[Guide] Enabling Full speed Hotspot / Tethering (Throttle Bypasses)

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gigilie

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If your rooted then theres various ways to bypass and if used together chances are good you won't have to pay 2x for data: modifying your apn to allow dun type, adding the line: net.tethering.noprovisioning=true
to your build.prop and finally using adb from a PC (u can try this even if not rooted) type the following from cmd or powershell: "adb shell" followed by "settings put global tether_dun_required 0" without the " "s and restart your phone n hopefully that should do the trick.


If still throttled by TMo go into Magisk and install tethering_enabler or TTL tethering modules. These modules weren't specifically made for the 6T but they should still be effective. If still unsuccessful then modifying the TTL from the device your trying to tether to will help hide the source of data aim for TTL of 65 to confuse tmo.

If your not rooted then use PDANet USB tether to a PC and hide tether options then create a hotspot from the PC your USB tethered to or use the WiFi Sharing option in PDANet PC Menu. At least thats what works the best for me and I've tried many many things... One other possibility if your on stock no root is to add a new apn with all the same info as normal fast.tmobile.net lte apn only enable MVNO type to GIO for apn type leave it blank and save it. This should hide the default TMobile apn (and make the editor think your using a 3rd party like Mint) now go back and edit the new apn and under apn type put: dun,default,mms,supl try and save it. It should error n say dun not supported... Press Home and force close settings-reboot phone. The dun sometimes will stick if this method isn't patched yet I'm sure it will be soon.

Your final options are to use an app from playstore like VPN Hotspot or VPN Tether they might slow your speed a bit but they should tunnel all your data thru a VPN confusing TMo as to the origin of data. Probably the best and easiest way is by using a custom ROM as most haven't been tainted by Google's latest CarrierConfigManager commits or carrier apn restrictions. If anyone knows how to reverse these commits easily or any other methods not listed please let me know.


I'm currently looking for a clean TMo only dun enabled apns-config.xml so I can overwrite the default n modify the build.prop for a quick fix on any new ROM or update...

As you can probably tell being throttled or having to pay 2x for the same data is a pet peeve of mine and I've spent some time researching the topic. I'd love to hear what ended up working for you or if anyone knows a solid method I missed. Or has a recommendation for a good ROM with unlimited hotspot features built in for the 6t let me know. If any of these Bypasses helped you hit the thumbs up so I don't feel like I wasted hours of my life making this guide:laugh:
 

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It uses NetShare app which works very well.
I have grandfathered unlimited data plan from tmo. No cap, no throttle, no video compression of any kinds.

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It uses NetShare app which works very well.
I have grandfathered unlimited data plan from tmo. No cap, no throttle, no video compression of any kinds.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk

Right on what's the no cap no throttle unlimited run you a mo? I'm paying $25 for a one business plan it's unlimited but after 60gb they can slow u down and after 10gb of hotspot they throttle you to 200kbs lol but hey for $45 a mo they hooked me up with Netflix n my 6T lol still saving $15 from my old MetroPCs unlimited. But with the rooted bypass installed n the signal boosting hack I figured out I was at 430gb data and 217gb tether-hotspot last mo
 

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Right on what's the no cap no throttle unlimited run you a mo? I'm paying $25 for a one business plan it's unlimited but after 60gb they can slow u down and after 10gb of hotspot they throttle you to 200kbs lol but hey for $45 a mo they hooked me up with Netflix n my 6T lol still saving $15 from my old MetroPCs unlimited. But with the rooted bypass installed n the signal boosting hack I figured out I was at 430gb data and 217gb tether-hotspot last mo
It used to be call Android Web Data back in HTC G1, MyTouch 3G days.

Now, they call it Unlimited Nationwide 4G

$20.00/mo

Category

Data Service

Description

Adds Unlimited Nationwide 4G data on T-Mobile's network. Includes up to 5 GB of Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMH) service.



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Adding the build prop line and adb shell command didn't work for me. I'm not sure how to change the apn setting you mentioned. I going to try wifi tether out. Used to work back in the day. I'd love to find a way to get around the throttle limit.
 

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It uses NetShare app which works very well.
I have grandfathered unlimited data plan from tmo. No cap, no throttle, no video compression of any kinds.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk


I actually have the same plan. Didn't know it was discontinued until today for new signups. Kinda a bummer but I'll have to keep it in mind that I may not be able to get it back so easily. With that said they do sometimes send me the notification about the 50GB deprioritization/throttle but in my area I rarely ever see any kind of actual hit.
 

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I can't figure out why but both my 1+3 and 1+6T have no limits on bandwidth out of the box. I can tether full speed and watch video with any resolution. I tried this unrooted, rooted, factory reset, even T-Mobile ROM. It was not like this a few months ago.
 
