PdaNet Desktop for Mac

Install PdaNet for Android Mac client 5.24 from Mac App Store macOS 10.15 - 11.0 (Catalina and BigSur).

* Make sure Android side is updated to build 5.23.2 or later!!

* WiFi direct mode only!

Download PdaNet+ 5.01 destop client for macOS 10.14 or 10.15 (Mojave or Catalina).

* USB mode only

* During installation you will be prompted to open "System Preferences", please select "Allow" then "OK" (instead of "Restart") and back to the installer.

Download PdaNet+ 4.18 destop client for macOS 10.10 - 10.13 (Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra).

Download PdaNet+ 4.12 destop client for macOS 10.9 or earlier (Mavericks etc.).

Note: If you have installed PdaNet before or if you have just upgraded Mac OS, please open Terminal (under Applications->Utilities) and run ~/PdaNetUninstall.sh then reboot first.

The current version supports Mac OS X 10.5 or above, both 32 bit and 64 bit. It does not work on older hardwares like the PowerBook or iMac. Here are the setup instructions:

1. Download and run the installer on Mac. At the end of the installation you will be asked to reboot your Mac. After rebooting you should see the PdaNet icon on the menu bar. (figure 1)

2. During installation PdaNet will add an ethernet interface ("en2" in most cases) to your network list. If the network preferences window pops up, just selected "Apply" with the default DHCP settings. If it doesn't, please bring up network perferences manually to make sure it uses DHCP. (figure 2)

3. On your phone go to Settings->Applications->Development and check "USB Debugging" (figure 3).

4. Now you need to add PdaNet to your phone side. On the Mac click on the PdaNet menu bar icon and select "Install PdaNet to Phone" then wait for it to complete. After this launch PdaNet on the phone and enable USB Tether.

5. Now when you connect your phone to the computer, you should see the menu icon changes state, click on it to connect. When the icon stops blicking and turns blue, your computer should be online.

6. If the PdaNet menu bar icon does not stop blicking when you connect PdaNet, you will need to manully add the new network interface: open Network Preference on Mac and select "+", then add the "en" interface with the highest number.

Network traffics on the Mac will go through PdaNet only if your system does not have other connectivities.