[LIST] Devices that CAN, CAN'T or HAVE WiFi hotspot support

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By OndraSter, Retired Recognized Developer on 28th September 2011, 12:33 PM
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as we (or some of us) know, Internet Sharing in Mango requires the WiFi chipset to be able to work in AP mode.

I found that OEMs were using two chipsets: Broadcom 4325 (a/b/g, BT, FM) and 4329 (a/b/g/n, BT, FM).

The difference is not just in the missing N in 4325, but also lack of AP mode.

I will be checking today all (most) of the devices that I will get my hands on their ROMs to see, what chipset they have and make list of them here.

BRCM 4329 equipped phones that HAVE wifi hotspot working
- Sammy Omnia 7 - info
- Sammy Focus - info
- HTC Mozart - in 5.01 ROM! Use the same method for unlocking as ^
- HTC Titan -- aka all new Mango launched phones
- HTC Radar (Omega?) -- aka all new Mango launched phones

BRCM 4329 equipped phones and are WAITING (aka support AP mode):
- HTC 7 Pro
- HTC Surround
- HTC Trophy
- LG E900 (missing SoftAP in drivers)

BRCM 4325 equipped phones (aka unable to support AP mode):

UPDATE: Unknown phones, under investigation!!
- Dell Venue Pro

I might be wrong somewhere though!

Thanks to Snake. for few more devices!
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28th September 2011, 11:14 PM |#2  
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very thanks for your job!!
29th September 2011, 12:33 AM |#3  
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BRCM 4329 equipped phones

HTC 7 Mozart
HTC 7 Surround
HTC 7 Trophy
Samsung Focus

BRCM 4325 equipped phones
Dell Venue Pro

Have not found any info on the LGs. Sorry

PS: 802.11 a/b/g/n neexistuje, iba b/g/n
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29th September 2011, 12:36 AM |#4  
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Thanks for update, I didn't have time back then anymore, and today I spent making the hotspot actually work .

I am adding another table - working hotspot
29th September 2011, 03:48 AM |#5  
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Consolation prize for DVP owners
If it's any consolation for DVP owners, I've found that the USB tethering crack works just fine with Mango. Getting HSDPA speeds, avg 3.5 down / 1.5 up.

Figures Dell used the cheap WLAN chip.
29th September 2011, 05:39 AM |#6  
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Dell really managed to botch the DVP, didn't they? A year later and new problems are still surfacing.

It really is sad. I initially wanted a DVP. I liked the keyboard and screen. I ended up getting an HD7 instead, though. DVP originally looked like the absolute best WP7 handset.
29th September 2011, 06:34 AM |#7  
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...ehm are you sure that samsung omnia seven i8700 can have wifi hotspot??
29th September 2011, 06:58 AM |#8  
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What about the LG devices. I heard some dude saying he has internet connection sharing enabled...

Any ideas?

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29th September 2011, 10:14 AM |#9  
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LGE900 Optimus 7 don't
Looking at the service manual of LG Optimus 7 page 93 the component at U702 is a Samsung SWB-B25 taking care of BT/WiFi/FM -so no Broadcom 4329 here

Just looked at the Omnia 7 service manual: It uses Samsung SWB-B23 as BT/WiFi and SI47709 as FM Radio

SWB-B25 might be the SWB-B23 with embedded FM
The Broadcom 4329 chipset is perhaps embedded in the Samsung SWB chips?

So there are still hope
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29th September 2011, 10:31 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by ludede

...ehm are you sure that samsung omnia seven i8700 can have wifi hotspot??

It already does, check out the INFO link next to it.

I don't have here any ROM for the LG or any other nonHTC/nonSammy phone, so I can't check them.
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LG E900 (Optimus 7)
I heard from microsoft representative that LG E900 (Optimus 7) will get ICS enabled through firmware update. We just need to wait for that update to come from LG.
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