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[TUT][ROOT] AT&T Wifi-Tethering Provision Bypass

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13th December 2014, 01:21 PM |#61  
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You don't need apps to freeze other apps. You can freeze using the package manager commands through terminal emulator. Su first then pm disable packagename
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14th December 2014, 06:00 AM |#62  
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I guess I have bigger issue. I have a cricket S5 and it doesn't even have the tethering option in the network menu. I've heard from others that flashing att roms dont work on cricket.

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15th December 2014, 07:49 PM |#63  
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Possible means of removing tetherprovision check
Hi everyone,

Just got an s5 active to complament the Rugby Pro (SGH-i547) I've been using for the last year and a half. Since both devices are part of the same ecosystem, I beileve some of the stuff I've done on the Rugby Pro should work (or at least lead to a viable solution).

orginal source: (

In a nutshell, the framework-res.apk has a few lines of xml refrencing the tetherprovisioning (under the decompolied framework-res.apk hierarchy res/values/arrays.xml)

<string-array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app">
Modified to
<array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app" />

It is pluasible to beileve that the S5 (and releated varients) also use this as a means (as a network based boolean check) to determine if the account has tethering enabled. If I recall correctly, AT&T routes the tethered data through different APNs then mobile data, text and voice, therefore causing the cease and desist letters to be sent.

10th January 2015, 08:58 PM |#64  
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As someone who is stuck in hotels almost half the month for work, this is AWESOME. Thank you!!
20th January 2015, 03:43 PM |#65  
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This worked out great for me! And the instructions were easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.
9th March 2015, 05:02 PM |#66  
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Got it to finally create a wireless hotspot with these instructions! My 4G/LTE network works on my phone now but any device I connect to my phone via the newly established hotspot can't connect to the internet. Any ideas?

Thanks again!
1st April 2015, 05:22 PM |#67  
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On Note 3 lollipop rooted. Is there a way this could work?
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Bigggggggg Thanks !!! :D
Tried this today on my Galaxy S5 Active AT&T (SM-G870A) and i can confirm that it works flawlessly for me A big thanks to OP

I followed the instructions in sequence, although i used ROOT APP DELETER instead of Titanium backup and ES File Explorer (Both free apps). For anyone else looking for a way to bypass provision/Enable wifi hotspot on their galaxy S5 Active At&T, I would recommend this route.

OP: do you mind if I start a new thread for Galaxy S5 active users (Obviously i will link to this thread along with credits) so that any one searching for S5 Active solution might find help sooner than I did

And thanks Once again !!!
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