How to Wifi Tether FREE on AT&T and Verizon Galaxy Note 3!

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For those of you who want to enable wifi tether for free on your AT&T SM-N900A or Verizon SM-N900V Galaxy Note 3, there’s an easy way to do so without root.

Step 1. There’s a bug on the Samsung firmware that allow you to turn on the hotspot toggle through a 3rd party widget so all you have to do is download a Hotspot toggle app such as Hotspot Toggle Widget.



Step 2. Simply toggle the Hotspot widget to turn on your hotspot.  Now, if you don’t get any error messages, you may need to reboot and try again (as it happened to me on my AT&T Note 3).


Step 3. When you get the error message, just ignore it and hit the Home button.  Your Hotspot should still be ON.


Step 4. If you need to configure your Hotspot, simply tap to configure.



Step 5. Now you should be able to wifi tether for free and I have verified this works fine on AT&T and Verizon Galaxy Note 3.



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36 thoughts on “How to Wifi Tether FREE on AT&T and Verizon Galaxy Note 3!

  1. steve

    Have downloaded Hotspot Widget on my ATT Note 3. When I toggled it, went to the verification and gave me the note that have to contact ATT. Tried rebooting but no joy.

  2. Eric

    I tried the method with my rooted SM-900A but still not work. It pop up with “Mobile data is not available or invalid SIM”. Do you know why is that?

  3. LT

    I appreciate your galaxy roots and tutorials. I’ve been following since the s3 was released. I just got a hold of a AT&T note 3 model SM-N900A. I’ve rooted using the de la Vega from designgears and unlocked using region lock from chainfire. I tried the tether method you posted here and using foxfi and the mobile data is not available or invalid sim messages pops up. I have four bars on T-Mobile’s LTE and over 35Mbps speed (according to Is there another way for me tether my AT&T note 3 on T-Mobile’s LTE network?

    Thank you in advance Max.

    1. hope its real

      i am having the same problem with the same phone and i used chain fire unlock method also …i wish i could wifi tether

  4. Bob Edwards

    Thanks a bunch! Was waiting for a way to root my Note 3, just so I could reactivate the mobile hotspot (grandfathered unlimited plan), and with this I don’t have to mess with rooting!

    1. SPharaoh

      I’m thinking about getting a used Samsung Galaxy Note 3..I also have the unlimited Verizon grandfathered data plan and don’t want to lose it..I don’t have internet at my house, so I want to use my phone as a hotspot. How does this work for you? No extra charges from verizon? how many devices can you run off of your note 3? anything else you can tell me? I’m going to do it for my military husband too so he can stay connected with us so May look for another Note if it works really well and how I’m hoping.

  5. Dialed

    Bummer, I had this working for a while on a rooted AT&Cheese Note 3 but now it doesn’t work… Did the communists at AT&Cheese figure out how to shut this down?

  6. Dialed

    Hmmm…. I took the battery out and now it is working again??? What the heck? Not complaining because it works again but this is very strange.

  7. Dialed

    And yes, I did try restarting many times per the video… as I said, I was using this for quite a while daily and today it just would not work no matter how many times I re-started… BUT, pulling the battery did the trick!

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  9. Matt

    Worked perfectly on Verizon Note 3 SM-N900V running MJ7 build, but just to let you know that the third party widget is not necessary you can open Verizon Mobile Hotspot app then turn it on wait for the box that wants you to cancel or buy a subscription to pop up then press the home key, worked everytime I’ve tried it so far, and no reboots needed.

    Thanks for the tips and guide it is very much appreciated, I still look forward to an entitlement hack like I could get on my droid razr maxx cause I figure the next update from will destroy this ability.

  10. kidgundam

    so i got my first samsung i was always a HTC person i wanted wife tether on my new note 3 i have a mi3 version and i brick my first phone… what a bad day….but i have never though about buying an app till today so i purchase ..wifi tether router from the app store and it work…WIFI TETHER BABY………hopefully this helps..and of course u must have root THANKS MAX………

  11. Jah

    Of so I’m confused. I have been tethering from my note 3 ever since I’ve gotten it. There doesn’t seem to be any issue of doing so. I’ve even called att and they said I’m not getting charged. Why is everyone else saying that they can’t. I have note 3 with att as carrier. In new York. Please enlighten me someone.

  12. tmobileworx

    This does infact work with t mobile and might still work for the others… currently using tmobile note 3 900t.. Once connected using hotspot widget if you disconnect it will not allow you to reconnect to hotspot. Enable wifi then reconnect to hotspot widget. Works everytime

  13. xaqattax

    First root your Note 3 with towelroot by geohot. Then get the xposed framework by rovo89 which you can find in his xda thread. From within xposed download and install x tether. Reboot and boom. Naive hotspot without fuss.

  14. nelson

    i’m using N900a on tmobile network, i try the app, its sam with or without it, it’s error message “hotspot not available or invalid sim”

    1. Max Lee Post author

      Oh I have had that problem before, it has nothing to do with wifi tether being locked, Tmo actually should tether fine on N900A without any hacks. If it doesn’t work, you may want to install a tmo rom over it.

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  16. Hebert

    please help. I have a at&t galaxy s5 unlocked and rooted
    working on tmobile. everything works fine except hotspot.
    when i try to turn it on it gives me a message saying
    ” mobile data is not available or invalid sim”
    i went to tmobile they gave me another sim but still the same.
    I downloaded lots of different apps but nothing works. what should I do?
    thank you very much

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