If you’re planning to go out on a vacation to a place where a Wi-Fi connection seems impossible, tethering will be your key to keep your other devices hooked up to the online world. Tethering is the ability to share your mobile phone’s cellular data connection with other devices. This neat feature, however useful, requires additional data connection and relatively increases your phone’s monthly bill.
If your mobile phone can’t share its Internet connectivity, why not reverse the process instead? Developers from XDA Developers have come up with a solution to share the broadband connection of your PC to your mobile phone. Although it’s currently running as beta with a few bugs, the software can be used to browse the Internet on your mobile phone.
This guide will only work if you have rooted your device and with a Windows PC. We will not be liable for any damages arising from your use of this guide. Use the presented information at your own risk.
Remember that the tool is still beta software, so expect a lot of kinks and bugs. You can surf using Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Dolphin Browser, although Google Chrome complains of not having an Internet connection even though it works. Ping and low-level ICMP packets don’t seem to work either. Searching on the Android Market works, but at the moment, it is not yet possible to download and install apps from the Android Market.
Congratulations! You have successfully reverse-tethered your Android phone to your PC.
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Or you could just install Connectify…
wonderful post great site! turorials works perfectly with my android phone.. Thanks!
Don’t want to root and still wish to use your pc connection on android then follow the link:
worked for me too.. great post :))
NOT WORKING ON GALAXY S2 !
have performed as described, message USB connected on Android as well does not work on XP and Samsung Galaxy S2 -
So far all messages are ok Step 12 connection is done.
Unfortunately no internet connection on Galaxy S2 is working and as soon I start the TEST from the menue on the Galaxy S2 – aplication fails (:
Furthermore this app. does not work on Samsung Galaxy TAB 10.1 (GT-7500) with Android 3.1.
Setup ends here even sooner compared to Galaxy S2 during Step 1: No device connected..
Is there no other working app ? When is a beta4 expected which would possibly work with both my brand new devices – Galaxy S2 as well Galaxy TAB 10.1 ?
WORKED ON GALAXY POP…….BUT CANNOT DOWNLOAD MARKET APPS
will it work on galaxy ace
works on samsung galaxy pop rooted
thank you sooo much
no device detected! i’m stuck at the first stem of opening the android tool
no device detected! i’m stuck at the first stem of opening the android tool. my phone is samsung galaxy y!
Works on hp touchpad CM7 android but cannot download applications from mkt.
I have touchpad with cm9 apha 2 .. i cant use reverse tethering on my device please help..
in androidtool i cant see my device listed even after refreshing many times :(
No devices connected..even if I enable mass storage windows detects it, but still no detection by the tool. Any ideas? (SGS I9000)
IF U HAVE LAPTOP USE “CONNECTFY”
no need to root ur device just install it configure and thats it. ………..
i want use my pc net on my galaxy s2 with Data Cable or bluetooth is this possible for galasy s2, this is very eazy in my HTC Wildfire s
link is dead
There’s a new app called ReverseTehter, that allows you to do just that (access your computer’s connection via usb). It doesn’t require any extra software, or windows installations, or ADB/debugging, or tech savviness, and your connection looks like 3G so that all your apps work seamlessly including Market, Downloads and Talk. it requires a rooted device.
Check out this video to see it in action:
Oh my GOD!
My previous windows mobile was able to do it automatically, I did not think that time that it is so hard to get it!
Windows 6.5 was a powerful OS.
Works for me… just have patience… ADB.exe is also my problem when it becomes unstable just try and try until device is detected (make sure it’s not offline).
Install first the usb_driver (included on the package, right-click .inf file, then install),
then install the tracetool service.apk on ur phone, then run the androidtool.exe on ur PC
Another link is here for the tool. http://www.mediafire.com/?oayb2lrjoi417g9
pre pano gnawa mo?
Connectify doesn’t work for me as it sets up an Ad-hoc network which Android handsets can’t see by default. (And I’m yet to find a wpa_supplicant that works with my SGSII on ICS)
works perfectly on my samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830 (rooted) however… cannot download anything…..
The link is dead
Search for Reverse Tether on the Android Market, so much simpler.
my device simply doesn’t show up even when i refresh………plz help!!!!
the link for downloading the reverse tethering tools is dead
9.Click the Show Android Interface button. This will install the app and other needed binaries to your phone.
where is the button?
this is my error..anyway to solve it?
i solve the problem..u can use the latest reverse tethering v2.28..here..
just search the “USB reverse tethering” in the google market and follow the instructions.
works for me ,i can even download things
how plz explain..hv u dn anything special?
You guys are amazing!!!!!
how to use via bluetooth ?
how to connect via buetooth??
The link is deaddddddd, please upload the attachment again :))
!!! SUPER !!! Working on SGN with 4.03 incl. GooglePlay – Thanks!
I dont believe it, IT WORKED FINE ON MY SAMSUNG GALAXY Y PERFECTLY. THANKS, MAN, THANKS =D
working good for me, but after some time my pc connection will get disconnected..plz help me
where is the
Show Android Interface botton??
just click on connect.
and my Galaxy Y doesn’t have super user app
Thanks its working super smooth for me. galaxy y
Sunilji pl. help for deducting device. Application was not find device
Application not found device. What is the procedure for find devices
where is Android USB Tunnel window
Woriking !!! connected https but not http domains
nice post….. i m using internet on my android but no apps are downloading and updating fom play store can you help me with this problem…? its downloading from another apps…
There is no device in the refresh box and check dns how to connect.
it’s just showing waiting for connection for a long time. only 1 time it got connected, so i tried to use “google search” on my samsung galaxy y duos. but nothing happen. it’s keep showing no connections. retry. what is the problem.?????
don´t navigation but connect ok, i am disable firewall, what happens?
xperia 8x , android 2.1
Hae’ Man, I can even use PC connection with android phone, but I can’t download with my phone, how to solve this problem , if you know , pls send me back to email@example.com , Thanks
thanx a lot
I think there is no need of any app or any third party software for doing this. Guys you can do this for any wifi enabled devices. You only have to create an access point network from your laptop. For step by step discussion visit
hope this would help you.
Works. too bad its only for browser
my devic hs been rooted…& d usb tunnel on my cell is showing ‘servic is running. connectd!’
bt m nt able 2 connct internet on my cell…
i can surf internet on my galaxy note by usb tunnel but i can not download anything with this why…????/ Help
THIS METHOD IS REALLY WORKING >>>> BUT THERE IS A PROB
APPS THAT’S DOESN’T CHECK FOR CONNECTION AND CONNECTS AUOTMATIC WORKS
BUT THE APPLICATION THAT CHECK FOR CONNECTION CANNOT FIND ANY CONNECTION (BUT IN THE REALITY IT’S CONNECTED ) BUT NO SIGN FOR IT
SO CAN U FIND A WAY TO FAKE THE A 3G SIGN FOR EXAMPLE TO WORK
I too have this issue, and want solution..
This is the same problem with me.
Just enable Mobile Data….. It won’t touch your data pack btw
Can you please let me know STEP BY STEP to root android 2.3.6 ??
Please tell me, can it is possible to tethering ics 4 mobile with win 8 os (pc / laptop.) to browse 3G internet plan of a mobile.
If so please tell how.
I want to upgrade win 7 to win 8.
where is the link to downloade reverse tethering..??
it says no route
internet not working on my mobile ReverseTethering 2.30.zip is connected
Works like a charm…thanks bro
thanQ alvin……thanX a lot bro. its working fine but cant download any thing bro.
first i se to use this!!! but now after a month it is showing “no device detected”
i have enabled USB Debugging and rooted my phn and den also y such problem??