You can now easily enable tethering on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered device. You can now easily ditch your SIM card carrier and share the internet from your Android smartphone to any other device around. In the succeeding guide will be showing you how you can enable tethering on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Before jumping towards the method, let’s get into some details of Tethering in Android. Starting from Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Google introduced a change in the Android system which allows the carriers to track the internet data usage of their customers. This feature helps the operators to identify the users who are making an excessive use of the internet and then bring different offers for them regarding and upgraded data plan. Users have to pay for the upgraded data plan, which is completely unfair as they can use the existing data plan without any restrictions. Just in case you’ve no idea about Tethering and Hotspot, let’s have a brief overview and learn about it first.
WiFi tethering is one of the most useful features when you have a huge data plan and you want to share the internet from your Android device to another. Its been quite long since Android smartphones are coming out equipped with this feature. You don’t need to carry an extra internet device with you, you can easily share your smartphone’s internet with your laptop or with any other device by making it a WiFi hotspot. Unfortunately, this cool feature is put under limits by carriers like At&t, Verizon, Sprint and others. The reason for carriers to lock down this feature is to make sure that you don’t use excessive data and your data usage stays restricted to your smartphone only. Internet is meant to be for freedom, so such restrictions shouldn’t stop you from sharing your internet with your other devices and taking its full advantage.
How To Enable Tethering On Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- The easiest method to enable multi-window is through root access. Make sure that your Android 6.0 Marshmallow is rooted.
- Now install a file manager like Root Explorer on your phone.
- Now open root explorer, give it root rights and go to “/System”
- Now under “/System” tap the R/W button to enable Read-Write permissions. This button should be at the top right.
- Now in the same /System directory, locate “build.prop” file.
- Long press the build.prop file again in order to open it through a text editor.
- Add the following code to the bottom of build.prop file: net.tethering.noprovisioning=true
- Save the file.
- Reboot your phone.
- That’s all. You’ve Tethering feature enabled on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device now.
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