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:
- Download tetherxp.inf and save it in your computer. [DOWNLOAD LINK]
- 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.
- Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable that came with it.
- On your phone, press Home button then Menu, then touch Settings to open the Settings application.
- Choose Wireless & Networks, then Tethering & portable hotspot.
- Check the box beside the USB tethering option.
- 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.
- Browse through the directory you saved the tetherxp.inf file and choose it.
- 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.