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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now that a few lucky folks have received their Verizon Note 3's, has anyone tried to tether using FoxFi+PDANet app? It appeared to work on the Note 2 and with the current concern about Knox warranty issues, etc., who know when/if the bootlocker/root problems can be resolved.

Hence, my interest in FoxFi+PDANet as opposed to paying VZW $20/mo to tether.

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Now that a few lucky folks have received their Verizon Note 3's, has anyone tried to tether using FoxFi+PDANet app? It appeared to work on the Note 2 and with the current concern about Knox warranty issues, etc., who know when/if the bootlocker/root problems can be resolved.

Hence, my interest in FoxFi+PDANet as opposed to paying VZW $20/mo to tether.
Wow, no replies yet. Well I get my N3 later today. Its one of the first few apps I will install.
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I too will be testing this application. It's dead useful at school.
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I have just started testing and I am able to tether via PDANet but I get a message from Verizon when I try to WiFi and the network wont show up on my computer.
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I have just started testing and I am able to tether via PDANet but I get a message from Verizon when I try to WiFi and the network wont show up on my computer.
Was having the same problem. Could not get Fox-Fi or PDAnet to work. I Did some digging around in the Play store, and came across "Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot free"

It will initialize your hot spot, the pop up from AT&T will pop up, but if you ignore that, and hit the home button, it works just fine for me.

Anyhow, hope that helps!
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Someone told me that if you hit the Home Button when the subscription message from Verizon pops up it will work and it did. I am now able to use FoxFi/PDANet to tether both via usb and WiFi!
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Someone told me that if you hit the Home Button when the subscription message from Verizon pops up it will work and it did. I am now able to use FoxFi/PDANet to tether both via usb and WiFi!
I saw the same info and yes, FoxFi is working without root!
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This is awesome!!

Now I could care less if I ever get root.

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Someone told me that if you hit the Home Button when the subscription message from Verizon pops up it will work and it did. I am now able to use FoxFi/PDANet to tether both via usb and WiFi!

vaguely recall reading about that. If you hit the home button, stuff works. Wasnt there some side effect of that also? not something impacting functionality. Hmm can't recall. Something that worked differently after you hit the home button once foxfi was running..
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Wow, no replies yet. Well I get my N3 later today. Its one of the first few apps I will install.
I con confirm that foxfi works. It has for other with the n3 as well. Here is a helpful hint from HanoSolo.

'Yes. When it gives you the Verizon sign up pop up, just hit the home button and it will work!"

Personally, I still think its a sham that vzw locks this down for unlimited users. But until they straighten that out, paying for foxfi is a reasonable option.
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Great. I have some archive digging to do!

I think the original PdaNet license key app for the paid version is on my OLD OLD Motorola Droid!

So I have it broken out, charging so I can attach it to the computer and move the license key to the Note 3. GEEEZ this thing is so SMALL!

Yeah, I know I could just re-purchase it, but (a) I like a challenge and (b) I'm cheap


EDIT: Just to show you the huge difference 4 years can make, here is my little bitty Droid - the big bad thing of her day - parked next to Gina, my new Galaxy Note:

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That fascination aside, sadly the archaic PdaNET app on the Droid didn't have a paid feature... it was just an app in 2010/2011. SO I got to shell out the $7.95 anyway. Well worth the money!
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Great. I have some archive digging to do!

I think the original PdaNet license key app for the paid version is on my OLD OLD Motorola Droid!

So I have it broken out, charging so I can attach it to the computer and move the license key to the Note 3. GEEEZ this thing is so SMALL!

Yeah, I know I could just re-purchase it, but (a) I like a challenge and (b) I'm cheap


EDIT: Just to show you the huge difference 4 years can make, here is my little bitty Droid - the big bad thing of her day - parked next to Gina, my new Galaxy Note:

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That fascination aside, sadly the archaic PdaNET app on the Droid didn't have a paid feature... it was just an app in 2010/2011. SO I got to shell out the $7.95 anyway. Well worth the money!
I sent them an email when I started using the iPhone and they sent me activation codes from when I purchased on Windows Mobile plus my Android and IPhone activation codes. Every time I pull that back up to activate a new device I can't believe I was using PDANet as far back as the Motorola Q or the Samsung I had before it.
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While you can activate the PDA Net wi fi functionality (and it automatically invokes the Verizon Hot Spot application; appearing in the status bar) -- I think the question is, is the Verizon Hot Spot Application simultaneously registering your phone as a hot spot, and hence charging your account ($$) and defeating the purpose?

