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Data Theethering

joeybuschette

Jun 15, 2010, 2:58 PM
I was reading on the Evo forum that someone said he teethered his Hero to his computer to get it online. Does anyone know if it's possible to do it and if it is how and can it work on an X Box and or Wii?
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Dread_99

Jun 21, 2010, 11:30 AM
With the Evo you use the hotspot feature (either by paying the $29.99/mo or rooting your phone and installing wireless tether). This works with the PS3 and Wii because it creates a simple wifi hotspot. Hero tethering is mostly by USB. It would require special software on a PS3 or Wii to allow tethering. To my knowledge there is no such software available so tethering wouldn't work.
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joeybuschette

Jun 22, 2010, 9:14 AM
Bummer. Crying or Very sad Oh well. I guess I just have to pay for internet after all. Thanks for the help again Very Happy
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Dread_99

Jun 23, 2010, 1:46 PM
Actually I did a little more research on the matter (since I'm getting the Hero tomorrow) and it appears that you may be able to create a hotspot Wifi signal after all. After I get mine I'll give it a try and let you know. I already did this on the Evo and it worked without having to pay the $29.99/mo charge. From what I've learned, the same can be done to Hero.
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joeybuschette

Jun 23, 2010, 2:41 PM
Please do. Can you tell me where you found that info?
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Dread_99

Jun 23, 2010, 2:56 PM
I did a bunch of google searches. From what I found, the same method used on the Evo *should* work on the Hero. I used unrEVOked to enable superuser and downloaded Wireless Tether (this was on the Evo). The same method is said to work on the Hero. I will post links after work (I'm firewalled here).
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joeybuschette

Jun 23, 2010, 3:19 PM
Awesome. You are trully an amazing person. Thank you so much for the help Very Happy
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Dread_99

Jun 23, 2010, 4:46 PM
Lol no problem Smile
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Dread_99

Jun 23, 2010, 6:58 PM
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joeybuschette

Jun 24, 2010, 1:43 PM
I'll check it out as soon as I get home.Have you had a chance to see if it works for you yet?
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Dread_99

Jun 24, 2010, 3:16 PM
I haven't received the phone in the mail yet. Once I do, I will let you know.
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joeybuschette

Jun 26, 2010, 9:45 AM
That link tells me how to root my Hero. Is there anything I should be worried about with rooting my phone?
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Dread_99

Jun 28, 2010, 2:52 PM
I rooted my phone this weekend and got wireless tether to work. Took awhile but so worth it. Trick is to downgrade your software cuz after sprint released 2.1 they also sent a software update that fixed the rooting exploit.
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Dread_99

Jun 28, 2010, 6:39 PM
I rooted my phone this weekend and got wireless tether to work. Took awhile but so worth it. Trick is to downgrade your software cuz after sprint released 2.1 they also sent a software update that fixed the rooting exploit. I put on buufed 2.0b ROM and it includes overclocking (710mhz), apps2SD and the wireless tether app (not to mention the whole new look and icons).
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joeybuschette

Jun 29, 2010, 12:01 PM
So go off the website and figure out how to root my phone and I should have it in no time.Is there anything I should be worried about when rooting my phone?
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Dread_99

Jun 29, 2010, 1:42 PM
Just make sure you backup your data! Make a Nandroid backup - backup your SD card on a computer (you have to partition it to save your apps on it). Make sure your phone has at *least* a 30% charge when downgrading the software (to enable exploit). After downgrading technically you can use the UnrEVOked to root your phone (I did it manually).
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joeybuschette

Jun 29, 2010, 3:01 PM
So just to make sure I have to have Android 1.5 to make it work or can it be done on 2.1?
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Dread_99

Jun 29, 2010, 4:47 PM
It can be done on 2.1. There was a patch made to 2.1 by Sprint that closed the root exploit. The patch itself was a small quick download made to 2.1. If you look at your software version (settings - about) and it ends in 6, then you have the patch that prevents rooting (5 or below is good). In that case its a downgrade of the software. If you had to, going back to 1.5 would work too.
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joeybuschette

Jun 30, 2010, 4:10 PM
The only thing I'm worried about now would be if rooting my phone could cause problems later on. Is there any issues once you root a phone that can cause major problems?
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Dread_99

Jun 30, 2010, 5:46 PM
No. Rooting your phone grants you full access to all your phone features. What you do with that access could Laughing

But again rooting doesn't damage your phone. Its like using a work computer that doesn't allow you into control panel. Rooting your phone would be the equivalent of logging into that computer as an administator (gaining full access including control panel).

Hope that clears it up for you. Smile
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 11:00 AM
Very Happy That makes it very clear for me. Now I have to sit down and read through all that info and figure it out. I can not wait to get my X Box and Wii online again! NO MORE PAYING FOR INTERNET!! Very Happy Twisted Evil
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 12:11 PM
Exactly! Don't forget the other cool things you will be able to do like overclocking your CPU (SetCPU), saving apps to SD card (App2SD), and a bunch of other apps that require SU access Very Happy
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 12:20 PM
I can't wait to do this! I need a 32Gig memory card now. I wonder what all apps I will downlodad to save on there. I can still delete them after I download them right? Just making sure,dumb question I know. What is over clocking my cpu excatly?
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 1:35 PM
Yes you can still delete them lol. They are still listed under applications with the option to move to SD card or internal memory or delete.

Overclocking your CPU makes your phone faster. Hero is set at 528mhz. I have mine overclocked to 710mhz (noticeable increase in speed). Some overclock further but doesn't work for everyone.
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 1:51 PM
Does your phone have to be attatched to the computer to be faster or is it a perment setting? Can I set it to go back to the pervious speed or once I do it it is always there? I really need to see if I can't find some apps that I want to keep on my phone and move them to the SD card tonight. Very Happy
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 1:58 PM
You can change it on the phone. Mine is set for 710mhz for when the phone needs it and underclocks when idle (to save battery).
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 2:05 PM
Freaking awesome!! You have so made my day! With the Wifi and the apps to the memory card and now this! This day could not get any better. You are truely a god among men my friend.
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 2:30 PM
Something else I just thought of, how many things can I connect to the net with this Wifi? Can I do more then one at a time? And what does this do to the battery with the Wifi on there?
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 2:32 PM
I have only tried two at a time (laptop and iPod touch). Honestly not sure how many since those are the only two I can try (PS3 is giving me the blinking red light of death Crying or Very sad )
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 2:34 PM
I'm sorry about that. If you ever get an X Box or Wii I'll be your friend on there. I haven't talked my wife into a PS3 yet. Here's hoping for Christmas Wink
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 3:40 PM
Lol good luck Smile
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 3:44 PM
Trust me,I'll need it. Any tips on some cool apps I should get?
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Dread_99

Jul 1, 2010, 4:02 PM
My favorites and must have apps include:

Advanced App Killer (everyone knows about this lol)

Apps2SD (its in the title)

Camera Magic (better pictures)

Dope Wars (old computer game just fun)

EasyTether (free phone as modem tether)

Wireless Tether (creates Wifi signal tether)

FREEdi YouTube Downloader (download youtube videos or save them as mp3)

Google Voice (second number free)

JuiceDefender (saves my battery)

Keeper (stores all my usernames and passwords)

Linda Manager (best app to view files on phone and SD card)

Music Junk (download mp3 just like limewire for example)

Pandora (radio music)

Shazaam (tells you the name of that song)

BatteryLife (nice widget that display battery percentage and sta...
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joeybuschette

Jul 1, 2010, 4:16 PM
I'll have check those apps out then.
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