[Q] Searching for a ROM with built-in wifi tethering
Before I begin, let me preface by saying how eternally grateful I am to the xda and wider development communities. You guys are awesome.
I'm new to the Epic, and for that matter new to Android, coming from a Windows Mobile device. Right out of the box, I knew I needed to hack this thing to allow for the kind of control I've grown accustomed to. Took me some time to mount it to my computer, a lot longer to root it permanently; then I realized that the most popular rom (at least on this board), Viper, needed me to be on the leaked stock, so I flashed to that, changed file system, and then flashed the VIPERrom 4.0.2c. I was pretty happy for a few minutes. Yay to getting rid of bloat ware! Yay to LauncherPro.
But then I realize, this thing doesn't have built-in wifi tethering. I thought that was THE big new feature back in Android 2.2, and the top ROM for my device doesn't have it? The only mention I see in the Viper thread is a suggestion that Barnacle worked for some people. Well that little program didn't work for me, and while I got a little further with Muller's "Wireless Tether", none of these apps are really doing it for me.
Is there no ROM for Samsung Epic that tethers out of the box? Am I the only one that considers connection sharing a really important feature for a 4G device? What's the deal here?