Smart is new language of the gadgets in the modern age and the smartphones are the best gadgets to smarten your life. But what exactly is smart? Is it having a flagship device with ultra-fast processors and sparkling displays? Well, the exact smartness behind the smart devices is connectivity, the ability to connect to the world using the Internet. Ask yourself, will you ever call a smartphone ‘smart’ if it can’t be used to browse the Internet?
Most people using mobile network or a WiFi connection to connect to the Internet. I personally use a broadband connection while at home and switch to a mobile data connection when I can’t catch any WiFi network. Sometimes, I share my mobile data with my laptop using the WiFi Tethering option found on my Android smartphone. It’s a life saver feature when you need to share your mobile data with multiple devices without having the burden on wasting money for buying multiple data packs for each device.
However, many of the Telecom companies like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile etc… restrict their users from using the WiFi tethering feature. The corporate greed to monetize the services has hit the peaks with the WiFi tethering restrictions on the data plans. These companies restrict you from sharing your mobile data with other devices even though you pay for the plan. In my opinion, data is data no matter how you chose to use it when you’re paying for it.
Luckily, there are many developers who bypass these silly restrictions and save a lot of money for the Android users. Today we will see how to enable WiFi Tethering on Sprint Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Note 4 using the two simple methods – one with root & the other without root. So, without any further ado, let’s see how you can enable this great feature on your device.
Note: These methods are reported working on many Galaxy S6, Note 4 users but there might be a chance of failure depending on the custom ROM or kernel you’re using.
Method 1: Enable WiFi Tethering without Root
- The first thing you need is your MSL code from Sprint. You can do this by simply calling the Sprint customer service and ask for the MSL code after saying an alibi like slow connection. You can also use any MSL utility app that is working on your device.
- Now open the dialer and enter ##DATA# (##3282#)
- Click on the Edit button in the popup and enter your MSL code and click OK.
- Now navigate to APN settings from the Mobile Networks menu and open APN2 EHRPD Internet and APN2 LTE internet individually and change APN Type to default, MMS, dun.
- Save the settings in both the APN configurations and reboot the device.
This should do the charm in most cases but if you’ve no luck with this method, you can use the below method which was reported working by many S6 and Note 4 users. However, this method requires root, so make sure you have proper root on your device before proceeding.
Method 2: Enable WiFi Tethering with Root
- Download the GalaxyTools app and install it on your device. For the latest version of the app, check here.
- Open the app and grant the root permission when prompted. The app will backup your telephony.db file to the root of the SD card in case you want to restore it later.
- Read the online manual to get a complete idea of the features of the app.
- In the app, you can simply enable the native WiFi tethering using the Enable Native Hotspot button, as simple as that.
- Reboot the device once you’ve enabled the native hotspot feature from the app.
That’s it, let us know of any issues in the comments section below.