Anyone seen any charges related to this whilst running PDA Net on the Verizon Galaxy Note 3?
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While you can activate the PDA Net wi fi functionality (and it automatically invokes the Verizon Hot Spot application; appearing in the status bar) -- I think the question is, is the Verizon Hot Spot Application simultaneously registering your phone as a hot spot, and hence charging your account ($$) and defeating the purpose?

Anyone seen any charges related to this whilst running PDA Net on the Verizon Galaxy Note 3?
I have not used the free version that much only for some simple web browsing. But no it noticed a charge yet
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While you can activate the PDA Net wi fi functionality (and it automatically invokes the Verizon Hot Spot application; appearing in the status bar) -- I think the question is, is the Verizon Hot Spot Application simultaneously registering your phone as a hot spot, and hence charging your account ($$) and defeating the purpose?

Anyone seen any charges related to this whilst running PDA Net on the Verizon Galaxy Note 3?
Seem like I remember reading someone about using FoxFi and when the vzw sub screen comes up you can also just hit cancel. I tested that and it cancels out of that and puts the Foxfi wifi icon on my nav bar, but I have not test to see if I can connect to it yet.

I to, wonder if any of this actually will invoke charges from vzw...sadly, only time will tell that
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Seem like I remember reading someone about using FoxFi and when the vzw sub screen comes up you can also just hit cancel. I tested that and it cancels out of that and puts the Foxfi wifi icon on my nav bar, but I have not test to see if I can connect to it yet.

I to, wonder if any of this actually will invoke charges from vzw...sadly, only time will tell that
I hope I understand your question correctly, but if you hit 'Cancel', it will show FoxFi running, but without the hotspot active (icon) it will not connect.
You will not receive any charges from Vzw if you use FoxFi, just hit the 'home' button when the subscription window pops up. It turns on the hotspot, but since you 'back out' of the subscription page, it doesn't register with vzw, but allows FoxFi to connect to the internet.
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But will it require a PIN on the lock screen or can I still have it on swipe?
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But will it require a PIN on the lock screen or can I still have it on swipe?
Open Foxfi, hit the menu button, press hash code, type nolockscreen exactly like that. It removes the lockscreen requirement.
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Heardvbwith new vzw update that foxfi doesn't work anymore. Is that true?
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Yes, that's correct. Haven't seen any fixes or updates to FoxFi to overcome this new obstacle
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Foxfi is working fine with my Verizon galaxy s4
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Debate talking about foxfi working after a new galaxy note 3 update from VzW. They close some loop holes that allowed foxfi to work.
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I just reconfirmed that FoxFi is *working* as a mobile hotspot for me on my Galaxy Note 3. I have the for-pay version. And I am running the most up to date operating system release from Verizon. I'm on the MJE release.
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Ok the full paid version. Do you need the certificates and password lock?

