Google Nexus 4 Problems: Effective ways and workarounds to fix Nexus 4 issues

Google Nexus 4 Tethering Problem With Windows XP

Scenario: The Windows XP operation system can detect the Google Nexus 4 all right without letting users install drivers for it when plugged into a USB port. However, the problem comes in when owners use the tethering option of the device. Other users with more advanced OS like the Win 7 or Win 8 also reported the same issue… but there were a few of them. Win XP users, however, are most likely to experience this problem all the time.

Resolution: To resolve this issue, users would have to download and install a file called tetherxp.inf, it is a driver specifically built for the Nexus phones to run and connect with Win XP OS seamlessly. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Download tetherxp.inf and save it in your computer. [DOWNLOAD LINK]
  2. Once download, open the file with Notepad, press CTRL + F and find ‘PID_4E13’ and change them to ‘PID_4EE3.’ There are two instances of PID_4E13, so you’ll have to change both.
  3. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable that came with it.
  4. On your phone, press Home button then Menu, then touch Settings to open the Settings application.
  5. Choose Wireless & Networks, then Tethering & portable hotspot.
  6. Check the box beside the USB tethering option.
  7. The computer will detect a new hardware but would ask you to install necessary drivers for it. Choose No, not at this time option and click Next.
  8. Browse through the directory you saved the tetherxp.inf file and choose it.
  9. Click Finish when installation is complete.

Note: You can try installing tetherxp.inf without editing it, however, there is a possibility it won’t work either.

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