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    Default AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    I just tried using my hotspot and it says I need to call 611 to use it. Before the upgrade I never had a problem.
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Uh... We're you paying for a tethering plan?

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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    If its the same one that is rolling out on Verizon, people have said it disables hotspot tethering.
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    It disable ES File Explorer tethering too.
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Pay for it and you won't ever have this problem again.

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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Why should he pay for a service that is was initially intended to be free? Google included the feature with the intention of it being free to use. It was the money hungry carriers who decided to take it and use it as just another feature to squeeze more money out of the consumer. As if basic cell phone service wasn't high enough.

    As for the problem it can be fixed with a very simple smali edit inside your services.jar. Although I don't have the device so I wouldn't be able to confirm if it works or not.

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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Foxfi not working

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    Check out this thread. Worked for me.
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Thanks for the response that worked and very Tru why should I pay to use my data plan if I already pay who cares if I'm using it on another device

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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Make comments that help don't tell me the obvious I know if I pay for it I won't have the problem again

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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    Why should he pay for a service that is was initially intended to be free? Google included the feature with the intention of it being free to use. It was the money hungry carriers who decided to take it and use it as just another feature to squeeze more money out of the consumer. As if basic cell phone service wasn't high enough.

    As for the problem it can be fixed with a very simple smali edit inside your services.jar. Although I don't have the device so I wouldn't be able to confirm if it works or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joseatnj View Post
    Thanks for the response that worked and very Tru why should I pay to use my data plan if I already pay who cares if I'm using it on another device

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    I've had many discussions about this and before I say this let me say.. I agree. They should let us use it with our current data plan (in my opinion) but...

    In this world what the contract says goes. Always. You signed it so you agreed. If you go read your contract it says your data plan is for your phone.. Not your laptop to use your phone connection. It explicitly says it's for your phones data use.. Unless of course you add tethering.

    Messed up? Sure.. But that's why they got those high priced lawyers.

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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Can verify this on the ATT version of the phone. If you have FoxFi and you just hit the home key when the pop window occurs, the program will work.

    ES File Explorer was updated but the update did not reactivate the ability to tether on the S4.

    Edited to change cancel to home key.
    Last edited by Farish; 07-11-2013 at 05:08 PM.
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    I just got around to installing FoxFi on my AT&T GS4 and it crashes every time I activate the Wifi Hotspot.
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    This replaced Fox fi for me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farish View Post
    Can verify this on the ATT version of the phone. If you have FoxFi and you just hit the cancel key when the pop window occurs, the program will work.

    ES File Explorer was updated but the update did not reactivate the ability to tether on the S4.
    Hitting cancel on Vzw S4 w/ updated firmware doesnt work. When pop up emerges hitting home button works for me only.
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Hitting the home button also worked for me also and I'm on at&t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xingularity View Post


    This replaced Fox fi for me....

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    Huh??
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by Farish View Post
    Can verify this on the ATT version of the phone. If you have FoxFi and you just hit the cancel key when the pop window occurs, the program will work.

    ES File Explorer was updated but the update did not reactivate the ability to tether on the S4.
    Sorry folks I meant the home key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMG_Roadster View Post
    I just got around to installing FoxFi on my AT&T GS4 and it crashes every time I activate the Wifi Hotspot.
    Reboot your phone. Try it again, you need to hit the home key when the popup comes up with the word cancel on it.

    I was able to connect my iPad Mini to this with zero issues.
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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by Farish View Post
    Reboot your phone. Try it again, you need to hit the home key when the popup comes up with the word cancel on it.

    I was able to connect my iPad Mini to this with zero issues.
    First thing I tried was a reboot. I tried this before posting. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joseatnj View Post
    Thanks for the response that worked and very Tru why should I pay to use my data plan if I already pay who cares if I'm using it on another device

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    Tethered laptops use lots more bandwidth than just the phone. Mobile hotspot IS supposed to be included on metered plans on Verizon but grandfathered unlimited plans must pay for the extra demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuckk View Post
    Tethered laptops use lots more bandwidth than just the phone. Mobile hotspot IS supposed to be included on metered plans on Verizon but grandfathered unlimited plans must pay for the extra demand.

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    Absolutely wrong. Verizon is not allowed to restrict, block, or force people to pay for tethering on their data plans. They get away with it because you let them too.

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    They can (and likely will) force you onto a capped plan if you are caught tethering on a grandfathered unlimited plan without paying. And once you lose that plan it is gone forever. Want to risk it?



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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by starbuckk View Post
    They can (and likely will) force you onto a capped plan if you are caught tethering on a grandfathered unlimited plan without paying. And once you lose that plan it is gone forever. Want to risk it?



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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by starbuckk View Post
    They can (and likely will) force you onto a capped plan if you are caught tethering on a grandfathered unlimited plan without paying. And once you lose that plan it is gone forever. Want to risk it?



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    Default Re: AT&T software update disabled my foxfi hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by starbuckk View Post
    Tethered laptops use lots more bandwidth than just the phone. Mobile hotspot IS supposed to be included on metered plans on Verizon but grandfathered unlimited plans must pay for the extra demand.
    OMG... I almost busted a gut when I read that. No, tethering is not supported on the Verizon metered plans. I have both Verizon and AT&T phones and they do the same thing (telling you to sign up for the feature). The big American carriers are optimizing their profits by making use buy tether plans to enable this built in feature that other people in the world get to enjoy for free. If I have a 2gb data plan, why should I pay extra? It doesn't cost them a thing.
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