Internet Tethering - US

Brendo

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This is a thread for those of you who want to discuss anything to do with getting internet Bluetooth tethering up and running on US model phones

You'll probably get more help posting in your device thread, but others may still be able to help you here

In short, most (if not all?) US providers remove internet tethering from their roms. Even if you add the option into settings, you may still need to apply for a special tethering option through your provider

Unsupported roms:
Darth Stalker

Supported roms:
International T-Mobile
Lion Rom 4.3 (International) (Note 2)
Verizon Note 3
Echo international (Tmobile Note 3)
Note 3 International

Couple of useful threads/posts:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2590498
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2533774
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47634041&postcount=1419
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47880647&postcount=2167
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47881059&postcount=2168
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=48047628


Null_ rom includes an xposed framework module for spoofing wifi connection (ie you can use apps like the play store via pdanet). More detail here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=49015162&postcount=52
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50020517&postcount=7
 
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almulder1092

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Nice thought.

Well I will start.

Note 3
T-Mobile USA

I have been trying and trying to Bluetooth tethering to become enabled on my phone. NO LUCK. I have tried many methods to get it working, but no go.

Well I NOW HAVE IT WORKING. Thanks to tmccommas who pointed me to an international rom. I flashed it onto my phone and walla I have Bluetooth Tethering now. Only minor things to set up my phone. (Like re install everything. and add the APN settings in so that I get LTE back.)

APN Settings found Here (From T-Mobile Site)

APN Settings
  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  6. Tap Access Point Names.
  7. If available, tap the T-Mobile US LTE APN (the bullet point fills with green). If not available, tap the + key at the bottom of the screen.
    Note: To reset your APN settings, tap the Menu key and then tap Reset to default.
  8. Verify and update the following settings for the Data APN:
    • Name: T-Mobile US LTE
    • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    • Proxy: <Not set>
    • Port: <Not set>
    • Username: <Not set>
    • Password: <Not set>
    • Server: <Not set>
    • MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    • MMS proxy: <Not set>
    • MMS port: <Not set>
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 260
    • Authentication type: <Not set>
    • APN type: default,mms,supl
    • APN protocol: IPv6 <greyed out, and on IPv4>
    • APN roaming protocol: IPv4 <greyed out>
    • Turn APN on/off: <greyed out>
    • Bearer: Unspecified
    • Mobile virtual network operator type: none
    • Mobile virtual network operator value: not set <greyed out>
  9. Tap the Menu key.
  10. Tap Save.
  11. Tap the desired APN profile you want to use. The bullet point fills with green next to the APN profile.

Note: Wifi Calling and Samsung Video, and stock browser, currently don't. (Know Issues)

Here is a link to the rom I used.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2499593

I did not use the CSC files as there were reports of it not working correctly afterwards.

My phone looks and is currently stock. No mods or such added in.

Hope that helps others. (Also works on flashing the rom to a tmobile phone for att use, according the the fourm)
 
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AndieRoid

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Nice thought.

Well I will start.

Note 3
T-Mobile USA

I have been trying and trying to Bluetooth tethering to become enabled on my phone. NO LUCK. I have tried many methods to get it working, but no go.

Well I NOW HAVE IT WORKING. Thanks to tmccommas who pointed me to an international rom. I flashed it onto my phone and walla I have Bluetooth Tethering now. Only minor things to set up my phone. (Like re install everything. and add the APN settings in so that I get LTE back.)

Note: Wifi Calling and Samsung Video, currently don't.

Here is a link to the rom I used.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2499593

I did not use the CSC files as there were reports of it not working correctly afterwards.

My phone looks and is currently stock. No mods or such added in.

Hope that helps others. (Also works on flashing the rom to a tmobile phone for att use, according the the fourm)
Did DragonsAir v3 not work for you? Stainless and DragonsAir are the only ones I know for sure work on T-Mobile USA Note 3. Both have bluetooth tethering enabled and both are based on international stock.
 

drakenjin

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I have an att variant s4 and am looking g for a bluetooth package similar to the t mobile version linked in one of those threads that would work with rooted stock mj9 4.3

Thanks all in advance.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using xda app-developers app
 

Sorven

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T-Mobile GS4 + Gear

Brendo, thank you for starting this thread. I just got the 4.3 update for my T-Mobile GS4 and was disappointed that it still lacks the bluetooth tether functionality. After searching across T-Mobile forums for a fix, I've only seen the workaround link you posted for the Note 3.

Anyone know if there are specific files from that fix that could also be used to work with the T-Mobile GS4?
 

dchandler326

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Ok good news, I just installed this Rom on my T-Mobile Note 3 and bluetooth tether is working great. I will update with anything else I find

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almulder1092

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Did DragonsAir v3 not work for you? Stainless and DragonsAir are the only ones I know for sure work on T-Mobile USA Note 3. Both have bluetooth tethering enabled and both are based on international stock.
DragonsAir worked, but I did not like the theme. I liked some of the theme but not all. and could not figure out how to revert parts of it back to stock, or another theme. They all seem to be all or nothing and since I don't know where item's are stored i just decided not to have any theme.

---------- Post added at 10:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:45 PM ----------

Almulder once you get the apn setting for LE can you post them please. Thanks

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Just updated my thread with the info.
 
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melvnx

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Glad we have a working rom. My question is does this rom break the All share Cast screen mirroring? That's a major one for me as I stream movies to the TV constantly. Please let me know. Thanks
 

nobrakes

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The echoe international rom has everything working on tmobile note 3. Just need to flash compulsion kernel and the fix zip.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk 2
 

mrgy05

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I've found out my issue with the Note 2 and Galaxy Gear not tethering correctly on bluetooth. I can share the connection if I am connected to WiFi on the Note 2 and sharing it but when I step out of range or move to mobile data in any way I can no longer tether (even though the devices say they are shared and paired together as tethering)

Any others know a solution to this problem??
 

almulder1092

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