Do you need root to get a free hotspot?

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  1. RandyL712
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    I'm looking to get a wifi hotspot going on my DX - do you need root to accomplish this?

    I know this has likely been gone over a zillion times, I did searches but couldn't find this answer.
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    Yes, root is required.
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    Wifi tethering and Wifi hotspot are 2 different things. You need to be rooted for free wifi tethering but you don't need to be rooted to pay Verizon for hotspot!
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    You could get pda net. You don't need root to use this. There is a trial version for two weeks and then a one time fee to upgrade.
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    Best to root. Then you can have control over your phone. I am running cm7, and it is twice as responsive as stock was for me. Just my opinion.

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    In my opinion, root it and enjoy it...I heard that Verizon's mobile hotspot isnt that great even though its the same connection lol but idk

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    I say root as well! I love CM7!!! and its FAST! =D dancedroid
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    No you don't need to root to get free hotspot/tethering. Go over to the droid3 forums and look for the wireless tether hack. This hack works for multiple motorola devices. Yours' included.

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    Here you go.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1182940

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