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Right on what's the no cap no throttle unlimited run you a mo? I'm paying $25 for a one business plan it's unlimited but after 60gb they can slow u down and after 10gb of hotspot they throttle you to 200kbs lol but hey for $45 a mo they hooked me up with Netflix n my 6T lol still saving $15 from my old MetroPCs unlimited. But with the rooted bypass installed n the signal boosting hack I figured out I was at 430gb data and 217gb tether-hotspot last mo

Signal boosting hack? You have peak my interest, where can I find more information? Nevermind I found it here, but thank you for letting me know. :)
 

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I tried...

I thought you had to fix apn.xml
I tried this but it's become more than a quick xml mod as Google's forced various carrier check calls into their OS and it seems most aosp brands have incorporatated these checks blindly into their ROMs as well. If anyone's able to get a rom clean of carrier checks or knows of a kernel that will bypass these and willl keep a steady ttl of 64 plz post details. Otherwise the only success I had outside of pdanet tethering was to root and force a ttl with an app like ttl master yota 4.0 and running ttlpatch on your PC (Google those names for downloads) your kernel needs to accept iptables old versions if ne1 has a more upto date ttl modifying app that supports newer iptable changes (off the top of my head I forget what they are plz post) If I get around to it I'll try n write up a lil magisk module or app for easier forced ttl on Android 9+ ROMs but this or a faux VPN would be easiest way around any restrictions put on by carriers... Hope this helps a lil
 

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I hook to PC with the USB tether and mods I tried to make run the hotspot off PC and it works i get 20-30mbs with data so hotspot I believe is the same I never had issues I'll start testing more if anyway I can help I will
 

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most changes I make with a file manager resets every reboot so I used terminal to change everything so it doesn't revert T-Mobiles paid hotspot gets 5-15mbs on 6t with hotspot paid for I have 7pro I use to try this with so I know speed I need
 

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It uses NetShare app which works very well.
I have grandfathered unlimited data plan from tmo. No cap, no throttle, no video compression of any kinds.

You are aware that after 50gb you get reprioritized right? Even grandfathered plans get this, you might live on an area that is not too congested but once there is more people on T-Mobile on your area and you go over the 50gb you'll notice it.
 

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they say that but I've used 100gb and had no issues I have the international one plan. but you're right on most people I have 8-9 lines digits is 9th don't count. the offline sim apn database pro app if you make a system app you can access the dun only apn they block.in xml they had hide apn enabled I changed that also.any other ideas if you need a crash test dummy I'm a good one lol
 

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So far for the last few days I've been getting use of my hotspot without the data being reflected on the TMobile website as hotspot data. All data I use reflects as regular unlimited data. The issue I've run across so far is when traveling, it can revert back to original settings when changing towers, but only sometimes. At home on the same tower, no issues so far.

I did a couple of things to get unlimited hotspot. First I downloaded TTL Editor and set value on all interfaces to 65. Then I added a new APN with the settings in the screenshot. As soon as I saved it, all the regular TMobile APN's disappeared and only the one I added stayed. I have downloaded about 5gb of data through hotspot and so far no hotspot data showing up.

I have a TMobile OnePlus 6t on the TMobile network, converted to international. I hope this works for you. Please don't forget, changing towers SOMETIMES reverts back to old APN. I got back by rebooting and the APN I created showed up again. Also I don't know if everything I did is needed, I stopped when I realized hotspot data was being counted as regular data.

As far as speeds go, I get about 40 Mbs vs the 50-60 I normally get.

You must be rooted to do this.
 

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Using my mobile hotspot, so far I have binge watched on Hulu, and downloaded a bunch of things on various devices just to make sure I'm not missing something. So far, 4 days now, I have no hit to my mobile hotspot. The Caps was a typo, but since it's working, I left it. I don't know, all I can say is try it. I don't have any tethering mods, only the Magisk modules listed.
 

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Okay, out in town today and this APN method doesn't work in town. I had to revert to T-Mobile default to get reliable data. It only works great when I'm at home. I am rural and TMobile and AT&T share a tower here, maybe that has something to do with why it works at home, but not in town. So this might work for some people, but definitely not all.
 

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    If your rooted then theres various ways to bypass and if used together chances are good you won't have to pay 2x for data: modifying your apn to allow dun type, adding the line: net.tethering.noprovisioning=true
    to your build.prop and finally using adb from a PC (u can try this even if not rooted) type the following from cmd or powershell: "adb shell" followed by "settings put global tether_dun_required 0" without the " "s and restart your phone n hopefully that should do the trick.


    If still throttled by TMo go into Magisk and install tethering_enabler or TTL tethering modules. These modules weren't specifically made for the 6T but they should still be effective. If still unsuccessful then modifying the TTL from the device your trying to tether to will help hide the source of data aim for TTL of 65 to confuse tmo.

