Reverse Tethering / Internet Pass through is the method in which you can make your android phone use the internet connection of your computer without a WIFI and by using a usb cable. It is helpful for those people who don’t have a WIFI at their place and for those who don’t have a good internet plan for their mobile.
- Rooted Phone With S-OFF
- SuperUser [QR Code]
- BusyBox [QR Code]
- Terminal Emulator [QR Code]
- Windows O.S. [I am using Win-7]
- USB Cable for your phone
Connect Your Android Phone to your PC. Make sure you are rooted and have terminal emulator installed. Turn on USB Tethering from
SETTINGS -> WIRELESS AND NETWOKRS -> TETHERING AND PORTABLE HOTSPOT -> USB TETHERING.
Next you will get a new connection in your PC. Open Networking and Sharing Center from
CONTROL PANEL -> NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER
You get a scene in a similar manner.
Now There will be one connection which will be your Main Net Connection and the Other one will be your Android Phone’s Created Connection for tethering. Click on your main net connection i.e. the one you use for Connecting to net Local Area Connection(in my case).
You will get the following screen.
Now click on Properties.After this click on sharing and tick on Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection and click ok for any dialog box shown and click ok to come back to the main networking screen.
Now click on the new connection made by the android phone Local Area Connection 2 (in my case)
You will get the following screen
Click on properties. Then go to Internet Protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click on properties.
Now You need to enter 192.168.2.1 in IP address and enter 255.255.255.0 in Subnet mask and keep remaining things empty.
NOTE:- ALL CODES HAVE TO BE WRITTEN WITHOUT QUOTES
Open Android Terminal on the Phone and type "su". Provide it superuser permissions.
Now type “ifconfig usb0 192.168.2.2 netmask 255.255.255.0”
“busybox route delete default”
You may get an error here but it does not matter.
Now type “iptables –F –t nat”(* -F in caps is must)
Then type “busybox route add default gw 192.168.2.1”
“setprop net.dns1 188.8.131.52”
Next (setprop “net.gprs.http-proxy” “” ) [*Note :- here the code is written in bracket to avoid confusion.. The quotes(“”) are required.
- Works on Android Browser.(FOR ME)
- Works on Opera & Opera Mini.
- Works on XDA Premium App.
- DOES NOT Work on Android Market.(Finding a Solution... if anyone gets it working please tell)
- You may need to repeat this process each time you connect the phone to PC.
- Works even without a SIM inserted.