There was a time when internet tethering used to be a fascinating phenomenon for us but now you can find it on every cellphone you come across. Tethering your mobile internet to various devices you might have and especially so when you have no access to WiFi etc. is practically a miracle. While having internet tethering available on every cellphone is a marvel to say the least, it did bring with it some drawbacks. For example, if you are one of those people who have their cellphones on a contract, chances are that you will not be allowed to tether your internet or at least it will not be unlimited. This is where ‘HotSpot Control’ comes in.
Usually carriers would block the tethering service if you are on a contract, but as long as you have tethering available, HotSpot Control will make sure that you are able to access it, you just need to make sure that it was not removed from the OS by the carrier first. You can use this application to activate your tethering services irrespective of your carrier setting and configure your own hotspot. The best thing about this application is that you will not need root privileges so if you are worried about root being the problem here that is not issue. One thing you should understand is that this application as not designed to beat the tethering protection that you carrier might have put on your device. However, this might work for some people but it depends on the level of protection that was put. In some cases, the tethering functionality is completely removed from the OS, if that is the case, the application will be of no help to you whatsoever.
Another thing this application can do for you is the ability to allow you to configure a hotspot whether or not you have a SIM card in your cellphone. Devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have a feature that will disable the tethering capabilities if the SIM card is not present in the device. You can then you this application to override that feature and allow the configuration of a hotspot. For the purposes for which this application as created, it works flawlessly. If you are one of those unlucky ones who have their tethering functionality blocked and you are not even with a specific carrier, this application will you help you out greatly by restoring that functionality. There are various applications for this bit of code and definitely worth a shot and your time. Do let us know what you think in the comments.