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Question of the Day: What Tethering App are You Using With Jelly Bean?

Now that most of the Galaxy Nexus owners in the building are all running official Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), the reports of “FoxFi no longer works!” are starting to flood in. We aren’t exactly sure what changed in Jelly Bean to cause some tethering apps to quit working, FoxFi being the most notable, but that’s the card we were dealt. So rather than spending the next 3 days testing each and every tethering app, we thought we would turn directly to the DL community, a group of people that probably tether a heck of a lot more than us home office dwellers, and ask which app they picked up?

We gave you a wireless tethering option that doesn’t require root from SVTP, but it’s also $15. ClockworkMod Tether should work just fine, but it’s a USB tethering service rather than wireless. Barnacle is a free wireless option, but it requires root.

What tethering app are you currently using? Anything in particular standing out as being reasonably priced and stable? Please share your recommendations in the comments.

  • Angel de Marc

    I’m not going to read through all the comments I’ll just say use switch pro widget. It bypasses the verizon check.

  • Ismael Camarena

    im using a rooted VZN Galaxy Nexus
    -and using the bult in hotspot in the phones settings
    – been using it everyday for my other devices and works like a charm AND MOST OF ALL FAST!!!!!

  • clarkbsharp

    I have a Thunderbolt, and all I can use is Bluetooth tethering…hello 1.5mbps. Help!

  • Im using Wifi hotspot & USB tether. I’ve had no problems with it so far.

  • Ken Branham

    I’m using the Portable Wifi that comes with Widgetsoid and it works fine with JB. Galaxy Nexus.

  • RagTopTA

    Im running the SVTP on my stock Nexus on Verizon. Works great, Have been using easy tether USB for a couple of years since my D1. No problems.

  • I’m still just using the widget toggle method, no root required

  • Hothfox

    I just use the built in tethering on Bugless Beast.
    One of the builds in the beginning it wasn’t working for me, so I just said F-it and lived without it until the next nightly.

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    You don’t need an app w/JB: settings > More > Tethering &portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot > check <<~~~ All Done. Why are we still looking for an app when it's built-in?

  • built in jelly bean tether

  • Aaron Decker

    Built in

  • john

    Just use ‘Power Toggle’. It let’s you bipass verizon’s check and you can use the native wifi

    • This solution worked for me. Thanks. FYI for everyone else. If you have Verizon and grandfathered in unlimited data plan, the native app wont allow you to do Wi-Fi tether because of “subscription” issues. This app does not do that check.

      • Matthew M

        Power Toggle, or Power Toggles? By Painless Death? If that’s the one, then I’ll get that.

  • balthuszar

    does foxfi work with jb?

    • balthuszar

      i’m asking because i’m on ics on my razr and wondering if i should find a new tethering app when/if i finally get jb

    • xXAaronSXx


  • Total_telecom

    I run cleanrom, or has Wi-Fi tether hack built in

  • EasyTether Pro for USB tethering, Bugless Beast’s wifi tethering for my tablet… (My PC cant connect to the wifi tether šŸ™ )

  • Wireless Tether for root users, comes baked into the CM10 build for my Droid 4.

  • Brandon Duckett

    As a stock rooted user, I took my first mod plunge and flashed the native tethering app mentioned by mwalt2 at XDA in his ROM post here
    which simply removes whatever it is that tells the Nexus to check in with Verizon first. Not a big fan of roms, but this mod seems stable enough.

  • Garrett

    Built in AOKP ROM

  • choosen1

    I also use (more quickly panel) to launch wifi. With no logging or permission from verizon.

  • Stragg

    Fattin Hotspot Toggle Widget. Free.

  • Fakekellex

    Unroofed, I use widgetsoid in the notification bar. It worked in ICS and works in JB.

    • PhoneGod

      Thank you. I just installed Jelly bean and oh man its smooth man

  • chosen1

    unrooted user here, since
    getting JB I’ve been using the wifi built into JB and it works great, I do have unlimited data.

  • Brian P.

