Originally Posted by jabberwockish
You never had Honeycomb. Android 3.x "Honeycomb" is a tablet-only OS. The last several updates from Motorola for the D2G (firmware versions 4.5.60x through 4.5.629) have all been based on Android 2.3 "Gingerbread."
I am currently running rooted stock 4.5.608. I just installed the WiFi Tether for Root Users app that projektorboy linked, and am posting this from my laptop tethered to my D2G using that app.
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On the other hand, that app does not work seamlessly. When I tried to turn off tethering my phone locked up and I ended up having to pull the battery to reboot it.
Other third-party tethering apps have also been reported to work on the D2G running various Gingerbread ROMs (stock or otherwise), but IIRC they all require root privileges. Either experiment with them on your own to find one that you like, or search various forums for other people's reports (rootzwiki especially has a very active D2G community).
I am running rooted stock 4.5.608 (keep refusing the OTA upgrade) (confirmed using root checker basic, have superuser installed). I downloaded the latest wireless tether from the posted link and installed it. The program starts fine, and my laptop tethered to the phone, but as soon as I tried a webpage it goes to Verizon and will not let me surf... Do I need something else to make this work? I am about ready to try to SBF back to Froyo A956 2.4.330 using a file I just downloaded... I mainly use my phone for messenger, email, and a little bit of surfing. I want to be able to tether so I can use my laptop in the car. I don't even use that much data (think my biggest month was about 1GB)...
I swear Version sucks! Trying to get this to work I uninstalled wireless tether, then when I tried to go back to the link to download the apk again, Verizon hijacked my browser and sends me back to their webpage... WTF?
How do I prevent OTA updates once I SBF back to Froyo? Will big brother be able to tell what version I am running on my phone?