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Friday, March 17, 2017

Sony Z5 Compact upgrade to Nougat killed the WiFi Hotspot

How to get it back...  (archive copy held here - all credit &  thanks to original author)


  1. Enable developer mode (Go to Settings -> About phone, and press on the build number multiple times until the developer mode is enabled).
  2. Click back – you should see a new ‘Developer options’ menu entry. Inside this option enable USB debugging
  3. On a computer, install ‘15 seconds ADB Installer’ – available from the XDA Developers forum here. I selected ‘Yes’ for each install option.ADB Installer
  4. Connect the phone with a USB cable to the computer, ensuring you press ‘Allow’ to trust your connected computer from the phone
  5. Open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and navigate to the ‘adb’ folder directory (C:\adb if you installed system-wide – C:\%UserProfile%\adb if it was installed for the current user only). Type, for example: cd C:\adb\

    On Mac:  bash    then      cd /Users/{username}/Library/Android/sdk/platform-tools
  6. Start an adb shell by typing the following command: adb shell       (or ./adb shell on Mac)
  7. At the adb shell prompt, run this command: settings put global tether_dun_required 0ADB Command Prompt
  8. Type exit, then disconnect your phone and reboot

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