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!