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    Default need a wifi app. for nonrooted droid maxx

    I tried foxfi but does not work on new droid maxx is there a app for free WiFi without rooting
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    Default Re: need a wifi app. for nonrooted droid maxx

    Im in the same boat, gotta wait for an update
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    If you are not unlimited you should be able to use the hotspot through settings without having another app. Does not apply if you are on unlimited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinyTop View Post
    If you are not unlimited you should be able to use the hotspot through settings without having another app. Does not apply if you are on unlimited.
    Why did I pay full price to keep this damn unlimited plan if I can't use WiFi. Now that I've researched it I see that this is a known issue. But is always worked on my GNex without issues. Dam dam dam
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    Quote Originally Posted by phathands View Post
    Why did I pay full price to keep this damn unlimited plan if I can't use WiFi. Now that I've researched it I see that this is a known issue. But is always worked on my GNex without issues. Dam dam dam
    I'm hoping they figure it out & update PDANet/FoxFi. When my Razr first got Jelly Bean, it broke FoxFi. A few weeks later, and it worked again following an update. The app developers need some time to find workarounds.
    Tablets: 2nd gen Nexus 7 32gb, 1st gen Nexus 7 16gb
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    I'm with you. This is a disappointment So now, we wait for root or an app...
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    WifiHotspot and USB Tether by SVTP worked great on my GNex. I might have to wait on the Maxx if this is the case.
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    Has anyone tried using Elixir 2 to turn on the hotspot on a an unlimited plan?
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    I ended up doing the one touch root just so I could edit the permissions for the mobile hotspot. Totally worth it and super easy.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    Last edited by phathands; 10-14-2013 at 11:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phathands View Post
    I ended up doing the one touch root just so I could edit the permissions for the mobile hotspot. Totally worth and super easy.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    Me too, and I un-rooted after changing the digit. Works flawlessly. I added a toggle widget, so I can turn the tethering on & off super quickly as well.
    Tablets: 2nd gen Nexus 7 32gb, 1st gen Nexus 7 16gb
    Phone: Droid MAXX
    Retired: OG Droid, Droid RAZR (RIP), Galaxy Nexus (backup phone)
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    Easy tether pro. Its usb or bluetooth but works great.

    I would suggest doing some research. Its easy to root the droid maxx. If you do that you can do another hack that let's you use the stock mobile hotspot app.

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    Are you guys referring to this [Root/Write Protection Bypass] Droid Ultra/Maxx/Mini - xda-developers as the "one touch root"?

    If so, how are you unrooting? what i've read in that thread so far is that it requires flashing fxz or something else. While I can probably figure that out, I'd rather not.

    My ultimate goal is to find a way to allow me to do wifi tethering (without adding it to my plan, i'm cheap and scared I'd lose my grandfathered data and discounts), yet still be able to receive OTA updates. I've evaluated the other things I use root for and I think I could live without those if my primary goals are met.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YAYTech View Post
    Me too, and I un-rooted after changing the digit. Works flawlessly. I added a toggle widget, so I can turn the tethering on & off super quickly as well.
    Which root and unroot program did you use that was one touch if you don't mind me asking? Would like to get my phone to teather on unlimited but don't know if I wanna root anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpdtopcop View Post
    Which root and unroot program did you use that was one touch if you don't mind me asking? Would like to get my phone to teather on unlimited but don't know if I wanna root anymore.
    Root: http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...c-release.html
    Tether: [GUIDE]Enable stock tethering - Root Required - xda-developers
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    But when you unroot you have to flash stock firmware so how does it not change the entitlement check back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpdtopcop View Post
    But when you unroot you have to flash stock firmware so how does it not change the entitlement check back?
    You're not flashing different firmware when you root, you're just gaining access to system files temporarily.

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    Phone: Droid MAXX
    Retired: OG Droid, Droid RAZR (RIP), Galaxy Nexus (backup phone)
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    That app lets you unroot using it as well. Nothing to flash. Just turning off root access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAYTech View Post
    You're not flashing different firmware when you root, you're just gaining access to system files temporarily.

    Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
    Got it.. Thanks
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    Worked like a charm.. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by phathands View Post
    I ended up doing the one touch root just so I could edit the permissions for the mobile hotspot. Totally worth it and super easy.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    Can you do this edit and use the native hotspot if you are grandfathered unlimited, or am I still stuck waiting on FoxFi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazc View Post
    Can you do this edit and use the native hotspot if you are grandfathered unlimited, or am I still stuck waiting on FoxFi?
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazc View Post
    Can you do this edit and use the native hotspot if you are grandfathered unlimited, or am I still stuck waiting on FoxFi?
    Absolutely.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazc View Post
    Can you do this edit and use the native hotspot if you are grandfathered unlimited, or am I still stuck waiting on FoxFi?
    That's my situation, worked perfectly.
    Tablets: 2nd gen Nexus 7 32gb, 1st gen Nexus 7 16gb
    Phone: Droid MAXX
    Retired: OG Droid, Droid RAZR (RIP), Galaxy Nexus (backup phone)

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