How can I add a tethered Android phone on Linux (Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi OS)?

If the cellular plan on your Android smartphone supports hotspots/tethering, then you can tether your Android phone to your Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi OS device to give Speedify an additional cellular connection.

USB tethering with Android devices will often work automatically on Ubuntu and Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi OS. If you are using a third-party app to do tethering (i.e. PDANet, EasyTether, etc), you may need to install custom software to support tethering.

Connecting your Android phone is a simple 2 step process:

  1. Plug the phone into the Ubuntu device with a USB cable. 
  2. In the Android phone, go to Settings > Hotspot and turn on USB Tethering. Within a few seconds, your phone should appear as a new interface in Speedify.

Once it appears in Speedify, you can adjust the Connection Settings, such as Priority, to control how Speedify uses the adapter.