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Ive got an LG Optimus V and I love it to death.
Ill get around to rooting it eventually, but for now I just want to resolve one thing.

I would LOVE to be able to tether on this phone without using wifi.
The phone gets REALLY hot and my battery dies REALLY fast.

Anyone have any ideas for programs that will allow me to tether over a USB cable that will work?
Free is ideal, but Ill spend some money if I have to.
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I believe Android has had USB tethering built-in since 2.2...

If not, there are several free 3rd party USB tethering apps on the market.
 
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Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post
I believe Android has had USB tethering built-in since 2.2...

If not, there are several free 3rd party USB tethering apps on the market.
Hmmm...I havent been able to find any.
But this is Virgin mobile.
Im still on 2.2.1 because they (or LG) dont have an update.

I know that the Optimus V has a weird ROM that hides all kinds of stuff though.
I had to download a program to be able to get to the wireless tethering, and I havent found any kind of USB tethering either.

EDIT:
Im not TOO android literate, but im learning.

I have been tinkering with a little program called EasyTether but it doesnt seem to work. I can get my phone recognized as a network adapter after running the program and installing drivers and such, but I have no internet connection.
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I just did a search from my phone and found "Auto USB Tethering", "Tether Share Switcher", "Tethering Widget", "AndroidTethering" and so on. All USB, all free.
 
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Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post
I just did a search from my phone and found "Auto USB Tethering", "Tether Share Switcher", "Tethering Widget", "AndroidTethering" and so on. All USB, all free.
Sweet. Ill see if any of them work.
Thanks many much.

EDIT:
It looks like no widgets or any program I have tried so far can get USB Tethering to work.
However, PDANet did the trick right away.
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