[GUIDE]Enable stock tethering - Root Required

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arcanexvi

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Aug 22, 2010
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For those that want to tether but don't want to pay your carrier for it...

Root is required.

1) Download your favorite SQL editor. I use SQLite Editor.

2) Open and grant root access.

3) Scroll down and find Settings Storage

4) Choose settings.db (duh)

5) Go down to line 65 and change the value for entitlement check from 1 to 0.

6) Reboot.

7) Profit.

Historically this has stuck through updates as the databases don't change when you update.

Thank you jcase for root!

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imdaShiy

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No need to buy SQLite Editor

For those who don't want to pay for the SQLite Editor app, you can still gain wifi tethering/hotspot with this free alternative.

1. Download the free apps aShell and aSQLiteManager from Play Store.

2. Launch aShell, check the "Root" box, then hit "File Explorer" button.

3. Browse to /data/data/com.motorola.android.providers.settings/databases, and open up settings.db with aSQLiteManager.

4. Now choose the "settings" table, hit "Data" button.

5. "PgDn" until you see "65. entitlement_check" and change that value from 1 to 0.

You're done! Restart and wifi tethering/hotspot will work now.
 

neo1738

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Nov 24, 2010
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It requires you to enter a password though every time you unlock your phone. This method does not, and this method enables use of the built in android hotspot

Sent from my HTC One mini

Yeah it's annoying to have that. I also found foxfi to have random drops in connection so streaming or gaming was affected. The stock app is much more stable with connection.
 

jfriend33

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Oct 7, 2010
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Any way to disable notifications of what connects and disconnects? I figured if I disabled all notifications in status bar the app would be killed.

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    For those that want to tether but don't want to pay your carrier for it...

    Root is required.

    1) Download your favorite SQL editor. I use SQLite Editor.

    2) Open and grant root access.

    3) Scroll down and find Settings Storage

    4) Choose settings.db (duh)

    5) Go down to line 65 and change the value for entitlement check from 1 to 0.

    6) Reboot.

    7) Profit.

    Historically this has stuck through updates as the databases don't change when you update.

    Thank you jcase for root!

    Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk 4
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    No need to buy SQLite Editor

    For those who don't want to pay for the SQLite Editor app, you can still gain wifi tethering/hotspot with this free alternative.

    1. Download the free apps aShell and aSQLiteManager from Play Store.

    2. Launch aShell, check the "Root" box, then hit "File Explorer" button.

    3. Browse to /data/data/com.motorola.android.providers.settings/databases, and open up settings.db with aSQLiteManager.

    4. Now choose the "settings" table, hit "Data" button.

    5. "PgDn" until you see "65. entitlement_check" and change that value from 1 to 0.

    You're done! Restart and wifi tethering/hotspot will work now.
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    It does persist through reboot. The change actually won't work until after reboot.

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    Is there a way to do this without having to buy the app?

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    Any other editor

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    Is there a way to do this without having to buy the app?

    53N7 FR0M M4 DMAXX V1A 7A9A7A7K

    2nd post on page two didn't work?

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