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Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 HotSpot

You have an Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 Android SmartPhone? You want to use it as a WiFi access point so that your other mobile devices--netbook, Motorola Xoom (tablet), iPod touch, etc.--could all use it to access the internet? Yes. It's possible to WiFi tether to the Samsung Intercept. You came to the right place. This article shows you step-by-step method of enabling the Samsung Intercept Android phone to be a WiFi hotspot.

This article assumes that you are running Android 2.2 on your Samsung Intercept. In fact, we are using Android 2.2.2 to get wireless tethering to work.

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Step 1: Rooting the Samsung Intercept

In order for the Samsung Intercept to be a wireless access point, it must be rooted. If your Samsung Intercept is already rooted, then you can skip this step.

If your Samsung Intercept is using Android 2.2.x, then download the software and follow the instructions presented at "Rooting the Samsung Intercept". The software on that page makes rooting painless for the Samsung Intercept. All you have to do is double-click a script and wait about half-an hour or so (I didn't time it exactly).

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Step 2: Downloading the WiFi Tether App

In order to make your Samsung Intercept work as a WiFi hotspot, you must run a software app that makes the Samsung Intercept operated as a wireless access point. There is an open source software that does just that. That software is located here: android-wifi-tether.

As of this writing, we found that the version 3.1 beta 2 works with the Samsung Intercept. So, download the wifi_tether_v3_1-beta2.apk package directly to your phone or download it to your computer first and then put it on your phone.

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Step 3: Installing the WiFi Tether App

Next, you need to install the WiFi Tether app to your phone. In order to do so, you have to give Android permission to install apps that you didn't download from the market. On your Android phone:

  1. Tap the menu button.
  2. Select "Settings"

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