Reverse tethering

Some users may not have an available wifi connection for their phone nor a data subscription from their mobile provider. This short tutorial will help you to connect your Ubuntu Touch to your computer to access internet.

Prerequisite: Phone is connected to the computer with usb and developer mode enabled.


  1. On phone: android-gadget-service enable rndis

  2. On computer: get your rndis ip address e.g:hostname -I

  3. On phone:

    add gateway: sudo route add default gw YOUR_COMPUTER_RNDIS_IP

    add nameservers: echo "nameserver" | sudo tee /etc/resolv.conf

    refresh dns table: resolvconf -u

  4. On computer:

    enable ip forwarding: echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

    apply NAT: sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE