Wireless Tethering Comes to Android 2.1


Want to turn your Android phone into a portable WiFi hotspot without installing a custom ROM or waiting for Google to officially roll out Android 2.2 Froyo? If your phone is running Google Android 2.1, then you can.

This only works on phones that have been rooted (giving you access to settings and files that are otherwise off limits), but if you’ve already enabled root privileges on your phone then enabling WiFi tethering is about as easy as downloading and installing an app. Read the rest of this entry »

6 thoughts on “Wireless Tethering Comes to Android 2.1”

  1. Welcome to Android! But I wouldnt say that this has just come out. I was using this on my old G1 a while ago.

  2. So I assume this is a way I could avoid the Sprint Hotspot $30/mo. charge on my Evo? Will Froyo also let me bypass the extra charge on the Evo as well?

  3. I’m personally tracking the progress of the jailbroken iPad app iBluEver that will allow me to tether my iPad to an iPhone over bluetooth. Guess we’re all going to have to learn a little about jailbreaking in the near future…

  4. Brian, it’s safe to assume certain features of Froyo will be selectively enabled by the carriers. So unless you root and apply a non-Sprint Froyo build (or this hack), probably not

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