The ability to tether mobile data over WiFi is one of the commonest features of modern smartphones. If you have more than one WiFi enabled devices, you can connect all of them to the same data connection using your phone as a WiFi hotspot. This so common and yet special feature can be easily enabled on an Android device by tapping an icon in Quick Settings panel or by going to Settings> More> Tethering & portable hotspot.

This easily accessible service might not be available if you have a carrier branded device. Many network operators, do not allow data sharing and therefore they deactivate/hide WiFi tethering option on their devices. To make it working on your phone, they charge extra money.

If you have the HTC One from Verizon wireless and you want to enjoy WiFi hotspot on it, we have discovered a working hack for you. carm01‘s hotspot hack for the Verizon HTC One works on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat based Sense ROMs. His mod for enabling WiFi tethering on Verizon HTC One is available in 3 variants, depending on what type of ROM you have on your phone.

Since the WiFi hotspot mods are provided in flashable ZIPs, it’s quite obvious that you must have root access and CWM or TWRP recovery installed on your Verizon HTC One. If your device already meets these requirements, just download and flash the mod to enable WiFi tethering. In case you still have an unrooted phone, use the following guide:

How to S-Off (Unlock Bootloader) and Root Verizon HTC One

Download the correct ZIP from here, depending on the ROM type you have on your phone.

Enable_NativeTether_DEODEX.zip

Enable_NativeTether_ODEX.zip

STOCK_NativeTether.zip

How to Install:

  1. Download Enable Native Tether mod from above and copy it to your HTC One.
  2. Reboot your HTC One in Bootloader Mode. To do that turn off the device and then press and hold the Volume Down+Power buttons together for a few seconds till the screen turns on you see the HBOOT screen.
  3. Scroll to Recovery option using the volume keys and select it by pressing the power button.
  4. When the device enters CWM/TWRP recovery, backup your current ROM using the Backup option.
  5. Tap the Install option and select the ZIP file that you copied to the device in Step 1.
  6. Confirm installation when you are prompted.
  7. Wipe dalvik cache and then reboot the device.

When your phone boots up, enable WiFi hotspot and enjoy tethering. Do let us know if this mod worked for you or not. Cheers!

6 COMMENTS

  1. This did not work for me. I had the same issue as Ray Toth, in that it would get stuck in an error loop of “Unfortunately the dialer has stopped”. I am using stock ROM with S-Off and a firewater hboot.

    Luckily I did the backup so getting my phone back was easy

  2. Is there a way to reverse this procedure? I applied this using the Stock_native tether to my rooted HTC One verizon M7 and now I am continuously getting “unfortunately dialer has stopped” when I boot the device

  3. I meant firewater, not moonshine. Either way, they won’t work on 4.4.2 yet. Just have to patiently wait. 🙂

  4. Except you can’t root or s-off 4.4.2 right now. Rumrunner and moonshine are only for folks that didn’t take the 4.4.2 update. I screwed up and took the update and now can’t root or tether.

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