    If your not rooted then use PDANet USB tether to a PC and hide tether options then create a hotspot from the PC your USB tethered to or use the WiFi Sharing option in PDANet PC Menu. At least thats what works the best for me and I've tried many many things... One other possibility if your on stock no root is to add a new apn with all the same info as normal fast.tmobile.net lte apn only enable MVNO type to GIO for apn type leave it blank and save it. This should hide the default TMobile apn (and make the editor think your using a 3rd party like Mint) now go back and edit the new apn and under apn type put: dun,default,mms,supl try and save it. It should error n say dun not supported... Press Home and force close settings-reboot phone. The dun sometimes will stick if this method isn't patched yet I'm sure it will be soon.

    Your final options are to use an app from playstore like VPN Hotspot or VPN Tether they might slow your speed a bit but they should tunnel all your data thru a VPN confusing TMo as to the origin of data. Probably the best and easiest way is by using a custom ROM as most haven't been tainted by Google's latest CarrierConfigManager commits or carrier apn restrictions. If anyone knows how to reverse these commits easily or any other methods not listed please let me know.


    I'm currently looking for a clean TMo only dun enabled apns-config.xml so I can overwrite the default n modify the build.prop for a quick fix on any new ROM or update...

    As you can probably tell being throttled or having to pay 2x for the same data is a pet peeve of mine and I've spent some time researching the topic. I'd love to hear what ended up working for you or if anyone knows a solid method I missed. Or has a recommendation for a good ROM with unlimited hotspot features built in for the 6t let me know. If any of these Bypasses helped you hit the thumbs up so I don't feel like I wasted hours of my life making this guide:laugh:
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    So far for the last few days I've been getting use of my hotspot without the data being reflected on the TMobile website as hotspot data. All data I use reflects as regular unlimited data. The issue I've run across so far is when traveling, it can revert back to original settings when changing towers, but only sometimes. At home on the same tower, no issues so far.

    I did a couple of things to get unlimited hotspot. First I downloaded TTL Editor and set value on all interfaces to 65. Then I added a new APN with the settings in the screenshot. As soon as I saved it, all the regular TMobile APN's disappeared and only the one I added stayed. I have downloaded about 5gb of data through hotspot and so far no hotspot data showing up.

    I have a TMobile OnePlus 6t on the TMobile network, converted to international. I hope this works for you. Please don't forget, changing towers SOMETIMES reverts back to old APN. I got back by rebooting and the APN I created showed up again. Also I don't know if everything I did is needed, I stopped when I realized hotspot data was being counted as regular data.

    As far as speeds go, I get about 40 Mbs vs the 50-60 I normally get.

    You must be rooted to do this.
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    USB tether to Asus Merlin possible?

    I was able to connect to the openshh server in termux using putty and set up my proxy in windows 10 without a problem, but it still detects it as hotspot data. I am sure if I use sshuttle it will work, but my goal is to connect my hotspot to my Asus-Merlin router using usb tether :eek: . I can currently do this with my OP6t running with OOS 9.0.3 unrooted, but not the OOS 10.

    Just figured I would drop this in here as a working solution.

    I've done this for ever and it's not going to be restricted to who you have but it will 100 percent get around any data throttling.
    Download Termux app and install openssh-server on it. Go ahead and hotspot your phone, then run ifconfig inside Termux to get your current tethering local IP. It will be the only 192. spit out when you run ifconfig. Save this. Run sshd -dD inside Termux which starts an openssh server waiting to be connected to in debug mode to audit traffic. Now pop onto a PC or router you can SSH into, whatever and connect it to your hotspot from your phone. Now SSH tunnel all the traffic from the device back through the openssh server your running on the Termux app. Now that you are on the same local network you can SSH tunnel into that IP address you saved earlier. As long as you make sure all your traffic passes through the tunnel it 100 percent shows that all your internet is being used by Termux app not your hotspot app so you need no other spoofing of hops or anything because to your phone and carrier you are just using a bunch of data in termux, you do it right you will never be throttled I've used 150GB data multiple times.

    Step by step > https://github.com/RiFi2k/unlimited-tethering
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    The only reliable way is
    1. flash a custom kernel with TTL iptable patch
    2. create a new apn and change ipv6 to ipv4 (don't include mms because you will break it)
    3. change settings put global tether_dun_required 0(may not needed anymore)
    4. use a ttl editor to change value from 64 to 65, or use iptable command to do it.

    3 and 4 can be done by a automate tool, I use MacroDroid. There is a template in MacroDroid, just search "Change TTL"
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    Okay, out in town today and this APN method doesn't work in town. I had to revert to T-Mobile default to get reliable data. It only works great when I'm at home. I am rural and TMobile and AT&T share a tower here, maybe that has something to do with why it works at home, but not in town. So this might work for some people, but definitely not all.
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