    People, its asking what Apps we are using not roms. Not everyone roots although I don’t know why they wouldn’t which is irrelevant.

  • Cracker Jack

    I’m using the stock app that comes with the Xenon ROM. No validations with Big Red so it works great without having to download another app. One more thing is that with the Xenon ROM my battery life has been much better. I hope they put out a release that is in sync with the latest JB.

  • Brian P.

    I use free wifi tether but hate the push notifications… I used the push remover app and it seems to be working… I have. to say tethering works flawlessly with no root.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Was using enabled native tethering with BuglessBeast, but now back using Wifi Tether now that is is updated to work with JB!

  • MoreQuicklyPanel, just add the Tether option onto your notification bar.

  • Ivideo

    Seems to me that my unlimited plan is requiring me to pay for subscription ( I think the shared plans won’t require this)……I’ve used foxfi and SVTP before JB update with no problem…….I downloaded Fattin hotspot toggle widget and it bypassed the subscription notice and allowed SVTP to connect………working fine.

  • Kerb

    I am not rooted and I use my WI-FI tether on my phone I am tethered into AT&T u verse Wi-Fi. What is BugBeast? Is that a rooted or non rooted? I also am Unlimited right now and hope to keep it! I came into Verizon wireless when the switched from Altel to Verizon, I have been a happy VZW customer until they threatened to lose my unlimited! I want to switch but I am sending emails to try and get us old Verizon customers to be able to keep my unlimited no harm in trying right?

  • Zach Armstrong

    I’m using FoxFi because it still works on Gingerbread.

    • michael arazan

      FoxFi is great on ICS too, I’ll have to try it on JB. FoxFi FTW

  • Sparky715

    Open Garden

    • xxdesmus

      helpful, as the post is about tethering apps on Jelly Bean.

  • Rob

    Downloaded TetherShortCutWidget from the store. Put it on the homescreen, and it activates the built in tethering app and bypasses the subscription part.

  • Menger40

    I use bugless beast + native tethering.

    • xxdesmus

      same, works like a champ.

  • OreoMan

    I’m using SVTP, but I got it for $4.99 back in the day when they first pushed it out. Lucky me, because this app has been solid and connects to everything!

  • The built in portable hotspot? It is there even when not rooted…

  • tzoller

    Us in Pdanet on both Samsung tab 2 and Motorola xoom. Uses Bluetooth and works. Hope they update Foxfi.

  • I’ve been using WiFi Tether 3.14 beta for a long time now with no problems on my Vzw GNex.

  • Whatever is baked into the OS. Using the Google Play Nexus on Tmo has it’s benefits.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Tethering anything with my Thunderbolt would likely create a wormhole. Has anyone had any success with the Thunderbolt and tethering (non-rooted phone)?

  • Scott

    Prior to a custom ROM, I rocked Easy Tether by mobile stream. Totally worth the $9.99 if you’re not rooted.

  • D4niel

    Why use a tethering app? I’ve got an unrooted Galaxy Nexus running 4.1.1 on T-Mobile and just use the built-in tethering features. Works great.

  • Alan Paone

    I use the built-in Cyanogenmod one. I have a toggle for it in my notification shade and my N7 remembers the network, so to switch between browsing on the Gnex and the N7, I just flick a switch and shove my phone in my pocket. Nice and seamless.

  • Stevedub40

    Built-in tether app with root. Works great!

  • joejoe5709

    I’m not sure who makes it, but Wifi Tether is the name. I’ve haven’t tried any others, but this one works pretty well.

  • Nate

    Stock, dude. Running CNA v3.5, stock works well.

  • DroidVader

    Bluetooth D2 to xoom, no need to tether. New contrt tethering is free so who cares.

  • trent

    One click teather and it free no root stock 4.11 nexus

  • bedwa

    Stock. From ParanoidAndroid.

  • FoxFi unrooted.

  • Mr Dee

    Foxfi works fine with my Nexus 7

  • Ouch thank God it’s working for me.


    im rooted, anyone know how to get the wallet working. SORRY FOR BEING OFF TOPIC

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=alei.switchpro&feature=search_result

    The tether widget works like a charm on my non rooted G Nex!

