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10 Apps for Rooted Android Phones


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Wireless Tether for Root Users
No WiFi for your laptop? No problem! Tether your computer to your smartphone with Wireless Tether and you’ll be surfing in no time. Some carriers are locking down on this app, but there are often workarounds for this problem.
No WiFi for your laptop? No problem! Tether your computer to your smartphone with Wireless Tether and you’ll be surfing in no time. Some carriers are locking down on this app, but there are often workarounds for this problem.
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Your smartphone has lickety-split data-transfer speeds that let you play with streaming music, video and other data-heavy applications. It's too bad you can't somehow share that data connection with a laptop or other device.

With Wireless Tether for Root Users, you can. This app turns your phone into an ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) wireless hotspot that shares your Internet connection. Then, for example, you can connect your laptop to your phone via Bluetooth or WiFi and start surfing on a big screen instead of your phone.

You can't expect broadband-level performance from this kind of setup, of course. But the flexibility and adaptability of Wireless Tether means Internet access in places that have never before seen a WiFi signal.


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