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4.3 ruined tethering...help!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xkdrowex, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. xkdrowex

    xkdrowex Lurker
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    New here. Downloaded the 4.3 s3 update today. Figured out how to unhide Developer Options to get USB debugging option to appear. I use the tether app from tether.com and have for years. Since the update it just says "Please enable USB debugging" and won't connect. It is a non-rooted phone. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app on phone and pc...made sure drivers were up to date... rebooted both. Can't figure it out. Can anyone help me?!

  2. funkylogik

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Ive never (and wouldnt) try the update but from what ive read, it seems to have broken all the free tethering apps on certain carriers. Worst thing is that once you take the samsung 4.3 update, you cant go back to an older version.
    If you need tethering, i think your only hope is rooting and flashing a custom rom :thumbdown:
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  3. xkdrowex

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  4. xkdrowex

    xkdrowex Lurker
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    Must be some stupid setting that it changed in the phone but was able to connect with foxfi/planet...makes no sense.
  5. galaxygill

    galaxygill Lurker

    Hello all,
    Verizon just upgraded my S3 and the PDANET+/Foxfi is no longer working, I am getting a message to contact verizon to use their service.. Help.. What is the Foxfi/Planet mentioned in the previous post.
  6. javamann

    javamann Android Enthusiast

    The thing is, you just hafta lurk on these geek forums to know what NOT to do. Otherwise ur at the mercy of Verizon and Samsung.

  7. xkdrowex

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    It should have said Foxfi and Pdanet... another perk of the upgrade is that the stupid phone changes everything I write way more than it used to. Working for me ...using my PC to type this right now via connection... but I don't have Verizon ..maybe something to do with them?
  8. EricH4753

    EricH4753 Android Enthusiast

    LOL wow this is bad lol. Had too many last night. I was on wrong topic and completely wrong section and the wrong phpne my bad mate. Wireless Tether by that Fabio Grasso works fine with my s3 with 4.3 I'll post the settings in a minute sorry again.
  9. xkdrowex

    xkdrowex Lurker
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    No problems with MMS ....

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