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2nd December 2014, 05:03 AM   |  #61  
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Just a heads up

I worked with one of these phones a couple days ago because my friend wanted to be able to tether on the go without going over that gap T-Mobile currently have and I can tell you that If you make the sacrifice TW and install CM11, it'll register as normal data when you use it. Just make sure to set APN protocol to IPv4/IPv6.

I tried usb method and works like charm so I just wanted to clarify this.
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Just a heads up

I worked with one of these phones a couple days ago because my friend wanted to be able to tether on the go without going over that gap T-Mobile currently have and I can tell you that If you make the sacrifice TW and install CM11, it'll register as normal data when you use it. Just make sure to set APN protocol to IPv4/IPv6.

I tried usb method and works like charm so I just wanted to clarify this.

I currently have unlimited tethering (based on data plan) working 100% running my NK2 OZOP rom. It only counts data usage, no tether usage at all!

This is a good tut, however i found that the smali edit is more efficient and works 100% of the time. This mod requires init.d support (which most roms now support anyway) the csc edit and setting apn to ipv4 is crucial for success!
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Originally Posted by LiquidZero

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.
Spend $2.50 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:
Interface wlan0
Method 3 - HostApd
Encryption wpa2-psk
Channel 1
Drivers nl80211
"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

This is the easiest way to do it and i can confirm it works on my galaxy avant.
thanks man
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12th January 2015, 12:58 AM   |  #64  
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This is the easiest way to do it and i can confirm it works on my galaxy avant.
thanks man

I did all of these settings. But for some reason, when I enable the WiFi tether, the SSID does not show up anywhere. Can anyone tell me why? I have an N5, and it works with the app, but on my uncles S5, nothing. I even did all the xposed X Tether
12th January 2015, 06:37 AM   |  #65  
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I think you have the setting on 2.4 and 5ghz set wrong possibly
cause one wont see the other
8th February 2015, 03:00 PM   |  #66  
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Sorry for the REALLY late reply, but I tried all ways, setting it to 2.4ghz only, turning on wifi before enabling tethering on Wifi Tether Router, and nothing works. I even tried to use the T-Mobile Hotspot app that comes pre-installed on the phone, and it won't even connect my laptop or smartphone to my S5. For smartphone, it shows an exclamation marks next to the wifi icon, for a laptop, it shows the yellow icon next to the network icon on the bottom right. Did I do something wrong? Should I factory reset and remove root? I tried to use the Tether X on xposed, and flashing those zips on TWRP, and yet all fails. I even double checked if my plan comes with truly unlimited, which I know cause I was grandfathered the 20$ truly unlimited. Currently switched back to my Nexus 5, and Wifi Tether Router works flawlessly, with hotspot data being counted on smartphone data.
22nd February 2015, 02:34 AM   |  #67  
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Has anyone had a chance to see if this is working on lollipop? I'm still on an older build without a custom recovery.

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