1. dariusf's Avatar
    Hi I have Galaxy S II SGH-T989 on T-Mobile with Android 4.1.2 and Mobile hotspot plan paid for (phone unlocked).

    After updating to 4.1.2 (official update) I started having issues with the mobile hot spot.

    1) I turn on the hostpot in the morning
    2) connect fine with my notebook
    3) cant get past the gateway, ipconfig release / renew, nothing, can't ping beyond the gateway
    4) reboot the phone and go back to step 1 and 2, hotspot starts working fine, I can connect to the internet with no issues
    5) I turn off the hotspot for the rest of the day to conserve battery
    6) in the afternoon I turn the hotspot back on, same issue comes back, I can connect to the hotspot with my computer but no access beyond the gateway

    Workaround I found

    At this point I can turn on the Airplane mode, after it turns on, I turn it back off and then turn on the hotspot. Then I can connect and access the internet with no issues.

    Its a major pain and annoyance to have to keep turning on and off the Airplane mode along with hotspot just to connect and access internet via my notebook. I have to do it twice a day for my commute.

    Anyone else experiencing same issue?

    08-22-2013 09:22 PM
  2. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    Using custom ROMs (preferably AOSP-based ones) seem to not have this issue. Try finding TetheringProvision.apk and delete it.
    08-27-2013 11:47 PM

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