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How to enable HotSpot without a subscription and without unlocking or rooting.

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By P3Droid, Junior Member on 23rd October 2015, 12:08 PM
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You only need your sim tool and the phone.

1) open the sim tray but don't take out the sim card.
2) push the sim tray back in the phone.
3) wait 4-5 seconds and then activate hotspot in the settings->more->tethering

If these directions don't help you can see my video on youtube.

Don't ask how I found this but it works for Verizon and AT&T. I have not tested this on any other carriers.
This works by turning on the hotspot while the phone is provisioning. If you attempt to do this too soon or too late you will trigger the subscription check.
You will need to perform this everytime you want tethering if you turn tethering off or reboot the phone.
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23rd October 2015, 01:55 PM |#2  
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I can confirm this works on 5X connected to Sprint. SIM tool has now been added to my keychain.
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23rd October 2015, 03:03 PM |#3  
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Can you not just add the provisioning line to the build.prop to negate the need to do this?

It's worked since as long as I can remember.
23rd October 2015, 03:05 PM |#4  
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Need root for build.prop mod
23rd October 2015, 03:59 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by paperWastage

Need root for build.prop mod

You should be able to use ADB through TWRP recovery once you unlock the bootloader and flash recovery. Pull the build.prop, edit it, then push it back.


Edit: don't mind me, didn't realize this was if you don't want to unlock anything
7th November 2015, 04:53 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by br125

You should be able to use ADB through TWRP recovery once you unlock the bootloader and flash recovery. Pull the build.prop, edit it, then push it back.


Edit: don't mind me, didn't realize this was if you don't want to unlock anything

is it the same settings for all the previous androids? is there a tutorial on this? thanks!
8th November 2015, 08:48 PM |#7  
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Does FoxFi work on the 5X?
8th November 2015, 09:40 PM |#8  
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Does FoxFi work on the 5X?

no it does not.

To everyone else saying build.prop editing. It says in the title WITHOUT unlocking and rooting.
10th November 2015, 04:36 PM |#9  
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For T-Mobile, I'm able to do it while completely stock (non-rooted) but unlocked, simply by issuing the following command:

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adb shell settings put global tether_dun_required 0
And also using a user agent spoof extension in Chrome to report that I'm running as googlebot.
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10th November 2015, 07:43 PM |#10  
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Works like a charm.

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
20th November 2015, 06:37 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by P3Droid

If these directions don't help you can see my video on youtube.

What video? I cant find it.
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