by James Tromans, 4 years ago
OK, so tethering your laptop and G1 device isn’t entirely new, but in the past the processes have required root access, or have just been plain messy. However, help is at hand in the form…
For all the awesomeness that the HTC One X is bringing to the Android table, AT&T sure likes to a ruin the vibe by adding a few unnecessary touches to the phone.
For instance, though it wasn’t explicitly admitted, HTC’s decision to hold back the release of an official bootloader unlocking tool for the One X reeked of AT&T’s intervention. And on top of the bloatware and locking, AT&T is clamping down on the use of tethering for those who don’t have a tethering plan. Fortunately, help is coming from the devs and modders at XDA-developers.
A senior member of XDA, t0mmy, has devised a tool that allows you to enable HTC One X’s stock WiFi hotspot app, with the only requirement being you have to run AT&T’s or Rogers' stock ROM — or possibly any other ROM that doesn’t have the fix yet. All you have to do is plug your phone to the computer, download the provided file, unzip, and run it — it’s a .bat file by the way, sorry non-Windows users – and follow the instructions.
This one-click tethering solution has been tested and is known to work for both WiFi and USB tethering. While the solution lessens the burden of paying a $50 monthly data plan for tethering, note that AT&T can still figure out that you’re doing it without paying the extra bucks.
If you still want to give it a go, despite the possible consequences, check out the thread right here for detailed instructions.