Landon McCoy: HOW TO: Activate Hotspot Without Root With Unlimited Data


Published on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

HOW TO: Activate Hotspot Without Root With Unlimited Data

*UPDATE: Package Disabler Pro is no longer available on the Google Play Store at this moment (11/2/17). Download BK Package Disabler instead, as it works just as well. Link below:

*GALAXY S8 USERS, go to my updated video at this link:*

In this video, I'll be showing you how to activate your mobile hotspot on your Android device without root, even if you have unlimited data and your hotspot has been blocked by your carrier. I have only been able to test this on an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 edge running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, so please try it with your device if it is different and let me know if it works or not so I can update the description. This would be greatly appreciated! Also, don't forget to follow me on Twitter for more!

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Package Disabler Pro:


In order to do this, you only need three things:
-Package Disabler Pro or any other no-root package disabling apps (only works with Samsung devices; will update description if I find any alternatives)
-Any Wi-Fi network (can be a Chromecast, hotspot device you can no longer use, etc.; Chromecasts can be found on eBay for cheap)
-Any VPN app (I use Betternet in this video, but any other will do)

***SPRINT USERS WITH THE S6 OR LATER: Here is another method to get your hotspot up and running:

A commenter by the name of Jon Streich pointed out to me that Samsung tablets (he used a Tab E) on AT&T can also have their hotspots activated using the same Package Disabler Pro app. He said that all he did was disable the AT&T All Access package and download his own hotspot app (rather than using the stock one), and the hotspot turned on without any problems. Be sure to thank him in the comments if this helped you!

List of devices that this doesn't work on (so far):
-Samsung Galaxy S6(edge)(+), Note 5, Galaxy S7(edge) on Sprint and MetroPCS (Sprint users see above)
-Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on AT&T
-Samsung Galaxy S5
-Samsung Galaxy S4 on KitKat
-Samsung Galaxy Prime Core

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  • Landon McCoy

    Landon McCoy

     2 years ago +39

    IMPORTANT: Do NOT update your phone to the December update after the 11th! I've been told that, after that update, this method no longer works. I'm actively looking for another way around this block, but until then disable two "Software update" packages in Package Disabler: and com.wssyncmldm. This will keep AT&T from forcing you to update your phone and will keep the annoying update messages from popping up.

  • seawolfnavy


     1 days ago

    pathetic,i found my mobile hotspot and enabled it for a second phone and i have almost unlimited data..LOL kids you have to know why things work on a phone,its not rocket science..ROTF LMFAO....

  • Nigga Sanchez

    Nigga Sanchez

     2 weeks ago

    Can this harm me.. for ex do ive to pay more to what i usually pay?

  • Paolo Tevere

    Paolo Tevere

     3 weeks ago

    What does package disabler?

  • Adrian George

    Adrian George

     1 months ago

    Can u do one on cricket lg fortune 2

  • Stinky Monkey

    Stinky Monkey

     1 months ago


  • oqlx


     1 months ago

    I got a mr.beast add LOL

  • fanproj


     1 months ago


  • Ivan Haralanov

    Ivan Haralanov

     1 months ago

    Frankly, I've got lost. Could you please write down (Step-by-step like "For Dummies") which network is shared and which network I have to connect to?
    I've got one brand-new network named "AndroidAP", but it's pretty slloooow....
    By the way- thumbs-up for your efforts and mostly for sharing that experience with everyone- I really appreciate it!
    Thank you in advance

  • Rebin Aziz

    Rebin Aziz

     1 months ago

    I have unlimited data but when shear the hotspot it only gives 25gb and i want to bypass it

  • Hector Ochoa

    Hector Ochoa

     1 months ago

    Can it work on hotspot

  • Alvin Astudillo

    Alvin Astudillo

     1 months ago

    Hi Landon. Any idea about easiest way to download using uttorent and how to use vpn? Thanks Landon.

  • DC G

    DC G

     1 months ago

    Do you think this would work on an LG G Pad tablet with 4G LTE AT&T $35 Unlimited Plan? Thanks

  • FlikM


     2 months ago

    Doesn't work anymore, any other way?

  • Opcious


     2 months ago +1

    This is how many times he said try in the beginning
    \ /

  • Clint Morgan

    Clint Morgan

     3 months ago

    I have a s7 active. And can't get it to work

  • Lucas Kent

    Lucas Kent

     3 months ago

    So you have to already have a wifi connection to get your hotspot to work?



     4 months ago

    why does it cost $5

  • Daddyphatsacks Uknowit

    Daddyphatsacks Uknowit

     4 months ago

    Landon McCoy do you know anyway to get mobile hotspot to work on a Samsung Galaxy J337A with AT&T it's on a plan not prepaid and not unlocked ? I've got Android 9 Pie as of now

  • buckwildngville


     4 months ago

    I have an iPhone 5s thru straight talk on Verizon towers