Originally Posted by thefloyd
Does anyone know what needs to be done to bypass the entitlement check for the mobile hotspot on these phones?
I'm S-OFF/rooted via rumrunner, and I actually DO pay VZW for my hotspot feature however the entitlement check is annoying. On my droid maxx it was as simple as editing one of the sqlite databases and setting the entitlement_check to 0, however I've poked around a bit in various DBs and haven't figured out which one. One thing is for certain - this phone is very different from the droid maxx.
I was searching high and low for a solution to enable wi-fi tethering on my new HTC One Max (Verizon) phone and came up empty, until I came across a thread about differences in a particular file between stock rom and a custom rom. So I tried an experiment.
This assumes that your HTC One Max is rooted/S-off
1.) Download "Root Browser" by jrummy from the play store
2.) Locate and open the following file:
3.) Locate the following lines in the file: (For me it was towards the end of the file)
<item type="integer" name="TetheringGuard_Rule">1</item>
Change the 1 to a 0 and Save.
4.) Reboot your phone
After I followed these steps, I was able to bypass entitlement check and use the built-in wi-fi hotspot.
It is possible this could work for HTC One or HTC One mini?