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

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By ManniPanni, Junior Member on 23rd June 2014, 08:38 AM
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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?
30th June 2015, 08:50 AM |#68  
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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 !!!
Last edited by deejay.shani; 30th June 2015 at 12:49 PM.
2nd July 2015, 07:52 AM |#69  
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it ends here
Originally Posted by STraver

Open the Xposed network on your phone and check that the tethering module is activated, and that the xposed network actually installed. You may need to do another step (hint)

this is how the original author should have finished it
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