How To Install Harbour Tethering On Jolla, In Order To Easily Create A Mobile Hotspot

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, WiFi Tethering is an application that allows the users to use their phone as a hotspot, permitting everybody to share data over WiFi, by creating a hotspot.

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A WiFi Tethering app for Android is available via the Google Play Store, but there isn’t any official WiFi tethering app with native Sailfish OS support yet.

So, a third party developer has created his own WiFi Tethering application, called Harbour Tethering.

How To Install Harbour Tethering On Jolla, In Order To Easily Create A Mobile Hotspot

In this article I will show you how to install Harbour Tethering on your Jolla device running Sailfish OS. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

1. Download the harbour-tethering app from GitHub

2. Enable the Jolla Developer Mode and allow SSH-connection

3. Connect your Jolla device to your computer, via USB

4. Copy the harbour-tethering rpm package to the Jolla device

5. Install the package via the command line interface:

$ pkcon install-local harbour-tethering-gui-0.2.5-1.armv7hl.rpm

For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications. Apps can be installed via the Jolla Store, which will provide both Jolla and Android apps, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.

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