04/01/2010, 12:34 PM
EDIT: The moderators have spoken and I do not wish to defy their requests, so I will not be posting links to the patched Mobile Hotspot IPK. I will be leaving this post up for the sake of having this information available for educational purposes, but I will not aid furthermore in the distribution of Palm's copyrighted Mobile Hotspot IPK
***If you have a Pixi, read this post first: post591
Step 1: Download the Patched Mobile Hotspot IPK and freeTetherD service
Step 2: Install both IPKs with WebOS Quick Install
NOTE: If you do not have the Package Manager Service (or Preware 1.0+) installed on your Pre, the freeTetherD service will not install correctly
Step 3: Open the Mobile Hotspot app, change the settings as you wish, and enable the mobile hotspot
The "us.ryanhope.freetetherd_0.0.3_armv7" IPK is NOT an application, it is a service. Do not expect it to show up in your launcher. After installing both IPKs with WebOS Quick Install, only the Mobile Hotspot app will show up in your launcher.
- After connecting a device to the Mobile Hotspot app, if your data connection goes out and doesn't come back after a minute or two, try opening the phone app, going to preferences, and toggling the Data Connection preference to off, then back on. That usually fixes it.
- If you get an error saying "Sharing an Internet connection requires an addition to your mobile service plan. Contact your carrier for help.", try turning off Bluetooth if it is on.
***You do not need to uninstall this before a webOS update, although the app may cease to function after a webOS update