Wonder why so many are saying the hitting the home button to avoid VzW warning/error doesn't work anymore.
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Yup... It's annoying, but I'm used to it now.
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did you try the hash code to get rid of the password? Dont have it handy, but its in another thread hear. Did that work to avoid the password check?
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It's not working for me. I updated my phone software the other day and FoxFi no longer works for WiFi. I've tried all the tricks I've seen on this board that used to work.....but no longer. This is a real bummer. Does anyone have any ideas?
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I hope I understand your question correctly, but if you hit 'Cancel', it will show FoxFi running, but without the hotspot active (icon) it will not connect.
You will not receive any charges from Vzw if you use FoxFi, just hit the 'home' button when the subscription window pops up. It turns on the hotspot, but since you 'back out' of the subscription page, it doesn't register with vzw, but allows FoxFi to connect to the internet.
OK, to clear this up...pressing cancel at that point will leave FoxFi running but not the hotspots icon. I do have to press the home button to make the hotspot work.
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Kinda what I heard. Lambo007 does that work for you now?
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No. I used to get that second icon in addition to foxfi - the one I think you are calling the hotspot icon. It never comes up now. I know the whole trick of backing out with the home button, I have been doing that for a couple of months. But now the hotspot icon/system never loads. It seems to me that VZ has done something to shut this off.
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I have not accepted the upgrade so I can't say. But on this forum others have accepted the upgrade and are saying that it is working for them. Can't say what is different.
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Well, all I have to say is if you were fortunate enough to not accept the upgrade yet, don't. Or at least don't if you value the use of FoxFi WiFi. I just hooked up the bluetooth function.......slow as anything. So that's no solution either.
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I had not accepted the Verizon update for a few days so I wouldn't lose my free hot spot. Without thinking I let my one year old play his toddler app on my phone and when he gives it back the little update android was on my screen. I was devastated, but then I downloaded Foxfi and it is back. I do have the annoying lock screen, but oh well. I kind of have been meaning to put a lock screen on my phone.
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When you reinstalled did it ask to load the certificates? Have you tried entering the hash tag code to avoid the screen lock?

Some have reported that foxfi is working after I update, but the hot spot icon is no longer there. Only the foxfi icon

What do you observe?
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I plan on updating mine tomorrow, if no one has confirmed the status of FoxFi before then I'll post what mine is doing or not doing. Let's hope for 'doing'.
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Here is what you do to get it working: Works on mine...

Uninstall everything FoxFi, the key the app
Go to Settings-Security-Trusted Certs, User at top and delete the FoxFi cert
Reboot phone
reinstall FoxFi and Key
It will ask to install cert, yes
It may ask for VPN install, yes
You 'may' need to use a lockscreen lock to get it to work, don't know. I am using the number input for mine
Start and run FoxFi, set it up like ya like and wala! No having to hit home button anymore either!

Let me know how it works for ya....
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Here is what you do to get it working: Works on mine...

Uninstall everything FoxFi, the key the app
Go to Settings-Security-Trusted Certs, User at top and delete the FoxFi cert
Reboot phone
reinstall FoxFi and Key
It will ask to install cert, yes
It may ask for VPN install, yes
You 'may' need to use a lockscreen lock to get it to work, don't know. I am using the number input for mine
Start and run FoxFi, set it up like ya like and wala! No having to hit home button anymore either!

Let me know how it works for ya....
What baseband are you on? This didn't work on MJE for me.


Today I took the MJE update and FoxFi did not work. I believe Verizon did something to keep it from working.
I then rooted my phone and still no luck with FoxFi. I tried everything I could think of to get it working.
After installing SafeStrap and flashing a custom ROM, FoxFi is working. I did the 'no lock screen' thing so I didn't have to install any certificates or deal with the lock screen.
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+1 for MrClean's question. FoxFi worked fine with MJ7 but MJE (latest version) has a Verizon tweak that breaks it. Doesn't even broadcast.

Looks like we're screwed until someone (FoxFi folks?) look into it and come up with a fix or updated FoxFi app.
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Maybe it was in xda, but there folks seemed to Indicate That it was working. Hmm
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So here is my update about FoxFi working on the VZW Note 3. Initially I did the update to the softwarem then noticed my foxfi wouldn't work anymore. After that I added the mobile hotspot feature to my account, then tonight I started playing with it again and deleted the mobile hotspot feature, power cycled my phone...turned on foxfi, and got the error message to contact vzw, then hit cancel, turned foxfi off, then turned it right back on, thats when I saw the verizon mobile hotspot symbol pop up and then when my laptop found my phones hotspot i hit connect and my phone made the connection noise and it is now working, it hasn't been 100% which is why I added the hotspot feature. But I'm updating my post here by way of my foxfi connection. Hope this helps.
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potterdood has it. Here is what I did. I first went to the FoxFi Apps on my phone. I cleared the cache, did a force stop, and then hit uninstall. I made sure there was no trace anywhere on my phone of FoxFi ever being there.

Then I downloaded FoxFi. Before you fire it up, you have to load a phone password or it will never let you initialize the app. Once you have the phone password protected, fire up FoxFi.

Since I smoked everything, my phone no longer had my unlock code so I had to look it up in my records. But, guess what. It works like a charm now. I get the FoxFi icon as well as the Hotspot icon.

