Last edited by K1ick; 03-27-2013 at 06:42 PM.
I feel everyone's pain of no longer being able to tether your phone to pc. I too have experienced the same thing on my Motorola RAZR after they updated it. I have been able to tether ever since I got my phone a little over a year ago. Now, they want me to pay an extra $29.99 per month in order to tether!
I think they can charge as long as you have an unlimited data plan. It only make sense because otherwise people's data usage would be way over the top. However, for those of us who do not have an unlimited plan, say for example you pay $30 for 2 gigabytes of data per month, I'm not sure if they can charge a tethering fee in that case. At least that's what I was told by the FCC today when I filed a complaint about this issue.
What pisses me off is I see no difference in whether I use my phone or my computer, via USB tethering, to access the Internet using my 2 GB of data per month which I pay for.
I called Verizon yesterday and was told that I could get a plan which included 6 GB of data a month for about the same price I am paying now. Umm, yeah, like I want to get stuck in another two year contract with them. I am counting the days now until my contract expires early next year. I'd rather go back to my old TracPhone than stay with them.
Hey.... Foxfi + pdnet installed on the computer you choose to USB connect too and you can connect via USB tethering for free..... just getting ready to ROOT and add other SW but got this free version to work.... wondering how long before motorola screw this one up.
Last edited by bobplane777; 03-27-2013 at 08:16 PM.
I urge everyone that feels that this is not right to contact the FCC. They can take your complaint right over the phone. The rep I spoke with was very helpful. The number is 888-225-5322. There's an option to make a complaint. I eventually pressed "0" and got to the rep a bit quicker. But, I got right through.
Hello, I have a related problems but I may be of help. I have a Samsung galaxy nexus, and it recently upgraded to 4.2.2. My usb tethering on a 4gb a month plan was disabled as well, even though I retained root. However, when I root or flash or anything I use the nexus root toolkit by wugfresh. After a little tinkering I got my usb tethering to work, sorta.
Here's what I did:
1. Connect phone to pc via usb cable.
2. Open device manager, remove all signs of any phone, adb drivers, etc. Be sure to check under usb devices.
3. Right click on your computer name at the very top (everyone's is different) and click "scan for hardware changes".
4. After it installs, unplug usb cable, make sure usb debugging is enabled on the phone, and plug back in. On my phone, I got a message saying computer something is requesting usb debugging permissions. I granted, and said always approve for this computer.
5. I open my nexus root toolkit (maybe rsd lite would work?), start usb tethering on phone with pdanet, and click connect on pc, and I have verified that I in fact DO have Internet access.
If I close the toolkit I get a socket error in pdanet, and lose the connection.
Maybe you guys can get a workaround from this info. Let me know if you need more info.
Alright finally got the time to do a Nandroid/Safe Strap Backup for you. This back up is the OTA Stock Jelly Bean 98.72.18 with root and usb, bluetooth, and wifi tethering all working.
NOTE: If anyone else wants to host this your more than welcome to. I have limited hosting space so I'll eventually have to delete it.
Droid 4. JB OTA Leak, rooted / Waiting for CM10.1 (Latest) with a JB kernel