09-18-2012 06:59 PM
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  1. vintshave's Avatar
    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
    02-21-2012 09:36 AM
  2. zeevikn's Avatar
    Would also love to know the answer.
    I have no tethering plan, so easy to verify it works

    Thanks,
    Zeevik
    02-21-2012 06:24 PM
  3. eban44's Avatar
    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.
    02-21-2012 11:48 PM
  4. Markersk's Avatar
    Or you can use Fox Fi without rooting. Free app
    linuxdood, thumos, wyt168 and 1 others like this.
    02-22-2012 09:03 AM
  5. zeevikn's Avatar
    Or you can use Fox Fi without rooting. Free app
    THANKS, Markersk.
    works like a charm :-)
    02-23-2012 11:44 PM
  6. linuxdood's Avatar
    Thanks Marker. Fox Fi works great. Awesome no root needed.
    thumos likes this.
    03-01-2012 11:37 AM
  7. onlyoneromeo's Avatar
    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...
    03-01-2012 12:32 PM
  8. jedah's Avatar
    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).
    03-01-2012 01:34 PM
  9. fazzman's Avatar
    Foxfi works great so far. Thanks for the info.
    03-01-2012 05:14 PM
  10. gzbsds's Avatar
    Has anyone who does not have a tethering plan getting charge extra while using Fox FI ?
    03-07-2012 10:07 AM
  11. wickedstitch's Avatar
    Has anyone who does not have a tethering plan getting charge extra while using Fox FI ?
    I'm curious about this as well.
    03-08-2012 12:34 AM
  12. Markersk's Avatar
    Two months. Not yet!
    03-08-2012 08:48 AM
  13. jsarino's Avatar
    Two months. Not yet!
    Good to know :-)

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk
    03-13-2012 06:29 PM
  14. jestic's Avatar
    I cant seem to find this app in the market, bummer.
    03-14-2012 03:58 PM
  15. jsarino's Avatar
    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?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk
    jestic likes this.
    03-14-2012 04:29 PM
  16. jestic's Avatar
    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.
    03-14-2012 08:40 PM
  17. Software Guy's Avatar
    foxfi is great. I used it the other day to tether my iPad to my Skyrocket and had no issues.
    03-19-2012 08:36 AM
  18. Charlene Holstrom's Avatar
    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
    08-30-2012 05:02 PM
  19. BMack37's Avatar
    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.
    08-31-2012 04:34 PM
  20. jsarino's Avatar
    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!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk 2
    09-01-2012 06:20 AM
  21. rgarcia900's Avatar
    I use it on and off for about 30 minutes at a time without any issues...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    09-01-2012 06:46 AM
  22. smooches680's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    09-01-2012 03:19 PM
  23. unlockoutlaw's Avatar
    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?
    09-03-2012 02:27 PM
  24. jsarino's Avatar
    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
    09-03-2012 08:57 PM
  25. Jondroid2's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    09-06-2012 11:11 AM
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