How to (USB) Tether Galaxy S3 Internet Connection To Windows, MAC and Linux PC

You can Root Galaxy S3 with simple step by either use Odin or CWM method. You can refer to the step by step and video tutorial  here on how to root your Galaxy S3. Now lets us to learn on how to Tether Galaxy S3 internet connection PC which running Windows, Mac OS and Linux PC.

Have you ever been stuck in an airport, hotel room, coffee shop, or on the road with no Internet? Resorting to your Galaxy S3 but wished you could use your laptop?  Tether is here to provide a solution to all those worries! Tether is an application that allows your PC to take advantage of your Galaxy S3 data plan, allowing you to access the Internet on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your Galaxy s3. The connection is made either with a USB cable or wirelessly through Wi-Fi (How to Tether Galaxy S3 as Wi-Fi hotspot).

There have a lot of Tether application available for download and  Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost effective. But, the biggest obstacle, though, is just being able to tether your cell phone to your laptop at all. Each wireless carrier has a different set of rules and service plans for allowing tethering, and each cell phone device may have its own limitations. How to tether your cell phone will largely depend on your Galaxy S3 service provider and model.

You can direct enable the USB Tether on Galaxy S3 by go to “Settings”> “More Settings” > “Tethering and portable hotspot”> “USB tethering”.

But some reader reply to us that this USB tether method  not work on their Windows and Mac OS  because the Windows and Mac OS fail to update the USB tether connection drivers.

In this article, show you how to Tether Galaxy S3 internet connection to Windows, Mac and Linux OS PC via USB with ClockworkMod Tether application. ClockworkMod Tether does not require root on your phone and does not require a separate tethering plan. According to the developer- Tether should work with any carrier and phone and does not require a carrier’s tethering plan.


Step 1: Download ClockworkMod Tether  from Google Play Store.

Step 2: Connect Galaxy S3 to your PC ( Windows, Mac or Linux) via USB and then launch ClockworkMod Tether application on Galaxy S3.

Step 3: ClockworkMod Tether will prompt out message to ask you choose and install drivers (Windows ,Mac or Linux) for PC.

Step 4: Click to download the driver.

Step 5: After complete download the driver, now you need to install the downloaded “TetherWindowsSetup.exe” driver on your PC> . So, Go to your Galaxy S3 ClockworkMod folder>tether  then copy “TetherWindowsSetup.exe” and then paste into your PC.

Step 6: Now on your PC, click to install “TetherWindowsSetup.exe”.

Step 7:  Open Tether application  on your PC and then click start button. After that, open your Galaxy S3 and click on the ClockworkMod Tether USB icon to start tether internet connection to PC. That’s All!

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  • sino

    Why is my inbuild portable hotspot was force turn off after root and install the tethernet software?

  • lappies

    I want to connect my phone through my pc’s internet and then use the normal pc internet to browse around on my phone

  • marian

    I want to connect my phone through my pc’s internet and then use the normal pc internet to browse around on my phone
    any posibility , htc provide this and i cant get on mi samsung galaxy s 3

  • Eduardo

    Hey I flashed my phone with this rom It works great Only 2 prleboms..1 swype won’t work 2 google maps not working .I can live without swype as it has lots of alternatives such as shapewriter n touchpal However, google maps is required is there a way to make google maps work properly?One more.thing The backup I.made using clockwork dint restore back my stock rom I had to use odin hence I lost all my apps n settings Can clockwork restore the stock or always bricked and only odin is the option?I would love to use this rom but really need maps Please help me

  • safeer

    Sir i have an internet connection to my computer by i dont have wifi . i have a data cable hot to connect inter net to my samsung galaxy s3

  • Cathy

    Hey. Thanks for this info. Just wanna ask if I can use my own tether or hotspot in surfing the net here in my samsung s3 or not?

  • James Morgan

    Tethering from the S3 to Mac works without a rooted phone, just download the clockworkmod tether app, enable usb tethering from the system settings (and USB Debugging in dev options) click start on the mac app, enter your pw and you can tether, rooted or not. ta-da