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Default How to Tether using WiFi Tether- TrevE Mod (ROOT NEEDED)

Hey guys. I just came from using a Galaxy Note 2. Since my school does not have the greatest network available, I like to tether my laptop through my phone. With the Galaxy Note 2, I used the settings in this thread in the Note 2 section to allow me to tether more than the 500mb included with my data plan.

When I got the GS4, those same settings didn't work. I did some tinkering with the settings with this app on my GS4, and I've managed to get it working again.


In order for it to work, I highly recommend using a VPN on your phone so that all data is encrypted, hiding it from T-Mobile's sniffing to see if you're using a desktop browser. I use Private Internet Access to accomplish this, and have had no problems using their app running on my phone while tethering. I'm sure you can use other free alternatives, such as Hotspot Shield VPN, but I prefer PIA.

The settings I'm using are as follows:
  • Device-Profile: Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Setup-Method: Hostapd (master)
  • Wifi Encryption Enabled
  • Wireless Channel 1
  • MSS clamping enabled
  • Routing fix enabled
  • Disable Wake-Lock enabled (aka, check the box)

You need root access for this to work

I've attached the version of the mod I'm using, I'm using Version 3.2-beta2-modv5 ***Synergized***, which I pulled straight from my Note 2 and installed on my GS4. If you want to download it yourself, the Note 2 post I mentioned above directs here as the place to get the mod.

Step by step instructions:
  1. BE ROOTED.
    If you have not updated to the May 7th OTA update, rooting takes about 5 minutes and just a couple clicks. Follow the steps in this post.
    If you have updated to the OTA, it's a few more steps. Root the OTA update using the steps here
  2. Install and configure Hotspot Shield VPN, or your VPN service of choice
  3. Download and install the tether mod (either download attached file in OP, or follow the link to download from the other post)
  4. Open tether mod, press menu, settings
  5. Configure the options mentioned in original post
  6. Run your VPN app before starting the tether.
  7. Start tethering
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I'm confused, could you post step by step instructions?

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I'm confused, could you post step by step instructions?

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Step by step instructions:
  1. BE ROOTED (I forgot to include that in OP, I've edited it to show that it's needed).
    If you have not updated to the May 7th OTA update, rooting takes about 5 minutes and just a couple clicks. Follow the steps in this post.
    If you have updated to the OTA, it's a bit more complicated. Root the OTA update using the steps here
  2. Install and configure Hotspot Shield VPN
  3. Download and install the tether mod (either download attached file in OP, or follow the link to download from the other post)
  4. Open tether mod, press menu, settings
  5. Configure the options mentioned in original post
  6. Start tethering
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And using this doesn't incur any extra charges from tmobile

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Step by step instructions:
  1. BE ROOTED (I forgot to include that in OP, I've edited it to show that it's needed)
  2. Install and configure Hotspot Shield VPN
  3. Download and install the tether mod (either download attached file in OP, or follow the link to download from the other post)
  4. Open tether mod, press menu, settings
  5. Configure the options mentioned in original post
  6. Start tethering
Hey thanks for posting this. As for the VPN - I'm a newbie. How do I configure Hotspotshield? Do I just start protection and that's it?
 
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Nope. I've been using this method since I got my Note 2 in October of last year
 
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Hey thanks for posting this. As for the VPN - I'm a newbie. How do I configure Hotspotshield? Do I just start protection and that's it?
Yep. Before now, I had only just heard of it, never used it. I gave it a little test run just now, and you're right. Just start protection, then start the tether app, and you're good to go.
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Yep. Before now, I had only just heard of it, never used it. I gave it a little test run just now, and you're right. Just start protection, then start the tether app, and you're good to go.
Hmmm strange, my Nexus 10 isn't seeing my phone as a tether. I've tried encrypted and not no luck. Anyone else working?
 
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Hmmm strange, my Nexus 10 isn't seeing my phone as a tether. I've tried encrypted and not no luck. Anyone else working?
Have you made sure to apply every setting mentioned in OP?
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Have you made sure to apply every setting mentioned in OP?
Lol - I'm tired and kinda lame . Now it works, thanks for your help!

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