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    Default Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    So, here's an interesting question. Does anyone know of an app that allows free WiFi tethering? I used Foxfi on my Galaxy S2 but it doesn't work on the GNex. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    Why doesn't it work now? Do you get an error?
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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoredandTattooed View Post
    Why doesn't it work now? Do you get an error?
    I don't have a tethering plan (who would?) And Foxfi keeps giving me an error

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    Fox Fi isn't compatible with Jelly Bean on Sprint.
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    I have to use PDANet 3.5 on my GS2 and Pdanet Tablet on my Transformer Prime. You start up Pdanet on the phone. It starts Foxfi. Select Bluetooth. Then go to the tablet and start Pdanet Tablet. I was lost until I found this combo
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    Open Garden has been working great for me. It also uses bluetooth but its better than nothing. I use it on my tablet and laptop.
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    how does open garden work? i cant get it to find my device on my laptop
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    Default TMobile blocking tethering

    as of this morning I can no longer wifi tether on my gnex. I am running stock jb.
    foxfi and open garden won't get through. arrg. any ideas to let me?
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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgalorRC View Post
    how does open garden work? i cant get it to find my device on my laptop
    Read the app description in the Play store or visit their website. There is a wealth of information there plus they have a forum and they are good about helping troubeshoot. I've been using it for a week with my nonroot Galaxy Nexus. The only issue I have is the only way I can figure out how to turn it off is by turning off bluetooth which is awkward but not deal breaking.
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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    Sadly, you're probably not to going to be finding one. Sprint has done a very nice job in regards to blocking free tethering. I have root and have tried the "WiFi Tether for Root Users" with very limited success. It's pretty much stopped working too. You can give it a try for yourself.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.wifi.tether

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    If by some chance I helped you out, please be so kind as to hit that thanks button. You'd be a lot cooler if you did.
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    I use the built in tether for free. Just decompile the framework and remove the provisions for tether, then recompile and push/flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rene Ritchie View Post
    Er... Can has secondary/tertiary/etc. Gmail account? Can't find where to add multiple Googleness? Am I just missing something obvious?

    (Not always intuitive what's hidden where, esp. menu button)
    Uh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    I use the built in tether for free. Just decompile the framework and remove the provisions for tether, then recompile and push/flash.

    Please explain, perhaps step by step? Or a link to such a file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    I use the built in tether for free. Just decompile the framework and remove the provisions for tether, then recompile and push/flash.

    Sent from my AOSP Android 4.1.1 Galaxy Nexus.
    Hi Zeinzu!
    Any Chance you would consider posting a step-by-step instruction as to how you accomplished the free tethering on your GS3. You'll be greatly appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    I use the built in tether for free. Just decompile the framework and remove the provisions for tether, then recompile and push/flash.

    Sent from my AOSP Android 4.1.1 Galaxy Nexus.
    I too would like to have a step by step on this.

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    Could you please give step by step instructions of how to do that for dummies? I have no clue on how to do what you said.

    I have been using open garden on my gs3 Sprint for about a week it works with Bluetooth like mentioned above but what if I want to connect to a computer that doesn't have Bluetooth?

    Thank you in advance
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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    Quote Originally Posted by wiltavares135@gmail.com View Post
    Could you please give step by step instructions of how to do that for dummies? I have no clue on how to do what you said.

    I have been using open garden on my gs3 Sprint for about a week it works with Bluetooth like mentioned above but what if I want to connect to a computer that doesn't have Bluetooth?

    Thank you in advance
    Bluetooth dongle perhaps
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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    There is no "for dummies". You either understand how to do it or you need to learn a bunch of stuff before you try. All the resources you need you can find on your own. You need to decompile the framework and edit the strings in one of the xmls to remove the provision checks for tether, recompile, then replace the original framework in your system partition.

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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    Not everyone is technically sound enough to be able to figure this out on their own - that's why a lot of folks log onto user forums like androidcentral - to get help from 'experts'. Thankfully, most experts are more than willing to share their knowledge, or point the folks to another post that outlines the process.

    Some 'experts' aren't - they must have been born that way - nobody taught them anything. Right after birth, they learnt a bunch of stuff and just tried everything. They found all resources they needed on their own, with just a brief outline of steps thrown at them. They were building custom ROMs when other non-experts the same age were beginning to crawl!

    </s>

    @ the folks who asked for step by step, hopefully, some other helpful folks will chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    There is no "for dummies". You either understand how to do it or you need to learn a bunch of stuff before you try. All the resources you need you can find on your own. You need to decompile the framework and edit the strings in one of the xmls to remove the provision checks for tether, recompile, then replace the original framework in your system partition.
    In his defense he gave enough information to find out how to do it, and he probably didn't mention specifics cause he didn't want to be asked questions. Using my google-fu and what he's said...It wasn't hard to find out what he meant.

    Get your framework-res.apk. (I used ES File Explorer and enabled root mode to copy mine to the sdcard and transfered it to my PC)
    Back it up.
    Decompile it. (APKTools. Google it.)
    Once it's done decompiling go to res/values/arrays.xml and change
    Code:
    <string-array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app">
        <item>com.samsung.spg</item>
        <item>com.samsung.spg.NewSPGActivity</item>
    </string-array>
    to
    Code:
    <array name="config_mobile_hotspot_provision_app" />
    Recompile.
    Copy it over.
    Change the permissions (chmod) to what they should be. (Google it)
    If the phone freezes wait 2-3 minutes and go into safemode (Google it)
    Or just pull out the battery.
    This completely bypasses any wifi hotspot entitlement checks and lets you activate the built-in AP with no error message!

    credit: Devs: Here is how to bypass native tethering entitlement check. Works on VZW or ATT - xda-developers

    Whatever Sprint did to the Galaxy S3, even after doing this (My ROM had it done already, as it turns out...>.>) it still didn't work for me on JB 4.1
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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    @nysos3 - thanks for your helpful (1st) post
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    Go to isc rom
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    Default Re: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?

    Ok, I'm holding off on the JB update for fear of loosing FoxFi usage.
    1. Can anyone confirm/deny if FoxFi will work on JB unrooted?
    2. Has anyone tried this method to get FoxFi to work again?
    3. Does this widget still work on JB?

    I bought myself, er um, my kids bought me a refurb Nexus for Christmas. I want to update to JB (and get rid of the constant pop up messages) but I NEED tethering. Can't seem to get FoxFi bluetooth to work & I tried using OG but the speed sucks and it blocks many sites & scripts.
    Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
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