Tethering is the ability to surf on your pc using the 3g of your phone
Reverse tethering is the opposite : surf on your phone using the ADSL of your PC.
This work only for rooted users !!!
For non rooted users, you can try my other solution, but require more manipulations and is limited to surf :
Unpack the zip file. This zip files contains the windows part, ADB and the android APK.
Before starting the tool :
Ensure you have debugging enabled on your phone :
Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging > Turn On
Ensure you have root access AND SuperUser application installed.
Change the superuser settings (Menu -> Preferences -> Notifications part) :
Uncheck "Notifications" label to display "Do not show notification when an app is granted Su Permissions"
The low level communication tool (ADB) is included in the zip file.
AndroidTool will try to find ADB in c:android-sdk-windowsplatform-toolsadb.exe
If not found he will use the provided one.
The first time you use the program :
If you want to use another version of ADB, clik "config" and in the first tab enter the path to the ADB
Select the DNS server to use in the right list. On complex system, some dns can be detected.
Start reverse tethering
Just click “Connect”.
If it’s the first time you use the program, This will install the latest android package and the dependencies (busybox and redsocks).
The SuperUser process may ask you to allow “Usb tunnel”
If the android process crash after receiving superuser rights, close the windows program and start again.
The android interface (first tab) will show connections forwarded to windows.
Others tabs are just for debugging (give information about system route tables and connections). Not yet finished.
Start your browser
Google chrome will complain that no connection is available. Don’t care. That work.
Firefox , opera and dolphin don’t have problem with that !!!
The current version of the application can’t forward low level ICMP packet (PING).
From Android Os point of vue, there is no internet connection.
The search market work, but due to the same connection problem, it’s not possible to download. I hope Google will fix the market.
Other apps :
The system detect automatically ports like http (80), https (443) , Market (5228) . UDP ports like DNS also work.
You don’t need to add static ports in the windows program (config / ports).
Tested under :
Tested under more than 20 android model. Thanks for your feedback
Version 2.23 :
Display port name on tool.
add more debug info when copying to clipboard.
Version 2.22 :
Some bug fix (Script, statistics on windows).
Should work now if the data is on (wifi or the 3g) is on.
Less traces after connection.
Version 2.21 :
Fixed ICS problem with usb0.
Version 2.20 :
fixed startup (busybox conflict). Thanks to hruskozrout for the tests and his feedback
Version 2.18 :
Fixed most connection problems
New windows layout (will continue to change in further releases)
Version 2.17 :
Automatic upload latest version to your android. No need to uninstall previous version
Connection history panel. Interesting to see what and when applications are connecting.
Fix "connect" bug
Set various DNS to 184.108.40.206
Lastest low level binaries
Find a way to allow market download.
Reduce the size of the package (low level binaries will be send from the windows tool)
Some ideas to do :
Task launcher : URL, facebook, market,… (on windows tool)
Task switcher (on windows tool)
Category: Android Firmware