@PhishFoam, So you're frustrated because a hotspot device received an update that prevents you from using in in a manner that is against the use agreement? Do I have that right?
Perhaps I was too elaborate with my explanation, and I have tied your hands due to forum rules I am not yet aware of; but I’m just an honest person and figured the more information I could give would help you folks help me.
I apologize if I came across any other way than honest and transparent, and I most definitely do not want to be mistaken for a choosing beggar. I am simply desperate to keep my $55/mo phone/dedicated gaming line. Thank you again for taking the time to read this.
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@ktmom, it doesn't violate XDA rules "per se" because it isn't illegal, just shady. Plenty of users here enable hotspot on devices that shouldn't have that function according to the carrier. Myself included, on some of my previous devices.
But yeah, it can be seen as fraud or theft, but, it only breaks TOS/EULA, the worst that can happen is cancellation of service/account or blacklisting the device.
The way XDA sees it, do what you want with your device, just don't break actual law or steal from developers, they couldn't care less what happens between you and your carrier.