Will pay for Wifi Tethering

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    New to site, but want Wifi Tethering...not gonna try it myself, afraid that I will do more harm than good. Is there anyone on here in DE that is willing to do it for me for a cpl bucks? Send me a message if so, and Thanks.

    Josh
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    what do you need are you rooted?
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    Just want wifi tether. Not rooted. How hard is it to do?
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    just do a search on thin site for instructions read them all the way through a couple times and i think kellex did a video on this check out droid-life.com
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    oh darn i forgot all about that app on the market im sorry i think its free there isnt it?
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    I believe it is impossible to wifi tether without root. Wired tether is possible without root just by using pdanet or easytether from market.
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    You can tether with out being rooted (not wifi). Pdanet and easytether are to apps to tether. I would not root just to tether. I am rooted and have wifi tethering app and use pdanet 99% of the time.
    I believe Aminaked meant to say that you can tether, not wifi tether, with out rooting.
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    Didn't I say that?

    Anyway, I'm wondering if OP requires wifi tether or would settled for wired tether.
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    I never see wired-tethering as being useful.. I usually only use tether for a last chance kinda thing, I dont walk around with a USB cable all day. It is nice to charge and tether on a long car ride though.
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    I think its possible for someone to remote connect to your PC and have you hook up the droid via USB and do it remotely. Not certain on details.
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    Thanks for all the help thus far. I would much rather have wifi tether, as the wired tether isnt as convienent, and dont want to have to pocket my usb cable everywhere.

    Thanks again for everyones input.
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    Just curious if there is a performance reason you do this. I have used WiFi tethering, but not USB tethering: is USB better than WiFi or something, or is there some other reason you prefer USB?
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    If I were living next door to you here is what I would be doing to get you what you want. At least this way if you are not comfortable doing it yourself and someone else is you can see if they take a similar path. Good luck and hopefully someone lives nearby to lend a hand.


    1. From this link: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html
    2. Get RSD Lite installed. With your phone plugged into your computer and starting the RSD Lite program you should see your phone listed in the program. At this point you have changed nothing on your phone and are only seeing how easy this part is to do.
    3. From the same link get SPRecovery installed.
    4. Create a simple nandroid recovery file (backs up your phone system so it can be restored later if you want). Just reboot while holding down the X key to do this then follow menu options.
    5. From the same link get the rooted ESE81 installed. This is the what you have installed now on your phone, except it is a rooted version.
    6. Download the apk install file for wifi-tether from here: android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code for the Droid.
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    Christim,

    But this does not work if you just bought a droid that has 2.1 on it already. I would love Wi Fi as was just about to root untill I found out how much more complicated it was with 2.1. I wish someone would give a step by step for rooting a 2.1 like the have tor the 2.0
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    Christim already posted the step by step
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    Correct. The steps are for a stock phone, running Android 2.1

    If someone follows these steps and runs into issues there are at least couple dozen people I've seen on this forum that are willing to lend a hand. That's pretty much 24/7 personalized tech support. I do recommend folks ask whatever questions they need to prior to starting and know exactly what is taking place at each step. There should not be any words in the instructions the person following them does not understand.

    btw, just added step 4 above, into step 1's link. It is a real good idea to backup your phone and that was missing from those linked instructions.
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    Excuse me for being a Dunderhead, but your instructions makes it sound like you can only do this if you have a version of 2.1, but not the stock rom. You use names like Bugless Beast, Smoked glass, Ultimate Droid and Simply Stunning. I have been told in this forum that there is not way to root 2.1 without going back to 2.0 first. Has something changed? I due hope I havent jacked this thread, but I do have wired teathering, but I would love to have Wi Fi teathering. I have had this phone for just a few weeks and it is my first "Smart Phone" so I have much to learn thanks for all your help.
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    yeah you can get wifi tethering if you are rooted you can install a kustom kernel a p3droid kernel works great with any rom P3Droid Kernels get the one you want there
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    The steps provided by christim include a stock ese81 with sprecovery by pete which will allow you to install the kernel.