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HTC Desire Z as modem

2011/01/01

This phone is my new toy, i have buyed it for the interesting possibilities as car navigator but it is a continuous discovery of interesting possibilities.

One of the first things that i have attempted is to use it as a modem for my notebook, which is using Windows Server 2008 64 bit (not R2) as OS.

For same strange reason the Portable WiFi Hotspot functionality is not working (Update 12/2012: it seems that was a Windows server 2008 problem, now with Win7 64 bit i can connect my pc to the phone using the integrated hotspot functionality).

After some attempts i have discovered http://www.junefabrics.com/android/download.php , where i have downloaded the 64 bit program (http://pdanet.co/bin/PdaNetA245x64_intl.exe)

For the first thing on the device must be installed the pdanet app form the Android market, start it and activate the tethering with “Enable USB tether”


 
During the installation the phone must not be connected , it is asked to install a not-verified driver ; after the installation of the driver it is required to connect the phone via USB.


 
At this point must be touched nothing , there is a “Ok” button but must not be clicked


 
now you have on the taskbar the icon where to start the connection:


 
Very easy and works very well, when connecting the USB cable on my phone is required what to do (charge only, HTC sync…) , choosing “charge only”: do not choose “USB tethering”.

 
 An very interesting tool is the Android SDK, downloadable from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html, it is necessary to download even the java JDK, in my case having an 64 bit OS from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jsp-138363.html (choosing Java JDK 64 bit in page https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_Developer-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=jdk-6u23-oth-JPR@CDS-CDS_Developer) ; once downloaded and install all it is necessary to add the Android SDK in PATH variable , im my case i have added F:\Program Files (x86)\android-sdk-windows\tools .

Once done that, in this path there are a lot of tools, starting ddms.bat you run the Dalvik Debug Monitor


Where in the Device menu there is the “Screen capture” command that i have used for the first image of this post.

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