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    Default T-Mobile Galaxy S3: free hotspot?

    Is there anyway to get fee hotspot with out rooting? I don't want to pay 15$ monthly. Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wally27 View Post
    Is there anyway to get fee hotspot with out rooting? I don't want to pay 15$ monthly. Thanks for the help.
    No you must root their are apps that do it but most custom roms come with hotspots unlocked in the settings

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    I'm using one of the free apps to do it without rooting, easy.

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    try foxfii. I have it on my droidx as a hotspots and powers up my tablet great

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    Rooting takes five minutes.

    Then follow this for free hotspot:
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    foxfi only works on the droid now
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    FoxFi works on Samsung phones, too. I am using it on TMO Galaxy S2. My boss is using it on AT&T Galaxy S3 (9300). Later this week, I will have TMO Galaxy S3 - so will confirm it works on the SGH-T999 too.
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    Foxfi works on the SGSIII. I have it, and it works great.

    P.S. I'm branded with AT&T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pobs123 View Post
    FoxFi works on Samsung phones, too. I am using it on TMO Galaxy S2. My boss is using it on AT&T Galaxy S3 (9300). Later this week, I will have TMO Galaxy S3 - so will confirm it works on the SGH-T999 too.
    Does not seem to work on my SGH-T999, it starts without error but when I try to connect to it from my Android table - it does not connect - and the Wi-Fi connection (on the tablet) reverts back to "Saved" status. When I try to connect to other available W-Fi connections, the tablet connects fine.
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    I ended up rooting my phone. Took me 3 years to attempt to root my phone. Didn't want to mess my phone up. This was To easy, I have a mac and used this link

    How to Root Galaxy S3 on Mac OSX! U.S./Canadian ~ Ultimate Droid - Source for Android Rooting, ROMS, Tricks and more!

    The wifi works now. Not sure what else i should do with rooted phone now. I'll post a new link for that
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    Which app did you use? Thanks for the post!
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    My friend has the S3 on ATT and it works with foxfi. But when I try it with Tmobile, never works. And took me 5 minutes to root my phone and install Wifi tether(FREE) and finally it works on Tmobile
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    Crap. Rooted, got Wi-Fi tether working, now got the warning from TMo that I need to pay for tethering.

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    Foxfi will not work on my GS3 on ATT.... how did you get urs to work?
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    This thread is old. At the time they were on 4.0.4 ICS. There were changes made with 4.1.1 JB and up that kill tethering apps unless rooted.
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    I have the HTC one with sprint I don't want to pay 20 dollars for 2 gigs I've tried foxfi and pdanet and nothing is working and I dontbwant to root my phone yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by wally27 View Post
    I ended up rooting my phone. Took me 3 years to attempt to root my phone. Didn't want to mess my phone up. This was To easy, I have a mac and used this link

    How to Root Galaxy S3 on Mac OSX! U.S./Canadian ~ Ultimate Droid - Source for Android Rooting, ROMS, Tricks and more!

    The wifi works now. Not sure what else i should do with rooted phone now. I'll post a new link for that
    Did you just root the original ROM or did you use something else. You can look at Over/Downclocking, changing brightness below the minimum. The best part is being able to backup your apps and files, and the ability to look at all the file structure.

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    Will FoxFi work on my un-rooted, T-Mobile Galaxy S2, ver 4.0.4 SGH-T989?

    If so, is it a free app?

    If not, what will work? Any free apps?

    Thanks
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    Foxfi and the foxfi key, do you know aptoide ??
    use version 2.12.2 . the ones after that are part of pda.net.
    You do not have to be rooted , but you do have to allow unknown sources and enable debugging .
    If you have the $70 tmo plan, you get 2.5 gb of tethering , if thats not enough, use foxfi. Also, if you tether your laptop, it would be best to get a user changing extension if you use firefox or chrome . That will bypass the 2.5 gb limit . If you tether another android , or tablet to your phone it doesnt go agianst the limit.

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