WiFi Tether for Root Users

WiFi Tether for Root Users


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  • Ease of use
  • Lots of root features
  • Access-control feature
  • Widget support
  • Only root
  • Incompatibility with some devices
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"I'll tether you, no worries"

Reviewed by / Jun 26, 2012

WiFi Tether for Root users allows you to turn your Android device into a Wi-Fi hotspot [ROOT]

Wait, are you root? The keep reading. This is an only-root app that enables wifi-tethering. Actually you need to be root and netfilter-enabled kernel ( most of stock-kernel nowadays come with such a kernel).

In a few words, this app turns your Android device into a kind of "WiFi hotspot" by using your Android data connection (4G, 3G, 2G). Imagine you're out there and there's not a WiFi hotspot nearby, you need to check something on your laptop and you need Internet connection.

Just launch the app, press the WiFi icon and start sharing your connection (it brings also a home screen switch). Check in your laptop list of available wireless devices and you'll find your Android device there (you can change SSID). Connect, type the password and start surfing the web. NOTE: laptops or computers connected to your data connection can slightly increase your data consumption.

As root user you'll be able to set some parameters: access-control feature to allow/deny clients to use your mobile data connection, change WiFi encryption (128-bit WEP or WPA/WPA2 on supported devices). Likewise you can check your log, change frequency channel, enable/disable automatic shutdown, change LAN... and many more.

Simple layout and very good performance. Tested on Samsung Galaxy S Custom ROM 4.0.4 and it worked perfectly.

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Developer's original description available here
WiFi Tether for Root Users

*** Use this application at your own risk. It is possible that use of this program may violate your carrier's Terms of Use/Terms of Service. ***

This program enables wifi-tethering for "rooted" handsets.

Clients (your laptop for example) can connect via wifi and get access to the internet using the mobile connection (4G, 3G, 2G) of your phone.

Wifi-tethering creates a so called adhoc (peer-to-peer) network on most devices.
Infrastructure-mode is suppported for a large set of devices.


1) Root
2) Netfilter-enabled kernel (most stock-kernel nowadays come with such a kernel).


-) Widget-support. One-click enabling/disabling from your home-screen.
-) Disable tethering after a configurable idle-time.
-) Access-control feature. Allow/deny clients to use your mobile-data connection.
-) Wifi-Encrytion. 128-bit WEP in general (adhoc). WPA/WPA2 on supported devices (infrastructure-mode).
-) Settings for wifi-ssid, wifi-channel, „lan“-network and more.
-) And more ...


-) On HTC devices with stock rom it's required to enable "Routing fix" from app-settings.
-) If only certain websites can be opened you might have to enable "MSS Clamping" in app-settings.
-) If you notice reboots or if the wifi-interface is unusable after tethering UNCHECK the "Force wifi-driver reload"-option in app-setting.

For more information visit our developer-site on google-code:

Recently changed in this version

Added Samsung GS4 support.
Added WiFi? AP MAC address Spoofing.
Added Samsung GS3 netd(ndc) modes.

*** All previous versions are available on our google-code-page (linked above). Please file an issue (on google-code) if you have troubles with this version. ***

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Comments and ratings for WiFi Tether for Root Users
  • (66)

    by ajtsmith on 20/01/2013

    The app runs on my AT&T Galaxy S3 rooted, but doesn't broadcast a signal that I can see with any other device like laptop or other cell phone. Permissions granted for root, app says its running (in the log) but no signal being transmitted.