Updated March 11, 2012
This application enables WiFi Ad Hoc mode on supported Android devices.
WARNING – In a worst case scenario you may have to restore your device with a backup rom. If you are not ready to do so please don’t use this app.
Reported to give problems on:
- HP Touchpad running Cyanogen Mod 9 ICS
- HTC Tattoo, Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod-Arco-Kal
- HTC Incredible S with 2.3.3 RU (Bootloop)
- Huawei U8500 (msm7225)
- NOOK Tablet – BNTV250 (Android 2.3.4)
- Droid Incredible 2 running TSM GingerBangSense “M” Version 4.5 (results in a bootloop, requires rom restore)
- HP TouchPad Running CM7 Alpha 3.5 (no more wifi at all, requires rom restore)
- LG Optimus One (new update hopefully changes this)
- GPAD M7206
- Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL
Please keep in mind that these numbers are a rough estimate. I will try to filter out duplicate reports (users who send in reports multiple times from the same device)
- Enable WiFi Ad Hoc mode (and keep infrastructure)
- Restore original settings
- No WiFi signal strength visible in taskbar
- There are reports where WiFi completely stopped working (until a factory/hard reset).
- Root Access (Superuser)
- BusyBox (don’t forget to actually use the BusyBox wrapper App to download the BusyBox binary!)
Use at your own risk! Please create a rom backup before using this tool.
If you successfully enabled WiFi on your device, please press the “It Works” button to report it to me. I will add your device to the list of supported devices.
Market link: WiFi Ad Hoc enabler (app removed until I have time to update it properly)
If you don’t have access to Android Market please use the direct download link:
WifiAdHocEnabler.apk (app removed until I have time to update it properly)
Szymon for creating the wpa_supplicant file that allows you to see Ad Hoc networks ( http://szym.net/2010/12/adhoc-wifi-in-android/)
RootTools, a library that allows easy root related tasks: http://code.google.com/p/roottools/
It was fun working on this app, but it has proven to be difficult to make something that enables Ad Hoc on a wide spectrum of Android devices. Therefor I will no longer be updating the application and will remove the “report to developer” option. My next project: running Linux native on my Galaxy Tab P7510.
Starting point will be this thread by poitee -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1189251
Thanks for all the feedback.
Update: March 4, 2012
Version 1.8.3 is out.
Hopefully added the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 with ICS / Android 4 to the list of supported devices.
Commands are now executed prefixed with busybox, hope this helps some of the “grep not found” errors.