Tethering Question

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global Development' started by MattyP, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. MattyP

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    Yesterday my Rooted Droid 2 took a dump, and wouldn't boot up. Have had no issues with it up until yesterday. Did a data wipe and factory reset from booting into recovery. Used Titanium Backup to re-install all my apps.

    Interesting enough, I did not re-root the phone. I still had root after the data wipe/factory reset. Still had Superuser icon in my app drawer, entered "su" into Terminal Emulator and got the "#" symbol.

    So I went to test the Wireless Tether on my laptop. Started the app, my laptop connected to it. When I opened my browser, it took me to a VZW.com page about "Mobile Hotspot" with a link to the page to sign up for Mobile Hotspot. Needless to say, I didn't sign up. :p

    Anyone have any ideas on what I need to do? I don't use the tethering much, except when I'm on the road with work and need to check email, etc. I'm not downloading movies or music or using it as a permanent connection, I have high speed cable at home for that. :biggrin:

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Dfit18

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    im assuming you are on 2.3.x. when the gb update came out vzw cracked down on the "free" wireless tether. there is a way to get around it using a program called radiocom. google for instructions. it is not an easy process but it can be done, the other option is to sbf back to 2.2
     
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    I found a fix for it .. thanks! :biggrin:
     
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    Just a heads up, doing a factory reset only resets user data, so you will never lose root from a factory reset. You'll have to SBF to undo a root.

    Sent from my Banana Phone.