    Some users over on XDA are having success using this without root...just sayin....

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    12-18-2011 11:42 PM
  20. 1fastmr2's Avatar
    Thank you both for your help. I have been a blackberry user for 8 years. I enjoy this phone. I'm going to wait a couple of weeks before rooting my device.
    12-19-2011 08:34 AM
  21. MikeNY's Avatar
    There are a ton of threads on this already. Right now none of the wifi tether applications work because the gnex uses the broadcom 4330 chip. There are devs working on the wifi tether for root users for a number of devices that use the broadcom so hopefully we'll have something soon.
    What about PDAnet via usb, that works okay and no way for Verizon to find out?
    12-19-2011 09:34 AM
  22. anthony2558's Avatar
    Some users over on XDA are having success using this without root...just sayin....
    Which one?
    12-19-2011 10:46 PM
  23. bphelminski's Avatar
    What about PDAnet via usb, that works okay and no way for Verizon to find out?
    PDAnet is working perfectly for me. I've also gotten WiFi Tether working, as detailed in another thread. One thing I'm finding though, is that the battery drain while tethering is crazy. When using PDAnet, my phone just stays at about the same level (for example, I'm tethering now, and have been at 89% battery for the past couple hours). But, if I use WiFi Tether, it drains, even when plugged into my computer. When it's plugged into the usb port, it slows the drain, but the batter still drains. That's nuts. Hopefully these apps get optimized for the GN and don't kill the batter quite so much after an update. Otherwise it's not all that useful for it to drain even when plugged in.
    12-20-2011 10:19 AM
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