Root WIFI hotspot without using Sprint

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OriderUSA, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. OriderUSA

    OriderUSA New Member
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    Is there an APP that I can use with this phone, and have a WIFI hotspot? I hate to pay Sprint another $20.00 just to turn it on...
     

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  2. tms592

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  3. gowcaizer1978

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  4. OriderUSA

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    FoxFi works great..thanks for the help.
     
  5. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member
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    It's no longer available for Sprint from the Market but if you follow the link posted it gives you a QR code & a link to download it. That's awesome, going to try it tomorrow & see if it works for me. Thank you! :)
     
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  6. mak916

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    FoxFi does not work with HTC phones. You have to use it through Bluetooth to work on HTC phones.
     
  7. davect01

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    I can confirm that it works perfectly on the Photon.
     
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  8. drexappeal

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    Thank you! This worked awesome! I also have to give thanks to a few people on here that had introduced me to QR Droid a while back. I had my doubts for a second, but never thought I'd be able to do this without rooting!
     
  9. rose0529

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    I have also had good luck with FoxFi, great program.
     
  10. simcha

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    Ok, it might be time to dump the hotspot charge. Yay!
     
  11. doneve141

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    Worked for me. It took a couple of tries but connected and browsed just fine.
     
  12. itswaycool

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    I can't seem to install this on my photon. When I follow the link and click install, it asks me browser or play store. If I select play store, I get a message that sprint is not eligible. If I select browser, when I click install it asks me select a phone (my photon whited out). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  13. drexappeal

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    It was already said above, that u can't install that way. You have to use a qr scanner. I use qr droid anyway, since it creates apk's.
     
  14. floorguy

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    i just used barcode scanner...installed just fine...havent tried it out yet though
     
  15. itswaycool

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    thanks installed from BarCode and seems to be working fine.
     
  16. krose1223

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    So I checked the allow unknown sources and have downloaded foxfi (via the barcode scanner). Everything looks good.

    I connect my laptop and kindle fire to my phone hotspot and both say they are connected etc but then when I try to browse it says cannot access the internet page....

    what do I do next?

    FYI I have a sprint samsung nexus 4g
     
  17. floorguy

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    dunno but i had an outage here the other day,

    and i ran my lap top and main computer off it....(stupid sprint speeds :dontknow::dontknow::dontknow::dontknow:)

    but it connected and worked ok
     
  18. JMC31337

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    Root your phone
    Load CyanoGen Mod 7 (or get wpa_cli binary file)
    obtain the ultra_bcm_config binary

    follow these instructions IF YA WANT TO BE A FAKE AP
    (IF YA WANT AD-HOC then google for iwconfig mode ad-hoc and play with your ifconfig net link bla bla bla)

    Android from the command-line - Antoine Amarilli's blog

    EXCEPT

    insmod /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko will be

    insmod /system/lib/modules/dhd.ko firmware_path=/system/vendor/firmware/fw_bcm4329_apsta.bin nvarm_path=/system/etc/wl/nvram.txt iface_name=eth0

    and
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    ultra_bcm_config eth0 softap_htc AP none "" CHAN

    becomes


    ultra_bcm_config eth0 softap_gog APFAKER none "" 11



    note: if ya need the binaries i can give ya the (iwspy iwpriv iwconfig etc.. and ultra_bcm)
     
  19. Rxpert83

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    Most devs these days should be able to hack the included sprint hotspot app. At least that's what the evo devs did
     
  20. panther550m

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    An interesting tidbit to add: A few months after this forum went dead the FCC ruled that blocking apps that allow tethering, or blocking tethering is ILLEGAL. This was ruled by the FCC in a lawsuit against Verizon in August 2012. Other carriers are following the same path allowing tethering in fear of a multi-million dollar law suit.
     
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  21. Masterchief87

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    It's interesting that you mention that because MetroPCS has begun integrating software into their phones that blocks Hotspot use unless you are paying for tethering.
     
  22. Masterchief87

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    Even if you use a tethering app that requires root access. Foxfi and pdanet only work for USB and bluetooth. And when you are using USB or bluetooth you have to use a custom user agent on your pc or else you get redirected to a page that tells you to pay for Hotspot.
     

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