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    Rooting and WiFi Tethering

    Hello.

    I have a friend who has a DX and we keep trying to get him to root it, but his only hesitation is because he read that when you root, and then connect your phone to your computer while doing the WiFi tethering, it disconnects the tethering or something along those lines.

    Is this true? Was it ever true? Is there a work around if it is true?

    Thank you for your help in trying to turn someone to the dark side of rooting.

    Jeremy
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    I dont understand the question... Connecting the tether disconnects the tether?

    I'm gonna go ahead and say whatever it is it's probably not true, or a nonissue if it is true.
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    Haha. Sorry.

    Ok, so (theoretically) he has his DX rooted. Has the WiFi hotspot enabled, but whenever he plugs in his DX to the computer via USB (for mass storage device or something like that), it disables the WiFi hotspot... thingy. lol

    Does that make sense?
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    Not true and doesn't make any sense.

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    That's what I said! I have no idea where he heard/read that... but whatever. Well sweet. Maybe I can convince him to root now. Haha.

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    My gut instinct was to say that that is untrue. So I just tested it, and it is definitely untrue.

    I usually charge the phone off the computer while I tether.
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    Oh cool. Thanks for actually testing it.

    My only guess... is that maybe someone had the WiFi app on their SD card... so whenever they connected to the computer it disabled it? I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbdavies View Post
    Hello.

    I have a friend who has a DX and we keep trying to get him to root it, but his only hesitation is because he read that when you root, and then connect your phone to your computer while doing the WiFi tethering, it disconnects the tethering or something along those lines.

    Is this true? Was it ever true? Is there a work around if it is true?

    Thank you for your help in trying to turn someone to the dark side of rooting.

    Jeremy

    What you do is root it. Google it. Then when its rooted then download this android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Be aware android wifi tether do not work with droid x with android 2.2. Some kind of bug there that you don't get steady connection. I don't know what other tethering to use that is wireless that works.
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    careful when convincing your friends to root

    I rooted a friends from and loaded a customer rom for her because she kept complaining about battery life etc....nothing followed but complaints and questions....ended up flashing it back to stock and saying here ya goo

    but your friends theory or w/e you want to call it is incorrect
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    Quote Originally Posted by jloya View Post
    careful when convincing your friends to root

    I rooted a friends from and loaded a customer rom for her because she kept complaining about battery life etc....nothing followed but complaints and questions....ended up flashing it back to stock and saying here ya goo

    but your friends theory or w/e you want to call it is incorrect
    Thats bull **** what you're saying. Rooting is very easy to do, and if something happend to the phone like if its bricked just flash 2.2 froyo ota full sbf file. Rooting on 2.1 is easier just click and root.
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