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Xoom "usb tether" via Camera Kit possible?

Discussion in 'Motorola Xoom' started by Underscore_Hero, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Underscore_Hero
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    Hi guys, been using my OG Droid to BT tether to my Xoom wifi, but I'm possibly going to upgrade soon, maybe Charge, TB, or Bionic.

    I know I can root the new phone, and just tether the same way, but I don't want to root my new device just yet, maybe later, but not right away.

    I'm wondering if the Camera Kit cable for the Xoom, since it acts as a usb host, can be usb tethered by the phone? (cause I want to use an unrooted tether app, ala pdanet, etc)

    I've searched for some answers, and it seems like it trickle charges the phone, but not 100% sure if tethering works.

    LMK if you guys have any ideas, or solutions :)
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    Stock Xoom with OTG cable can charge phone. If you ROOT the Xoom and install the appropriate ROM and kernel you can use the phones data connection. And I think you would have to have a rooted phone to allow USB tethering. Unless the new phone comes with it.
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    So the otg cable can only "charge" the phone? Nothing else?
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    Yup. Unless the Xoom is Rooted. If you are on 3.1 the otg can read cameras, keyboards and mice, and some other controllers. Rooted can see external drives fat32/ntfs via otg.
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    So even if I've updated to 3.1, phone "tethering" is still impossible without root?

    Sadpandaface :(
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    Via otg you are correct. You can still BT tether, wifi tether etc. Just get a phone you can BT tether to.

    My DX BT tethers great. I don't think I will be upgrading because of that. And I have no money.
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    My og droid can only bt tether, but its uber slow, and unreliable.....
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