Tethering the Samsung Vibrant without rooting

If you’ve got a Samsung Vibrant and want to take advantage of that unlimted 3G account you can tether without rooting the phone. This method uses a USB cable to provide internet access to Windows XP and Windows 7 computers. Samsung’s own Kies software handles the tethering, as long as you have the magic number to get connected on T-Mobile USA networks; ‘epc.tmobile.com’ for the APN name and ‘*99#’ as the phone number. [Zedomax] made the video after the break which takes you through the tethering ritual.

[Photo credit: Tnkgrl]

Comments

  1. sixx says:

    doesnt it work over wifi like it does with the galaxy?

  2. Eric says:

    No it doesn’t. Not without root.

  3. NatureTM says:

    Sure looks a lot like an iPhone.

  4. Someone says:

    Can you just use June Fabrics’ PDA Net?

    (weird name btw)

  5. wdfowty says:

    @sixx That is a galaxy S, just the tmobs-branded version. AT&T has the captivate and Sprint has the epig 4g.

    @naturetm it does from that angle, but looks completely different head-on

    @someone PDAnet is a POS. It’s all about FroYo, usb and wifi tethering 4 all!

    My question is, what’s so bad about rooting? It doesn’t break the warranty, you get so many cool features…I can’t even think of a downside…

    It’s still all about the Nexus XD

  6. James says:

    Any word of how to get this working with the AT&T version (captivate)? I don’t have one yet but I’m thinking about it.

  7. keang24 says:

    It used to work until I rooted, now i got “Ras Creat Phone Failed”

  8. proresearch says:

    if you get ras creat phone failed, then restart program as administrator, or go to services and restart “telephony” service.

  9. rockjock says:

    Tethering doesn’t work anymore… says “device not supported” ever since tmob update.

  10. adam says:

    I have confirmed what “rockjock” stated. Doesn’t work anymore since the ota update. T-Mobile killed it. Just switched from AT&T and it doesn’t look like they are any less stingy when it comes to broadband sharing.

  11. vibrams says:

    if you get ras creat phone failed, then restart program as administrator, or go to services and restart “telephony” service.

  12. herculz says:

    will this work on a sprint,epic 4g

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