[SOLVED] Samsung Galaxy S2 Virgin Mobile Wireless Tethering Issue
My apologies if this is the incorrect section. I know the Virgin Mobile SGS2 is NOT the I9100 model, however the correct phone was not listed on this site (nearest is the T-Mobile model, but the options differ on their phone).
I'm experiencing an issue with trying to enable the wireless hotspot option for my phone. In every instance I have tried, I have received errors that ad-hoc failed to start and related problems. Let me make it clear that this version of the samsung galaxy DOES NOT have the option to turn on wireless tethering in the native settings menu (it's simply not there). My carrier most likely hid the option because it is an extra $15 a month to use the feature. I can, however, attempt to start the hotspot service with a third party app, but it runs for no more than 3 seconds and I get error 67:" Unable to connect to data network, turning off Hotspot..."
My phone is rooted and I have full access to edit system files (I did so to remove the ear-piercing camera shutter noise). I am using the stock rom and do not intend to flash a different rom to this phone. To lessen redundant suggestions that have been said hundreds of times and have failed to fix my issue, here is everything I have done:
- Attempted to use FoxFi. All this app does is start the native hotspot capability on your phone, so I got the same error 67. No network connection. The network only appears for a split second when enabling the native hotspot setting, but since the phone turns it off, I can't connect to it.
- Attempted to use Barnacle. I receive the error "Could not set ad-hoc mode of wlan0: Operation not supported on transport endpoint."
- Attempted to use Wifi Tether for Rooted Users (for some reason this app is listed as "Not Compatible" for my phone in Google Play). Again, I receive an error that setting ad-hoc failed. All other services start successfully though, but the network does not appear for my PC to connect to.
- Checked to make sure my 3G/4G is actually on and functioning.
Despite all this, I CAN utilize the USB tether feature just fine in PdaNet. It's the wireless hotspot that is eluding me. I know that flashing a different rom can get me around this issue, but I really would prefer to resolve this problem without doing that if it's possible. One thread I read said something about editing a .db file, but it was for an HTC phone and I'm a little wary to try it on my phone. I'm sorry for coming off rather cross, but I'm just a bit frustrated as every solution I find never works. It seems like this would be a simple thing to do. Is there a system file I can edit that will allow my phone to enable its native hotspot capabilities? Or something that will resolve the ad-hoc issue? Or am I blindly over-looking something obvious? If nothing will work except for flashing, then hey, at least I tried. It's not going to kill me if I can't get the wireless tethering to work, but it was one of the reasons I wanted to root my phone.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!