So, after digging, reading, crying, and lots of booze, I found a solution to our ongoing issue.. and it was in another thread... HOWEVER, there's a note that isn't noted that's worth noting (huh?):
Do what they say on the following thread
on Tether Router in the Play Store; or download the .APK (one of the first few pages in the thread).
Do what they say again in the thread
If you have any existing WiFi connections saved and connect to them automatically, delete those connections
(forget), leave WiFi enabled, then turn on the WiFi Router.
Here's a summery:
Use Root Explorer or a Root browser of some sort (ROM Toolbox is great since the Root Browser includes an XML editor) and navigate to system/csc
Change the permissions for customer.xml
to allow read and write access.
Modify the customer.xml file and change the IPV6 values to IPV4
. Also change the "<Editable>no</Editable>" to "<Editable>yes</Editable>"
Navigate to your system settings menu for your Access Point Names Settings > Network Connections > More Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
. Use the Menu toggle and select the only option Reset to default
. This may take a few seconds to a minute to refresh the list. If you click the "T-Mobile US LTE" APN, you should see that you can now edit the values, though you shouldn't have to if the APN Protocol is already set to IPv4
. Mine is set to IPv4/IPv6
and works just fine.
Buy the darn app, Wifi Tether Router by FABIO GRASSO
. It's only $2.50 and apparently, it works.
YOU NEED ROOT ACCESS
Launch Wifi Tether Router
and select Configure WiFi Router
Allow Root Access
Use the following settings to ensure stability and workability with your SGS5:
"HostApd Patch" <- UNCHECKED
"No Firmware Reload" <- UNCHECKED
Ensure your wireless device is N or G compatible and adjust the setting accordingly in the same list.
Back out of the configuration settings once you've set them up but don't enable the hotspot yet.
First, open your WiFi settings and Turn on WiFi
. If you connect to any WiFi networks, delete those network connections and don't connect to any wifi networks and leave WiFi turned ON
Go Back to WiFi Tether Router
and Enable WiFi Router
Poof! It should be working. If for some stupid reason it isn't, Reboot your phone, enable WiFi, and try again.
If not, try the Omega international ROM that everyone is talking about. Tether works great on it from what I hear.
Here's the original threads that helped me: Thread 1
, Thread 2 Winning Post