How to Make the LG Optimus V a WiFi Mobile Hotspot- No Root Required
With the updated phones, try FoxFi Android App, which comments reports works with latest versions of the LG Optimus V and the LG Optimus Slider.
I came across a new awesome and free Android app called Super Box that is essentially an all purpose toolbox for the Android.
It seemed innocent enough and just relevant for diminishing the number of apps on my device by consolidating.
However, I learned something awesome tonight through this app about my LG Optimus V.
You can make the Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V a mobile hotspot!!
The Super Box app has in the "settings" options under "Battery Saver" utilities the ability to turn on "Wi-Fi hotspot" right underneath the option to turn on/off "WiFi".
I tried it, and it turned off the WiFi and successfully enabled the WiFi Hotspot.
I then pressed the "WiFi Hotspot" text next to the toggle and it brought me to a settings screen inside my LG Optimus V for configuring the hotspot settings.
Thinking this was too good to be true, I fired up the ol' Samsung Intercept (no longer activated on 3g) and tried to connect to the WiFi Hotspot I just created.
It worked! Still thinking it was too good to be true, I opened the browser to see if I could browse the internet.
I have also successfully experimented with using the phone with my laptop at work to connect to the internet wirelessly, and it worked flawlessly. It worked with and without a password.
Streaming video will not run smoothly, but everything else loaded fairly well!
I have not tried connecting multiple devices to it at one time yet. If you have, let us know how it worked!
Long and Short of It
There are "secret" menus in the Virgin Mobile Android phones that are built in to the Operating System, but on Virgin's side have the menus removed so that access to them is "restricted".
There are probably more than just the hotspot, and by golly if finding toggle apps will bring them up, I'm there.
I have by no means explored the extent of what this can do, but I am so excited to dive right in.
You should do the same.
Please post any "discoveries", and I will do the same.
Intercept folks- This does not work on the Samsung Intercept since it is still sporting Android 2.1, which does not include the Mobile Hotspot feature apparently built into Android 2.2. However, when the update comes to the Samsung Intercept this Spring, it will likely also have this "hidden" feature. Moral of the story, hang in there Samsung Intercept folks.