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Install Tether App on Samsung Galaxy III

Mehul Trivedi
posted this on October 04, 2012 01:39 AM

I have replaced my Motorola Droid X with a Samsung Galaxy III and have had no success in getting the App. loaded onto my phone. Please help in getting this done. Thanks

Phil

Hello Philp,
Please uninstall tether from both phone & pc.
Power off & power on both phone & pc.
On your PC install the USB driver / program

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SCH-I535MBBVZW

please ensure that you disconnect USB cord from both ends while installing the driver.
Reinstall tether.
Please refer the following link for step by step guide & download links

http://tether.com/android/windows

Let me know, specifying the step, if you have any difficulty, so I can guide you specifically.

Mehul,

I was successfull in installing Tether on to my new Samsung G3 phone.

Thanks for your help.

Phil

 

You are welcome, Phil!
Thanks for the update

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Cnsmithn
Hello I went to this link you mentioned but I didn't see any usb driver anywhere maybe they took it off?
October 21, 2012 04:56 PM
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Cnsmithn
I found it have to go to full site
October 21, 2012 05:15 PM
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Cnsmithn
Still nothing for drivers just manuals but no software I have tried for several hours, screwed I am
October 21, 2012 06:19 PM
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Elisny

@Cnsmith -

Click on the Samsung link above in Mehul's post. 

Click on "See All Downloads."  Scroll down. 

The "Manuals and Downloads" tab will be active. 

Below, on the next level down are two subtabs: one says "Manuals," one says "Software." 

Click on "Software" and you will find the driver.

October 27, 2012 01:49 AM
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Don Tether

So when is someone gonna make a FIX for this ??

November 03, 2012 04:43 PM
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Don Tether

So when is someone gonna make a FIX for this ??

November 03, 2012 04:43 PM
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Mehul Trivedi
Tether.com Support

Done did you try as per the Elisny' post above?

November 04, 2012 12:32 AM
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Mehul Trivedi
Tether.com Support

Typo

@Don,  did you try as per the Elisny' post above?

November 04, 2012 12:33 AM
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bRAD McMillin

I have tried several times to download the app, 4 times it says the driver did not install correctly...What's up?

January 11, 2013 03:09 PM
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dorron brousard


I replaced a Blackberry that worked with Tether with a Samsung Galaxy. I followed the instructions below, but Tether keeps looking for the Blackberry. Windows 8, Samsung Galaxy

Recap of what I did.
Uninstalled Tether from computer, and rebooted.
Downloaded "Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.14.0 " from link below ending in SCH-1535MBBVZW.
Installed "Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.14.0" on computer" while Android is disconnected from computer.
Installed Tether program on computer (No notices generated)
Connected Android to computer, then checked "USB debugging"
Android device notice: "disconnect from computer"
Disconnected device from computer, then checked "USB debugging", then connected to computer again.
Run Tether program = "Can't find Blacberry"

Any Help, Lee

 


REFERENCE TOPIC: Install Tether App on Samsung Galaxy III

Mehul Trivedi
posted this on October 04, 2012 01:39 am inShare

I have replaced my Motorola Droid X with a Samsung Galaxy III and have had no success in getting the App. loaded onto my phone. Please help in getting this done. Thanks Phil

Hello Philp,
Please uninstall tether from both phone & pc.
Power off & power on both phone & pc.
On your PC install the USB driver / program
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SCH-I535MBBVZW
please ensure that you disconnect USB cord from both ends while installing the driver.
Reinstall tether.
Please refer the following link for step by step guide & download links
http://tether.com/android/windows
Let me know, specifying the step, if you have any difficulty, so I can guide you specifically.
Mehul,


Ref: Instructions: http://tether.com/android/windows

Instructions
1. Download and install the Tether PC software: http://tether.com/a/tether.exe
2. Connect your Android to your computer with the USB cable that came with your Android. On your Android phone go to Settings > Applications > Development and check USB debugging.
3. Once the download completes on your PC, please run the setup and follow the instructions. At some point you may see a screen that says it can't verify the publisher, this is because we are using Google's default Android Drivers. Please be sure to agree and install these drivers.
4. During the Install process it will install Tether on your Android over USB.
5. Run Tether on your PC and on your Android. You will be prompted to select USB. Please go ahead and connect it.
6. You should now see data/packets flowing on Tether. That means you're connected!

If you're happy with Tether and want to purchase simply visit the following website: http://tether.com/android/order

If you're having problems and not interested in our product, we would appreciate your feedback: http://tether.com/support

February 04, 2013 11:11 AM
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Mark

I tried installing and uninstalling many times. Tether was never shown being installed on my Android device and there was no app icon for it on my device. I finally again did a clean install, again strictly following the instructions. In frustration I ran Tether on my PC. The Tether program immediately installed Tether on my Android device. I have not ready anyone say that installation happened in that way for them.

Hope this saves someone some frustration. Install the program on your PC following the instructions on the site. Then, make sure your device is connected and run the Tether program on your PC. Voila.

April 24, 2013 01:41 PM
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Rene Alvarado

HI, I also had a blackberry bold, and I downloaded the software perfectly.  So, I made the leap for the Samsung S4 and I have tried about 12 times to uninstall and then install over and over again, and it won't load on my Samsung S4??????   On my PC it is fine, but can't load on the phone itself, like there is something blocking it????

Please tell me your software won't work on my phone so I don't spend the rest of the year trying to do something that seems like it is impossible.  If it can load, then for goodness sakes, please tell everyone on this blog site, that your program is not outdated and will work on the new phones today.  

