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    Default [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I want to use the native hotspot app. I have tried FoxFi and tether for root.
    They do not work the way i need. Other phones have hacks to bypass sprint lockout.
    Does anybody know one that works for our vipers
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by uvstr36 View Post
    I want to use the native hotspot app. I have tried FoxFi and tether for root.
    They do not work the way i need. Other phones have hacks to bypass sprint lockout.
    Does anybody know one that works for our vipers

    I have just been using the WiFi tether for ROOT users from the playstore just fine..... been working ever since I got the phone.... even after ICS update
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I have tried wifi tether and it is a great app. However I am trying to tether my psvita and that app adds
    apostrophes to the front and back of the ssid and the vita says unreconizable caracters.
    FoxFi does connect but eill not transfer data. I am hoping the native hotspot will work
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    In order to use sprints hotspot you have to modify the systems framework and several other files, its not as simple as flashing a hacked hotspot apk.

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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I know its not that simple. Do you know what needs to be
    modified or can you point me in the right direction
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Sorry I don't know much about it, you may try asking around the evo 4g forums, they have the same hotspot and know how to hack it. It'll be for a different phone but its a start.

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    Be careful, I got throttled hardcore for this....some apps they find very easily...i wouldnt recommend WIFI tether for root users..
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvstr36 View Post
    I have tried wifi tether and it is a great app. However I am trying to tether my psvita and that app adds
    apostrophes to the front and back of the ssid and the vita says unreconizable caracters.
    FoxFi does connect but eill not transfer data. I am hoping the native hotspot will work
    My wife and I both use FoxFi regularly (she has a Viper, I don't) and it works fine. You say it will not transfer data. Are you sure you still have data on your Viper? About 60% of the time I activate FoxFi on my Admiral I loose the data on my phone. Easiest solution is to turn on airplane mode for a few seconds then turn it off. Data will return to the device and then to the connected computer.
    Mine- Sprint: Palm 700p, Palm Treo Pro, HTC Touch, HP Palm Pre, Motorola Admiral, Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G (Jellybean 4.2.2);
    AT&T: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (4.4.2)
    Wife's - Sprint: HP Palm Pre, LG Viper 4G LTE (ICS); Vizio VTAB1008 Tablet (Honeycomb); AT&T: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (4.4.2)
    Daughters' - Nabi2 tablets (ICS)


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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by n0ve View Post
    Be careful, I got throttled hardcore for this....some apps they find very easily...i wouldnt recommend WIFI tether for root users..
    Thanks for the headsup
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by prolongExistence View Post
    My wife and I both use FoxFi regularly (she has a Viper, I don't) and it works fine. You say it will not transfer data. Are you sure you still have data on your Viper? About 60% of the time I activate FoxFi on my Admiral I loose the data on my phone. Easiest solution is to turn on airplane mode for a few seconds then turn it off. Data will return to the device and then to the connected computer.
    I do not think I ever paid attention to my data connection I will try this we I have a minute
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Wireless tether 2.0.7 google search it and enjoy..
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    Foxfi works but when trying to connect it says attempt to obtain ip address timed out idk why it finds it but can't connect any suggestions on other hot spot apps I'm not rooted so idk what my options would be

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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    If your not rooted fox fi is your best bet for wireless tether. Root your phone its not that complex..lol
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Sprint doesn't throttle their phones, I would know, I use over 10 gigs a month sometimes, and almost half of that is USB/PC tethering.

    If your rooted use market enabler and switch to another carrier, then all of the blocked tethering apps will become available to download.

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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by uvstr36 View Post
    I want to use the native hotspot app. I have tried FoxFi and tether for root.
    They do not work the way i need. Other phones have hacks to bypass sprint lockout.
    Does anybody know one that works for our vipers
    It's an issue with LG and ICS. FoxFi knows about it, and they're trying to implement a fix.

    I've been able to get Open Garden's WiFi tether to work for my PC, but it wasn't working on my Nexus 7. I just successfully used FoxFi's bluetooth DUN on my phone with PDANet Tablet on my Nexus 7, and it worked beautifully.

    *EDIT*
    The Bluetooth connection works okay... there are somethings that don't work. I was able to do some web browsing, and launch the Facebook app, but things like Google Talk and Draw Something didn't work. Better than nothing, I guess. I'll let you know if I figure anything else out.
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    Sprint doesn't throttle their phones, I would know, I use over 10 gigs a month sometimes, and almost half of that is USB/PC tethering.

    If your rooted use market enabler and switch to another carrier, then all of the blocked tethering apps will become available to download.

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    I guarantee you, 100%, if detected as tethering via the built in firmware method, they do throttle you, under normal conditions no they do not, ive used 78 gigs this month...as far as wifi tethering, a while back, i "thought" it seemed throttled...extremely slow and tests were consistent @ cap, therefore upon calling sprint was confirmed that a throttle was placed due to improper usage of tethering. Believe me if you'd like, just throwing it out there. Your method they aren't detecting, just warning others who may be used to simpler methods.
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    My wife and I EACH use an average of 5gb a month & I have gone as high as 20gb in a month. Never been throttled. If you go to sprint.com and check your account it will show your current (accurate within a few days) usage. I'm pretty certain that if they do detect your tethering it will show up as a separate figure under your usage. Normally it shows data and roaming data separate. I think there would be a 3rd figure for tethering data but I have never seen it so maybe someone else can chime in & confirm or negate that.
    Mine- Sprint: Palm 700p, Palm Treo Pro, HTC Touch, HP Palm Pre, Motorola Admiral, Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G (Jellybean 4.2.2);
    AT&T: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (4.4.2)
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I never said they throttled data use, but they can easily differentiate tethering data between device data..most tether apps cover their tracks now but some don't, was just a warning.

    More or less it was sprints "punishment" for tethering without adding the premium feature, slowed my 3g drastically.

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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I bought klink a while back, perfect app with lots of options, sprint hasn't caught on and i've had it for nearly a year and use it often. It's not free, but it's worth it.
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I use EasyTether on occasion when I absolutely need it.

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    Current Device: Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean 4.2.1
    Previous Devices: HTC Evo Shift 4G & iPhone 3GS 16GB
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    Lol with current sprint 3g speeds how can you tell if your being throttled anyway. My normal speeds on my s3 are barely better than dial-up.

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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    FYI, everyone, the new version of FoxFi (1.95) works again.
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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I rooted sgn2 and cannot get Internet connection. That was purpose to tether to my ipad. Foxfi does not work for sprint. Does anyone have an idea of why no internet after root?
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    I don't know about your lack of connection, but I wanted to say foxfi is working just fine for me on my viper letting me tether my nexus with no issues.

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    Default Re: [Q] bypass sprint wifi restriction

    I am having trouble getting foxfi to work. Could you tell me what software version you are running on your viper (is it gingerbread or ics?) and what version of foxfi you are using successfully?

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