Tether with your Rogers Wireless 500 MB Plan and Nexus One

So Rogers thought they locked their users out of tethering for those who are paying for less than a gig. Well if you happen to be someone who has a Google Nexus One on a Rogers Wireless 500MB data plan – you can now tether to your heart’s content – or at least until you burn through your 500 megs and can’t stand to pay the expensive overage costs.

Simply upgrade to Android 2.2 (froyo) and enable your portable wireless hotspot from within settings. Just connect to it from your laptop and have access to your full 500 megs on your computer.

Install Android 2.2 on AT&T Rogers Nexus One

Note! Since the original position of the this guide, Android 2.2 has been formally released from Google. It is recommended that you just allow your device to update itself. Check for updates by going to Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates.

To root your N1 and get the latest and greatest rom, go to the Cyanogenmod site!

This guide explains how to install the latest version of the android OS (2.2 Froyo) on Rogers/AT&T version of the nexus one. There have been a ton of guides on how this works with the T-Mobile version, but very few for this one. Following the advice of this guide is to be done at your own risk, and we take no responsibility for any damage that may occur as a result.

First of all, you need to get your device to this firmware: ERE27, in order to do this you first have to flash your device to ERD79 and then update to ERE27. Once you have updated to ERE27, you can install the official 2.2 update. Here are the steps all broken down:

You should just follow the instructions on the on http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Nexus_One

  1. Download the ERD79 stock ROM (boot, system and recovery partitions section)
  2. Download ERE27 from the same site
  3. Download the Fastboot flashing utility
  4. Download the Android 2.2 update file – there are 2 links to the file in the first post on this site (first link is broken)
  5. Flash the ERD79 using fastboot with the following command format: fastboot flash system system.img (google fastbook tutorial to find out a little more about how this tool works)
  6. Update to ERE27 (using standard update method – see below)
  7. Update to android 2.2 (using the standard update method – see below)

Standard Update Method

1. Rename the update file to update.zip
2. Note that if you’re using Windows and don’t have “show file extensions” turned on in the file explorer you won’t see a .zip. Just rename it to “update” (no quotes, of course) because it’s already a zipped file.
3. Copy the update.zip file onto the root of your microSD card (that means not in any folders)
4. With your Nexus One off, hold down the trackball and press the power button.
5. You’ll be booted into a white screen with three Android robots on skateboards. Select “Bootloader.”
6. On the next screen, select “Recovery.”
7. Your phone will reboot, giving you a picture of the Android robot and an exclamation point inside a triangle.
8. Now press the power button and volume up button at the same time. It could take a couple of tries.
9. Now (using the trackball this time) choose “Apply sdcard:update.zip” and let things run their course.

Data Not Working on Rogers Nexus One | Quick Fix

If you’ve recently ordered a nexus one from the google store and tried to use it on Rogers, you’ll find that the data (3G or EDGE) is not working. The quick and simple fix is to add the APN Settings.

To do this, simply go to:

  • Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names
  • Hit the Menu Key and select New APN
  • Enter the settings as follows:
    Name: Rogers
    APN: internet.com
    Username: wapuser1
    Password: wap
    MCC: 302 (Default Value)
    MNC: 72 (Default Value)
  • Leave everything else blank
  • Hit Menu and Save
  • Activate the new APN by clicking in the little circle next to its name
  • You should see a little 3G pop up in the status bar withing a few seconds
  • POP Your Battery Out and Put it Back In although you might see the 3G in the corner, it doesn’t work properly until you do a battery pull
  • It is likely that your MMS will not be working either. In order to fix that, simple add a second APN as follows:
    Name: Rogers MMS
    APN: media.com
    Username: media
    Password: mda01
    MMSC :http://mms.gprs.rogers.com
    MMS Proxy:
    MMS Port: 80
    MCC: 302
    MNC: 72
    APN Type: mms
  • Leave all other settings blank
  • Hit Menu and save
  • If you did this properly, you will see it in the list with the APN you created earlier. You should not see a little circle next to the Rogers MMS APN (this is because as an MMS APN it does not need to be set to active – its used in the background for MMS only) If you do happen to see the circle next to it, you probably forgot the last step in the above settings: APN Type: mms

That’s it! Your 3G Data should now be working on your Rogers Nexus One