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Old May 22nd, 2014, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TL;DR? Then skip to the bottom.


Dear lord, so for the past week or so I've been trying to figure out how to get some WiFi tether working without root. I would have gladly rooted my Verizon Galaxy S4, but the new 4.4.2 Kitkat update rendered root useless until further notice.

This lead me to trying out FoxFi and other VPN solutions, but - like many have seen before me - there was the bloody "enter password for credential storage" popup that managed to stump many users.

I literally spent nearly a week now trying every 'fix' and workaround that I found on the internet, except for reseting my phone. Nothing worked. Nothing at all worked, this damn credential storage password was going to be the death of this phone for me... UNTIL I somehow stumbled across a Google Group/Google Product Forum that was started last year about the same problem. Sure enough this is what the last post (ironically posted about 5 days ago) in the forum/group states:

"3 hours later and I feel like an idiot. I read every message board and forum and tried everything but I felt that most people for giving solutions of how to avoid having a password or PIN associated with running the foxfi app. What finally worked to get past that credentials password was creating a pattern lock screen, waking the screen backup and failing the pattern until you have the option to sign in to Google account. Then I open foxfi and it made me create a pin number but it install the foxfi credentials allowing the phones mobile hotspot to also come on.so bottom line this is what works."


So in the hopes that a simple quick fix like this can save a poor mans day, I've decided to post this for future people who'll Google this issue. Hopefully they'll then get their answer quickly, simply, and - most of all - correctly.


SO WHAT TO DO?

Basically this:
1. Go to your Settings and then add a PATTERN lock. It will also then ask you to enter a PIN afterwards as well.
2. Reboot your phone and then when the lock screen appears, input the wrong pattern intentionally 5 times.
3. Afterwards sign in with your Google account information. DO NOT TRY THE 'PIN' YOU CREATED EARLIER!
4. Now DIRECTLY after signing in, go straight to FoxFi (or whatever other thing is giving you the credential storage password popup)
5. Then it will ask you to create a password/pin to use VPN/FoxFi/etc..., do this.
6. Voila


Sorry if this comes off as redundant to some of you, but - after a week of mental strain due to this - I think having a simple fix that can be found in a quick Google search is well deserved.

Thanks!

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Well, I've been down this same road with the same frustration for sure. But I want to post this note because i've got Samsung G5 and it doesn't work quite the same. I managed to get past the VPN after changing to a PIN but when I wanted to go back to fingerprint screen lock I couldn't get it done. When I enter the wrong PIN 5 times, it says wait 30 seconds before trying again...and it doesn't let you do it again! So I never get that google login option that everyone talks about. I'm afraid I'm faced with "learning" how to use some scary Tasker thing if I ever want to change the lock screen method! IF I'm missing something please tell me of course! I hope this is a known issue with latest version of Android so it can be getting fixed.
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This worked on my Galaxy s4 on Verizon , with a few differences. First, after falling the lock pattern 5 times, you get the message to wait 30 seconds and try again, but you need to press OK, then there is a button at the bottom of the screen that says "forgot pattern" (or something like that), after pressing this button you will be prompted for your Google account credentials. Secondly, on mine, after doing this it turns off screen lock altogether, so BEFORE going into Foxfi, go back into settings and set a PIN lock. THEN, go into FoxFi and it should install OK. One more note, on mine it also prompted for me to go to settings and turn on mobile Hotspot, which normally would say to contact your provider, but some how FoxFi hooks this and your FoxFi SSID will show up under the Hotspot control instead.
Good luck to all on solving this, it took me weeks, it's a pesky little issue!
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Well, I've been down this same road with the same frustration for sure. But I want to post this note because i've got Samsung G5 and it doesn't work quite the same. I managed to get past the VPN after changing to a PIN but when I wanted to go back to fingerprint screen lock I couldn't get it done. When I enter the wrong PIN 5 times, it says wait 30 seconds before trying again...and it doesn't let you do it again! So I never get that google login option that everyone talks about. I'm afraid I'm faced with "learning" how to use some scary Tasker thing if I ever want to change the lock screen method! IF I'm missing something please tell me of course! I hope this is a known issue with latest version of Android so it can be getting fixed.
I'm sorry that you might have to use Tasker - I attempted to "learn" it and gave up instantly hah. But if I were you, I'd contact Google or Samsung and ask about the Google Login option not showing up. That is incredibly weird and I couldn't imagine they wouldn't include that in the lock screen. I mean, what if you legitimately forgot your password?! What would you ever be able to do!
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Dear lord, so for the past week or so I've been trying to figure out how to get some WiFi tether working without root. I would have gladly rooted my Verizon Galaxy S4, but the new 4.4.2 Kitkat update rendered root useless until further notice.