  • Jim McClain

    bamf paradigm 2.3.1


    TetherMe from the cydia store…lol

  • Native!! It’s my phone and I change any setting I want šŸ™‚

  • haproot

    wifi tether

  • Simon Belmont

    I’ve had good experiences with Barnacle all the way back to the Hero days. It works well.

    That being said, the native tethering functionality works fine. Cheers.

  • Br_d

    I use EasyTether for USB tethering on my gingerbread device. It works well… I wonder if it would work on JB?

  • I am running stock Jelly bean browser and have used and been using SVTP (paid version) without any issues for well over a year on both OS’s ICS and Jelly Bean. Oh yeah and it also works if you are rooted. Very stable and have never had an issue with it. I use it all day at work when I take my Nexus 7 to work with me or my Chromebook.

  • Devin Cawdrey

    The one build into JB – I don’t pay extra for tethering

  • codelinx

    wifi tether because i cant stand not having control of my tether and who is connected

  • Some people seem to be saying that the stock wifi on a non-rooted G-Nex works because “VZW doesn’t charge for it anymore”. Can someone expand on that? When I try to enable it through settings, it “checks my subscription status” and tells me to call verizon customer service to subscribe… I will root eventually, but my routine is to stay stock for a year then root and play for another year…

    • Anyone?

      • DrunkenUlgy

        Unlimited users aren’t included in the good graces of the lawsuit, you have to be on a “usage-based pricing plan” to be covered.
        Here’s the article I got that from… http://goo.gl/KTrQw
        I’m using Easy WiFi Tethering until they fix Foxfi, ad supported, which blows and the upload isnt as quick but it got me back online. link here… http://goo.gl/WLd8W

    • Keii Graham

      Same thing for me.

    • aye_winchell

      i dont think it is enabled on verizon if you still have your unlimited plan, at least not yet, i thought they were being forced to offer it, and i know that on the shared plans its free, but i dont think i have it either and im still on unlimited till i die.

  • deltaechoe

    I just use the native tethering, it works just fine

  • George Fayad

    Wifi tether for root users.

  • DanWazz

    i’ve been using the native tethering app in the ROMs I’ve been using. BB, CM10, AOKP.

  • Portable Wifi Hotspot Widget. No issues at all on my Nexus. Stock or Rooted.

  • S_T_R


  • Q

    I used the toggle in extended controls to turn it on..

  • Cory Parker

    I’m using SVTP, it’s been working great since I first got my Nexus on launch in December.

  • J Nano

    Fox Fi A BEAST

  • tomn1ce

    Wifi Tether on vzw G-Nexus running on aokp b2…works great

  • John Davids


    Clean. Sexy. Just works. Requires root though…

  • I use the tethering app built into AOKP. It’s free and works perfect. If your phone isn’t hacked, then don’t complain about not having free tethering.

  • John Simonelli

    I used to use WiFi Tether on my Gnex, but on Jelly Bean I have been using the built-in tether on AOKP Build 3 Rom.

  • Fattin Hotspot Toggle Widget

  • wheineman

    I am using the built in WiFi tether from AOKP.

  • ZoomStop

    JADS HTTP & HTTPS Proxy. Works well since I tether at work and need to leave my normal network connections intact. You port forward with ADB. If you ever used Proxid, this is a lot like that but a lot more stable.

  • Adam Metzner

    WiFi tether. Keeping it old school. And it always works.

  • I used Easytether until I rooted. Now its CMX native tethering for me.

  • Built-in CM10 M1 JB

  • Stephen D

    Built in tethering on whatever ROM I’m on. It works more reliably than any 3rd party apps.

  • I used to use Tether (Clockworkmod) because usb tether is faster than wifi. But how its built into cyanogenmod and other roms and all that other good stuff.

  • philnolan3d

    I have Jelly Bean in my tablet but phone is still ICS. I hope they fix the FoxFi problem before my phone gets upgraded. I don’t need it that often, but it is handy on the train and such when I don’t have access with my Wifi only tablet.

