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Fix tether/hotspot toggle in Oreo

This may help: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45984345/how-to-turn-on-off-wifi-hotspot-programmatically-in-android-8-0-oreo

Also, this: http://www.floatingintheclouds.com/app-wifi-hot-spot-on-oreo/

The issue I have with the "Nougat+ Tasker Tethering Control" is that it only works when I let it install to system, which I'm pretty sure will break future OTA updates. (OG Pixel, Oreo 8.1 march 2018)

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Unfortunately that's an issue with your network provider. They are restricting this and apps cannot make it available, sorry! Wish I could help!

Just to let you know that I managed to fix wifi tethering! :) Will be available on the next beta!

I just upgraded from stable to beta in hopes that I could control WiFi Tether on my non-rooted Samsung S8 (model number SM-G950U on Verizon / USA, android 8.0.0) but I still run into the "Neither user [x] nor current process has android.permission.TETHER_PRIVILEGED" error. The "Nougat+ Tasker Tethering Control" plugin has the same issue for non-root. One of the answers on that stackoverflow question has some very recent comments so perhaps there is still hope: https://stackoverflow.com/a/49356255/3273105