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[XPOSED] [VZW][ATT][SPR] Moto X 4.4+ Native Tether (No APK Modification required)

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8th January 2014, 12:37 AM   |  #1  
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After reading about the Xposed framework I decided to write a module to bypass the validation checks for wifi tethering / mobile hotspot.

This method will allow you to bypass the validation without having to worry about moving around APKs, backing them up, setting permissions, etc. It also will no longer contact the actual servers used to verify if you have permission to use the tether.

This Xposed module works by replacing the list of entitlement apps available in the string array "config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app" with an empty set. This means that the entitlement app is not run at all and defaults to the native tether immediately.

Works with VZW, AT&T, Sprint, DE and non-DE devices running 4.4 or above


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  1. Be rooted and have the Xposed framework installed
  2. Search for and download "X Tether" under the download section of the Xposed installer
  3. Activate the module in Xposed.
  4. Reboot.
  5. Tether away!
  6. SPRINT ONLY: Change the line ro.mot.tether_dun_required=1 in your build.prop file to ro.mot.tether_dun_required=0

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8th January 2014, 05:01 AM   |  #2  
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Just tested it on an AT&T Moto X running 4.4. Worked without any issues. Thanks.
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Works great on Verizon Moto X Developer. Great work!
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Okay so i tried this on Sprint Moto x, I can connect devices to the hotspot but I have no data connection on them. It isnt a issue on my phone, i can use lte on my phone perfectly.
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Thanks for doing this! Do you need WP turned off? I never ran motowpnomo. Thanks again.

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Originally Posted by droiddog

Thanks for doing this! Do you need WP turned off? I never ran motowpnomo. Thanks again.

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With the way Xposed works you should only need to have WP turned off when you install Xposed itself. The Xposed modules (at least mine) don't modify any system files so there's no need to have WP off when running them.
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Originally Posted by Kittiesoncrack

Okay so i tried this on Sprint Moto x, I can connect devices to the hotspot but I have no data connection on them. It isnt a issue on my phone, i can use lte on my phone perfectly.

The way this module works it only replaces the code that checks to see if you are allowed to tether. The actual hotspot functionality is not touched at all.

Are you on 4.4? Have you ever tried tethering before successfully?
9th January 2014, 07:12 PM   |  #8  
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Works great on Verizon Moto X Developer. Great work!

Same here. Great work OP, I've removed all my tethering work-arounds in framework-res.apk and VzwEntitlementService.apk and restored the original files. This will make preparation for any future OTA updates a whole lot easier.
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Yeah I'm on 4.4, the only way I've gotten tethering work is using the app Android Wifi Tether
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Originally Posted by Kittiesoncrack

Yeah I'm on 4.4, the only way I've gotten tethering work is using the app Android Wifi Tether

I wonder if anyone else on Sprint can chime in if they have the same problem.

The entitlement app just serves as a "yes/no" before the hotspot app runs. I decompiled Sprints entitlement app code and based on what I saw it should be working fine. Maybe Sprint is doing some extra work elsewhere that I don't take into account. I wish I had a Sprint device that I could try debugging this on.

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