For those of you who want to wifi tether on your Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 without paying Sprint twice for the same internet you already paid for, here’s how to do it easily and get around the dreaded “Hotspot Error” pop-up window.
Before we begin, you will need a rooted Sprint Galaxy S4 with CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
If you don’t have a rooted phones with CWM or TWRP, follow one of the following method first before trying this tutorial:
Step 1. Before we begin, make sure you have Build number L720VPUAMDC in “About Device”.
If so, download the following if you have a stock ROM:
If using custom ROM that’s de-odexed, you will need this one instead: (Most custom ROMs are de-odexed btw, very few are odex)
Step 2. Reboot into CWM or TWRP recovery and install the zip file you downloaded.
For CWM Recovery, use the “install from sdcard” option and for TWRP recovery, use the “Install” option.
When done installing, simply reboot and you should have a working, native Sprint Hotspot.
Step 3. Turn on your your Hotspot in Settings and it should be working now, you can verify by connecting to your phone via your computer or another phone and accessing the interwebs. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to our e-mail list!
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