Anyone Tethering with an Android Phone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HappyDude20, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    I'm set to receive an android phone, provided by my work any day now and am excitedly only to be able to use the androids data to tether it to my iPad.

    I've heard that there is some android app that costs $30 to allow to be able to use the android's phone data...but so far I've only seen it be able to tether to laptops or computers...as that app has a supplementary app for a laptop and desktop computers.

    Anyone know how to tether the androids Data to the iPad?

    This is the only reason why I'm looking forward to thus android phone.


    If it makes any difference it's the lg ally.....

    ........:D
     
  2. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    Froyo aka 2.2 firmware will give you this feature. Do a search for 2.2 update for your phone.
     
  3. peterja macrumors regular

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    I do with a Nexus One and Android 2.2, Wi-Fi hotspot works great and battery usage appears quite moderate as well.

    2.2 though is not available for LG Ally yet, in the mean time you would have to Root the phone and install Barnacle WiFi Tethering.
     
  4. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    I have a Nexus One that I bought from Google which is now running Froyo and it works great with an AT&T SIM.

    I wonder whether the carrier's will gimp this feature (i.e. charge for tethering) on the phones they sell?
     
  5. iNeko macrumors regular

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    I also have a Nexus One, but I use "Wifi Tether for Root Users" as I'm using Cyanogen Mod 5.0.8 :) If you can't get Froyo for your android device, root it and use the wifi tethering app (I got it from the Google Code site, I can't remember it off the top of my head, but it's also on the Android Market)

    Tethering to a Wifi iPad is easy and it's fantastic! I use it everywhere and thanks to T-Mobile being awesome, I don't have to pay any extra (for now anyway)! Customer services said as long as I don't exceed the fair usage of 3gb a month, I can do what I like with my HSDPA connection :cool:
     
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  7. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just researched that and it says 2.2 firmware for the Ally is a maybe; nothing has been mentioned really concerning the LG Ally and 2.2., though they state it stands a better chance than the previous models such as the Motorola Devour.

    Personally, I had no idea that 2.2 was yet available to anyone, but I guess the Nexus 1, & other more popular phones are getting them soon. I heard the Droid may get it as soon as July 13th.

    As far as rooting the phone, I heard that messing that process up can potentially brick the phone. Something the geek in me is willing to learn how to do (currently gots no idea how), however it is a phone provided by my work...so messing it up would personally mess me up big time.

    I have no idea what you just said. :p




    My case is simple; I just wanna be able to get the iPad tethered so I can get online with it. That app, PDAnet, seems to only be able to tether to laptops and PCs...I wouldn't mind rooting, though at this point have no idea how to go about it.....I guess any links recommended would go a long way; seeing as I may have to get under the hood of the Ally when I get it to make sure I can get online with the iPad.
     
  8. peterja macrumors regular

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    I installed the pre release of Froyo manually a good while ago, but the official release got pushed to my phone just the other day.

    Here is some info on rooting LG Ally,
    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-ally/110156-how-root-lg-ally.html#post1031026
     
  9. Zoobiee macrumors newbie

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    Eeeeyup. NexusOne with Froyo 2.2 (The OTA for 2.2 Build FRF91 should be out now).

    Works great!

    Z
     
  10. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

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    I've got a moto droid, but it's not rooted. I'm impatiently waiting for Froyo to come to my device. Then I will tether it to my ipad.
     
  11. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    i do not have an ipad but would love to get one once i can get froyo 2.2 on my android
     
  12. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

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    I have a Eris rooted and used wireless tether for Root User which I got from the market place and it has been great so for. I also use it for when I'm watching netflix when I'm away.
     
  13. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    I do this all the time with my Droid (rooted) and iPad 3G, especially when AT&T's signal fades away into the abyss.
     
  14. patp Guest

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    don't need to wait from froyo. just root your phone and download the wifi tether app.
     
  15. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This seems complicated; then again, when I first Jailbroke an iOS device years ago it seemed complicated too; i'm sure I just don't know how to go about it though..

    I'd really appreciate any links with useful information concerning a clean and simple rooting of the phone.

    I really dont wanna mess anything up seeing as this phone is being provided by my work.
     
  16. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    Same here.

    Just root your phone and you can tether for free. All you need to do is go on Youtube and there are tons of videos that walk you through it step by step.
     
  17. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. I'm supposed to get the phone tomorrow at work...


    ..if and when I root it I'll make sure to post back in this thread for others in a similar situation as mine.
     
  18. ahm macrumors member

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    I had a Droid for a while. I rooted it and used Wireless Tether for Root Users (in the Market, there's more than one but that's the one for rooted devices). It worked great. You can set a password and/or access control and connect via bluetooth or wifi. Just be careful not to do anything that would cause an abnormal spike in bandwidth. I'm just speculating here, but I would be worried about the carrier (in my case it was Verizon) taking notice. If you use Verizon, they just implemented a tiered tethering option to add to their unlimited data plan... so you do have a legal option now as well.

    Unless you get AT&T, but I see no good reason to use AT&T unless you're buying an iPhone. Being an AT&T customer is like being an alcoholic and the only around to drink is toilet wine.
     
  19. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I plan on watching netflix videos frequently and surfing quite a bit. A verizon rep is providing the phone for me with a bill of ten bucks a month; and seeing as how Im supposed to demo verizon phones all day long, I plan on call verizon BEFOREHAND and telling them I'm showcasing android phones and the verizon network on a daily basis...and not just at work but with friends and family....hopefully they can add it a note to my employee line allowing me more data than the norm.
     

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