[How To] Tether Your Evo 4G
Evo 4G users can already rejoice as more features start to come in for them. Evo users can enjoy unlimited free WiFi and Bluetooth tethering using the Wireless Tether for Root users (or simply Android-WiFi-Tether) app. The app’s main committer Harald Mue worked with a community contributor Andrew Robinson to get the app up and running. The community dedication was just simply amazing as the Evo was released just this past Friday.
The only requirement is that your Evo is rooted. You can read about what root means and how to get your Evo rooted by following the instructions in our previous post. It is really simple and you’ll be done fairly quick.
After you have rooted, download and install the .apk file.
Update: android-wifi-tether does not work in infrastructure mode. Your devices have to be capable of joining an ad-hoc network. Android devices cannot as of right now, so your other mobile device may not be able to do so.
Sprint’s WiFi Hotspot
Sprint offers its own version of the WiFi app, which supports a stronger encryption (WPA/WPA2), while android-wifi-tether only supports a weak WEP. The company’s hotspot app also costs $30 a month while android-wifi-tether is free. You are already paying Sprint $10 extra for “premium data” per month already, why not really take advantage of it? This is one of the most useful apps to date for Android phones. For those of you who are concerned about WEP, you can use a whitelist capability of android-wifi-tether, which only lets through pre-approved WiFi MAC addresses. As of right now, there still may be bugs, but the new pre14 release seems to be working well from what we gathered. Download yours, test it out, and report back to us by dropping a comment below!
This entry was posted by TechHead on June 8, 2010 at 11:25 AM, and is filed under 4G, Android, Cell Phones, Development, Evo, How To, News, SmartPhones, Sprint, Tech, WiFi, Wireless Phone Companies. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.