Almost one full year ago, carriers threw the gauntlet down on tethering applications in the Play Store. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile were among the first to lay down the banhammer, with Sprint following soon after.

Here we are, a year later and guess what? Version 3 of the infamous Wi-Fi Tether for Root Users app just hit the Play Store, sans carrier restrictions. Of course, this is only because carriers haven't yet found out about the app; when they do, however, you better believe its availability will quickly be laid to rest - so you better grab before it's gone. (If it does get pulled, however, you can always grab the apk from here.)

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This probably goes without saying, but you must be rooted in order to use this app.

The app offers all of the features that you've come expect from the Wi-Fi tether family, including:

  • Widget-support. One-click enabling/disabling from your home-screen.
  • Disable tethering after a configurable idle-time.
  • Access-control feature. Allow/deny clients to use your mobile-data connection.
  • Wifi-Encrytion. 128-bit WEP in general (adhoc). WPA/WPA2 on supported devices (infrastructure-mode).
  • Settings for wifi-ssid, wifi-channel, lan-network and more.
  • And more ...

The app is free in the Store, so grab it before it's too late.

Thanks, Devon!