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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by jdblake, May 20, 2011.

  1. jdblake
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    Is there a good free hotspot app for a Droid X smartphone. I'm looking for and app that's free to download, and free of any user / service fees.
    As I am new to the world for smartphones, I'm not sure what's available, or how to go about setting it up.

    jdblake :)
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    Hotspot is not consider free through verizon any more. They have been removed from the market app. But you may be able to find them using the google search site. Also to have used them in the pat you would have to root your phone. Brian
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    Root that baby and ill make sure you get wifi tether which is what you're looking for i believe

    From my Liberated DROID2 at 1.25ghz
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    As I said before, I'm new to the world of smartphone and do not know the lingo. What exactly is rooting a phone, how do I go about doing it. And what are the pros can cons?

    Thanks

    jdblake :)
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    Well I'm not gonna post the steps u need to root and all of that, all of which can easily be found here in the forums, but if you are not interested in rooting or messing with the phone, you could get the app "PDAnet" by June Fabrics. Although Verizon blocked it on the market you can still get the app other ways and the free version will work just fine (with exception of https) I have had a few friends and family who don't seriously need tethering and have used PDAnet without any problems.

    June Fabrics PDA Technology Group
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    There are sooooo many threads on rooting and i think it would serve you well to read about it before doing it. Get reading

    From my Liberated DROID2 at 1.25ghz
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    Quit stealing. That is why us rooters are getting lumped in with thieves.
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    You really should know that rooting nulls your warranty, and using any hotspot app other than your carrier's official service violates your terms of service and leaves you open to bad things.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    Are there any rooted users who are paying for a tethering plan? :^)

    Sent from my unrooted DroidX using DroidForums app
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    Good question

    From my Liberated DROID2 at 1.25ghz
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    oh boy another tethering morality debacle dancedroid
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    Yeah, plenty. Rooting does not break any TOS.
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    Tell me about it. Here we go again.

    From my Liberated DROID2 at 1.25ghz
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    It's not a morality issue, it's the tethering brought heat to us rooters and they are locking down the apps when root is detected, this didn't happen before.
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    If I use the app that came with the Driod X I purchased, and I pay $30.00 a month for unlimited data usage, why should I have to pay another $20.00 to use the Hotspot app provided?

    jdblake:angry:
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    Because you signed a contract saying you will otherwise face termination and fees?
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    It is a risk, but its his right to take it. Anytime anyone pirates an app or a song or movie, it is stealing, but im sure we have all done it. It's our risk to take. I don't tether. Only because i dont need to, not because I think it's wrong.

    From my Liberated DROID2 at 1.25ghz
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    How am I stealing? Motorola / Verizon provided the hotspot app on the phone when I purchased it. And I pay for UNLIMITED DATA from Verizion. If I have to pay an addition fee for data use, then it's not UNLIMITED DATA. Or am I not understanding the term UNLIMITED DATA USE?

    jdblake :icon_eek:
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    I agree. Verizon is wrong for doing that, but it is the contract we signed as ridiculous as it is. I would just drop it dude. This thread will get ugly. I don't care either way. If you want to tether, it's your choice!

    From my Liberated DROID2 at 1.25ghz
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    Thanks for the response.
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