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How to Bypass Hotspot Detection on Android

In this guide, we will show you a couple of nifty workarounds through which you can bypass the hotspot detection on your Android device. If you are using a native hotspot but don’t want to have your carrier [such as T-Mobile] pick up its usage metrics, then this guide is here to help you out. Herein we will list out three different methods, each with its own set of perks and drawbacks, that will help you get this job done with ease. So without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Bypass Hotspot Detection on Android

Bypass Hotspot Detection on Android

It is recommended that you try out or at least go through each of the below-mentioned workarounds once and then see which one spells out success or is in sync with your requirements.

Via APN Tweak

First off, try creating a new custom APN with the below-listed settings and see if it works out in your favor or not [Note: we are using T-Mobile carrier as an example, the APN will be different if you are on a different carrier. But irrespective of your carrier, make sure to change the APN Type to default,dun because this is the single most important part of this tweak].

Name: dun
APN: fast.t-mobile.com //example for T-Mobile
APN Type: default,dun //this should be same for all carriers

Bypass Hotspot Detection on Android

Do note that if you’re on WiFi for an extended period of time or reboot your device, it will revert to the default APN even though it still has the custom one selected. When that happens, you will have to manually select the custom APN and then toggle [enable and disable] the Airplane mode once. This should fix the issue.

Via ADB Command

This is also quite an impressive way of achieving this task, however, it might not work on newer devices. However, you could still give it a try and check out the results:

  1. Download and extract the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.
  2. Then enable USB Debugging and connect your device to PC via USB.Bypass Hotspot Detection on Android
  3. Now open CMD inside platform tools and type the below command:
    settings put global tether_dun_required 0
  4. Then enable Airplane Mode, wait for a few seconds, and disable it.
  5. Now check if you can bypass the Hotspot detection on your Android.

Via Root

When it comes to the root method, then you just need to install the VPN Hotspot app from the Play Store, launch it, grant it the SuperUser permission and that’s just about it. This is perhaps the easiest of all the methods out there, but the fact that you would have to root your device is a major repelling factor for many. But if you are willing to give this app a try, then refer to our guide on How to Root Android Devices via Magisk and then hop onto the VPN Hotspot app right away.

Bypass Hotspot Detection on Android

That’s it. These were the various methods through which you could bypass the hotspot detection on your Android device. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.