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What To Do: To Enable Tethering On A Device Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Last updated: November 1, 2018.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered device can now easily enable tethering, allowing you to ditch SIM card carriers and share you Android smartphones internet to any other device.

WiFi tethering is a useful feature is you have a big data plan, it allows you to share the internet you’re getting on your Android device with another device – this includes other smartphones, tablets, or even laptops – any device with WiFi.  Tethering essentially makes your Android device a WiFi hotspot.

In this guide, we’re going to show you how you can enable tethering on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  Follow along.

Enable Tethering On Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  1. The easiest method to use to enable tethering on Android 6.0 Marshmallow requires you to have root access.  If your device is not rooted yet, root it before proceeding with the rest of this guide.
  2. You will need to install a file manager on your phone.  We recommend Root Explorer.
  3. When Root Explorer is installed, open it and, when asked for root rights, grant them.
  4. Now go to “/System”
  5. In “/System” you should see the R/W button at the top right of the screen.  Tap the R/W button, this will enable Read-Write permissions.
  6. Still  in the /System directory, search for and locate the “build.prop” file.
  7. Long press on the the build.prop file.  This should open the file on a text editor program or app.
  8. At the bottom of the build.prop file, type in the following additional line of code:  net.tethering.noprovisioning=true
  9. After adding the additional line, save the entire file.
  10. Reboot your device now.
  11. You will now find that you have the Tethering feature enabled on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device.

Have you enabled and used Tethering on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device?

Share your experience in the comments box below.

JR

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