I have the 10gb hotspot plan for tmobile but I also have unlimited data when I'm on my phone. Is there a way to bypass the hotspot limit by using the unlimited data from my phone instead? I have the nexus 6 on android version 6.
You could make your phone to act as a VPN Gateway
- vpn server (can obtain any free openVPN from playstore)
Using a VPN gateway will make tethered traffic to go through the VPN.
Turn on portable hotspot
Open terminal as root and enter the following codes (you can paste them)
iptables -t filter -F FORWARD iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -j ACCEPT iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -j MASQUERADE ip rule add from 192.168.43.0/24 lookup 61 ip route add default dev tun0 scope link table 61 ip route add 192.168.43.0/24 dev wlan0 scope link table 61 ip route add broadcast 255.255.255.255 dev wlan0 scope link table 61
If you are not rooted you can use PdaNet+.
Using PDANet/FoxFi allows for tethering but T-Mobil throttles back to 3g speed or about 1.5mbps. It also doesn't lift the restriction of using the phone as a hotspot.
I want to use my HotSpot but it's inactive (my carrier deactivates the use of the built in Samsung HotSpot). How can I bypass the hotspot restriction?