This lead me to trying out FoxFi and other VPN solutions, but - like many have seen before me - there was the bloody "enter password for credential storage" popup that managed to stump many users.

I literally spent nearly a week now trying every 'fix' and workaround that I found on the internet, except for reseting my phone. Nothing worked. Nothing at all worked, this damn credential storage password was going to be the death of this phone for me... UNTIL I somehow stumbled across a Google Group/Google Product Forum that was started last year about the same problem. Sure enough this is what the last post (ironically posted about 5 days ago) in the forum/group states:

"3 hours later and I feel like an idiot. I read every message board and forum and tried everything but I felt that most people for giving solutions of how to avoid having a password or PIN associated with running the foxfi app. What finally worked to get past that credentials password was creating a pattern lock screen, waking the screen backup and failing the pattern until you have the option to sign in to Google account. Then I open foxfi and it made me create a pin number but it install the foxfi credentials allowing the phones mobile hotspot to also come on.so bottom line this is what works."


So in the hopes that a simple quick fix like this can save a poor mans day, I've decided to post this for future people who'll Google this issue. Hopefully they'll then get their answer quickly, simply, and - most of all - correctly.


SO WHAT TO DO?

Basically this:
1. Go to your Settings and then add a PATTERN lock. It will also then ask you to enter a PIN afterwards as well.
2. Reboot your phone and then when the lock screen appears, input the wrong pattern intentionally 5 times.
3. Afterwards sign in with your Google account information. DO NOT TRY THE 'PIN' YOU CREATED EARLIER!
4. Now DIRECTLY after signing in, go straight to FoxFi (or whatever other thing is giving you the credential storage password popup)
5. Then it will ask you to create a password/pin to use VPN/FoxFi/etc..., do this.
6. Voila


Sorry if this comes off as redundant to some of you, but - after a week of mental strain due to this - I think having a simple fix that can be found in a quick Google search is well deserved.

Thanks!
Sorry, but it still is asking for the credential storage password, I am not new to android, any other ideas.
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Well, I've been down this same road with the same frustration for sure. But I want to post this note because i've got Samsung G5 and it doesn't work quite the same. I managed to get past the VPN after changing to a PIN but when I wanted to go back to fingerprint screen lock I couldn't get it done. When I enter the wrong PIN 5 times, it says wait 30 seconds before trying again...and it doesn't let you do it again! So I never get that google login option that everyone talks about. I'm afraid I'm faced with "learning" how to use some scary Tasker thing if I ever want to change the lock screen method! IF I'm missing something please tell me of course! I hope this is a known issue with latest version of Android so it can be getting fixed.
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when I set pin password it also lets me input tries for all eternity without a forgot password option. However, when I set pattern lock, it'll also ask for pin backup and getting the pattern wrong 5x will offer the "forgot password" option.

unfortunately for me, this hasn't solved the foxfi credential issue. and restarting my device magically removes my lockscreen security making it a pretty useless security feature.
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Hey I'm sure it's different for each phone but the HTC One (M7) has this option built into the settings menu.

Other apps just added unnecessary complications; using the settings menu I can set the SSID, password and be up within 30 seconds.

Try clicking 'more' under the connectivity options like wi-fi and bluetooth toggles. I have two VPN options, a mobile hotspot and one other.
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Sorry, but it still is asking for the credential storage password, I am not new to android, any other ideas.
Same problem here.
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