Bluetooth Tethering for Xoom (no root needed)
Credit for this goes to Newton1221 for this post remember to thank him !!!
This is a HOW-TO guide that details how to bluetooth tether your Android phone's internet to your Motorola XOOM without using any applications or rooting your phone. If done properly you should have your Android phone and XOOM connected via bluetooth and the XOOM should be using your Android phone's internet.
Please post if it works for you, and also say what phone you are using.
Devices confirmed to work:
Droid 2 (Regular, R2D2, and Global)
Droid X Droid Pro
This has been confirmed working on a few different devices now, it allows you to share your phone's internet with your XOOM without rooting your phone or needing any extra applications
1: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks>tethering and portable hotspot and make sure that "Bluetooth Tethering" is UNCHECKED, this is NOT what we want
2: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks> enable airplane mode
3: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks> enable bluetooth
4: on your android phone, go to settings>wireless & networks (or equivalent)> enable bluetooth
5: Make sure that both devices are discoverable, so that they can see one another, should be in settings>wireless & networks>bluetooth settings
6: on XOOM, go to settings>wireless & networks>bluetooth settings>select your phone in order to pair it with your XOOM
7: a box should pop up on both devices, select Pair on both devices
8: on XOOM, once the pairing is complete (still inside bluetooth settings), select the phone, it should say paired but not connected underneath it
9: The two devices should connect, once connected there should be a wrench next to the connected device, clicking on this will show an option to tether, click this option if it is not automatically enabled
10: TA-DA, if it worked then in the bottom right hand corner of your XOOM should have two bluetooth icons, one should indicated that your bluetooth is turned on and the other should say bluetooth tethered, you are now using your phones internet data plan on your XOOM, aka not counting towards your xoom's data plan
Last edited by mrksbrd; 03-06-2011 at 11:44 PM.
03-06-2011 11:22 PM
Thanks for posting this process up, should save alot of folks some data being able to connect via BT on supported devices.
This seems to be just as fast via bluetooth as it does wifi tether and a little bit more reliable
Follow his instructions EXACTLY
I agree I think it's just a bit more reliable, along with the fact my X runs alot cooler around 10 degrees cooler, than when using Wireless Tether or the 3G Hotspot.
This works great. I went mobile with my Xoom while BT tethered to my X yesterday.
I do not think all those steps are required
I get stuck on step nine, for some reason the two devices (D1) won't connect -
I do not believe the D1 is capable of doing this, but I will look into it
Originally Posted by tp76
ThunderBolt and Moto'z Xoom
It's fine, I was able to yeild the same results with the bluetooth wireless tether option within the wireless tether application on my D1
Originally Posted by mrksbrd
No Joy with my Inspire, when i hit the wrench it only comes up to change the name or unpair