If I root to tether, do I have to do anything else?

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    I have a Moto Droid (since Nov 2009)... Love my phone, but I'm not a hacker type. I recently got an iPad and after spending all day today reading this forum and others have come to the conclusion that the only way to connect my iPad is to 'root' my Droid and connect via wifi...

    I am hesitant to 'root' ... I actually got it all to work (using SuperOneClick) and Google's wireless tether earlier today but I undid it.

    I undid it because it seems like that there may be long term maintenance that I would have to do for my rooted phone and I'm not sure I'm comfortable doing that.

    So, if I rooted my Droid only to do the tethering would I have to do anything else to keep things working?

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    Elizabeth
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    I have a rooted Droid and I tether to my MacBookPro on a regular basis. You need to install the tether app or easy tether (both are free). I had an iPad and successfully tethered to my Droid.

    One you root and find a rom that works well on your phone you do not need to do anything unless you want to change to a different rom.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
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    +1 and I themed the Wireless Tether app :)
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/113731-release-wireless-tether-untouchable.html



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    Hi,
    I have no desire to be installing roms, themes or anything else. Right now, the only reason I am considering rooting my Droid is to do the wireless tether. So, if I root my Droid, is a side effect going to be that I will *have* to also install a new rom?

    Clear Skies!
    Elizabeth
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    No you can still run the stock rom. If you change your mind you can always install a different rom.

    Mike
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    The only long term maintenance you will need to do is the possibility of having to root your phone again if another OTA update is pushed out to it. That is probably why Mike keeps talking about installing a custom rom, even though you never said you wanted to do that. Usually a custom rom will block any OTA updates, therefore preserving your root access.

    Other than that, rooting your phone by itself will not harm it at all.

    good luck
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    I try to download but it says download unsuccessful. My phone does not support it...

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    Are you rooted? If not, I do not believe wireless tether will run on a stock phone.

    Mike
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    Yes I'm rooted. Do I have to use my computer to download. I'm trying to download directly from my DX


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    The DX's browser doesn't cooperate sometimes. You can PM me your email and I can send you the apk directly...no dl'd required ;)

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