How to use internet on your computer on your Android phone as well.
We all know that what normal Android tethering is from our previous post. Yes, with tethering you can use the 3G connection in your mobile phone and surf the computer’s internet. With tethering your Android phone gets the functions of the 3G Modem. Now, let us come back to the point. Our point is what is Reverse Tethering? In Reverse Tethering, the android mobile handset uses the internet connection from the ADSL link on the PC. In other words, you don’t need your 3G/4G or GPRS connections to be used to get internet on your phone. This is very useful when your mobile 3G data plans or tariffs have limited usage limit or heavily charged on usage.
For taking up reverse tethering you must have a rooted android phone. Rooting is the process wherein your Android phone becomes free but since there are some risks associated we recommend that you must take up rooting the android phone at your own risk.
Now, when you have the rooted phone with you, you must follow the guide as given below to perform reverse tethering. The credit for this app goes to one of the popular XDA member Capslock666. But still, it is important to know that this app is still in the beta stage and you won’t be able to download the app from the market. But still, this app is working on many android phones and it is working in a perfect way.
Procedure to reverse tether your Android phone:
The very first thing you are required to do is, download the reverse tethering app from here. After you download the same, unzip this file using any unzip tool. After it is extracted you will come across 3 files and they are ‘Android APK‘ , ‘ADB‘ and ‘Windows‘.
Check out the USB debugging. In fact, you are supposed to enable the same. This you can do in this manner: Settings > Application > Development > USB Debugging.
There would be a file named AndroidTool.exe in the windows folder which we download earlier. Run this and after that the file will get the ADB and you just have to define path of the other installation.
Once you have installed it properly, click on the given button: Start the Reverse tethering. You will get message by Super User and it will tell you to allow USB tunnel. You must allow the same. Sometimes, the process may get hampered when you click on Allow. But do not worry. Just try all the steps from start once again.
Now, when this process is done, start your web browser on phone. It is important to note that this will work much better on Firefox and Opera-mini. However, it is not perfectly working in Google Chrome. Even though many people have started using this app and it is working successfully on many android phones, we recommend that let this app be completely ready and when it is ready, we can use it in a perfect way. Till that time, we should wait for the developer to provide us updates on the same. We will surely keep you posted on this as and when we get updates over the improvements over the app.