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Old June 9th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FoxFi (hotspot usage)

This is strange. Installed Foxfi on new Sprint htc evo 4g lte. Go to Foxfi and Check Activate Wifi Hotspot. Shows a different network Name on my IPAD. I put “goldy” into Network name in Foxfi and it shows up “AndroidAP” on IPAD. AndroidAP does work on Ipad.
I did put a password in Foxfi app but ipad connection does not ask me for password. It Just connects on Ipad. When I uncheck Activate Wifi hotspot the connection on IPAD disconnects.

What is wrong?

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This is strange. Installed Foxfi on new Sprint htc evo 4g lte. Go to Foxfi and Check Activate Wifi Hotspot. Shows a different network Name on my IPAD. I put “goldy” into Network name in Foxfi and it shows up “AndroidAP” on IPAD. AndroidAP does work on Ipad.
I did put a password in Foxfi app but ipad connection does not ask me for password. It Just connects on Ipad. When I uncheck Activate Wifi hotspot the connection on IPAD disconnects.

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Are you saying that the app is not working on phone? As far as I know that app does not work with HTC phones, except through bluetooth.
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I have Foxfi installed on my eltevo. I am able to connect my ipad2 with no issues. From what I've researched, the downside is the security future is not working on our phone. So pretty much use at your own risk.
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I have Foxfi installed on my eltevo. I am able to connect my ipad2 with no issues. From what I've researched, the downside is the security future is not working on our phone. So pretty much use at your own risk.
I did not know it worked on the LTEvo. That's good to know. But maybe the security thing will work in a future update. Have you tried contacting the developer?
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I did not know it worked on the LTEvo. That's good to know. But maybe the security thing will work in a future update. Have you tried contacting the developer?
I sent an email to Foxfi. They are aware that their App works with the EVO LTE and that we are unable to encrypt the signal. They are working on a fix.
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Default Unable To Download FoxFi

FoxFi is not listed in Play Store for my Sprint EVO LTE. When I check online it is not available for the LTE. My phone is not rooted. Is there another way to download FoxFi. The Play Store only has FoxFi AddOn as an option for download.
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FoxFi is not listed in Play Store for my Sprint EVO LTE. When I check online it is not available for the LTE. My phone is not rooted. Is there another way to download FoxFi. The Play Store only has FoxFi AddOn as an option for download.
i believe upon Sprint's request, it was removed from the play store.
It's my understanding you can download Foxfi through the Amazon AppStore.

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FoxFi is not listed in Play Store for my Sprint EVO LTE. When I check online it is not available for the LTE. My phone is not rooted. Is there another way to download FoxFi. The Play Store only has FoxFi AddOn as an option for download.
The official foxfi web site allows you to download it directly. You'll need to allow the installation of 3rd party apps on your phone.

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i believe upon Sprint's request, it was removed from the play store.
It's my understanding you can download Foxfi through the Amazon AppStore.

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The official foxfi web site allows you to download it directly. You'll need to allow the installation of 3rd party apps on your phone.

FoxFi - Turn Android into free WiFi Hotspot (no root)

....or you can put your phone in airplane mode, turn on wiFi, then download it from the Play Store.
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I've tried FoxFi, Wireless Tether and OpenGarden. I have been able to connect my home PC to all three, but because the phone (I'm assuming) is making the signal an Ad-Hoc network, my work laptop won't allow me to connect. Is there a way to change the settings so it is just a wireless signal?
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I noticed it was not available on the google play store. You can get FoxFi from the amazon app store. I havent really played with it to see if it is working
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Received this email today from Foxfi.

"This issue is now fixed in version 1.91."
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Received this email today from Foxfi.

"This issue is now fixed in version 1.91."
I confirmed that it does work on my non-rooted EVO 4G LTE. Renamed the network and password, and connected to my Xoom tablet...... like a champ!
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Received this email today from Foxfi.

"This issue is now fixed in version 1.91."
Fixed my Ad-Hoc issue using FoxFi. Slow though. When is LTE coming to the 6th largest metro area? Maybe there's still a chance 4G will make it?
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I cannot seem to find 1.91, where is it?
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I cannot seem to find 1.91, where is it?
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Even though Sprint had this app removed, when you put it back on your phone, will Sprint be able to tell what your doing sense the phone is not rooted!?
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Even though Sprint had this app removed, when you put it back on your phone, will Sprint be able to tell what your doing sense the phone is not rooted!?
The app provides a proxy server to mask internet traffic originating from the tethered devices. But you will need to specify the proxy server on each device that is tethered to your phone.
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The app provides a proxy server to mask internet traffic originating from the tethered devices. But you will need to specify the proxy server on each device that is tethered to your phone.
So it wouldn't do it automatically for you!? I'm rooted already, I'm debating whether it would be easier to root my bothers fone or just install FoxFi, as the tethering feature his is only concern!
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Do you guys really need to use FoxFi for the LTE? I've been playing with mine (got it on Saturday, GIGGITY) and it has the hotspot feature. I messed around with it, expecting to get that Sprint warning "You don't have this feature available to you" and it didn't pop up, and I was able to send out a WiFi signal. Does it not work, or does it stop working after awhile?
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Do you guys really need to use FoxFi for the LTE? I've been playing with mine (got it on Saturday, GIGGITY) and it has the hotspot feature. I messed around with it, expecting to get that Sprint warning "You don't have this feature available to you" and it didn't pop up, and I was able to send out a WiFi signal. Does it not work, or does it stop working after awhile?
I believe the first 30 days of owning the phone that the hotspot feature on the phone is free and after that the fees apply. That has been the case with the OG Evo and Photon.
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FoxFi reported as being nerf'd by Sprint Anyone seeing this on LTEvo yet? If that is the case, dang Sprint is fast!
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I haven't been able to use FoxFi with any type of reliability. I've tried it several times and it will work for 20 seconds, then reset. Repeat over and over.

