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    Default FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Just completed the update on my phone. Upon reboot I got a notification warning me that someone could be spying on my Network Communication because I had the Foxfi credentials installed..

    Upon Launched Foxfi it seems to work as usual until the end, I get the popups saying I need to subscribe to mobile Hotspot.

    I removed the credentials and reinstalled, still the same thing.

    Just a FYI to you folks if Foxfi is essential.

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    Default re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Well that sucks. I found this in the change log :
    - Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi exclusivity is now implemented
    I assume this is what is blocking FoxFi.

    Is there a way to block 4.4.2 from downloading? If not, I may have to look into rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 928SC View Post
    Well that sucks. I found this in the change log :
    - Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi exclusivity is now implemented
    I assume this is what is blocking FoxFi.

    Is there a way to block 4.4.2 from downloading? If not, I may have to look into rooting.

    Great! This sucks! Do you think foxfi will fix it?
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    Default re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Just got a FoxFi update from Google Play. In the "what's new" section it states that wifi mode will not work with 4.4. Please use USB/Bluetooth mode instead. Looks like it isn't just Verizon and they are working on it.

    Lightshield, can you try Bluetooth mode and let us know if it works. I have not updated to 4.4 yet and will try to hold off as long as I can until they fix this, thanks.
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    Default re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Wow! I occasionally tethered and connected mostly to wifi on my phone at home, so I wouldn't abuse my data usage.I have unlimited data. Now I'm disabling wifi and going all in see how much damage i can do. Thanks VZ
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    Default re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    So with KitKat update you cannot use FoxFi app to tether the One to (say) your iPad, but you can use a wire or BT. Is that what I'm getting from this?
    HTC One Verizon
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    I can't get the bluetooth tether to work with my nexus 7. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Quote Originally Posted by 928SC View Post
    Is there a way to block 4.4.2 from downloading? If not, I may have to look into rooting.
    Not usually if you're stock. I know people who've declined and declined and woke up one morning to the update installed from other versions, and I'm assuming this version will be no different.
    Sent from my HTCOX Fōn.
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    I used the bluetooth last night on my tablet and I will use the USB tethering today at work. So far it works without any issues

    Chris
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynnsman View Post
    I can't get the bluetooth tether to work with my nexus 7. Any suggestions?

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    You have to download pdanet for tablets on the play store and you should be good to go
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Yeah I did download the app. And my 7 is connected but when I click to use bluetooth for Internet it won't turn on. I have to be doing something wrong.

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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    I have 4.4 and when I try to use it with the tablet version, it gives me a error 23 and fails to connect. Is there a root for this 4.4 update yet?


    I hate verizon sometimes
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    That's very bad news.
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Quote Originally Posted by MORANDCHI View Post
    You have to download pdanet for tablets on the play store and you should be good to go
    So consensus seems to be with KK, if you use the bluetooth option with pdanet, it should work?
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Quote Originally Posted by mtncmpr View Post
    So consensus seems to be with KK, if you use the bluetooth option with pdanet, it should work?
    yes you are correct it should work
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    I currently have a Droid Bionic running super slow, but havent wanted to lose mu unlimited Verizon data.

    Im thinking of buying Moto X while the special is running for 330.00 No contract needed.

    I use FoxFi all day long at work to power my Nexus 7. I know that 4.4 on the Moto X has killed FoxFi wifi.

    Anyone know if this is possible-

    Hook up a USB OTG cable to the Moto X, and a regular Micro USB cable to the Nexus 7. Connect the 2 cables, and then would I be able to use FoxFi/ PdaNet USB Tethering??? Can you USB tether from a micro to micro device with 4.4 Kit Kat????


    I need a new phone bad, but I dont want to lose my free tethering.

    And btw, i have tried many times to use the Blue Tooth tether option from my Bionic to Nexus 7. They both always show to connect to each other, but when I try to use the internet on the Nexus7 it shows Im offline, and no data is working.
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    FYI folks I don't know if this is the correct forum but I have the note 2 and last spring/summer I was using Pdanet through the usb tether and getting great speeds. The system last update from sprint to 4.3 disabled it so it trys to connect and just hangs. Same thing with foxfi says you have to subscribe Blah Blah Blah. I can still tether through bluetooth but it is much slower. Looks like people are getting wise to the real reasons for the system upgrades. Seems like the Carriers are getting sneaky while trying to make rooting a capitol offense!- If ANYONE has any luck with making these two options work again it might be nice to let the rest of us know how they did it!1 Bohanna
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Here's the GOOD NEWS if you are with Verizon. Right NOW, if you have the grandfathered unlimited data package Verizon will give you 6GB for the same price as 2 GB.
    that is the plan I went for as I can always go down but I cant go up for the same price.
    thats the good news.

    I too am one of the stupid people that bought an HTC One. all i can say...the stock ROM is a HUGE POS. Limited configurability etc...

    I am going to take this thing back...MAybe they will let me exchange it for one that still have 4.2 on it and I can root it.

    Additionally what PISSES me off royally about this phone...you can go direct to the manufacturer and buy the friggin thing for $100-$200 LESS than Verizon sells it for...and here's the KICKER........ITS UNLOCKED from the factory...WTF?>?!! REally? go look for yourself...http://www.htcdev.com/

    Another thing...regardless of whether or not you sign up for another 2 year contract ...if you buy your phone at Best Buy, you have 14 days to return and tear up the contract.

    just things you outta know...If this crap keeps up with locking bootloaders (even though it is an FCC violation) I am going to Sprint. I have about had enough of Verizon.
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    For those interested.. U can now get root on the Verizon m7.. Did it last night.. All bloatware gone
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2699091

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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Just in time for 4.4.3? I wonder if FCC compliance fix is what we are looking for?

    Android 4.4.3 KitKat update changelog leaked | BGR
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    So is Google now bending from pressure by the carriers? So much for an open operating system. It was only a matter of time until the carriers starting calling the shots.
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    If you have a Mac or Windows computer you can create a hotspot from your usb tethered phone.... Works great. Just Youtube it. I use this for my iPad and PS3.
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Any update as to whether or not foxfi works? Or is it broken indefinitely?
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    Not if your tablet is on KK as well....then the bluetooth doesn't work either.
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    Default Re: FYI, KitKat update kills Foxfi (apparently) on the Verizon HTC One

    I have a Razr Maxx running Jelly Bean with a grandfathered unlimited data plan. Since I didn't want to lose my wifi I rooted my phone and disabled the update app. I now see from PDAnet+'s web site that 4.4 is now supported for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy phones. FoxFi Devices
    Maybe there is hope that they will be able to support the Droids next.
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