  • The stock one built into Jelly Belly. I stopped using apps once I ran custom roms. And Verizon allows you to tether for free now so there is no need for an external app.

    • Could you expand?? When I try to go there it says to contact Verizon customer service to subscribe…

  • Teng Taing

    built in AOKP usb/wifi

  • xzombiex66

    Wifi Hotspot

  • bikerbill12

    Stock tether works great in jelly bean and free if you are rooted , there is no need for a tether app

  • CM10 Built in tether

  • Tim

    The native tethering AP that is built into Bugless Beast (BB).
    However, I am paying the $30 tethering fee in addition to the $30 for unlimited data. And I happily pay it if it means that Verizon’s 4G LTE remains fast and ubiquitous.

    I could use the official Verizon JB but the stupid subscription Hotspot check adds time to the hotspot firing up. Also, since BB has been so solid I have no desire or see a need to flash the Verizon JB on my Nexus.

    • Tethering is free with BB. No need for the extra $30 charge.

      Or are you saying you’re paying the $30 because you feel bad for Verizon?!?

      • Tim

        No; I don’t feel bad for Verizon.

        What I’m saying is that I don’t mind paying for stuff that’s good… and that’s what Verizon LTE is. Granted, they’re making a lot of money but they’re spending a lot of money making it great, so I don’t mind “going legit”.

    • lol, who pays to tether?

  • Ben

    SwitchPro Widget works for me. I’m completely stock on Verizon. Worked great on ICS and now on JB.

  • Justin Everett

    Did use Wifi Tether, but then reading below i found that CM10 had it baked in, so switching to that.

  • Built-in CM10

  • Tim Swann

    I posted a link to my dropbox for an app before, but a few people thought it suspicious, so I included the Google Play link for the app. My dropbox link was simply because I keep backups of certain apks there. Download without fear from this link though.


  • EDNYLaw

    Any CM or AOKP based ROM has WIFI AP, why are you not using it? The only devices with Jellybean officially GNex variants, put a custom ROM on and use the features that should be there. Anyone else running JB has already done so.

  • I was able to download NFC Box for my GNex before it was discontinued. Best Wi-Fi tethering app there is, hands down.

  • Chuck Finley

    I have MoreQuicklyPanel installed that’s docked to my notification pulldown so I have quick access to all my most-used toggles and I just use it to toggle my hotspot on and off, I was using that before JB and I run Bugless Beast now.

  • xXAaronSXx

    Used to use FoxFi till JB, but now use the stock WiFi tether and Widgetsoid so I don’t have to go to settings to turn it on. Honestly, if I had started using it before I tried FoxFi, I would have never used FoxFi and all. I never even tried the stock cuz I though I needed to activate the hotspot through Big Red. ???Not sure what I was thinking???

  • I’m running the built-in option of CM10/ParanoidAndroid

  • RoadsterHD1

    So what some are you are saying is that we can now use our “hotspot” app that comes with the phone and VZN can’t do anything about it?

    • Nadora

      From what I understand as long as you are on a tiered data plan the hotspot is included now. But if you are still one of the lucky ones who have grandfathered unlimited data then VZW can still charge you for it.

      • RoadsterHD1

        cool thanks. I’ll stick to my foxfi on my Bionic with ICS 4.04

      • EDNYLaw

        Wrong, see my website jasonklimek.webs.com and read why what you’re saying is 100% untrue. These rumors need to stop. I am one of the attorneys that got the FCC to rule against Verizon. ANYONE on a 4G device on Verizon’s network can have free access to tethering apps, whether this violates contracts is not subject to C Block regs, but you can tether for free.

