We all know, Android by default is not too fond of Ad Hoc networks and while there are a few custom ROMs out there that do support Ad Hoc, there are modified WPA Supllicant files available for various devices that users have been able to use by replacing the existing ones in the devices /system partition, thus enabling Ad Hoc connectivity. The latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS however is being hacked at day and night by developers but Ad Hoc remains elusive. However, there is some good news for users of the Notion Ink Adam Tablets running the ICS build by mrdeadlock, as Ad Hoc connectivity has been enabled thanks to Tablet ROMs forum member jl7854.
According to the developer, “It may work on devices that use version 8 of wpa_supplicant but I do not know. It most likely does not work on devices that do not use version 8 of wpa_supplicant.”
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- A rooted Notion Ink Adam running ICS. We just have to assume you have this covered, otherwise why else would you be here trying to install this.
- ADB installed on your system. See our guide on what is ADB and how to install it.
- Modified wpa_supplicant.zip.
- To begin, download the wpa_supplicant.zip and extract the file.
- Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your device and connect it to the computer.
- Open command prompt or a terminal, navigate to the location of the extracted file, and enter the following commands:
adb push system/bin/wpa_supplicant /system/bin/wpa_supplicant
adb shell chmod 755 /system/bin/wpa_supplicant
adb shell chown system.wifi /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf
Simply reboot your Adam, and turn on Wi-Fi. Ad Hoc networks should now be visible.