I had one issue. I tried to do the NOLOCKSCREEN trick and the next time I tried to load FoxFi it failed. I had to repeat the procedure above.

I'm not totally sure what of what I did made this thing work. I'm also not sure if my playing around with the password is what made it fail. But the procedure does work. That tells me that we probably have a roadmap to get in.....and there is probably a more elegant software solution that FoxFi software engineers can do.

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Old December 20th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #42 (permalink)
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That really makes me mad that people will HAVE to use a lock screen/PIN in order to get FoxFi working.
Rooting and flashing a ROM to save the lock screen is a much better solution for me. I hate the forced locked screen.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #43 (permalink)
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It's been over a week. No replies that I heard of from folks at foxfi
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That really makes me mad that people will HAVE to use a lock screen/PIN in order to get FoxFi working.
Rooting and flashing a ROM to save the lock screen is a much better solution for me. I hate the forced locked screen.
I felt the same. I'm not rooted, unlimited data, and rely on FoxFi. Got it working just fine post-update, but needed the lockscreen to get it working. The lockscreen was a nuisance. Found a workaround from a forum at Android Central that worked for me:

"set a pattern lock and try to unlock the phone with a "bad pattern" for 5-10 times, it will show you an error message, now select "Forgot Pattern?" and enter your gmail/password. it will then take you back to the screen unlock settings...just hit the back button and it leaves you with no screen unlock and yet the foxfi works..."

End result: Not rooted, took the update, now I'm tethering with no lock screen. Life is back to good.
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I felt the same. I'm not rooted, unlimited data, and rely on FoxFi. Got it working just fine post-update, but needed the lockscreen to get it working. The lockscreen was a nuisance. Found a workaround from a forum at Android Central that worked for me:

"set a pattern lock and try to unlock the phone with a "bad pattern" for 5-10 times, it will show you an error message, now select "Forgot Pattern?" and enter your gmail/password. it will then take you back to the screen unlock settings...just hit the back button and it leaves you with no screen unlock and yet the foxfi works..."

End result: Not rooted, took the update, now I'm tethering with no lock screen. Life is back to good.
Well maybe I can take the update after all.
Amy other update issues?
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Well maybe I can take the update after all.
Amy other update issues?
No other issues for me at all.
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OK, I guess I'm a little to this party. I had FoxFi running smoothly since I got my Note 3 with the NOLOCKSCREEN thingy. Now, today, my son needs to update an app on his IPod while dining out and I turn on my hotspot via FoxFi and wham-o it pops up requesting I have to have a pin, pattern, or password on the lock screen...what? So, I go through all the steps again for the NOLOCKSCREEN thingy and it no worky again. I do not recall updating FoxFi and from reading in here that seems to be the problem with most...their app updated. I do not have auto update turned on on my phone...so does it update automatically anyways? And does the update kill the NOLOCKSCREEN thingy? I really hate having to have any kind of a lockscreen.
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OK, I guess I'm a little to this party. I had FoxFi running smoothly since I got my Note 3 with the NOLOCKSCREEN thingy. Now, today, my son needs to update an app on his IPod while dining out and I turn on my hotspot via FoxFi and wham-o it pops up requesting I have to have a pin, pattern, or password on the lock screen...what? So, I go through all the steps again for the NOLOCKSCREEN thingy and it no worky again. I do not recall updating FoxFi and from reading in here that seems to be the problem with most...their app updated. I do not have auto update turned on on my phone...so does it update automatically anyways? And does the update kill the NOLOCKSCREEN thingy? I really hate having to have any kind of a lockscreen.
It's not the update to foxfi, it's the software update for the Note 3.
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The thought someone posted that they uninstalled and reinstalled and all worked ok, including no lock screen. Did I read that wrong?
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The thought someone posted that they uninstalled and reinstalled and all worked ok, including no lock screen. Did I read that wrong?
I tried that as well as several other things to get it to work without the lock screen. I finally dumped FoxFi all together and went with the mobile hotspot. It will work if you run SS with a custom ROM (at least with HyperDrive). I hope FoxFi or some dev figures out something, so those not running custom ROMs have a work around.
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