Easy-Peasy Android to Mac USB Tethering

Just came across this amazing driver HoRNDIS done by Joshua Wise . This driver solves the age old problem of tethering Android devices to Mac via USB in order to share the 3G/4G data connection of your phone.

Steps to get it working:

  • Download the latest release version for the driver via this link http://joshuawise.com/horndis
  • Connect your Android Phone to your mac
  • Goto the “Tethering and Portable Hotspot” section in your Settings. (For some phones you might have to fish for it in the Settings menu)
  • Enable “USB Tethering” option.
  • The “Network Preferences” pops up on your Mac screen with the Android connection added to the list of connections.
  • Some users (like myself) might have to click “Click the lock to make changes.” in order for the connection to happen – maybe some minor bug.
  • After a second or two, you can see the connection go GREEN.

The Wifi hotspot consumes terrible amounts of battery which I haven’t seen happening while in the USB Tethering mode (plus data connections are much faster!!)