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    has anyone tried the functionality of Hotspot w/ FoxFi without rooting?

    Does it maintain a connection?

    Is it usable?

    Thinking of upgrading my Evo 4g this Note 2.
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    I tried it with my note almost immediately and it will not work with Sprint. If you are on a different carrier it may. I wish it would. It is a great app. Jellybean is stopping it.
    Mary and Pat

    Both happy Samsung Note II users
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    yeah it gives you the same message the stock hotspot does when you try and turn it on. It does work on my pals Evo 4g LTE though.

    You should consider rooting if the hotspot is an important feature to you.
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    Pretty clear cut!

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    I suggest rooting the phone as well. There is a fairly straight forward method posted on xda.

    I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mlNYW5hZ2VyIl0 (Wifi Manager) and its hotspot function. It has worked well for three phones.

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    How easy is it to unroot if I want to get updates? The Evo LTE unroot process left me with a bad taste in my mouth and feeling very uncomfortable at the thought of rooting again. Is Samsung easier to work with?
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    Haven't tried using bluetooth option. That's what I used on my evo since sprint blocked it on that one also. If anyone got that to work let me know. I'm going to try it tonight on my MacBook.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
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    Bluetooth works great on my note 2 but they recently updated and made it not unlimited so you have to disconnect and reconnect after using it for a while but it does work great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfleet Captain View Post
    How easy is it to unroot if I want to get updates?
    Not hard at all, but also not necessary. You might have to wait a couple of days, but a developer will usually repackage the update into a flashable file that you would then flash via a custom recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabs109#AC View Post
    Bluetooth works great on my note 2 but they recently updated and made it not unlimited so you have to disconnect and reconnect after using it for a while but it does work great
    That's good to know. What computer did you see it up with? Can't wait to try it.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
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    Tried bluetooth dun on my note 2 and my Mac and it connected for about 3 seconds. Then something disconnected it. I'm sure it's the stock app from sprint that's blocking it. Only real way to get tethering is for root. Don't know when I'm going to do it.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeesusa View Post
    That's good to know. What computer did you see it up with? Can't wait to try it.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    It works on my hp and my dell both windows 7 via bluetooth without a problem make sure you follow the directions on how to do it and it will work fine
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    Well, I'm stumped on this because I an rooted and I am running JellyBomb Domination. I through by rooting it and running a custom ROM that I'd be able to get WiFi teathering to work on my new MacBook Pro and not have to pay Sprint $20/month but so far I have had zero luck.
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    Just tried open garden and it worked like a charm. Although it's bluetooth the speeds are pretty good if your on a good tower from sprint. With 4g lte this is going to be great. For those that can't use foxfi, which is everyone on jellybean this works great without rooting.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2

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