[XAP] Internet Sharing + Interop Unlock all-in-one for Samsung Phones

voluptuary

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As long as your device is unlocked in some way (Developer/Chevron/Other) you can get internet sharing on your Samsung phone.

IMPORTANT: If you updated to 8107 via Zune you may have also updated your phones firmware. If this is the case you will not be able to use this hack. I would suggest rolling back to 7720/7740 and updating via CAB Sender using the cabs in Heathcliff74's thread.


1.) First install the WP Dev Tools and unlock your Samsung phone.
2.) Use Microsoft's Application Deployment Tool to send THIS (Update 8107 use THIS) to your phone. Don't run it, delete after it has been deployed.
3.) Install the Diagnosis app by typing ##634# on the phone keypad.
4.) After the Diagnosis app starts type *#9908# and select 'System Tweaks' press 'Save' then 'Close' and RESTART your phone.
5.) Your phone now has internet sharing and as a bonus is interop unlocked!
6.) (optional) Press the 'thanks' button at the bottom of this post if it worked for you.


PS: You need to have a recent mango firmware on your phone or your diagnosis app and drivers will not be new enough to work.

EDIT: I built the file depoyer using the tools provided by Heathcliff74 so many thanks to him! Also, ADC is built in to this as well so no need to worry about that. I also upped the max number of connections from 3 to 5 devices.

NOTE: If you have internet sharing turned on (active hotspot) you will not be able to deploy XAP's untill it is turned off. Also, as with any xap, you need to have your screen unlocked to deploy this to your phone.

SECOND NOTE: If you can't get any XAP's to deploy try turning ICS on then off again, it may correct some errors.

Yes this works on the Focus S. You will have to download the wireless manager from the samsung section of the marketplace so you can get your 4G back after doing the interop unlock.
What I thought was, maybe there's a problem in deploying the interop XAP, since I was using PHONE7MARKET to deploy the app. I launched again with Microsoft's XAP deployment tool, and it worked this time.
I found the fix for the 8107 update, the following registry tweak needs to be made:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Services\ICS]
"UserProcGroup"=dword:32

Set the "UserProcGroup" value from "32" to "5" will make IS work fine. Don't forget to reboot your phone.
It looks like I might have found a solution to my problem. I went back and reinstalled the xap for this hack which did create the missing registry entries. However I was still having the data problem. So I starting thinking about how my phone is different from most of the people using this hack and thought to turn off sim security. That seems to have done the trick. I am guessing that with sim security turned on ADC is not doing what its supposed to because the sim card is locked until the OS has fully booted and I put in my pin to unlock it. Since I really dont know what ADC does this is just a guess however I have only had a few minor data issues since turning sim security off. Anyone else out there having data issues should give this a try and let us know if it helps out.
Anyone with data issues try:

Diagnosis > *#32489# > Back > Back (to Phone Control) > [7] Network Control > [1] GFC > [3] Setting Cancellation

Wait for it to say success, then reboot. This fixed all my data connection issues after applying this patch.
I just found the solution my wifi/cellular data 3G/4G conflict problem!

After numerous restart and changing different APN in Wireless Manager without any success, I went into WiFi settings panel and deleted my stored Wi-Fi networks. After rejoining, I got online instantly! Try it if all others fail!
Over 8000 downloads before last update. Only 25 thanks. :(
 
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wpxbox

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Just wanted to update that one of the forum members found that if one has kept Internet Sharing On and try to deploy XAP file it fails. Read it here

One should turn it off and then deploy XAP files.
 

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As long as your device is unlocked in some way (Developer/Chevron/Other) you can get internet sharing on your Samsung phone.

1.) First install the WP Dev Tools and unlock your Samsung phone.
2.) Use the Application Deployment tool to send THIS to your phone. You do not need to run it and you can delete it after it has been deployed.
3.) Install the Diagnosis app by typing ##634#
4.) After the Diagnosis app starts type *#9908# and select 'System Tweaks' press 'Save' then 'Close' and restart your phone.
5.) Your phone now has internet sharing and as a bonus is interop unlocked!

PS: You need to have a recent firmware on your phone or your diagnosis app and drivers will not be new enough to work.

EDIT: I built the file depoyer app using the tools provided by Heathcliff74 so many thanks to him! Also ADC is built in as well so no need to worry about that and I also upped the max number of connections from 3 to 5 devices.
Okay I have samsung focus v1.3, latest firmware (Mango), diagnositic v922, and successfully deploy xap file to my phone, but I dont see any system tweaks in drop down, all I see is gumi, suwon2g, and suwon3g test bed. Am I missing something? Thanks
 

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Okay I have samsung focus v1.3, latest firmware (Mango), diagnositic v922, and successfully deploy xap file to my phone, but I dont see any system tweaks in drop down, all I see is gumi, suwon2g, and suwon3g test bed. Am I missing something? Thanks
You actually don't have the newest firmware. After the Mango update you should get one more update that is a Samsung update for your drivers and it also includes a new diagnosis app. If you don't get this update notification when you connect to Zune you can try sending THIS update package to your phone to get the newest diagnosis app but this is at your own risk and I don't know that internet sharing will work without the newest Samsung driver update.
 

