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[Sprint] Need Help with Wifi Tether Asap

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EmeraldxxEyesx, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. EmeraldxxEyesx

    Thread Starter

    Okay, I rooted my s4 and installed Wifi Tether for Root Users. When I first installed it worked perfect, for about 3 hours. Now it is a nightmare. It will start up fine, no errors, the devices will connect flawlessly (Xbox usually, occasionally laptop, kindle, 3ds) then it will work for about 10 to 15 minutes and shut itself off. If it doesnt shut off every time I get a text, call or just unlock my phone it give me the "What the hell! Phone has taken back control." message. I've tried playing with the settings but I'm at a loss. I'm embarassed to say but I'm on house arrest and I have no cable or internet and am paying for Netflix and Xbox Live so this is driving me insane and not having at least my netflix is driving me up the wall. If anyone can help I would highly appreciate it. I'm kind of new at this so in your answers try to dumb it down for me please lol.

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  2. sntaylor

    sntaylor Android Expert

    Well firstly think your in the wrong forum, however, no tethering app should be required as the s4 can do so out the box. Just go to settings, more networks and select tethering :)
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  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Moved to the Sprint root forum. :)
  4. sonicbluemustang

    sonicbluemustang Android Enthusiast

  5. cesardrgn

    cesardrgn Newbie

    try foxfi
    I have no issues with that app at all
  6. EmeraldxxEyesx

    Thread Starter

    With the tethering option in settings, do you get charged for that? I have the Hotspot on my bill, I got the 2gb but using it on the Xbox that's gone in half a day like literally.
  7. EmeraldxxEyesx

    Thread Starter

    I guess maybe Im not doing it right but I connected my s4 to my computer and turned on the tether. It comes up as Local Area Conmection 2 and says No Internet Access.

    The video of qbking.. Since I pay for hotspot would I be unable to unlock the hotspot that way? I havent watched the video yet because my phone is acting up..
  8. sonicbluemustang

    sonicbluemustang Android Enthusiast

    If your gonna use massive amounts of data like playing games on xbox online then the chances are you will be nabbed by the data poe poe.
  9. EmeraldxxEyesx

    Thread Starter

    Sonic, I used my tether for the Xbox for months before and never had Sprint say a word about it. I play online a little but I mainly use it for Netflix. I figured out how to get the tether to work without shutting down. It was 4 in the morning and don't remember how I did it but I am going to try to find it and post so hopefully I can save at least one other person the frustration. It hasn't shut off on me at all, even when I turn the screen off, talking on the phone or when a text comes through. Which was my problems before. Its been three days and has only shut down once without me being the one doing it.
  10. redstepchild

    redstepchild Newbie

    I use the native wifi. It works great. I used the qbking instructions on youtube. Sadly, I have never been able to use data and voice simultaneously since I got this phone in May. I am on 3g.. not sure if that matters.

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