08-16-2013 08:37 AM
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  1. Downtown Taco's Avatar
    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?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    10-10-2012 12:02 PM
  2. BoredandTattooed's Avatar
    Why doesn't it work now? Do you get an error?
    10-10-2012 12:03 PM
  3. Downtown Taco's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    10-10-2012 12:05 PM
  4. Downtown Taco's Avatar
    This: Free WiFi tether for stock Jelly Bean?-uploadfromtaptalk1349888801588.jpg

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    10-10-2012 12:06 PM
  5. eweezzyyyy's Avatar
    Fox Fi isn't compatible with Jelly Bean on Sprint.
    10-10-2012 12:55 PM
  6. cptmcnair's Avatar
    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
    10-10-2012 01:40 PM
  7. waynebeep's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2012 09:33 PM
  8. azgalorRC's Avatar
    how does open garden work? i cant get it to find my device on my laptop
    10-11-2012 12:23 AM
  9. saltiel's Avatar
    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?
    10-11-2012 06:14 AM
  10. waynebeep's Avatar
    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.
    10-11-2012 08:13 AM
  11. CaMelGuY1337's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    10-11-2012 11:03 AM
  12. Zeinzu's Avatar
    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.
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    10-13-2012 12:43 AM
  13. Downtown Taco's Avatar
    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...

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    10-13-2012 05:43 PM
  14. TOOLEY's Avatar
    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?

    Sent from my AOSP Android 4.1.1 Galaxy Nexus.
    jayEvo1 likes this.
    10-14-2012 02:14 AM
  15. jayEvo1's Avatar
    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
    10-29-2012 10:36 AM
  16. StealthTH's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    10-31-2012 03:45 PM
  17. Zeinzu's Avatar


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    11-01-2012 05:32 PM
  18. wiltavares135@gmail.com's Avatar
    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
    11-01-2012 09:33 PM
  19. Mobius360's Avatar
    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
    11-02-2012 01:17 AM
  20. Zeinzu's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    11-02-2012 02:16 AM
  21. jj14x's Avatar
    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.
    11-02-2012 03:26 PM
  22. nysos3's Avatar
    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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    11-06-2012 05:58 PM
  23. jj14x's Avatar
    @nysos3 - thanks for your helpful (1st) post
    11-06-2012 08:56 PM
  24. Ssplatin1's Avatar
    Go to isc rom
    12-23-2012 07:31 AM
  25. prolongExistence's Avatar
    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.
    01-04-2013 03:22 AM
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