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  1. njt462's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone knew how if I could find somewhere online to hack my Sprint Hotspot to use that for wireless tethering? I have see something about adding a line to the build file online but that did nothing I would tell it to save when I exited but it would not save that line.

    Thanks.
    07-30-2012 03:05 PM
  2. pteezay's Avatar
    Root the thing
    07-30-2012 03:07 PM
  3. G3TCASHM0N3Y's Avatar
    Just use foxfi. No rooting required and free tethering. Google the program its not in the play store.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
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    07-30-2012 03:08 PM
  4. njt462's Avatar
    I am rooted I want to use the built in Sprint Hot Spot but need a hack or something just like how some roms have it unlocked the one I like does not so I did not know if there was something out there to unlock it.
    07-30-2012 03:19 PM
  5. kronosqq's Avatar
    As far as I know there's no way to do that with the sprint hot spot. I'd just wait for a fully functional AOSP or CM9/10 ROM and then use that if you want hot spot functionality that's built in.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    grippyo likes this.
    07-30-2012 04:28 PM
  6. crxssi's Avatar
    foxfi
    07-30-2012 04:54 PM
  7. themuffinman's Avatar
    Isn't the sprint hotspot app free to use at the moment anyway?
    07-30-2012 05:09 PM
  8. zjaksn10's Avatar
    foxfi, problem solved.
    07-31-2012 12:00 AM
  9. silverthornne's Avatar
    I've been using Foxfi like everyone mentions but I can't get it to use my security settings. On version 1.81.3 it always creates an open hotspot called AndroidAP. I updated to version 1.91 and it created a hotspot with the name I gave it and apparent security but my Nexus 7 won't connect to it. Do any other Foxfi users have those problems?

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    07-31-2012 07:07 AM
  10. Pew446's Avatar
    I've been using Foxfi like everyone mentions but I can't get it to use my security settings. On version 1.81.3 it always creates an open hotspot called AndroidAP. I updated to version 1.91 and it created a hotspot with the name I gave it and apparent security but my Nexus 7 won't connect to it. Do any other Foxfi users have those problems?

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    I set a password and my cousin's iPod couldn't connect to it.
    07-31-2012 02:45 PM
  11. mikeinaustin's Avatar
    I have the latest Fox fi and my iPad 3 connects to it using the security password i gave it. Also, the builtin sprint mobile hot spot works fine as well. I do not pay Sprint anything for this .
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    07-31-2012 10:43 PM
  12. NastyNeil's Avatar
    It absolutely works well. I'm using it with my Kindle fire right now. Awesome. Why does it work though? Lol. Is this a mess up on sprints part or are they going to nail us for using it?

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    08-01-2012 08:23 AM
  13. crxssi's Avatar
    It absolutely works well. I'm using it with my Kindle fire right now. Awesome. Why does it work though? Lol. Is this a mess up on sprints part or are they going to nail us for using it?
    Some of us suspect that it is not an oversight and will be "plugged" in an update later. It might well be something to get people "hooked" onto the functionality, then force people to pay later.

    As long as it is left "open" is unlikely to ever cost you anything, so I wouldn't worry about that.
    08-01-2012 04:31 PM
  14. swishy250's Avatar
    Foxfi seems like it worked better than the sprint hot spot. Here's some proof: 1. I checked the speed of the sprint hot spot and it said max: 800kbs on Foxfi, it says Max speed: 5mbs 2. My phone would actually overheat when using the sprint hot spot but with foxfi it just gets slightly warm. 3. I was actually paying $10 a month for slower internet, when foxfi is free and fast. Convinced?

    Sent from LG Optimus S running ICS using Taptalk
    08-01-2012 04:59 PM
  15. crxssi's Avatar
    I was actually paying $10 a month for slower internet
    Sprint mobile hotspot is $20 for 2 GB or $50 for 6 GB (totally outrageous). There is no $10 hotspot plan and never has been (to my knowledge).
    08-01-2012 05:51 PM
  16. zmann's Avatar
    Sprint mobile hotspot is $20 for 2 GB or $50 for 6 GB (totally outrageous). There is no $10 hotspot plan and never has been (to my knowledge).
    The plan i have with sprint is 29 dollars unlimited.

    Sent from my EVO 4g lte
    08-01-2012 06:31 PM
  17. silverthornne's Avatar
    The plan i have with sprint is 29 dollars unlimited.

    Sent from my EVO 4g lte
    They changed the $29 plan to 5GB a while back. Maybe you got grandfathered in for unlimited?

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    08-01-2012 06:54 PM
  18. zmann's Avatar
    They changed the $29 plan to 5GB a while back. Maybe you got grandfathered in for unlimited?

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    I only have had it since December. I even cancel it's for a month then restart it and still was 29 for unlimited.

    Sent from my EVO 4g lte
    08-01-2012 07:11 PM
  19. cuffs50's Avatar
    My hotspot won't connect. Gives me error code 67 and says data connection could not be established. Any suggestions?

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    08-02-2012 11:45 PM
  20. cuffs50's Avatar
    Foxfi rocks. My wife was paying 29 a month for hotspot! I'll be cancelling that first thing tomorrow. Thanks for the info guys.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    08-03-2012 12:20 AM
  21. crxssi's Avatar
    Foxfi rocks. My wife was paying 29 a month for hotspot! I'll be cancelling that first thing tomorrow. Thanks for the info guys.
    Please note- it is against the rules to use Foxfi and Sprint is likely to block it at some point. So don't get too used to it. Even if by some miracle it is not blocked, I would use it sparingly and gingerly, because excess data usage will attract attention.
    08-03-2012 06:31 AM
  22. Sykotc's Avatar
    If you use foxfi, download the foxfi add-on as well. The add on disguises the tethering signature your device.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    08-03-2012 07:00 AM
  23. crxssi's Avatar
    If you use foxfi, download the foxfi add-on as well. The add on disguises the tethering signature your device.
    Indeed. Of course, it doesn't hide how much data you consume, so still be conservative/smart!
    08-03-2012 02:46 PM
  24. mviars's Avatar
    Is Fox Fi working with the latest update(1.22.651.3)? Just want to check before taking it.
    08-08-2012 02:20 PM
  25. doomstang's Avatar
    Foxfi seems like it worked better than the sprint hot spot. Here's some proof: 1. I checked the speed of the sprint hot spot and it said max: 800kbs on Foxfi, it says Max speed: 5mbs 2. My phone would actually overheat when using the sprint hot spot but with foxfi it just gets slightly warm. 3. I was actually paying $10 a month for slower internet, when foxfi is free and fast. Convinced?

    Sent from LG Optimus S running ICS using Taptalk
    Were you using that LG Optimus S? If so, 5mbs on the Sprint network is impossible since that is only a 3g phone.
    08-08-2012 02:50 PM
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