Locale Wifi Hotspot Plug-in

Locale Wifi Hotspot Plug-in


This is a plug-in for Locale ($10) or Tasker (5 CHF), which allows you to turn on/off the Wifi Hotspot functionality of your phone automatically.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOCALE/TASKER ARE, YOU DON'T NEED THIS APP!

To manually turn on/off the Hotspot functionality, use the "Hotspot Toggle" widget instead.

Please do not rate this app with 1 star if you failed to read or understand the previous paragraphs, because that is not the problem of this software. Thanks.

For Android 2.2 - Android 4.4. It uses an unsupported (but publicly available) API, so it might not work on your phone.

(!!!) It looks like it does not work on Android 5.0 (lollipop).

If you use the plugin, please rate it.

Note: This plug-in does NOT make your phone hotspot-capable if it was not before. It is also not intended to avoid any costs charged on you by the provider for using the Wifi Hotspot (Mobile AP).

If it does not work for you:
- Try turning on/off the hotspot functionality of your phone.
- Try using the "Hotspot Toggle" widget.

If you report failure, please report whether the ones above worked or not. Thanks!

Tested by me and it DOES NOT WORK:
- Google Nexus 5 with Android 5.0 lollipop.

Tested by me on the following phones (and it works):
- Google Nexus 1
- Google Nexus S
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Samsung Galaxy S III (I9300)

Reported by users:
- Google Galaxy Nexus (1 report)
- Google Nexus 1 (1 report)
- Google Nexus 4 (1 report)
- Google Nexus 5 (Android KitKat) (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Ace (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (4 reports)
- Samsung Galaxy S II Epic (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S 4 (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) (2 reports)
- Dell Streak (1 report)
- HTC EVO (2 reports)
- HTC EVO 4G (1 report)
- HTC Desire (1 report)
- HTC Desire X (1 report)
- HTC Droid Razr (1 report)
- HTC Incredible 2 (1 report)
- HTC One V (1 report)
- HTC One SV (1 report)
- LG Esteem (MS910) (1 report)
- Motorola Droid II (1 report)
- Motorola Droid Bionic (2 report)
- Motorola Moto G (1 report)
- Motorola Droid Maxx (1 report: on works, off doesn't)
- US Cellular SCH-R760 (Samsung Galaxy S II variant, 1 report)

Reported not working:
- Google Nexus 5 with Lollipop (Android 5.0)
- HTC Wildfire (2 reports)
- HTC Wildfire S (1 report)
- HTC Sensation (2 reports)
- Touch 4G (1 report)
- HTC Thunderbolt (1 report)
- Verizon HTC Rezound (3 reports)

Please share your experience directly with me (by email) and I'll add your phone to the list. Reports last updated: 2014-10-13.

Keywords: Locale Plug-in, plugin, Wifi, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Mobile AP, Access Point, Tether, Tethering, 3G, Connection sharing.

Recent changes:
Initial version.
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About Locale Wifi Hotspot Plug-in
This is a plug-in for Locale ($10) or Tasker (5 CHF), which allows you to turn on/off the Wifi Hotspot functionality of your phone automatically.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOCALE/TASKER ARE, YOU DON'T NEED THIS APP!

To manually turn on/off the Hotspot functionality, use the "Hotspot Toggle" widget instead.

Please do not rate this app with 1 star if you failed to read or understand the previous paragraphs, because that is not the problem of this software. Thanks.

For Android 2.2 - Android 4.4. It uses an unsupported (but publicly available) API, so it might not work on your phone.

(!!!) It looks like it does not work on Android 5.0 (lollipop).

If you use the plugin, please rate it.

Note: This plug-in does NOT make your phone hotspot-capable if it was not before. It is also not intended to avoid any costs charged on you by the provider for using the Wifi Hotspot (Mobile AP).

If it does not work for you:
- Try turning on/off the hotspot functionality of your phone.
- Try using the "Hotspot Toggle" widget.

If you report failure, please report whether the ones above worked or not. Thanks!

Tested by me and it DOES NOT WORK:
- Google Nexus 5 with Android 5.0 lollipop.

Tested by me on the following phones (and it works):
- Google Nexus 1
- Google Nexus S
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Samsung Galaxy S III (I9300)

Reported by users:
- Google Galaxy Nexus (1 report)
- Google Nexus 1 (1 report)
- Google Nexus 4 (1 report)
- Google Nexus 5 (Android KitKat) (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Ace (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (4 reports)
- Samsung Galaxy S II Epic (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S 4 (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) (2 reports)
- Dell Streak (1 report)
- HTC EVO (2 reports)
- HTC EVO 4G (1 report)
- HTC Desire (1 report)
- HTC Desire X (1 report)
- HTC Droid Razr (1 report)
- HTC Incredible 2 (1 report)
- HTC One V (1 report)
- HTC One SV (1 report)
- LG Esteem (MS910) (1 report)
- Motorola Droid II (1 report)
- Motorola Droid Bionic (2 report)
- Motorola Moto G (1 report)
- Motorola Droid Maxx (1 report: on works, off doesn't)
- US Cellular SCH-R760 (Samsung Galaxy S II variant, 1 report)

Reported not working:
- Google Nexus 5 with Lollipop (Android 5.0)
- HTC Wildfire (2 reports)
- HTC Wildfire S (1 report)
- HTC Sensation (2 reports)
- Touch 4G (1 report)
- HTC Thunderbolt (1 report)
- Verizon HTC Rezound (3 reports)

Please share your experience directly with me (by email) and I'll add your phone to the list. Reports last updated: 2014-10-13.

Keywords: Locale Plug-in, plugin, Wifi, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Mobile AP, Access Point, Tether, Tethering, 3G, Connection sharing.

Recent changes:
Initial version.

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A Google User
Oct 13, 2014
Nexus 4 & 5 It is awesome on the Nexus 4 & 5. Works perfectly.
A Google User
Oct 9, 2014
Doesn't seem to work with note 3 I'm not sure if it is the app or the phone but it doesn't seem to work with my Samsung Note 3. I have tried several things but it doesn't work. The program acts like it is working then never turns the hotspot on. It did work once but I was never able to get it to work again. I have tried several different settings.
A Google User
Aug 6, 2014
Works with Moto G Thanks
A Google User
Jun 16, 2014
Works as described on Nexus 5.
A Google User
May 5, 2014
Not for AT&T Galaxy S5 I can't get this plugin to work for Galaxy S5 on stock, unrooted, AT&T 4.4 ROM. Phone has an "checking for authorization" step when turning on hotspots that defeats all toggles I can find. Maybe with root and custom ROM?