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lol, i did actually have the new firmware, what actually happen, the mango update alone with the new samsung drivers didnt update my old diagnostic app, so all I had to do is uninstall the old diagnostic from my phone, then re type in the ##634# code to reload it and bam Diagnostic ver .0103 was now there. Your suggested helped me figured that out, thanks again.. It now works
 

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any idea whether the new "extra settings" on the Smasung Omnia can be found this way , its gotta be somewhere close , doesnt have to actually even be on the older phones , but I assume with the new firmware it was added , I dont know if the firmware is the same for the newer devices , Samsung deliberately deleted us 1st generation phone users from the newer software for some reason , others have proven its capable of using it
 

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Two things you should know:

- deploying xaps just works if the screen is unlocked!
- internet doesn work on the phone after the xap has been deployed - but there is a solution:
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I saw "internet connection sharing" in the settings but couldn't enable it because my phone didn't have a internet connection itself.

So don't forget you have to repair your internet settings on the phone! Samsung's official "Netzprofil" app ("network profiles" in english?) did the job for me. I changed to an other operator, afterwards changed again to the correct one and rebooted the phone...
 

voluptuary

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Two things you should know:

- deploying xaps just works if the screen is unlocked!
- internet doesn work on the phone after the xap has been deployed - but there is a solution:
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I saw "internet connection sharing" in the settings but couldn't enable it because my phone didn't have a internet connection itself.

So don't forget you have to repair your internet settings on the phone! Samsung's official "Netzprofil" app ("network profiles" in english?) did the job for me. I changed to an other operator, afterwards changed again to the correct one and rebooted the phone...
ADC is built in. You have to restart like it says in the directions... So no you don't have to repair your internet settings all you have to do is read the directions. Also the screen has to be unlocked to deploy ANY xap that's just how it is.
 
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hugohabicht

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ADC is built in. You have to restart like it says in the directions... So no you don't have to repair your internet settings all you have to do is read the directions. Also the screen has to be unlocked to deploy ANY xap that's just how it is.
Sorry - didn't work for me. After clicking "save" i waited another 10 seconds, clicked "Exit", closed (back button) the diagnosis app and rebooted the phone.

Rebooting means that i switched it off and/but it turned on again automatically because I didn't remove the USB cable...

The screen unlocking hint was just to help unexperienced users (like me). The App Deployment tool just gives an error number if you forget to unlock...

I don't think my post was completely senseless (thinking of users being new to the topic) but...sry for the noise
 
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Sorry - didn't work for me. After clicking "save" i waited another 10 seconds, clicked "Exit", closed (back button) the diagnosis app and rebooted the phone.

Rebooting means that i switched it off and/but it turned on again automatically because I didn't remove the USB cable...

The screen unlocking hint was just to help unexperienced users (like me). The App Deployment tool just gives an error number if you forget to unlock...

I don't think my post was completely senseless (thinking of users being new to the topic) but...sry for the noise
What phone do you have? Is it a 1st gen phone or 2nd? ADC 'should' fix the internet issues. I don't know why it wouldn't for you.
 

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Can this save you from having to pay extra for Internet sharing if you purchased a Focus S? Or will you still have to call and have it provisioned through att? Thanks.
 

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Can this save you from having to pay extra for Internet sharing if you purchased a Focus S? Or will you still have to call and have it provisioned through att? Thanks.
Yes, if you use this it will get rid of the message that pops up telling you you need a new plan for it. I just tried it on my Focus S. However I would be cautious though, I used to tether my Focus all the time and AT&T caught on and now if I tether at all again they will automatically switch me to a more expensive 4GB tethering plan from my unlimited plan.

And thank you OP, I interop-unlocked my Focus S and it has been a pain getting getting my AT&T settings configured again. I tried all the methods from the interop-unlock guide, with the exception of SIM unlocking my phone and using the Network Profiler app, and none of them would work. I also tried editing the APN but that doesn't give you options for MMS. This xap was the only way I was able to edit RunADC successfully and now everything is perfect. Thanks a lot!
 
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Yes, if you use this it will get rid of the message that pops up telling you you need a new plan for it. I just tried it on my Focus S. However I would be cautious though, I used to tether my Focus all the time and AT&T caught on and now if I tether at all again they will automatically switch me to a more expensive 4GB tethering plan from my unlimited plan.

And thank you OP, I interop-unlocked my Focus S and it has been a pain getting getting my AT&T settings configured again. I tried all the methods from the interop-unlock guide, with the exception of SIM unlocking my phone and using the Network Profiler app, and none of them would work. I also tried editing the APN but that doesn't give you options for MMS. This xap was the only way I was able to edit RunADC successfully and now everything is perfect. Thanks a lot!
OK, thanks much for that. Maybe I'll try it. It's for my brother's phone, so not sure how much tinkering he's willing to put up with.