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Bionic USB Tether

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by breid, Oct 25, 2011.

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    Has anyone been able to tether to a Toshiba Thrive tablet using an USB cable? I can USB tether to a Windows notebook with no problem. The Thrive has both the regular and mini USB ports, but I can't seem to make it work. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!
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    ditto question, steps to tether Thrive via USB to Driod

    Would love to tether via USB to avoid paying more $$$ to Verizon. One would think that an Android device could talk to another Android device! thanks for any help you can provide!
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    try android-wifi-tether.googlecode.com

    i love it use it for my wifes laptop and my xbox.
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    Another alternative is FoxFi in the market. I use it to share my Bionic connection with my Asus TF101 when needed.
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    +1 for FoxFi
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    There is a simple hack to use the stock hotspots without third party apps
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    And that would be? LOL
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    Go to the market an download sqlite editor (u have to buy it) then open it an looked for settings an storage (the one with the hammer an wrench icon) open it then tap on settings.db ----> settings an scroll down till u find entitlement check ( its around value 147) once u find it to the right u will see a 1 long press on it an a menu will pop up tap on edit field an change the 1 to 0 an reboot then start mobile hotspot an set it up to preference an then change the dhcp's last double digit (I think it was 42) to 99 an save
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    But why buy when FoxFi is free and works just as well?
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    Because the stock hot spot will be better than any third party app any day of the week cuz the hot spot was specifically coded an compiled for that device no 2 hot spots on 4g devices are the same I have seen much better signal with the stock hot spot than any other 3 party app
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    Foxfi works great for me. I've connected various laptops, iPads, my Asus Transformer, and more. Haven't failed to connect any device yet.
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    Trust me there is a difference in overall signal strength an quality
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    Do you have a link to a guide or instructions?

    Sent from my iced bionic using Droid Forums. ty gummy!!!
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    Thats what I use to use. Worked great for what I needed. Trying to put it back on my new phone and I cant seem to get it working. Kinda frustrating. When i go thur the stock hotspot app it connects. But doesnt seem to have any internet access. Hopefully Ill figure something out later.
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    This is what I followed. Not sure if this is the best method or not. But After i did all this is wouldnt work. After I did a battery pull everything seems to be working fine
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    Toshiba Thrive Wifi With Droid Bionic without paying for wifi thru my cell co.

    I install FoxFi only on my Droid Bionic. Then set a wifi name and we pass code in FoxFi. Makes my phone a wifi hotspot without using to USB tether . Then I had to tell my tablet the wifi passcodeand wait for the connection. Works like home router!

    I had to wait a few seconds and refresh the page to see the connection work on my thrive but it does work! AT100 Thrive.

    I was told I'd have to be on a $50/mo data plan to do this on my phone. I have not had to up my data plan from the 30 Base plan for data.

    Good luck!
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    Try FoxFi. It's a free Wifi Hotspot tether app that does NOT require Root. I have used it a couple of times and it's works pretty good. The only issue I have had is the amount of time it takes to connect
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    What's the best app for rooted phones?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
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    Well did u reboot? Cuz if u didn't the battery pull rebooted the phone anytime u edit any of the sql settings in the phone u have to reboot for it to take affect
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    I don't know the exact link but my steps are identical to the one I found this hack on
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