Can the HTC Tattoo act as a wifi hotspot, so that I am able to make my Tattoo an access point and share its internet connection with other wifi enabled devices? If so, how can I do this?

I have rooted the phone and I am running a CyanogenMod with Android version 2.2.1. I have already tried the following:

  1. Barnacle wifi tether, Android wifi tether - neither of the two worked.
  2. I have also seen if there were any default settings to make my phone a wi-fi hotspot, but found there were none of these settings in my phone.
  3. I have also tried a new ROM: nFinity Android 2.3.5, but on this ROM also points 1) and 2) stated above were applicable.
  • It's possible the Tattoo's wifi chipset does not allow hostap mode. Try tethering with USB.
    – Broam
    Sep 27, 2011 at 13:58

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There are some more suggested apps for the Tattoo here on XDA. It sounds to me like they have stock firmware that is rooted, however — perhaps that's required. I've heard of other devices that don't work for tethering with CyanogenMod (and I'm not familiar with nFinity).

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