by Michael Oryl, 3 years ago
Tech Crunch has turned up some screen shots from the upcoming Android 2.2 OS (code named Froyo) that show built-in support for USB tethering and the use of the Android device as a Wi-Fi hotspot…
Black or white model – the latter possibly out soon – owners of HTC EVO 4G LTE won’t be able to use WiFi tethering on their device without having to resort to some creative solution, preferably one that doesn’t require paying an additional monthly fee to Sprint. Last we checked, the mobile hotspot plan costs $20 a month for 2GB and $50 for 6GB of data.
The same goes when trying to use some good old USB or Bluetooth network tethering, which is normally impossible due to carrier’s restriction. Fortunately, the task is but a simple one for the tinkerers at themikmik.com, who devised a method later shared on XDA-developers.
For those who are rather skilled, you can easily edit the build.prop file on the HTC EVO 4G LTE to enable the USB and Bluetooth tethering. All you have to do is open the build.prop and add the following code anywhere inside:
After a reboot, you should be good to go. Alternatively, there’s a flashable update.zip, which one senior member of XDA has helpfully provided. This solution will also unlock the native Wi-Fi hotspot feature on the phone.
For the full instruction and more details on how to start tethering on your HTC EVO 4G LTE, it’s best to head to the thread at XDA-developers. As always, make sure you know what you’re doing and perhaps do some backup in case something goes haywire. Happy tethering.