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[Q] USB tethering with Nexus S 4G

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1st September 2011, 02:47 AM   |  #1  
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Dear all,

I just got the Nexus S 4G phone from Sprint, and already updated it to 2.3.5 due to the weak signal issue. I noticed that USB tethering is not working since the beginning (2.3.4). I went through Setting, Wireless & network setting, Tethering and portable hotspot, and USB tethering, then enble it. The computer showed that it was connected with the phone, just no internet connection. Could anyone help? Thanks a lot
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1st September 2011, 08:23 AM   |  #2  
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The 2.3.5 update blocked free tethering.

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1st September 2011, 08:09 PM   |  #3  
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Bigtoysrock,

Thank you very much for your help. I still have two questions.
1) is it the 2.3.5 problem only, or USB tethering is never working with Andriod? I am new to Android, and I didn't get the USB tethering working with 2.3.4 either.
2) I know if I root it, I will get the mobile hot spot working with 3G only. Will the root also give me the USB tethering?
Thanks a lot,
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As far as I know 2.3.4 worked and not sure on the second question as I don't use the native app for tethering. I do know however that pdanet works for usb tethering. When you root it comes with the one click root package to give you the correct drivers. I would try it for you but I am not on the stock rom.

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If you unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery Peter Alfonso created a flashable zip the fixes native tethering in 2.3.5
I tested it with the wireless native app not the wired but should work for both
http://www.peteralfonso.com/2011/08/...exus-s-4g.html
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Thank you, Bigtoysrock and Jackslim. I will root it with Peter's method. I will report whether it works with USB tethering. People reported that they have wireless tethering working. However, nobody talks about USB tething,
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I remember there's a way to usb tether your phone without the need of rooting using proxydroid
I did this when my EVO was replaced with a new one that was unrootable at the time
You can find proxydroid in the market for a free app and use their wiki for details on getting your computer setup
http://code.google.com/p/proxoid/wiki/installationPhone
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Jackslim, thank you. That post has a straight-forward tutorial.
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Phone usb tethering
guys im using
NEXUS S (i9023)
cyanogenmod 10
any tips how to use usb tethering in best way....

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