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quickest easiest way for wireless tether?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Signum, Mar 11, 2010.

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    so i have a friend who wants the wireless tethering on her droid. thats it. she doesnt care about the device being OC'd, themed, just wants the wifi tether.

    so what would be the quickest and most painless way to do this for her?

    obviously im going to root her phone first. then im thinking just install one of the customer boot kernels and install the wifi tethering afterwards?
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    Honestly...I would install DroidMod for her....that would be the easiest
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    Install root update.zip, then use one of Chevys kernels with built in WiFi which will enable Wifi tether and obviously install the Wireless Tether apk.
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    Follow this guide to obtain root:
    Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid

    then I would install SPRecovery to be safe..
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...rom-o-c-mm-boot-animation-etc.html#post290124

    Not necessary but HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended.

    but after that I would install ChevyOC kernel with WiFi built in:
    4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download ChevyNo1-1.0Ghz-OC-5slot-update.zip (Note: you DO NOT need to actually run the kernel higher than stock. Download SetCPU from Market and keep the settings low)

    Install the Wireless tether APK:
    http://android-wifi-tether.googlecode.com/files/wireless_tether_2_0-pre7.apk

    Save that to /sdcard and use a file manager like AndExplorer (available in Market) to install it. (Make sure you have install unknown or unsigned apks checked in phone settings)


    OR -- And this is what I would do -- follow the steps on this guide that apply to you.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...-phone-2-1-rom-o-c-mm-boot-animation-etc.html

    It's very comprehensive.


    It's a little late and im a little delirious, but I strongly advise you to go with the last link and only apply the steps you need.

    Best of luck.
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    You could do all that, OR

    You could just DL the DMUpdater app and flash the ROM with it? I mean honestly, without SetCPU she will never have to worry about overclocking, and tethering will be included in the ROM....
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    i just downloaded the apk from google and installed...running BB .7 but for some reason it wasnt installed on my phone...now up and running painless installation/configuration. all you have to do is literally click the green button in the program and you're on
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    she doesnt have adb installed, so everything that im doing has to be done w/o adb.
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    i understand, and like i said in the OP all she wants is the tether. she doesnt care about the look and everything else lol

    i know, kinda weird =/
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    I'm confused. Are you still looking for a solution?

    The solution is DM updater, according to what she wants/needs/has.

    It is either that, or going thru a rather involved process of rooting, adding su, adding busy box, adding sprecovery, flashing a custom kernel, installing tiwlan_drv.ko, install wifi apk, etc ....

    Or she can just use pdanet right now, with no mods whatsoever. Only problem is it is usb, not wifi.
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    Is $ an issue? Is DM Updater cost money still?
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    It is free. It has always been available for free.
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    Here's the stock 2.0.1 update.zip with root and nandroid installed.

    virginoem-backup.zip

    Easiest way to root and stay with stock theme.

    from there u just need a nandroid backup with just a kernel and wifi patch.
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    wifi tethering

    what happens when you are tethering and the phone rings.
    Can you just take the call and then the tethering restarts when you hang up or what?
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    Yep. And it worked pretty seemlessly the few times it has happened to me. The reason it works is that your pc will not disconnect, it is only the data connection from the phone to VZW that disconnects, your wifi tether app still stays connected to your pc via wifi.
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    tethered & google maps

    I have another question about tethering.
    Can you do anything else with the data connection while tethering ?
    Like use Google maps while tethering.
    Will the data connection share between applications ?
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