HELP!! I can't get my rooted GSIII to work with WiFi Tether

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So i rooted my phone today and was super excited to use WiFi Tether so i could use my iPad. I have tried a few different combinations, but I have been unsuccessful. I am leaving in the AM for a long road trip so any help would be appreciated.
 

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So i rooted my phone today and was super excited to use WiFi Tether so i could use my iPad. I have tried a few different combinations, but I have been unsuccessful. I am leaving in the AM for a long road trip so any help would be appreciated.

I am having the same issue. Wifi tether says it's broadcasting but I can't see it on my computer. I've been trying to search for an answer but no luck.
 

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I've downloaded TrevE's MOD yesterday, work for a few minutes, then keeps on dropping-out.... screen shows: "What the Hell! etc....
 

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I've downloaded TrevE's MOD yesterday, work for a few minutes, then keeps on dropping-out.... screen shows: "What the Hell! etc....
Same here.

I'm currently using Hotspot Toggle Widget, but there's a chance it'll get detected by AT&T.
 

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I had the same issue when I first rooted and stayed on stock rom. There are lot of hacks to run tether on stock rom, but they all looked much more difficult to me then just installing a custom rom. CM is great and tether works right out of the box.
 

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This worked before I updated to Jellybean. Im using a stock ATT rom that is rooted.

The app opens ok, and I get a small bit of data to show on the left side. It appears to be working but my computer cannot see the phone. (no SSID shows up)
 

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I've downloaded TrevE's MOD yesterday, work for a few minutes, then keeps on dropping-out.... screen shows: "What the Hell! etc....

I think that means some other app is trying to turn on / take control of WiFi. Does the AT&T version have anything like Sprint's "Connection optimizer"? Or do you have any kind of profile app that's turning on Wifi?
 

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Check out Darth Stalker or Serenity...if you're into the TouchWiz based ROMs. WiFi tether works just fine with those two....Toggle switch built in. Just a couple of options that I know works for me.


(and Wicked Sensations...just remembered :) )
 

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I've got SG3 i747UCDLK3 & recently successfully rooted the stock rom via the Odin3 approach using root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5. I downloaded and installed wifi_tether_v3_3-beta2.apk. (I have SuperSu). The laptop can see and show a successful connection to the SSID and the phone buzzes to show the connection. The only problem is that I can't connect to the Internet. A second laptop had the same issue. I get the "DNS can't be found" error. I changed to Google DNS without any success. Any suggestions for how to get through to the Internet? I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but I did run into the "what the hell. . ." message about the native wifi taking over and did lose the SSID from the local list. I set the screen time-out to 10 minutes and that kept it for happening (probably for 10 minutes... don't know for sure since I never connected to the internet).
 
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meyerweb#CB

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The "what the Hell" message is because something else on your phone is turning on WiFi. I'm not on AT&T, so don't know if there's anything similar, but Sprint has an app that keeps looking for WiFi signals, and I had to turn that off to get WiFi Tether to work.

I don't really know about the DNS error....
 

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I'm using Portable WiFi Hotspot Free,from the Playstore, with no problems. I've got a rooted SGSIII, and have never been detected by AT&T. Give it a try.:p
 

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I use "Fast Wifi Tether Free" from the play store. Doesn't even require root access and I've never been detected by ATT either. It's a great app, the free version allows you to create a hotspot with K password protect and the paid version allows you to create a password for your hotspot. Try it out and I hope it solves your problems. Been using it for a few months with absolutely no problems. :)
 

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How do I load this? In my PC it says You don't have any devices. Can't I download it to my PC and then connect my phone and install?

Mika
 

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