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    Default Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Hello fellow Rezounders! I am a new member to both your community, and to the phone. I've come from a Droid X, and aside from enjoying the ability to do several things without my phone freezing, I'm really digging the Rzd.

    One thing I was somewhat aware of, my wife had a DInc, is the lack of connectivity between HTC and iPad. This wasn't a deal break for me, but I did get somewhat used to just connecting from my DX to the iPad and having instant internet, so my question is obvious:

    Will this be possible for the Rezound in the future, you think? Or, if it gets rooted and I manage to root it without imploding my neighborhood, will I be able to use a mobile hotspot or something similar?

    Thanks!


    (Also, I did look around for other topics on this subject, but if I missed one please forgive me.)
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    I think you'll have to pay for the mobile hot spot service that Verizon offers for $20. There may be unauthorized 3rd party apps that will allow it too, but I'm not sure.
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    Default Re: Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Before purchasing mine, I'd asked around and no one had found an app that would let you do this with the rezound (this may have changed now, but not sure), so I had to get the HotSpot feature from Verizon. If you're like me and need more than what the $20 option gives you, ask them about getting the unlimited option for just $30. I wouldn't get it if I didn't need it, but my job depends on it.
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    Default Re: Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Temp root via the clean tool + OpenGarden Wifi Tether

    Unfortunately any reboot on the Rezound will cause you to lose root status, until you re-root.

    I too came from a Droid X and I do miss the permanent root and dev community for the phone, but I love my Rezound so I'll stick with it.

    EDIT: Unless I misunderstand what you're trying to accomplish... are you trying to use the phone to provide internet for the iPad, or vice versa? I know you can hook your phone up to the computer and provided you have the proper drivers installed on the computer you can enable an internet pass-thru mode to share your computer's internet connection. I don't think this would work with the iPad unless HTC has made the appropriate software you'd need to use on the iOS
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    I agree with xxfallacyxx however I just use wifi tether v2.0.7 because it's free. Also you mentioned Bluetooth in your OP. Not sure how you were tethering BT but that same method may be available to you with temp root on the Rezound.

    Edit: NM, open garden uses wifi tether source.
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    Default Re: Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Yeah, on my DX all I did was connect the devices via BT, and the iPad had instant internet.


    So, the wifi tether v2.0.7, this still requires the rezound to be rooted for it to work?
    Last edited by jaegur; 12-28-2011 at 12:54 AM.
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    Default Re: Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Quote Originally Posted by jaegur View Post
    Yeah, on my DX all I did was connect the devices via BT, and the iPad had instant internet.


    So, the wifi tether v2.0.7, this still requires the rezound to be rooted for it to work?
    All wifi tethering requires root. Don't know why, but it does. Which ROM were you using on your DX? I was running liberty 3 and I never saw anything about Bluetooth tethering.
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    Default Re: Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Everything on my DX was stock, never rooted or installed any custom ROMs. I literally just went into wireless settings, turned my BT on on my droid, made it discoverable, did the same on my iPad and paired them like I would a headset, and a little icon popped up on my ipad where the wifi signal would be, looked like two chain links connected, and I had internet.
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    Default Re: Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Quote Originally Posted by jaegur View Post
    Everything on my DX was stock, never rooted or installed any custom ROMs. I literally just went into wireless settings, turned my BT on on my droid, made it discoverable, did the same on my iPad and paired them like I would a headset, and a little icon popped up on my ipad where the wifi signal would be, looked like two chain links connected, and I had internet.
    Not running Barnacle or anything?? Just a stock bluetooth pairing? Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    Not running Barnacle or anything?? Just a stock bluetooth pairing? Really?
    x2

    There were bluetooth tethering apps from what I recall, and I do think they needed root as well... of course here I am speculating when the answer is probably a quick market search away... :whistles innocently:
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    Default Re: Rezound+Bluetooth+iPad= oh no internet

    Yep, the only thing even remotely related that I download was PDANet for connecting to my laptop. Other than that, not a thing.
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    I'm having the same issue. I was able to bluetooth tether my Transformer Prime to my completely stock Motorola Droid 2 with no problems. I switched to an HTC Rezound today, and it won't even connect to my Transformer Prime. Just the stupid "Paired but not connected" status. Hoping maybe the upcoming ICS update will fix this.
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    I had a Thunderbolt and connected it all the time using PDAnet with my laptop and then my Transformer after Verizon's free hotspot promo ran out. I used Bluetooth, wifi and USB tethering. Once I got the Rezound I tried, but can't connect. I started looking at the settings and found that there is now an app that once something like PDAnet, Foxfi or a app like these runs it instantly starts. Its called 'TetherGuard' or something like that. Now I have to decide if I want to root my Rezound or leave it running the ICS leak.

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