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    Default FoxFi Alternative VZW

    Good Morning Folks,

    I am searching for an alternative to FoxFi. I hate the required lock screen it now needs with its security certificate. It hinders the Touchless Control feature that is a mainstay of the Moto X. I am rooted and have unlimited data. I am coming from a Galaxy Nexus and did not have this added step nor was there TC that it interfered with.

    This is an unfortunate change FoxFi made. I have been a very happy paying customer of theirs for almost two years. I am guessing this added step was needed to help them reduce people pirating their app or they didn't think of the ramifications to this devices Touchless Control feature. I know that i can uninstall the certificate and disable the lock screen when not using FoxFi but this is a real pain going back and forth 4-6 times a day, especially when I leave someplace and am driving wishing to use TC. If they develop a work around, I will gladly use FoxFi 100% but for now I am seeking another product.

    Thank you all in advance for your thought and ideas.

    -Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcims View Post
    Good Morning Folks,

    I am searching for an alternative to FoxFi. I hate the required lock screen it now needs with its security certificate. It hinders the Touchless Control feature that is a mainstay of the Moto X. I am rooted and have unlimited data. I am coming from a Galaxy Nexus and did not have this added step nor was there TC that it interfered with.

    This is an unfortunate change FoxFi made. I have been a very happy paying customer of theirs for almost two years. I am guessing this added step was needed to help them reduce people pirating their app or they didn't think of the ramifications to this devices Touchless Control feature. I know that i can uninstall the certificate and disable the lock screen when not using FoxFi but this is a real pain going back and forth 4-6 times a day, especially when I leave someplace and am driving wishing to use TC. If they develop a work around, I will gladly use FoxFi 100% but for now I am seeking another product.

    Thank you all in advance for your thought and ideas.

    -Gary
    [MOD][VZW][AT&T][SPR] Native tether - xda-developers
    this work perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericizzy1 View Post
    yep this is working flawless
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    Default Re: FoxFi Alternative VZW

    Quote Originally Posted by ericizzy1 View Post
    Requires root. Bummer.
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    Default Re: FoxFi Alternative VZW

    Quote Originally Posted by jephanie View Post
    Requires root. Bummer.
    you not want to root?Just curious as to your reasons not to
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    Quote Originally Posted by busa2006 View Post
    you not want to root?Just curious as to your reasons not to
    1) Lack of (any) experience
    2) Fear of bricking my device
    3) Fear of loading buggy ROMs that won't deliver a solid and smooth experience
    4) See all of the above
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    Default Re: FoxFi Alternative VZW

    Quote Originally Posted by jephanie View Post
    1) Lack of (any) experience
    2) Fear of bricking my device
    3) Fear of loading buggy ROMs that won't deliver a solid and smooth experience
    4) See all of the above

    You don't have to install a buggy ROM to root, just stay stock rooted.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutofStep13 View Post
    You don't have to install a buggy ROM to root, just stay stock rooted.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk 4
    Good point.
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    Default Re: FoxFi Alternative VZW

    It does indeed! Thanks for the tip. Didn't want to root but no problems so far.

    BTW... Here is the email from Fox Fi customer service:

    "Hi

    You need the lock screen because in the latest firmware update of your
    phone, Verizon has blocked WiFi mode and there is no other way around it
    except for installing a certificate (which requires the screen lock) to
    bypass the tether plan check (again, enforced in the latest firmware
    update).

    If you find a way to roll your phone back to the previous firmware then
    you won't have this issue.

    Thanks,
    June Fabrics PDA Software Support
    http://www.junefabrics.com"

    Posted via Android Central App
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericizzy1 View Post
    Doesn't this method only work until you reboot? Seems like a temporary solution.
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    nope, sticks after reboot

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