I have already written you asking to your email but never got a reply, so the silence made me wonder if the program is not current anymore.??

July 01, 2013 06:37 PM
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Craig Todd

I have used Tether before with my Blackberry and it worked great. Now I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy 4 Active. I have tried the installation procedure onto the PC several times, but it never is successful to install Tether onto the phone. It says it is installing, then says it is configuring, but there is no Tether app afterwards. I do have USB debugging checked. I do have the Samsung driver loaded, and I can browse files on the phone over USB. What more can I do to install Tether onto the phone? I have tried simply running Tether on the Win7 PC, and I tell it to use Android and USB, but it does not install.

 

September 02, 2013 09:32 PM
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Nr Stull

Craig, from what I am seeing this may be a problem with the S4 and the support group seems to have given up on it.  I am having exactly the same problem.  I was able to install tether on my phone from the apk file, but it does not open when I start the program on my PC.  I have informed the support group via a ticket which I started due to being unable to install the program.  I have also provided them with screen shots proving that I do have USB debugging enabled.  They have not bothered to get back to me since asking which version of Android I am running.  I did reply to them that I am running 4.2.2.

September 05, 2013 03:57 AM
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Luiscamacho

Has anyone had any luck on the S4?? I feel like I am spinning my wheels and getting no where.

September 22, 2013 02:28 PM
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kristier

Anyone able to get tether on their S4??  I've been back and forth with requests for months...just signed on to check progress and all my open tickets have been closed yet my problem is not resolved.....UGH

November 20, 2013 06:58 PM
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Joe Milner
I tried doing the analogous install of Tether with the latest Samsung drivers for the Galaxy Note 3, to no avail.
December 14, 2013 03:06 AM
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Lynettema

I have tried and tried to get tether installed on my Galaxy s3,  I've tried everything on this forum and it won't install on my phone. I uninstalled and reinstalled it several times but it won't find my phone.  I know my phone connects because it asks what to do with this device.  I have run the tether program, then added my phone. I've added the tether on the pc and then added the phone, I've done everything else exactly as described on this forum and nothing has worked.  I love the the tether program but have not been able to use it.  My PC has window 8.1 and the phone has android 4.3.  Someone give me a good answer please.

January 06, 2014 06:29 PM
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Mark

Tether Support says this is not true, but Tether worked for me flawlessly until my phone updated to Android 4.3. Now Tether stalls asking me to enable USB debugging. USB debugging is now hidden, but I found it and it is enabled, but Tether does not recognize it. I have tried uninstalling and installing repeatedly on two computers.

January 06, 2014 06:40 PM
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Nr Stull

kristier, you can re-open a ticket by replying to it again.  Just be ready for them to treat it like it is a new ticket, rather than actually reading the whole thing and continuing troubleshooting from where you left off.  I just kept telling them that we had already tried what they were suggesting and that they needed to re-read the ticket.  At this point I am waiting again...

January 06, 2014 07:56 PM
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Mamalynne2009

So about mid-December my Samsung Galaxy S3 Android upgraded to 4.3.  Since the upgrade I have not been able to use Tether whatsoever.  Just as the case with everyone else on this thread, I keep getting a message that "debugging needs to be enabled".  It is, and always has been, enabled.  I have exchanged several emails with Mehul Trivedi at Tether over the last month and have followed his instructions to the letter.  Nothing!  Please help!  Tether is my only access to the internet unless I pack up the PC and visit the local coffee shop. 

January 26, 2014 09:12 PM
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Lynettema

There is still no solution, I keep doing as we've been instructed but it won't connect. I finally got the application on my phone but when I try to connect through Tether it just sits and never connects.

February 17, 2014 05:49 PM
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LSP

I can't get it to work on 4.3 either. I'm extremely disappointed. Used Tether for years on my blackberry, then repurchased it for Android, so I have twice the investment and now none of the usage. I only bought it to have an emergency internet source or for when I was traveling because I needed the piece of mind. Now I log in to use it, and it won't work, and I find out on here that the tether folks haven't fixed it for 4.3. Disappointed doesn't even begin to express my feelings. 

 

March 08, 2014 08:03 AM
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Lynettema

I honestly don't think that the tether guys intend to make this work.  They took our money quickly and for a while it worked but as we've upgraded they fell behind.  I doubt very strongly that we are going to ever get a solution so unfortunately, we need to look elsewhere for our tether services. It's too bad because this application used to work beautifully. 

March 08, 2014 08:52 AM
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Bobbie Barker

I have also been contacting Tether about this issue, and I have found that there is no fix for this issue. The new upgrades from Android are blocking third party tethering apps like these as the carriers are giving Android so much heat about the money they are losing out on because of apps like Tether. Now that Tether has all of our money, they need to invest in upgrading their systems to out smart Androids. Will this ever happen, probably not. We may need to start a group class action lawsuit against Tether to get our money back. I am reaching out to Tether one last time to try to fix this issue or refund my money. If any one is interested in starting a lawsuit post and let me know and I will start the petition list.

April 30, 2014 02:54 PM
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Mehul Trivedi
Tether.com Support

The current version of Tether is having issues with the some phone models of Samsung.  Tether is no longer developing a new version to support this.

Samsung have a built in feature now that will allow Tethering.You may refer your phone manual or following link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3I0-h9OZyM

November 13, 2014 10:29 AM
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