        • Nadora

          Thanks EDNYLaw,
          I am fully aware of the FCC’s ruling and Verizon’s voluntary payment. But according to Verizon they say that customers under the unlimited plan are still required by the company’s terms of service to pay an additional fee to tether their device. So naturally I’m still cautious about using it since they could cancel my contract if I violate their terms?

          example article: http://www.zdnet.com/verizon-no-free-tethering-for-unlimited-data-plan-customers-7000001987/

          • EDNYLaw

            Here’s my thoughts after doing some reading:
            After reading up a little, VZW says that, though we (as grandfathered unlimited users) can download tethering apps, we still have to purchase their tethering service because we’re bound to our “unlimited” contracts. I think I’m going to have to research this. First, if the contract expires, I’d think we’re in the clear and can tether because there’s no more contract (2013 can’t come soon enough). Second, because the operative clause in the contract was conditioned on a policy from Verizon that violated the FCC regulation, the clause may well be void. Mistakes like that are construed against the drafters. Should be interesting. Problem is, this is no longer regulatory territory but litigation territory. This may be just an intellectual exercise unless there’s some benevolent philanthropist that really loves mobile technology and screwing Verizon.

            I’ve been tethering here and there, actually like 5 GB over a couple of days one month but fairly limited and they’ve never said anything. In fact, I’ve never heard of anyone getting busted by Verizon. I suppose, if you’re still under contract it could technically violate the contract, but the worst thing they could do is cancel your contract and at this point, I think I might actually prefer that. As I said above, because the FCC said what Verizon was doing was in violation of the regulation, having a contract with a clause premised on a condition in violation of FCC regs, I’d think it’d be fairly difficult for Verizon to state a claim they could back up. Err on the side of caution, but with a custom ROM as far as I know, they can’t track you, and even without, I can’t really see them being able to track you since it’s a native feature with Android anyway.

          • Nadora

            Thanks so much for your thoughts šŸ™‚ I agree completely. I also tether occasionally and so far Verizon has not reacted. Like you said I don’t think they are cracking down on this as hard as AT&T who does send out notices to their users. Happy tethering!

  • Stock tethering under CM10 nightly. Runs like a beauty… quick and reliable.

  • Sgsiii: Wifi tether, latest cm10 rom from rombitch. Com

    Works great, streamed monday night football..err, wwf? Lost $80 on green bay.

  • Native tethering

  • coop


    • Tristan Cunha

      I’ve been using PdaNet for years, and still use it most of the time (for tethered), even though I’m on Buglessbeast now. I used FoxFi for a long time for wireless tethering.

  • guest

    Stock now that vzw can’t block it

    • RoadsterHD1

      so you are using the JB hotspot that comes with the phone and you’re not paying extra for it? So JB does not even need a third party app to hotspot???

  • Nadora

    Stumbled across ”
    Fattin | Hotspot Toggle Widget” on a forum. It works great and is free on Google Play. It technically uses the built-in VZW hotspot, but no warning message from Verizon or anything like that. All it does is toggle it on or off.

  • Josh Cramer

    Built in option from CM10. Works flawlessly

  • Rodrick Su

    Rooted. I use build in tether on JB.

  • ProZomby

    Why wouldn’t you link to the play store? This is suspicious.

  • Version
    3.2-beta2 I am tethering right now to my Nexus7 looking at stuff I’m not
    supposed to be looking at when Iā€™m at work šŸ˜‰ Works flawlessly

  • kevinc

    anybody that downloads from the link above is an idiot.

    everyone reading should grab it from the play store.

  • Archangel518

    wifi tether app with root have used it since my OG Droid

  • Foxfi, haven’t even tried the built in on BB

  • Andrew Elliott

    Built in AOKP

  • Stock tethering in most ROMs is plenty useful!

  • Jim Ralph

    The one that is built into CM 10 ( this is on my OG Droid).

  • scott cantu

    One click WiFi tether no root made by DIY Phone Gadgets works amazing. There’s a free and a paid version. The paid version allows for a password to be set up to keep you WiFi secure

  • Jeralmac

    Bugless Beast here. Works perfectly. Pete IS the man.

  • Stock app on bugless beast.. Peter Alfonzo is the man.

  • JMac726

    Standard Google tethering (for ‘free’, with my shiny new Shared Data Plan)

  • A.J.

