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    Default Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    Hi,

    I current have a skyrocket with AT&T and am on their rip-off tethering plan. I've heard that with a rooted device you can use it as a hotspot and not pay the extra $$$$. Is this true? If so, what app would I use to do it? Finally, how could I test that it works without disconnecting my tethering service - I don't want to do that until I have verified that it works without it.

    Thanks!

    John
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    Default Re: Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    Would also love to know the answer.
    I have no tethering plan, so easy to verify it works

    Thanks,
    Zeevik
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    Default Re: Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    Just root the phone and use app freezing program like titanium backup pro or for free use NoBloat free and disable Tetheringmanager2.apk thats what I did and now you can just go into setting and click on wifi hotspot and it works. No other app needed.
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    Default Re: Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    Or you can use Fox Fi without rooting. Free app
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markersk View Post
    Or you can use Fox Fi without rooting. Free app
    THANKS, Markersk.
    works like a charm :-)
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    Thanks Marker. Fox Fi works great. Awesome no root needed.
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    I thought AT&T allowed tethering and just pulled the data from your data plan. From what I know there's no extra cost to tether...
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    Default Re: Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by onlyoneromeo View Post
    I thought AT&T allowed tethering and just pulled the data from your data plan. From what I know there's no extra cost to tether...
    This is only true if you're on their tethering plan. Otherwise, you will get charged extra (or worse, they will change your plan to the tethering plan).
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    Default Re: Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    Foxfi works great so far. Thanks for the info.
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    Has anyone who does not have a tethering plan getting charge extra while using Fox FI ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gzbsds View Post
    Has anyone who does not have a tethering plan getting charge extra while using Fox FI ?
    I'm curious about this as well.
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    Two months. Not yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markersk View Post
    Two months. Not yet!
    Good to know :-)

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    I cant seem to find this app in the market, bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestic View Post
    I cant seem to find this app in the market, bummer.
    Do a search for "foxfi"...that's how I found it.

    Edit: don't you mean Google Play?

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    Default Re: Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
    Do a search for "foxfi"...that's how I found it.

    Edit: don't you mean Google Play?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk

    Got it, thanks.
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    foxfi is great. I used it the other day to tether my iPad to my Skyrocket and had no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintshave View Post
    Hi,

    I current have a skyrocket with AT&T and am on their rip-off tethering plan. I've heard that with a rooted device you can use it as a hotspot and not pay the extra $$$$. Is this true? If so, what app would I use to do it? Finally, how could I test that it works without disconnecting my tethering service - I don't want to do that until I have verified that it works without it.

    Thanks!

    John
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    Default Re: Using the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket As a WiFI Hotspot

    I have used Foxfi for months, I've never had an issue with it btw.

    Actually, one time my internet was down at home and a couple buddies wanted me to play Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360 so I tethered the xbox and played online...worked great with no lag, I was amazed.
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    This has been mentioned a number of times in the thread, but FoxFi works great! I've used it to tether both a laptop and tablet...no issues so far!

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    I use it on and off for about 30 minutes at a time without any issues...

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    I am so upset because when I had the Samsung galaxy S2 phone foxfi worked great but now since I have the Samsung galaxy S3 foxfi does not work through Wi-Fi I have to connect through Bluetooth.

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    I just got a Skyrocket SII on ATT and when I downloaded PdaNet and it says I need FoxFi to use as Wifi. Whne I try to download FoxFi, it says this app is not suported by my Carrier and will not let me download it. Any ideas?
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    You tried downloading this from Google Play? You can try scanning the QR code here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.foxfi&hl=en
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    Just for fun I shut down my cable and wifi connection on my computer and hooked into my skyrocket using FoxFi and played Warcraft for about 10 minutes. Ran surprisingly well :-) but sucked the data plan down quick! Expected that though. Was just curious.

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