Because of Mobile Stream not updating its Blackberry application after the trial ran out, I'm forced to use BlueVPN to create an Internet connection from my Blackberry to my Nexus 7. On top of that, I'm going to attempt to use Clockworkmod USB tethering app to get the Linux partition online. Unfortunately, Tether and PDANet won't allow me to create a Bluetooth DUN connection. The reason EasyTether worked because it created a Bluetooth PAN.
Will this be a pain in the ass to get it working? Correct! My lazy ass decided to skip most of the trouble and install EasyTether. (I cannot activate it on the tablet, so I have to use the light version which blocks secure connections.)
The steps go like this:
- Open PDANet on my BlackBerry, press button to connect via Bluetooth DUN.
- Go on my Nexus 7 and open BlueVPN.
- Pair phone to tablet.
- Go back to BlueVPN app, tap settings, find, and enter correct number to dial. (In this case it is #777.)
- Then select the phone and connect the tablet to the Internet.
- Open EasyTether and tap to enable USB tethering.
- Open terminal in Ubuntu > easytether connect > wait.
- Enjoy your complicated dual-tethered connection.
I only keep my BlackBerry because of BlackBerry Messenger. My other spare android phone is much simpler to set up a tethered connection. For that phone, I used WiFi Tether for Root Users and set up the correct settings.
To clarify, EasyTether for BlackBerry used Bluetooth PAN to attempt to connect to the Internet. The trial ran out and I've contacted the developer to either publish a paid version or a lite version to BlackBerry World.
I haven't heard a response from him/her.