    The built in hotspot doesn’t work for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, it gives a warning. I’m thinking about getting SVTP, but is there any other option for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus if you don’t want to load a ROM?

  • aye_winchell

    i dont have a jb phone but foxfi never worked for me on ics (razr maxx), so i used wifi-thether for root users (free in the play store) and it worked for me, but again that wasn’t on jb. i used it to teather my n7 to my razr maxx.

  • partyblind

    “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot Widget” works, rooted or not, on the VZW Nexus. Just put the widget on the homescreen and use to activate and deactivate. Works seamlessly.

    • A.J.

      Thank you for answering my question before I got it out.

    • RangTang

      Thanks.. I was looking for a fix. This works really well with VZW G Nex.

  • Radgatt

    SVTP is what I’m using.

  • Tim Swann

    Why are people posting on this article that they are using the one built into their ROM? That’s not what Kellex asked. He asked what APP. If it’s built into your ROM, it’s not an app!

    • JoshGroff

      I’ve never bothered to pay for an app to do something my phone should be able to do for free anyway. (Since I’m on tiered data and what not.)

      • Tim Swann

        not everyone is on tiered data and many of us have unlimited data that we are unwilling to give up and want to use the way we choose.

        • They day I loose unlimited is the day I’m no longer with Verizon.

          • sk3litor

            I said the same thing but when it came to it I couldn’t leave the coverage and speed. I don’t like the “apple of android” (Verizon) but let’s face it other peoples 4g can’t touch lte

          • jhardy93

            I agree completely

        • JoshGroff

          And for you gifted folk, there’s tethering apps. šŸ™‚

  • Michael Rodgers

    I use the stock app that is installed with Viper ROM. It works great other than T-Mobile blocks tethering so I have to spoof my UA in Chrome and no tablets or my PS3 won’t work either. šŸ™

  • native tethering app, it just works!

  • craig1989

    The one built into my current ROM….

  • John

    CM10 here. Built in hotspot feature is solid.

  • summit1986

    I just use the stock option in AOKP…

  • SeanBello

    stock AOKP

  • Stock CM tether

  • Evan T


    Free, doesn’t require root and has worked since day 1 on my Galaxy nexus

  • jaxxmjd

    Why bother with an app when it’s baked right into a fantastic ROM like AOKP?



  • Nayners

    4.1.1 AOSP, with subscription checking removed. No app needed.

  • david mastros

    Im rooted does it matter

  • David Verba

    Bugless Beast – native tethering – FREE!

  • NorCalDroid

    Still using the official one from Verizon. Still have my free promo from the HTC Thunderbolt purchase still going.

  • AOKP

    But I am curious, my father-in-law just got the JellyBean update and he was using FoxFi before, has anyone found a working version, or better yet, figured out what broke?

  • NorCalGuy

    AOKP native tether app works flawless… was running my 360 on it last week because I was waiting for my internet to get set back up. I was playing COD with no lag even was host a good majority of the time.

  • Ronny Terhuerne

    Why would you use anything else besides the stock tethering option?!

  • topherct

    Native tethering on Bugless Beast

  • Kurtis Tamez

    “Barnacle is a free wireless option, but it requires root.”

    I think this would be a better poll:

    How many Nexus owners are NOT rooted?

    • Dre Fay

      new best answer

    • The Jelly Bean update broke my root. Yet the bootloader is still unlocked. Go figure.

      • Omar Salmin

        Firmeware updates almost always break root. That is why there are apps such as OTA Root keeper out there..

        • Never heard of that app. Would the Nexus Root tool kit be able to re-root it on JB?

      • Nathan Thomas

        I didnt loose root, were you on a ROM.

    • Jeff “Big Red”

      I tried and I tried not to want to root my nexus. But It had to be done! That’s what the damn phone is for!!!! TO ROOT!!!!

