Most Android devices have built in tethering functions. In fact, all devices from 2010 and on with Android 2.2 or later should have the feature. Whether it is hidden or accessible or not is another story. Chainfire, a well known developer for Android apps, has just released Hotspot Control, an app that allows you to unleash the tethering ability for your Android device whether or not it supposed to be available.
The app is designed with a clean and simple interface to accomplish a simple task. All you need to do is activate the app, pick a network name and password and then activate it. It’s worth mentioning that this is not meant as a tethering bypass, but simply to be used for a local connection only.
The other aspect worth noting for this app is that although it works on many devices it does not work on all of them. This is just a first run and the app is not designed and tested for every single device out there. Since many different carriers and software packages go about their tethering options and accessibility in different ways the only way to know if this will work on your device is to try it out. If you’re having issues then this is a great place to start and see if it works though.
Google Play: Hotspot Control for Android
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