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Catfish
02-14-2012, 08:41 PM
I have Vortex installed and am wanting to try another ROM, what are other ROMS that have wifi tethering built in?

savagerun
02-14-2012, 08:52 PM
Vortex is the only one with the patch built in. You can try a different rom and just install the patch yourself it only takes a couple minutes. You can tether without the patch on a 2nd init rom.

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Catfish
02-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Thank you. I read in another post if switching to Liberty you have to SBF back to Froyo. Is this true? I've been thinking about trying it out.

Nemo aeternamn
02-14-2012, 09:08 PM
Thank you. I read in another post if switching to Liberty you have to SBF back to Froyo. Is this true? I've been thinking about trying it out.

Depends on which version of liberty... For liberty 2.0.1 yes you do... But for liberty v3 2.0... You don't...

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"I don't even have a little dog todo"

Madmick
03-06-2012, 02:47 PM
Does the patch in Vortex work on unrooted Tablets? I downloaded the popular "Wireless Tethering" on my rooted Droid X, but it wouldn't work on my tablet; just my PC. I learned that I have to root my tablet, too, to gain root access to a certain folder and place a certain folder there. Apparently, this wasn't a problem with older Android versions, but the newer ones have prevented tethering without this approach.

My tablet is still in the year of its warranty, so I don't want to root until this December (I figure that's good time since by that time there will be solid roots for the upcoming Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean").

Goose306
03-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Depends, does your tab support adhoc networks? Most tabs need a form of infrastructure mode. Latest MIUI build has it built in if your going to 2nd-init; you will still need the wireless tether app, also make sure its the latest. I know my mom's Kindle Fire wouldn't recognize my X before infrastructure was implemented on MIUI, it does now that its been implemented.

And for reference, when I talk about the wireless tether app, I mean the g code one (was pulled off the market ages ago, can get it from google over the internet, just need to enable non-market installs)

Here:
http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/

Y (http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/)ou will want the 3.1 Beta 11

adamwhitehead
03-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Depends, does your tab support adhoc networks? Most tabs need a form of infrastructure mode. Latest MIUI build has it built in if your going to 2nd-init; you will still need the wireless tether app, also make sure its the latest. I know my mom's Kindle Fire wouldn't recognize my X before infrastructure was implemented on MIUI, it does now that its been implemented.

And for reference, when I talk about the wireless tether app, I mean the g code one (was pulled off the market ages ago, can get it from google over the internet, just need to enable non-market installs)

Here:
http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/

Y (http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/)ou will want the 3.1 Beta 11

If your tablet is rooted you can install zt-180 adhoc switcher to pick up on non infrastructured tethers

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The persuader
03-07-2012, 03:35 PM
Crazy Question...

I thought Wifi and Tethering were to seperate Functions...

My Wifi come and goes...Mostly not working at all...Do I have to enter an IP Address and a Network SSID? It tries to Obtain an IP address but never connects...When I hit Connect again...it starts the process all over again...

I was thinking the router would recognize the signal and Set up on its own...Guess Not...
:smile:
Its Bubba

Vortex is the only one with the patch built in. You can try a different rom and just install the patch yourself it only takes a couple minutes. You can tether without the patch on a 2nd init rom.

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Madmick
03-07-2012, 04:17 PM
Depends, does your tab support adhoc networks? Most tabs need a form of infrastructure mode. Latest MIUI build has it built in if your going to 2nd-init; you will still need the wireless tether app, also make sure its the latest. I know my mom's Kindle Fire wouldn't recognize my X before infrastructure was implemented on MIUI, it does now that its been implemented.

And for reference, when I talk about the wireless tether app, I mean the g code one (was pulled off the market ages ago, can get it from google over the internet, just need to enable non-market installs)

Here:
http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/

Y (http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/)ou will want the 3.1 Beta 11
Yes, that's the version of Wireless Tethering on my phone and tablet. I don't think that my tablet supports Ad-Hoc networks, but I believe this is a result of the latest versions of Android OS, not the hardware. It's an Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF201. Here's the most informative post I could find on the matter (from Android forums):

as mentioned above "Wireless Tether for Root Users", is the best I have found. I have also heard barnicale(sp?) is pretty good too. you might have to find a specific wpa_supplicant file for your device that you want to tether to, if you want to connect to say a tablet.

I don't know why but for some reason Google Android after it reached a certain OS they didn't want us to tether from our phone to our tablets. I was not able to until I got the modded wpa_ file and dropped it in the correct folder with root explorer, I'm just speaking on the tablets I have tried and that at least 10 of them I don't know if it will work with other tablets because it is a Honeycomb and ICS issue, that's got the file that needs replaced, so I would think all newer tablets need this modded wpa file, Probably because they are trying to sell 3 and 4G tablets so they don't want us to connect with our phone you can find more info if you Google WPA_SUPPLICANT but it can be done just find the modded wpa file for your device, you will need root access to drop the modded wpa file into the device your trying to tether to.

Now as far as for computers it will pick up right away you wont need the modded wpa_supplicant file. If you have a wireless connection on your PC you will see a new connection called something similar to AndriodTether.
It sounds to me like my tablet did support Ad-Hoc networks on older versions of Android, but the new versions disabled this as a means of forcing people to pay an additional $20/month for the WiFi Hotspot through their carriers or to purchase 3G/4G tablets. Gaining root access to drop in this WPA file is just a way of setting up Ad-Hoc support, is it not?

In any case, in trying to determine if this was correct, and whether the Eee Pad Transformer supports ad-hoc networks, I found this blog:
Shawn Dunn's Tech Blog: Ad-Hoc Networking with an ASUS eeePad Transformer (http://notshawndunn.blogspot.com/2011/12/ad-hoc-networking-with-asus-eeepad.html)
Shawn and I don't have the same problem, but perhaps I could manipulate his solution to serve my needs.

Madmick
03-07-2012, 04:31 PM
I also found these two threads at XDA Developers on enabling Ad-Hoc networks on a rooted Transformer (apparently you can do this using Bluetooth, too):
[GUIDE] Enable ad-hoc tethering on your Transformer (needs root!) - xda-developers (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1093778)

Rooting instructions for Transformers can be found here:
[GUIDE] STOCK (8.2.3.9/8.2.3.13/8.4.4.5) to 3.1 (PRIME! v1.4) + Overclock! - xda-developers (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1106587)

adamwhitehead
03-08-2012, 05:20 AM
Download this to your rooted tablet
http://db.tt/CmvluMCe
Open the program and enable adhoc mode it doesn't matter if your tab only sees infrastructure mode with this app it will see ad-hoc (your phone tether)

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