Use Your Android Phone as a Wireless Hub for FREE! (Updated)

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Android, Cool Phone Apps
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For you all who have an Android OS phones I have a something good for you! If you have a data plan on your phone you can share the internet from your phone with other wifi devices. That means internet wherever you go. Cell carriers charge $30 or more for this service. Thanks to these 2 easy apps it’s free. First and foremost your phone needs to be rooted which allows the use of the 2nd app. Rooted basically means having access to a folder named “root” in your phone’s OS. Accessing the root for Android would be the equivalent to jail-braking an iPhone. To truly root your phone permanently there are options that range from rewriting code to following steps with rooting apps. Enter z4root! This app is one of the easiest of them all but it’s not permanent. You hit a button in the app and you’re rooted until you restart your phone (hit the button again to regain root). Then comes the wifi tether for root users app. It’s also easy to use and has the usual options for a wireless router.

Step 1. download and install the z4root and the wifi tether app files from below. (you can access the blog from your phone. It’s a direct downloads)

Step 2. open z4root and hit the “temporary root” button. It will take a few seconds.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17911061/z4root%201.3.0.apk (copyright 2010 RyanZA)

Step 3. open wireless tether.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17911061/Wireless%20Tether%202.0.5.apk

4. When it opens select the menu button on your phone. go to settings and change the SSID. That will be the name of your network.

5. When you search for and connect  to your network from wifi device, you will have to accept your device connection. There will be a shielf with an red x. Click the red x and accept with a check mark, your wireless device.

That’s IT!  ——-> if you have any questions leave it in the comments or send me an email.. theurbantech@gmail.com

(disclaimer!!!! use at your own risk) :)

If you want a traditional true root, I have a homeboy who works remotely…just let me know lol

(Update) More and more phones might not be rootable with z4 root, if that’s your case then try  SuperOneSlick by shortfuse. It’s an easy app that roots your phone from your computer with basically one click. Find it HERE  (the download is after the version changes info)

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Comments
  1. lil g says:

    Wow! This works perfect! Easy directions, and works immediately! Thanks Jonathan!

  2. DeMo says:

    MAN! It works faster then my wifi at school! Thanks!

  3. Kellen says:

    Great post! Easy to use and free!

  4. ChidiA says:

    I love these apps. Works great! I can use my phone as wireless hub wherever I go.

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  6. Nikolai says:

    Hos many minutes did it take for you to root? Mine has gone for a few minutes now? Is that normal?

  7. Tre "the guru" says:

    Enter Tre the guru, “the homeboy”.
    Articles coming soon, stay tuned!!

  8. Mika says:

    Help homeboy, did the root and tether as specified above, now need a pro. Z4 install good, no problems but with wifi tether step 3 : I get message saying kernel does not have all nec. features.
    Ignore or Exit
    Ignore gets to the app icon, but does nothing.
    I am a newbie to the phone situation but have heart, teachable and willing to learn.

    • Mika says:

      The BEST, I am up and running on 2 machines with wifi,
      need to know if there is a non ad hoc version of this app I can use that lets stand alone wifi radio tap into the features from my newly open phone….looking now to see if have to have ROM to do this or if available in simple app. Any help great…THANKS again
      M

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