Upgraded Your DROID to Froyo? Don’t Tether it!

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    Upgraded Your DROID to Froyo? Don’t Tether it!


    On 06.30.10, In Root (unlock), Tips, by Kellex


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    For those of you already running one of the many Android 2.2 builds in the wild, you might want to steer clear of using the USB tethering option that is built in. In fact, if you do, you will be directed immediately to this page which asks you to sign up for Mobile Broadband Connect. Problem with that? There is no package for the Droid at this time.


    Update: I should clarify this a little after reading some of the comments. This appears to be something new and only happening with the native Froyo tethering app. Wi-fi tethering should still work and quite possibly, the rest of the tethering apps on the market.
    Check out some reader emails we just received…
    If you try and tether your phone using froyo, it will not work and it’ll send you to a vzw page prompting you to buy a package that doesnt exist. I called verizon and they could not upgrade me to the package because it doesnt exist for moto droid.
    More from VZW customer service and their thoughts on Froyo…
    Just got back off the phone with vz and they stated that I should not have 2.2 and they wanted to know where I got it. I refused to answer that because I just read and am not an active participant in the Droid Life community. They said if they find out anyone is tethering they can suspend or terminate there contract. As well as they refused to release whatever they put on my account to stop me from tethering.
    We know that the Droid X will have mobile hot spot capabilities at an extra $20 per month, but what is Big Red going to do about straight up tethering? Also, you’ll notice on the Mobile Broadband Connect page that package pricing is ending on July 15th, which is? The Droid X release date.
    Fun stuff for sure. Just be careful!


    And let me know if you are able to continue to use the native tethering app while on Froyo without receiving that URL we posted above. Also, list your Froyo build number.


    Upgraded Your DROID to Froyo? Don’t Tether it! - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
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    This is probably just an issue with the moto/vzw leak builds of froyo such as FRF84B
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    Haven't tried it yet with the new FRF84 build but it didn't redirect me there with the older builds. On Sapphire 0.6.2 now with no redirect.
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    Using BB .04 and haven't tethered with it yet. I was using BB .03 and Kangerade 1.1 and never got any redirections for sigining up for mobile brodband. But thanks for the headsup. And I would probably not ever mention anything to the vzw reps about 2.2 or anything else that may come out cause that could cause them to put some sort of flag on your account for if you have any problems in the future. Just a thought.
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    you can tether through pdanet/easytether/ wifi tethering, just do not do it through the settings
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    I called this in a thread a long time ago...
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    i'm confused. ive been using this USB tether since i went with Froyo. works fine, never directed me to any page. i cant use wifi tether on my work laptop since they locked out the computer-to-computer networking, so usb tether is the only thing i can do.

    verizon can eat a pie. ill keep doing it :)
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    U aint the only one.....lol
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    The wifi tething app is fine right?
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    Wifi tehtering is all good. I have used it many times with no ill effect. Just stay away from the settings tethering as stated above.