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Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3 and tethering/hotspot?
I just upgraded to this new Galaxy S3 and I was curious to see if I could remain unrooted/stock and get hotspot/tethering capability to work. My carrier is Virgin Mobile (Sprint). Since the phone is new, I like to remain unrooted for a bit in the event I have issues. It came directly from Virgin Mobile with 4.3 installed.
The app of choice seems to be FoxFi. I installed FoxFi for Spring/AT&T figuring this was the correct choice - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=com.foxfi2
Establishing a wireless hotspot failed. I get an error message "Hotspot not supported". I've searched around and there seems to be a mixed bag of successes versus failures as shown in this thread:
Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?
I DID get wired tethering to work! So that is the good news. Frankly, if that is all I can get to work then I'll be content but would like to understand why/how to get the wireless hotspot feature working.....or if it is not worth my time at this point. There seems to be mixed results even when rooted so I'm not eager to start hacking my brand new phone.
The posts in the thread above are from late last year. Has there been any progress with getting the hotspot functioning consistently on this phone for Virgin Mobile/Sprint? If I missed a thread somewhere, please forgive me for posting.