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How can i configure and enable/disable the WiFi Hotspot by using terminal command without ROOT? Also I want to kick user from my hotspot using terminal command

  • Hi and welcome! Why do you want to do this using the terminal? Also, are you using an on-device terminal emulator, or a remote shell using adb and a USB cable? – unforgettableidSupportsMonica Dec 26 '19 at 5:56
  • @unforgettableid on device terminal – DanielSeow Dec 26 '19 at 6:46
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    @beeshyams sorry I guess my line wasn't stable just now causing it incomplete – DanielSeow Dec 26 '19 at 6:47
  • Why don't you want to just create a hotspot in the normal way, using the Android GUI? – unforgettableidSupportsMonica Dec 26 '19 at 9:38
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Setting and enabling hotspot (software access point) is possible by calling methods setWifiApConfiguration and startSoftAp of wifi service. But at least since Android 8, the former requires permission OVERRIDE_WIFI_CONFIG while the latter requires NETWORK_STACK. Both permissions have Protection Level signature, not to be used by third party apps. Neither adb shell has any of the both permissions. So it's not possible without root access.

A workaround is to simulate taps and keyevents using adb shell input command, though it's not a commandline solution in true sense.


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