ClockworkMod Tether for Android Allows Tethering Without Root

Koushik Dutta has released the alpha version of ClockworkMod Tether, a tethering solution for Android that does not require root, and is “not blockable or detectable by carriers“. Unlike most tethering apps that act as a NAT, the program acts as a proxy, which tricks carriers into thinking the data is for a phone—not a PC.

Over the last month, I’ve been working on a new app. Tether Alpha is a USB[2] tether solution for Mac, Windows, and Linux that allows you to use your phone’s data connection to get internet access on your desktop or laptop.

CM Tether requires a desktop application to install a virtual network adapter, although success seems to be hit-or-miss depending on the operating system. To connect, your Android device must be plugged into your PC via USB, but a Bluetooth version is in the works. The .apk file is stored in the desktop app and is pushed to your device automatically. Windows, Mac, and Linux builds are available for testing.

[Koushik]

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