Has any other tethering been working with factory set up or rooted either one?
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How do I set my proxy server address on my computer?
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Default jelly bean + foxfi + sprint Mobile hotspot = $$$?

So after updating to jelly bean, one of the first things I noticed is that every time I turn on my foxfi it now triggers sprint mobile hotspot to on automatically. This makes me a bit afraid of using it. So, my questions:
1. There is no data fees warnings or anything when sprint mobile hotspot switches to on. Does that mean that it doesn't cost money or does it mean sprint is a sneaky little bastard?
2. If I turn off sprint mobile hotspot right after it turns itself on but leave foxfi on would I be safe?
3. If foxfi simply doesn't work anymore, what are my alternatives other than rooting?

I'm on my way to a getaway trip so hopefully one of you kind folks has some kinda answer before we arrive at the hotel. Thanks .
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So after updating to jelly bean, one of the first things I noticed is that every time I turn on my foxfi it now triggers sprint mobile hotspot to on automatically. This makes me a bit afraid of using it. So, my questions:
1. There is no data fees warnings or anything when sprint mobile hotspot switches to on. Does that mean that it doesn't cost money or does it mean sprint is a sneaky little bastard?
2. If I turn off sprint mobile hotspot right after it turns itself on but leave foxfi on would I be safe?
3. If foxfi simply doesn't work anymore, what are my alternatives other than rooting?

I'm on my way to a getaway trip so hopefully one of you kind folks has some kinda answer before we arrive at the hotel. Thanks .
If you would have gone to the FoxFi website, you would see this information: FoxFi Devices

Sometimes, when you check the app first, you can answer your own questions.
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i also posted this in the JB thread. a member stated they were able to still use foxfi so why not send them a PM and ask what they are doing differently...

Jelly Bean discussion/issues thread (released Dec. 13)

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on the Foxfi site, they have always said NOT to update to JB. This is one reason why I have held off on the JB install. I have used FoxFi on the xoom and it has come in handy a time or two.

Agree, your only recourse is to root, or head to xda and find ICS or pay for the hot spot feature..
Download the latest version from the Foxfi site. Running fine on my recently updated Evo LTE with JB.
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i also posted this in the JB thread. a member stated they were able to still use foxfi so why not send them a PM and ask what they are doing differently...

Jelly Bean discussion/issues thread (released Dec. 13)

That was me.... I stand corrected. It loads fine. I get no error but it never passes a usable IP to the connected device so no internet at the moment. I did however send the Foxfi folks a question regarding when they will be fixing the JB issue on our phones and have still yet to hear back. Sorry for the confusion.
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It's an issue with jellybean in general and it's not specific to any devices. I'm not aware of any tethering that works on stock rooted or unrooted jellybean
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..in other words, google plugged up the holes that allowed this program to run.

ill hang on to ICS as long as I can...
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..in other words, google plugged up the holes that allowed this program to run.

ill hang on to ICS as long as I can...
Im fairly certain that aosp roms like cm10 can still tether(I haven't ran one for a long time though, I need to update my sig) , so I'm not sure exactly where to pin the fix down.

I just know my family's s3 on jb can't do it and foxfi doesn't support any 4.1+ device at this time.
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I took the latest foxfi update and it broke the unlimited teather ability in the app. Which, btw, worked flawlessly before the update. You can only get a limited number of minutes and then it shuts off. You need to pay for the app to get continuous connectivity now.

I can confirm this app worked great on stock ICS before I rooted and such.
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yes that too was posted on their apps page.. foxfi has been the best tethering app for stock users who choose not to root. i hope they fix it before us old school ICS'ers have to move to JB...
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Default Any way to get internet from non-root phone to computer ?

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Any way to get internet from non-root phone ?

Used Foxfi, until phone replaced last month, and came with new operating system (See signature).

Is there any way to get internet from phone to computer w/o rooting.

Cable, Bluetooth, anything ?

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in short, no.

FoxFi w/pdanet was about the only way to use the hotspot function from the phone without going to root. you may try to revert to the previous android system version, but this too requires root.

Sprint patched this issue so now its more of a challenge to use that program in stock form.

please understand the tethering function for carrier locked phones is a pay service, not free so one should expect this to eventually be patched so the end user would have to use the carriers' paid tethering service. .

in this instance, rooting is what many people do to get around this (and to add or subtract certain things as they see fit). one is very limited when stock.
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Is easy tether still working? I used that over USB before my EVO was rooted, but I have no way to test non-rooted now. I paid 10.00 bucks for it but it was worth it.
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PDANet works great with a USB cable. When connected it will also use your computers WIFI to set up a hotspot, so I can use my iPad with it. A very cool program, and because I bought the FoxFi key for $6 bucks and they now own it, the key works with PDANet...
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PDANet works great with a USB cable. When connected it will also use your computers WIFI to set up a hotspot, so I can use my iPad with it. A very cool program, and because I bought the FoxFi key for $6 bucks and they now own it, the key works with PDANet...
Can you talk a bit more about this? So what you are saying is that you run PDANet on your phone, then use a USB cable to connect to a laptop and give internet to that laptop? Then the laptop can somehow make itself into a wifi hotspot? How does the laptop be able to do this when the laptop is not running PDANet?
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PDAnet is installed on your phone via a download on your computer. Go to PdaNet and download the Android version. It will instruct you to connect your phone via USB cable and it wil install it on your phone. Once installed and tethered, via usb cable, you can choose wifi share from the options (on PdaNet Desktop) and it will use your laptops wifi as a hotspot for other devices like your tablet... Works great!
Don't forget, it will limit you to 30 mins per session until you buy the key for $6. Well worth it in my opinion......
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