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tether my droid to iPad?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by treo700w, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. treo700w
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    yeh, yeh i know it's blasphemy to bring up anything apple-related here :D.

    however, i got an iPad and wondering if it's possible to use my droid to tether in areas lacking in wifi?

    thanks!
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    I dont see why not, I can use my Droid to tether to my (now some lucky ebayer's) iTouch, so I dont see why not. If I can get close enough to an iPad on the campus apple store i'll test it myself.
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    Have you not been to ipadforums.net? I'd post the link but I'm watching the jazz game:)...BTW..........I Want one too
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    Be careful it may send Steve Jobs into an apoplectic fit of rage.
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    treo why is it blasphemy? i am on a macbook.
    but i refuse to own an iphone or an ipod.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2010
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    Are you talking about a rooted Droid (where you could become a wifi hotspot) or an unrooted droid where you need a usb hookup (with a program like pdanet)? I am getting an ipad also (that new coming os makes this pretty exciting).
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    i want the android tablet! apple can kiss my :icon_ banana:
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    thanks for the suggestions and comments so far.

    kellex - thanks for the link, unfortunately, the solution you provided requires rooting my droid. i'm not comfortable bricking my droid yet. also, doesn't the ota 2.1 affect any rooting?

    samredman - unrooted but wifi hotspot. i've used pdanet before and i like it but will probably require some type of adaptor for the apple ipod/ipad/iphone connector to mini-usb.

    LordKastle - see y0manda

    there must be a way without rooting the droid.
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    *bump* Anyone have more input on this? I'm jealous of my daughter's Palm Pre, which now comes with a WiFi hotspot app. I've used it easily with my iPad. I want a similar solution for my Droid, without rooting...

    But even with cables -- what would I need to use PDANet to tether my Droid to my iPad? Something to mate the USB ends of the different cables together?

    thanks for any help...
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    I (well my wife actually) also has an iPad and was wanting to use one or both of our Droid Xs to tether to the iPad to use the internet. I am not interested in going through the process of rooting my phone just yet, seems very complicated and risky. I am also not going to give Verizon any more of my money for WiFi capabilities (dumb). So I was thinking of getting PDAnet or other app...(Ideas?) and buying an adapter for the micro usb to connect to the ipad cable, which I think I have found here...

    Eforcity USB 2.0 A to Micro B Female / Male Adaptor | Overstock.com

    Will this work, and how? Any ideas? Comments? Concerns?

    Thanks guys
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    Droid IPad WiFi Tether Easy

    The solution is easy and will take about 10 minutes, Its working great for me.

    First install EasyRoot by Unstable Apps from their web site Unstable Apps - Mobile apps for a mobile world, note the program will cost you .99 cents (cheap) for the registration key.

    Download the program and transfer it to the SD card on your Droid using the USB cable from your PC (you'll have to mount the SD card).

    Change the application setting to allow installation of software from unknown sources.

    Use a file manager program such as Astro or ES File Explorer (which I use) both available from the android market, browse the SD card and click on EasyRoot.apk to install the program. (follow directions from the EasyRoot website)

    after installation install Wireless Tethering also available from the android market.

    Simple!
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    EasyRoot is dead-simple to install and run. It even provides a button link to the wireless tethering app. It took about 5 minutes to run and get an iPod Touch connected.
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    Sure you can tether it. Of course your Droid may not like dragging an iAnything around ... it might bite you later. :)
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    Has anyone installed EasyRoot on a Droid 2?
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    I haven't as I don't have one, but I have heard it doesn't work. I wouldn't even try.
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    Doesn't work period or doesn't work on a Droid 2?

    I figure a lot of these apps won't work until the Droid 2 is rooted . . . :)
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    doesn't work on a droid 2.
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    I'm positive that one of the other members was able to tether his Droid to his wife's iPad.

    Mike
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    In related news his wife posted anytime she opened a browser it came to DF ....
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