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Root Enable Tethering

Here's how to Enable Tethering if you TetheringProvision.apk instead of the TetheringManager.apk as stated in the previous post.

This is not a simple process and requires decompiling /system/framework-res.apk
Base information was found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2057344

  1. Download a copy of APK Multi-Tool
  2. Pull a copy of /system/framework/framework-res.apk from your phone.
  3. Decompile framework-res.apk with APK Multi-Tool
  4. Edit res/values/arrays.xml
    <string-array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app">
    <array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app" />
  5. Recompile as a system apk and compression set to 0
  6. Say 'yes' to the keep files question and follow the instructions
  7. Restart phone in Recovery
  8. Mount /system
  9. Push the new framework-res.apk to /system/framework (new file name may be called Sytem_framework-res.apk and will need to be changed)
  10. Freeze or remove TetheringProvision.apk as it is no longer needed

This is the process that I eventually used. It took a few soft-bricks (and re-reading the thread above completely several times) before figuring out this procedure.
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There is a pre modified apk and zip files on xda, check it out:


The flashable .zip file didn't work for me but I was able to copy over the .apk file. It works great now!

I used ADB to push the modified framework-res.apk onto the phone ( /sdcard) but I think you could just use USB in regular mode to drag and drop.
I tried to do the rest in ADB but I couldn't get it to work so here's my workaround:

Boot into recovery (TWRP
Tap "Mount"
select "Mount System"
Go back to "Advanced" tab and select "Terminal Command"
starting folder should be root " / " and tap select (in the lower right)
a terminal window and keyboard should display
then type

[HIGH]mv /sdcard/framework-res.apk /system/framework/framework-res.apk
chmod 644 /system/framework/framework-res.apk[/HIGH]I had to specify the file name each time I moved it, including when I did the ADB push.
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