  • i just use wifi tether apk from there site ..im running aokp jb3 stock ker

  • 1-Click Tether

  • I can’t give you that info….”Streets are Watching”…..The airwaves

  • ProZomby

    Tethering apps have never worked on JB (rooted or otherwise). Even having a tethering app installed can break things. Some have had luck with the built-in tethering option, but it’s not as robust. I had issues with getting and staying connected to 4G trying to tether, and really was getting lackluster performance from the built-in tether. I haven’t needed it since the last time I tried it so I don’t know new developments there are.

  • jaredgreenwald

    SVTP – been using it for months. I think I only paid about $10 for it a while back. Only issue I have with it is the license checking mechanism they use – wish it was more like TiBu.

  • The BAMF native

  • Bauce40

    WIFI Tether

    • synplex

      i thought wifi tether didnt work with JB?

      • Ryan

        Mine has worked, you had to have an updated version from the site for it to work however.

  • FoxFi, but now I use CM10’s built-in hotspot.

  • sdny8


  • Rx7freek

    Built in tether on Toro Aokp ^_^

  • Built-in using CM/AOKP/BB/etc

  • bsilver2988

    AOKP Native

  • portrub

    Fast Wifi Tether Free

  • Tony

    Using a mod that allows native tethering

  • theentropic

    Wi-Fi Tether, but I could use whatever is built into Bugless Beast as well.

  • Greg Haney
  • BrandonWhite116

    Switch between Bugless Beast native and Easy Tether

  • adb.push.Freedom

    SVTP Wifi Hotspot and USB Tether Pro

  • QQpayne

    using built in tether on jellybelly

    • David Cosme Jr.

      Same here.

  • tyler cole

    I would say most of us are using the one built into the ROM.

  • Clifford Gadd

    Integrated tethering on Bugless Beast

  • Built in Tether on CNA

  • Jet300

    I use the built in tethering on my VZW GN triggered by SwitchPro Widget. No warnings or additional charges from Verizon this way. been doing this since I got the Nexus on lunch day. Works like a charm.


    Android Wi-Fi Tether on Stock Rooted JB, Built-in tether on AOKP

  • Aleem Qureshi

    Native tethering from AOKP or CM

  • AndrewScottRox

    I’m using integrated tethering courtesy of Bugless Beast.

  • You need an app to tether? I use the option in settings labeled “Tethering & Portable Hotspot”

  • J_Godd

    SVTP. Been using it for several months and never fails.

  • znewman

    I just use the hotspot setting in JellyBean.

    • Michael Quinlan

      I’ve only tethered once, just to see it work, but I did the same thing. That’s just one of the beautiful things about carrier-independent devices.

    • Tim Swann

      I haven’t been stock for a while, so is what you’re saying on stock JB you can tether for free without need carrier authorization? I am on unlimited data so tethering is not “included”. I am just curious because that’s VERY interesting if that’s the case

  • Nick

    Whatever is built into Bugless Beast.

    • supermiah

      Best answer!

    • Benjamin Mah

      What he said.

    • br_hermon

      This ^ Pete’s the man. Whatever he did,
      built in stock wireless tethering works. WIN! šŸ™‚

    • JoshGroff

      And most of the other ROMs I tested. I think they just remove whatever VZW baked in to restrict it.

    • BB is boss

    • Tim Buchanan

      Ya, Bugless Beast works perfectly for me. No problems here. And I don’t even have any moral qualms about it since Verizon lost that recent lawsuit.

      • Tom Barnett

        Any problems with VZW detecting the tethering?

    • Camilo Cedillo-Sosa

      Stock Verizon Galaxy Nexus
      The App Call “1-Click WiFi Tether No Root” Work For Me when updated to JELLYBEAN, I never rooted my phone and had it install on my phone already when updating to JellyBean…
      Here’s The Link šŸ˜‰

      • eRt!

        I have that app installed; however, it turns on the mobile hotspot on my phone. I don’t know how to disable it. And I think this would authorize Verizon to charge me. :S
        Using a Samsung SIII w/Jelly Bean.

  • AOKP lets you tether stock…so….none?

  • travis

    svtp it just works nice

  • I use Android, BB.