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    Default Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    FoxFi isn't working anymore. It says I need to contact AT&T to enable the mobile hotspot.

    This seems to be a problem with Jelly Bean with all apps I tried.

    What works? Any prospects that these apps will be updated to work again?

    The occasional tether was one of the main reasons I switched from iPhone to Android (paying $30/month for an unlimited plan of which I still only use about 2 GB/month, tethering amounting to about 10% of that, paying for tethering seemed insane).
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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    try Portable Wifi hotspot widget... by taiseiko... works greak on my s4

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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    Open Garden - bluetooth

    Easy Tether - usb

    (They work with Jellybean, you can read the reviews to see if they work with the S4. Both are free, but you can upgrade Easy Tether for more functionality.)

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly rooted Sprint Galaxy Nexus
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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    Quote Originally Posted by nelonez View Post
    try Portable Wifi hotspot widget... by taiseiko... works greak on my s4

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    This doesn't work for me.. What carrier are you with?

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    If it's really important you can root, also iPhone are not for me but my daughter Def tethers her laptop and tablet with hers, not the point though sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihbsbA View Post
    This doesn't work for me.. What carrier are you with?

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2
    Im on att... im gueasing ur on Sprint by the model number

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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    I use ES File xplorer app...in the network settings. Works great .
    At&t
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    I didn't know that was an option. I'll have to look into it as Open Garden is hit or miss.

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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    If u are rooted try the TrevE mod for Wireless Tether for root users app over at XDA. Works real well.

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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    I don't know but PDANet latest version that uses FoxFi has been working great for me since day 1 on my S4, I just tested it again and it worked. I'm on AT&T.
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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    FoxFi works fine, but newer versions have a limit on the free version requiring reconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erasat View Post
    I don't know but PDANet latest version that uses FoxFi has been working great for me since day 1 on my S4, I just tested it again and it worked. I'm on AT&T.
    That is so odd. I can't even download PDANet+. Gives explicit message that it is not available with my carrier (AT&T). I have the FoxFi app installed, but can't start it. Do you start tethering from within FoxFi or from within PDANet? Why are these two apps when they work together btw?
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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xingularity View Post
    FoxFi works fine, but newer versions have a limit on the free version requiring reconnects.

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    Are you referring to wifi tethering or USB/bluetooth? I can't get either of those to work on AT&T. How do you get them to work? This is very strange...
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    Quote Originally Posted by quietlybrilliant View Post
    Are you referring to wifi tethering or USB/bluetooth? I can't get either of those to work on AT&T. How do you get them to work? This is very strange...
    Wifi tether and USB both works great with PDANet and FoxFi, it stopped working since Jelly bean update but after latest version adding FoxFi just in time for my S4 purchase back on 4/27, I've been using it A LOT, and like I said, I just tried it and it worked.

    Bluetooth tether is not needed on my end so I don't know about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quietlybrilliant View Post
    FoxFi isn't working anymore. It says I need to contact AT&T to enable the mobile hotspot.

    This seems to be a problem with Jelly Bean with all apps I tried.

    What works? Any prospects that these apps will be updated to work again?

    The occasional tether was one of the main reasons I switched from iPhone to Android (paying $30/month for an unlimited plan of which I still only use about 2 GB/month, tethering amounting to about 10% of that, paying for tethering seemed insane).
    FOXFI, works well with the S4.... what happens is that when you first turn it on, you will get the message you stated... I got it from TMobile. What you do is when you get the message disregard it and if you get the tethering screen, go ahead and turn it off. If not go to the settings and turn it off and your FOXFI will work fine.. I use it all the time to give internet to my tablet. .....I only had to do it the first time.
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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    Quote Originally Posted by fantom305 View Post
    FOXFI, works well with the S4.... what happens is that when you first turn it on, you will get the message you stated... I got it from TMobile. What you do is when you get the message disregard it and if you get the tethering screen, go ahead and turn it off. If not go to the settings and turn it off and your FOXFI will work fine.. I use it all the time to give internet to my tablet. .....I only had to do it the first time.
    OK: if I ignore the message stating that I need to dial 611 (i.e., I don't click "OK") the hotspot seems to be working at least temporarily. Is that what you mean I should do?

    Can you explain more what you mean by "if you get the tethering screen, go ahead and turn it off. If not go to the settings and turn it off and your FOXFI will work fine.."? I am not getting to a tethering screen, and don't know where to find it in settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihbsbA View Post
    This doesn't work for me.. What carrier are you with?

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    Default Re: Any tethering apps that work with the S4?

    Quote Originally Posted by ihbsbA View Post
    This doesn't work for me.. What carrier are you with?

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2
    I have the same phone as you Sprint gs4 L720 rooted and have the sane reigned finding a wireless hotspot app that works so I can hook my Xbox 360 up to it.. I've read you need VPN shield also and trevEs mod Wi-Fi doesn't work neither does wireless tether. Any ideas?

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