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So do we just need root for wifi tether now?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by evilgreg, Feb 16, 2010.

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    Nope, most the custom kernals you see out there have already implemented the kernels and drivers needed to run the wifi tether app. The wifi app needs the tiwlan_drv.ko f driver and the boot-wifi.img kernal, to run.

    If you want to run wifi, check out this thread.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...d-wifi-tether-wireless-tether-root-users.html
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    As far as I'm aware, you do on fact need to do install a new kernal amongst other things. I'm not entirely knowledgeable but there are guides to walk you through. Search the forums. If I can ne one can 4 reals
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    all the main roms have the needed kernels, so i would personally just flash a new rom
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    Before and after rooting I still use PDANet for USB tethering. Supposedly it works with BlueTooth as well but I haven't tried it.
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    In short, No.

    The android-wifi-tether app requires some kernel features that are missing from the stock Droid kernel. At the very least, you would need to flash a new kernel to get wifi tether. (installing a rom would also include a kernel that will enable the features needed for wifi tether)
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