Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Android-wifi-tether

Apps Description
Android-wifi-tether (Wireless Tether for Root Users) is an opensource Android app which enables tethering (via wifi and bluetooth) for “rooted” handsets running android (such as the Android DevPhone 1). Clients (your laptop for example) can connect via wifi (ad-hoc mode) or bluetooth and get access to the internet using the 3G, 2G mobile connection or (in case you are using bluetooth) the wifi connection which is established by the handset. This application requires a “rooted”-device and a custom-kernel which supports netfilter (iptables)!

Project Home
http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/

Project owners
harald.mue, ulfada, bbuxton

Version
2.0.5

Downloads
http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/downloads/list

Source Code
http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/source/checkout

# Non-members may check out a read-only working copy anonymously over HTTP.
svn checkout http://android-wifi-tether.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ android-wifi-tether-read-only

Frequently Asked Questions

What does this application do?

This program enables tethering (via wifi and bluetooth) for “rooted” handsets running android (such as the Android DevPhone 1). Clients (your laptop for example) can connect via wifi (ad-hoc mode) or bluetooth and get access to the internet using the 3G, 2G mobile connection or (in case you are using bluetooth) the wifi connection which is established by the handset.

What is this root thing and how do I get it?

Root means more power over your device. This is useful, but can also be a security risk, so it’s disabled in the retail Android distribution. You can find instructions on how to get it for the HTC Dream / G1 here.

How do I install the program?

For Android 1.5 (cupcake) users you can either download it directly on your phone or look it up in the Market. For Android 1.1 users make sure you download version 0.97.1 from here.

I have an old version installed and get an error-message when trying to update the app. What’s wrong?

Some custom roms come with a pre-installed version of “Wireless Tether”. If that version is located on the “system”-partition the update-process will fail. The “system”-partition is read-only and needs to be remounted (with write-premission) before removing the old app manually.

http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/wiki/FAQ

Wireless Tether for Root Users Video
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