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    If I want wireless tether, do I need to root and flash a rom?

    I'm a couple of weeks in to having my droid inc, and I was going to stay stock, but I'm already starting to get the itch to root. Surprisingly, I like the sense overlay, so my question is, I can't just root and then magically run wireless tether, I'm going to need to flash a rom with a custom kernel, right? Consider me a low intermediate technical user.

    Thanks in advance for the noobishness
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    I am not totally sure you need a custom kernel never tried it with a stock kernel but you can flash a kernel without a rom but you have to be rooted to use wireless tether for sure.

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    +1! I don't see why a custom kernel would be necessary. Try it. Worst case, it won't work

    Quote Originally Posted by GSXRADDICT View Post
    I am not totally sure you need a custom kernel never tried it with a stock kernel but you can flash a kernel without a rom but you have to be rooted to use wireless tether for sure.

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    I think you fine people just convinced this young cowboy to root away...I would really just like root for wireless tether, titanium backup, shoot me, couple of apps I can't live without. Thanks peeps.
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    No problem and if you ever decide to try a rom out I would suggest cm7 awesome battery life with the right kernel have fun with root what you thought was an awesome phone can only get better..well as long as you have a backup if it doesn't haha

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    Good luck! And if green doesn't go well with your phone one the Wireless Tether app, let me know

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    If you are using a stock Droid Incredible then all you need is root. It can be a bit strange depending on what version of the Wireless Tether app you use. If you are having issues I can pull my version and send it to you.
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    I was also looking to root my phone as well for wireless tether inorder for me to tether the wifi xoom when it comes out.

    I am a little worried though that I will mess up my phone when I try to root. Is the steps pretty much

    1. use unrevoked 3.21
    2. download wireless tether from market

    i've been trying to read as much as I can around rooting the droid once i have 2.2 and how to link it to the xoom. I feel like there is so much out there and everything is slightly different
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondjchin View Post
    I was also looking to root my phone as well for wireless tether inorder for me to tether the wifi xoom when it comes out.

    I am a little worried though that I will mess up my phone when I try to root. Is the steps pretty much

    1. use unrevoked 3.21
    2. download wireless tether from market

    i've been trying to read as much as I can around rooting the droid once i have 2.2 and how to link it to the xoom. I feel like there is so much out there and everything is slightly different
    Yes, you would need to root first before wi-fi tether. Follow this tutorial here to root, How to root stock 2.2 using unrEVOked 3.32.
    Need help with your HTC Droid Incredible? Visit DF's sister site, Incredible Forum, at http://www.incredibleforum.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondjchin View Post
    I was also looking to root my phone as well for wireless tether inorder for me to tether the wifi xoom when it comes out.

    I am a little worried though that I will mess up my phone when I try to root. Is the steps pretty much

    1. use unrevoked 3.21
    2. download wireless tether from market

    i've been trying to read as much as I can around rooting the droid once i have 2.2 and how to link it to the xoom. I feel like there is so much out there and everything is slightly different
    Also check out this guys video on rooting a stock Droid Incredible. Watching this video is what put me over the edge to root my Incredible. Hope it helps!

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