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Hotspot Extension

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Nov 22th, 2016: Initial Version released

Dec 3rd, 2017: CreateHotspot method added

Description

Hotspot extension.
Required permission: android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE, android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE, android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE, android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
Thank you OSLO and Nick for being the sponsors of this extension.

The extension currently works only for devices using Android versions < 8.

Methods


Check, whether wifi hotspot is enabled or not. Returns true or false.


Toggle wifi hotspot on or off. Returns true in case of success, else false.

Notes:

  1. You will have to build the app to be able to test this method, because the companion app does not offer the required permissions.
  2. After toggling the hotspot, it might take a few seconds, before the hotspsot changes its state.
  3. On tablets without mobile internet this method also will return true as result.


Create wifi hotspot. Returns true in case of success, else false. Notes:

  1. You will have to build the app to be able to test this method, because the companion app does not offer the required permissions.
  2. After toggling the hotspot, it might take a few seconds, before the hotspsot changes its state.
  3. On tablets without mobile internet this method also will return true as result.
  4. This method works only for devices running Android 7 or below. Starting from Android, 8 only apps, which are defined as system apps are able to create a hotspot, see also this Stackoverflow answer

Example App: Hotspot Test

Questions and Answers

Q: I tried the example app on Huawei P10 and One Plus 3T, but it doesn't work with both phones (Android 8)?
A: I just tested on Nexus 5x running on Android 8.1 and can confirm, that it does not work there, I will have to look into this.

Test

Tested successfully on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) running Android 7.0.

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