[How-To] Enable Native Tethering (I337 4.4.2 - Stock NI1, NB1, & NC1 ROM's Only)

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By muniz_ri, Senior Member on 19th June 2014, 03:33 AM
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4th December 2014, 01:03 AM |#31  
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Hi, I have a rooted stock AT&T Galaxy S4 I337 on 4.4.2 NC1. My provider is Straight Talk. Native tethering works fine; I'm using it right now to post this because I don't have standard Internet at home until Dec. 15 when Uverse gets installed. Dec. 15 is nearly 2 weeks away, so I won't have Internet for a while, which is a pretty big deal for me.

My question is: is there any way to disguise my PC tethering so that Straight Talk or AT&T won't detect it? I assume traffic from my PC appears differently to traffic originating from my phone, so it's detectable. Is there a special browser or Firefox addon or something that I can use that will disguise my traffic? Is there some Windows networking tool that can disguise it to look like phone traffic (preferable)? I use Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Firefox, but I have Chrome available.

I tether responsibly imo. I believe Straight Talk allows around 2.5GB of full speed data per month and then throttles after that. I've never used more than 500MB on the phone itself. I won't be downloading large files like movies or music or streaming anything. I just need web surfing and email, and possibly the ability to play an MMO if there is a way to disguise that with a networking tool and latency isn't an issue. MMO traffic doesn't consume a large amount of data, but I can do without gaming if it ends up consuming too much bandwidth. I plan to keep it under 2.5GB regardless.

EDIT: I have an 11 pin (GS4 compatible) MHL adapter on the way from Amazon. I also have a USB OTG cable that I can connect to my phone that enables me to connect a mouse and keyboard if I want. I don't know of any way to connect both the OTG cable and the MHL at the some time though. If I could do that, I could throw my phone display to the TV and navigate with a keyboard and mouse, which would be "acceptable" for web surfing until I get Uverse.
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8th December 2014, 06:16 AM |#32  
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Is there any way to use this on stock without safe strap? I don't use it ATM.

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13th January 2015, 06:08 PM |#33  
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Tether NJ4
Great Work

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22nd January 2015, 03:27 AM |#34  
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Is there a NC1 revert to stock zip
23rd January 2015, 05:47 AM |#35  
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Xposed framework worked for me.
16th February 2015, 04:35 PM |#36  
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Is there any way to use this with NJ4?
30th June 2015, 07:20 PM |#37  
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Thumbs up The flashing dirty made me nervous lol
Originally Posted by muniz_ri

The following files will enable tethering on your I337. Make certain that you use the version applicable to your current build and only use on stock ROM. Use on custom ROM's may cause issues with the ROM. Proceed at your own risk!

Note: This will modify your system causing future ota updates to fail!

Here they are:
(To undo the mod flash the using the same instructions below).

1. Root your device(See Post #2 for rooting options).
2. Install the latest Safestrap.apk.
3. Place the applicable on ext sdcard.
4. Reboot into Safestrap Recovery and flash the in Stock Slot (Do Not Wipe Prior to Flashing!)
5. Reboot. Done!

That's the first time I've done a dirty flash, but awesome results braa. Very nice work and worked like a charm. Button has been pushed... much appreciated! Now if I can just get the phone working right, I'll be happy as can be. The mic and speaker on the device aren't activating at all for calls. I've flashed back to full stock several times, tried every modem there is and all the modules. I did figure out how to get wifi back... that's easy. I'm wondering if I can modify build.prop to get it working, because I've been at it for two days and still nada. All the hardware is solid and it works connected to Bluetooth headset. That's weird. I thought I had a bad sim card up til I figured that out, but it rules out sim card reader and sim card. Anyhoo... back to my hunt. This was a nice find though!
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