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How To Enable Free Wi-Fi Tethering On Droid Bionic [Verizon]

Finally there is some great news for Motorola Droid Bionic Android phone users looking to get free Wi-Fi tether. XDA member, zedomax, is out with a comprehensive guide to get free Wi-Fi Tether on your Droid Bionic. This hack basically saves you from getting ripped by Verizon for paying twice for internet. Verizon has officially blocked this feature in Motorola Droid Bionic and here’s the guide to unblock it on your phone.




  1. The first step is to make sure that you have root on your phone along with SQlite Editor app installed.
  2. Once done, tap to launch the SQlite App editor and select Settings Storage.
  3. Once in Settings Storage, tap to select settings.db.
  4. Now select Settings and after that tap on menu button followed by selecting Set_Filter option.
  5. Now in the Set_Filter field, type “check” and press OK.
  6. In the resulting menu, set the value of “entitlement_check” to zero.
  7. After this reboot your phone.
  8. Now once your phone reboots, Run the mobile hotspot app on your phone.
  9. It should start working now. If that’s not the case then enter manual client DHCP start address which will be something like

And there you go! You now have your free mobile hotspot working fine on your phone. In case you are stuck or need some support, then head to the official XDA thread posted here.

Image Credit: Droid Bionic Root

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  • kevin

    I did everything you showed and my computer and other device will not pick up the hot spot wifi

  • jay

    Works perfect!!! Weak signal though…good enough for free.

  • bartimus

    You can use aSQLite manager and aShell instead of SQLlite for free in the market (bit of a noob so took me a while to understand any of this). Path is data/data/com.motorola.android.providers.settings to get to it

    • kevin

      so once i get settings.db in asqlite manager what do i do next?

  • charles

    Still unable to connect. Seems as though Verizon is successfully blocking access through these methods to their 3G and 4G networks in our area.

  • Michael Thompson

    Couldn’t have been easier. THANKS!

  • Joseph

    Its already at entitlement_check Is already at 0 for droid 3

    • Matt

      this is for droid bionic not droid 3, learn to read

  • CaosCreativo

    Works perfectly!! Thanks!!

  • TheLurker

    bartimus – Thanks for the recommendation of ashell and asqlitemanager! Awesome! Screw FoxFI and their stupid crap, I can not believe they made their old version which was free and worked awesome payware, and broke it. Did Verizon pay them off to cripple their software… sure seems like it…..