1. amirlaine's Avatar
    I tried foxfi but does not work on new droid maxx is there a app for free WiFi without rooting
    08-22-2013 12:49 PM
  2. Busted51's Avatar
    Im in the same boat, gotta wait for an update
    amirlaine likes this.
    08-22-2013 12:56 PM
  3. ShinyTop's Avatar
    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.
    08-22-2013 03:25 PM
  4. phathands's Avatar
    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
    08-22-2013 05:01 PM
  5. YAYTech's Avatar
    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.
    ashmerae likes this.
    08-22-2013 05:18 PM
  6. ashmerae's Avatar
    I'm with you. This is a disappointment So now, we wait for root or an app...
    08-23-2013 09:26 AM
  7. Crazy Yankee's Avatar
    WifiHotspot and USB Tether by SVTP worked great on my GNex. I might have to wait on the Maxx if this is the case.
    08-23-2013 10:21 AM
  8. sean67854's Avatar
    Has anyone tried using Elixir 2 to turn on the hotspot on a an unlimited plan?
    10-14-2013 08:33 AM
  9. phathands's Avatar
    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
    10-14-2013 12:00 PM
  10. YAYTech's Avatar
    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.
    phathands likes this.
    10-14-2013 12:02 PM
  11. jfriend33's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my XT1080m using AC Forums mobile app.
    10-14-2013 12:41 PM
  12. sean67854's Avatar
    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.
    10-14-2013 02:49 PM
  13. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    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.
    10-14-2013 03:15 PM
  14. YAYTech's Avatar
    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
    10-14-2013 03:21 PM
  15. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    But when you unroot you have to flash stock firmware so how does it not change the entitlement check back?
    10-14-2013 06:15 PM
  16. YAYTech's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
    10-14-2013 09:39 PM
  17. phathands's Avatar
    That app lets you unroot using it as well. Nothing to flash. Just turning off root access.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    tpdtopcop likes this.
    10-14-2013 10:20 PM
  18. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    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
    10-15-2013 08:42 AM
  19. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    Worked like a charm.. Thanks
    YAYTech and phathands like this.
    10-15-2013 06:26 PM
  20. spazc's Avatar
    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?
    10-17-2013 11:33 AM
  21. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    Can you do this edit and use the native hotspot if you are grandfathered unlimited, or am I still stuck waiting on FoxFi?
    Yes
    10-17-2013 11:39 AM
  22. phathands's Avatar
    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
    10-17-2013 03:01 PM
  23. YAYTech's Avatar
    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.
    10-17-2013 10:11 PM

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