1. clindner's Avatar
    What hotspot apps are you guys running? All require root, right?

    My phone is unrooted, and I would prefer to stay that way if I could. Rooting wipes the phones memory from what I've read, and I'm too lazy to take the time to restore everything if I dont' have to!
    08-22-2011 08:42 AM
  2. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    You're correct, all the tethering apps require root as far as I know.

    Rooting doesn't wipe the phone, unlocking the bootloader does.
    08-22-2011 08:48 AM
  3. clindner's Avatar
    I haven't seen any guide to rooting the phone that doesn't also include unlocking.

    So, what hotspot app are you using, and where do you get it?
    08-22-2011 10:19 AM
  4. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    Well, they go hand in hand, you have to unlock the bootloader to root.

    I'm using Wireless Tether, it's free from the Market. Only downside is that it's ad-hoc tethering, I haven't found an infrastructure mode tether yet.
    08-22-2011 11:23 AM
  5. chud's Avatar
    Well, they go hand in hand, you have to unlock the bootloader to root.

    I'm using Wireless Tether, it's free from the Market. Only downside is that it's ad-hoc tethering, I haven't found an infrastructure mode tether yet.
    You can install a hack that gives you back the original infrastructure tethering.
    08-22-2011 11:26 AM
  6. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    You can install a hack that gives you back the original infrastructure tethering.
    It's 3G only though right?
    08-22-2011 11:41 AM
  7. chud's Avatar
    It's 3G only though right?
    Yeah it's just restoring what was blocked by the update.
    08-22-2011 12:04 PM
  8. vertigosrs's Avatar
    You can install a hack that gives you back the original infrastructure tethering.
    The hack that's being referred to, is that Pete's? Also I switch back and forth from wifi tether to Barnacle. Its free from the market also, I kinda like barnacles interface better than wifi tether.
    08-22-2011 12:26 PM
  9. chud's Avatar
    Yes, Pete's.
    08-22-2011 12:47 PM
  10. clindner's Avatar
    Well, they go hand in hand, you have to unlock the bootloader to root.

    So, there's no way to root without wiping your phone then, right?
    08-22-2011 12:52 PM
  11. joe745's Avatar
    i rooted my phone and it did not wipe the memory off of my phone.
    08-22-2011 12:57 PM
  12. clindner's Avatar
    OK, I finally rooted my phone, but I'm not clear about whether these apps will do 4G tethering.

    Is it limited to 3G by the phone, or will WiFi Tether or Barnacle do 4G? If they don't do 4G, then I may as well just stick with the stock Tethering, which is working fine.
    08-24-2011 10:50 AM
  13. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    I know for a fact that Wifi Tether uses 4G. I did a speed test. Not sure about Barnacle.
    08-24-2011 11:44 AM
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