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Samsung Focus / Omnia 7: USB Tethering Hack – How To Guide

If you are one of those lucky ones who have picked up either the Samsung Focus or Samsung Omnia 7 devices that are part of the new Windows Phone 7 range, you might have noticed that Tethering was not included on the device. But we have a solution to your problem.

If you do a bit of research, you will find that a couple of websites on the internet have found a way to “hack” the device to turn your WP7 handset into a fully working and functional USB tethering handset.

The device will be used as a 3G modem using Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 platform, and to do this you will need to dial ##634# which will bring you to a diagnostics menu.

From the list, you can then select one of three options, the middle one being “Modem, Tethered Call.” After selecting this you will be presented with a few more prompts to which you will then be able to use and set up USB tethering.

Even though this feature does not come as standard, it is easily achieved by doing as we have stated above. If you do go through this process and manage to get it working, leave us comment in the section below to let us know how you get on. You could even leave a spot of help for anyone else who needs guidance if you are feeling helpful.

Have you tried USB tethering on the Focus or Omnia 7 yet? How did you get on?

Source: Engadget

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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