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No need to tether Wifi... Bluetooth tether works

25th February 2011, 06:28 AM |#1  
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I have a droidX, and was syncing the two devices to push a file across them when I saw bluetooth tethering... it works flawlessly. I never even heard about this during all the "screw the data plan, I'll wifi tether my tablet" hoo-ha.

Basically: sync up a phone with the tablet so they see each other.

Then go into bluetooth settings on the Xoom: settings > wireless and networks > bluetooth settings > paired devices > (YOUR PHONE)... and click the wrench icon. There's a tether option right there sitting in broad daylight... no need to even have a rooted handset I guess?

works great for me.



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25th February 2011, 06:41 AM |#2  
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Cool! That's great for those of us with OG Droids who can't use infrastructure mode.

I'm curious though. If I'm tethering via bluetooth, will I simultaneously be able to use my bluetooth headset with the XOOM, or my Droid for that matter?
25th February 2011, 07:03 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by ixobelle

I have a droidX, and was syncing the two devices to push a file across them when I saw bluetooth tethering... it works flawlessly. I never even heard about this during all the "screw the data plan, I'll wifi tether my tablet" hoo-ha.

Basically: sync up a phone with the tablet so they see each other.

Then go into bluetooth settings on the Xoom: settings > wireless and networks > bluetooth settings > paired devices > (YOUR PHONE)... and click the wrench icon. There's a tether option right there sitting in broad daylight... no need to even have a rooted handset I guess?

works great for me.



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Good lord! This actually freaking works! I'm typing this post from my Xoom that is bluetooth tethered to my droidx. Thank you google for this crazy easter egg :)
25th February 2011, 10:58 AM |#4  
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Ok, I may be dumb and not really familiar with bluetooth, but can I get some help with this? I've got them paired, but how do I get them to connect?
25th February 2011, 11:37 AM |#5  
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so does this mean anyone with a smartphone data plan should not need the pLAN for xoom?

I dont see a tether option.

Same with me, paired but not connected.

Verizon fascinate.
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25th February 2011, 12:01 PM |#6  
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My Dx pairs but is unable to connect :(
25th February 2011, 01:52 PM |#7  
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I'm trying to connect to my OG droid and I am having trouble connecting as well. It pairs just fine. To the users having trouble, are you rooted with a custom rom and kernel? I'm trying to narrow this issue since others on the same mobile device are having success.
25th February 2011, 02:10 PM |#8  
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This doest work on atrix

Sent from my MB860 using XDA App
25th February 2011, 02:21 PM |#9  
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Do you have to be rooted (on the phone side) to be able to successfully do this? I have a Droid X and tried tethering my PSP the other night and no luck, might be a similar situation.
25th February 2011, 02:25 PM |#10  
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Droid Incredible. Which is rooted with a custom ROM.
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