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HoRNDIS: USB tethering driver for Mac OS X

14th November 2012, 08:05 AM |#1  
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Hi!

I spent the last week or so working on a project that I call HoRNDIS (pronounce: "horrendous") -- a Mac OS X driver that allows you to use your Android phone's native USB tethering mode.

It's a kernel extension, and requires NO software installed on your phone, and NO background apps on your Mac; if your phone supports RNDIS tethering, you're good to go! To make you salivate a little more, it looks like this when it's running:



I've tested it on my machines, and a few of my friends have tested it on their machines, but it hasn't gotten *hugely* wide testing yet, which is why I'm still tagging it as a [BETA].

If you're interested, give it a shot... you can grab it from my web site, and if you're so inclined, get the source on GitHub, too.

Let me know if it works for you!

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19th November 2012, 01:09 AM |#2  
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Thumbs up This is awesome!
This works great on my VZW GS3. Seems more stable than wi-fi tethering. Easy to set up. Been looking for something like this for a while.
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22nd November 2012, 08:24 PM |#3  
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Hey, this works great! I've tried hundreds of tips for my SGS and none worked until this one. Thank you very much.

I have one question, though. I'd like to tether my phone WIFI connection to my Mac (not only the 3G connection). Is it possible with this kernel extension? I tried but it didn't work with the Wifi, only with 3G.

I don't know if this is not possible at all, even on Windows, or anything else.
23rd November 2012, 02:48 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by rafaelperrone

I have one question, though. I'd like to tether my phone WIFI connection to my Mac (not only the 3G connection). Is it possible with this kernel extension? I tried but it didn't work with the Wifi, only with 3G.

I don't know if this is not possible at all, even on Windows, or anything else.

At least on my Galaxy Nexus, that works. You might be able to do that with CM?

Not sure why you would want to do that, though...
23rd November 2012, 05:45 AM |#5  
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This works fantastic on a Nexus 4 on 4.2. Anywhere I can donate a few bucks for beer money?
25th November 2012, 01:32 AM |#6  
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Works great on a TMo SGS3. Thank you!
25th November 2012, 03:37 AM |#7  
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This is awesome!
26th November 2012, 04:58 PM |#8  
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Fantastic. Works great on my Samsung Galaxy SII HD LTE (E120S).
26th November 2012, 08:40 PM |#9  
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i'm going to try this!! you are the man!!! thanks!!
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Thumbs up Confirmed Working
On Sammy Galaxy S2 Skyrocket on CM10 (stable & latest nightly) and OSX 10.7.5.

If it doesn't work at first. Make sure you reboot your Mac and then give it time to connect with your Android.

Thanks for this! I hate using bluetooth for anything and I have found that hotspot really makes this particular phone get really hot. Should help out with that since it is not transmitting via Wi-FI hotspot, saving my components within the phone!

Thanks!
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