1. uvstr36's Avatar
    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
    11-03-2012 12:10 PM
  2. hezx's Avatar
    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
    11-03-2012 01:29 PM
  3. uvstr36's Avatar
    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
    11-03-2012 02:52 PM
  4. gollum18's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-03-2012 05:30 PM
  5. uvstr36's Avatar
    I know its not that simple. Do you know what needs to be
    modified or can you point me in the right direction
    11-03-2012 06:53 PM
  6. gollum18's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
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    11-05-2012 12:14 AM
  7. n0ve's Avatar
    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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    11-05-2012 11:05 PM
  8. prolongExistence's Avatar
    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.
    uvstr36 likes this.
    11-06-2012 12:50 AM
  9. uvstr36's Avatar
    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
    11-06-2012 05:27 AM
  10. uvstr36's Avatar
    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
    11-06-2012 05:30 AM
  11. pmoneyprix's Avatar
    Wireless tether 2.0.7 google search it and enjoy..
    11-06-2012 06:09 AM
  12. slinkies's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Android Central Forums
    11-06-2012 11:57 AM
  13. pmoneyprix's Avatar
    If your not rooted fox fi is your best bet for wireless tether. Root your phone its not that complex..lol
    11-06-2012 12:46 PM
  14. gollum18's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-07-2012 06:17 AM
  15. Odinist's Avatar
    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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    11-07-2012 11:24 AM
  16. n0ve's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    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.
    11-10-2012 06:52 PM
  17. prolongExistence's Avatar
    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.
    11-12-2012 01:46 AM
  18. n0ve's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Tapatalk 2
    11-12-2012 10:01 PM
  19. Joshdlul's Avatar
    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.
    11-13-2012 12:48 AM
  20. mij9895's Avatar
    I use EasyTether on occasion when I absolutely need it.

    Sent from my LG-LS840 Viper 4G LTE using Tapatalk 2
    11-13-2012 12:50 AM
  21. gollum18's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my LG-LS855 using Android Central Forums
    11-20-2012 02:32 PM
  22. Odinist's Avatar
    FYI, everyone, the new version of FoxFi (1.95) works again.
    uvstr36 and pilot03 like this.
    11-20-2012 03:14 PM
  23. Zoressa's Avatar
    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?
    03-28-2013 10:10 PM
  24. mharrison82's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    03-31-2013 06:19 AM
  25. garbb's Avatar
    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?
    05-18-2013 10:14 PM

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