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I'm running Marshmallow on a Nexus 5, and I tether it to my laptop via USB. Is there a way to configure things so that the tethering happens automatically when I plug things in? (It's 5-6 touches to turn on the tethering.)

  • Just a side note - if you find an answer that works, make sure you remember what state tethering is (on/off) when you use it with any other computer ;) – Joe Nov 4 '15 at 13:58
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The action Net → USB Tether of Tasker app as suggested by philx_x doesn't work in my CM13 for OnePlus One. The action is not supported so it appears disabled. The workaround is to use this action:

Code → Run Shell:

  • Command: service call connectivity 30 i32 1
  • tick Use Root

Use it with the profile: State → Power → Power → Source: USB

Note: your Android needs to be rooted.


Automate also worked in my ROM, albeit with root access. This is how the flow can look like:

(Click image to enlarge)

IMG:

  • The second block is named Power source plugged?
  • The last block is named USB tethering set state.

Configure those blocks per your needs. Make sure you install the permission it asks for before you start the flow.

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You can do this using the Interact block in Automate. Then it does not require root. Here is a flow to do just that. I first got the idea from a post by llamalab on androidforums.

Here are two explanatory screenshots from the Automate app:

Part of the flow The interact settings

You might have to modify the UI Element Class or UI Element Text to make it work with your phone.

  • Works for me without root. However, I still have to manually unlock the device. – lewurm Oct 10 '18 at 15:10
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Try Tasker.

Enable USB Tethering when USB is plugged in into a PC:

  • Context: State –> USB Plugged
  • Action: Net –> USB Tether

Source

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