Android proxy app (almost) allows for tethering

November 4, 2008
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From the looks of It someone over at Graha has figured out a way to share internet connection with your computer. This is still not an official way to tether your G1, but it shows progress.

This process is still in the experimental stages, users should do this at their own risk.  First you must download the Android Proxy app from the provided link. The G1’s settings then need to be tweaked before it will work. One should note that this process requires the G1 to be connected to your computer via USB in order to get it to work properly.  We have not yet been able to get this method to work correctly.

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This is very experimental, it doesn't always work. Use at your own risk.

  • Install the app on your android phone, by clicking here (from your phone browser of course)
  • You might have to change your settings to permit apps that don't come from the Google Market by going to your home screen and choosing MENU > Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources.
  • Turn USB debugging on on your phone.
  • On your G1 go to the home screen, press MENU > Settings > Applications > Development, then enable USB debugging.
  • Follow the instructions here to install the Android driver - you'll need to do this on Windows & Linux but apparently not on the Mac.
  • Download and install the Android SDK for your computer platform. Alternatively if you are on Windows and don't want a 100 meg download, just get the ADB utility from here
  • Plug your phone into your computer
  • Choose Proxy App from your phone's menu
  • Press the "Start Proxy" button on your phone
  • Move to the directory that has the adb utility, using inside the Sdk Tools folder and run

Windows: adb forward tcp:8080 localabstract:Proxy
Linux/Mac: ./adb forward tcp:8080 localabstract:Proxy

  • Now you should have a proxy server running on port 8080 of your own computer that will relay the information over the Android Debug Bridge to the Proxy App which will relay it on to the internet.
  • Set your firefox proxy : Options > Advanced > Network > Manual Proxy Configuration

HTTP Proxy: localhost
Port: 8080

Leave the others blank

  • Enjoy the slow slow EDGE network, or let me know if you have glorious fast 3g coverage!
  • Remember to disable your proxy settings in firefox if you want to stop using your phone.

[Via AndroidCommunity]


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