Error when creating Portable WiFi Hotspot

I have tried to create a Portable Wifi hotspot using:
settings / wireless & Networks / more / tethering & Wi-fi

When trying to activate the option, it return “error”.

I am on PH1 essential /e/ 0.1-201812172245

Any idea ?

@Pistou normally it should get active as in screenshot below. Please raise an issue with logs in gitlab

Was just wondering if a solution has ever been found for this problem, specifically on the PH-1?

I just installed e-0.5-n-201904167346 on a PH-1 over the weekend, and also received “Error” when trying to activate the hotspot. I swapped out the sim I activated on the PH-1 running /e/ for the sim from an Xperia XZ1c running Pie (& on a different carrier). Neither sim was able to tether on /e/, but both could do so on the XZ1.

Found this over @ gitlab:

I consider it a minor miracle that I was able to install /e/ on the PH-1, i.e. I don’t really know what I’m doing. (Everything else works great, btw.) Should I roll the dice, root and replace the hostapd.conf file?

As an update, I was able to successfully root and add a hostapd.conf file as described in the xda post referenced above. Hotspot-ing works as it should now.

I also found another report over at gitlab of tethering not working for a PH-1 /e/ user, here:

I was just wondering whether it would be simple & possible to add a hostapd.conf file to an upcoming mata build to save other PH-1 /e/ users the hassle of rooting to get hotspot working?

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thanks for your update.
I did not go that far.
Hope the /e/ team get it right on the V1 when released.

#HowTo: Fix WlanHotspot Essential Phone 1 Eelo

  1. Install EeloOs like in the install documentation from the e-team on the site
  2. Instal Magisk like the OS: adb sideload after the Rom in TWRP!
  3. After this enable USB-Debugging in Developer-Options (Tap 7 times on Build-Number in Options)
  4. Transfer This File to Downloads on your smartphone with usb:
    and change the name to: hostapd.config
  5. Connect Smartphone to Pc and type: “adb shell” than “su” after this
    write: “mv /storage/emulated/0/Download/hostapd.conf /data/misc/wifi/”
  6. You can use Amaze Root Explorer to Check for the Files ( /data/misc/wifi/) and the path form f-droid store. Create in this folder 2 empty files: hostapd.accept and hostapd.deny. Now there should be 3 new files: hostapd.conf, hostapd.accept and hostapd.deny
    -> Now the Hotspot works! I made this on my phone! Should work with your Eelo Ph-1
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I wish /e/ could include that fix in their next update.