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    Default Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Anyone with unlimited able to confirm if tethering still works on 4.3 by just pressing the home button after the nag screen pops up? Holding off on updating until I've confirmed that is still working. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    I use FoxFi. It does not work. Hit home to clear the Verizon notice but hotspot does not show up to other devices. Bummer.

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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    The app description in the play store says it will work with 4.3 update on everything except AT&T though. Maybe I'll try to mess with it more.

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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    I think there's some nolockscreen hashtag you enter in foxfi settings to get it to work but also need to have your lockscreen enabled or something. I don't use foxfi but from what I'm reading at xda I may have to now - or root if I want 4.3 and tethering
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Just updated Foxfi works. Online typing with it now. Verizon for me.
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Do you have to enable lockscreen and do the nolockscreen hashtag thing I've read about? You have unlimited data also I take it?
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    do you guys use the paid versoin? dont remember what the difference is?
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Paid version. Lock screen enabled.
    The free version bumps you off every 5 min or so I found it did it more often. I liked that it worked effortlessly so I paid to upgrade.
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrwindow View Post
    Paid version. Lock screen enabled.
    The free version bumps you off every 5 min or so I found it did it more often. I liked that it worked effortlessly so I paid to upgrade.
    ok cool and it works after the 4.3 update right thinking about getting the new note 10. pad and want to be able to tether lol
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    It seems to work fine if you install the certificate and use a lock screen. I was only using swipe unlock before with the nolockscreen hash. That no longer works for me after 4.3.

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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    If you go to Playstore and pull up the FoxFi app, it speaks of how you can get around that by doing this:

    "*Some Jelly Bean phones has locked-down the WiFi hotspot feature, because of that FoxFi will ask you to install a user certificate on those phones. The side effect is that Android system will require you to set a screen lock (and only allows Pattern, PIN or Password) when any security settings is changed. There is indeed a way to remove the lock screen while keeping the certificate: set a pattern lock and try to unlock the phone with a "bad pattern" for 5-10 times, it will show you an error message, now select "Forgot Pattern?" and enter your gmail/password. After these steps the screen lock will be removed without removing the certificate."

    I will try this over the weekend to see if this works. I am a little hesitant about the Gmail pass word entry though.
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    I read that. I tried it. Didn't work.

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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    I take it back. It works. When you do the login with your username and password it prompts you to set up the lockscreen again. Just hit home button to exit and you're back to just swipe unlock. Yay.

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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    it appears that fast wifi tether free stopped working after the upgrade
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy3 View Post
    If you go to Playstore and pull up the FoxFi app, it speaks of how you can get around that by doing this:

    "*Some Jelly Bean phones has locked-down the WiFi hotspot feature, because of that FoxFi will ask you to install a user certificate on those phones. The side effect is that Android system will require you to set a screen lock (and only allows Pattern, PIN or Password) when any security settings is changed. There is indeed a way to remove the lock screen while keeping the certificate: set a pattern lock and try to unlock the phone with a "bad pattern" for 5-10 times, it will show you an error message, now select "Forgot Pattern?" and enter your gmail/password. After these steps the screen lock will be removed without removing the certificate."

    I will try this over the weekend to see if this works. I am a little hesitant about the Gmail pass word entry though.
    This works. Thanks!
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    Angry Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    FoxFi didn't prompt me to install any certificate. Also, I used to always use Portable Wi-Fi hotspot Free. I guess now we're all just waiting until these apps are updated...
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    There is a hack that allows tether if you are rooted.



    I have not tried it yet as I have not made the switch to 4.3 yet.
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    So I have a verizon galaxy s4.
    if I update to 4.3 is foxfi going to still work?
    All I see is one saying yes another saying no then another yes and so on
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Yes. I just had to fiddle with it but it works fine.

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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Foxfi didn't work for me. Keeps crashing out. Did the certificate. Did pattern lock. Was rooted. Have not upgraded to 4.3 yet. Would like to get this worked out before I upgrade.


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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Oh boy, one says yes one says no. not very helpful

    Anybody with a non-rooted phone that they updated to 4.3 get foxfi to work?
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    It works. I'm rooted an bootloader unlock with MDK, and I'll never get rid of it. But my wife's is a work phone. MJ7 build. Unrooted..fully stock. Free Foxfi app works. I tested it. Like others said, you MUST install the security certificate for it to work, and this MAKES you use a lockscreen pin or pattern. I have not tried any of the screen unlock tricks. Honestly, we all SHOULD use a screen unlock for security. Me I use one, and I use automateit app to bypass the lockscreen when connected to my home wifi. Best of both worlds. Lockscreen security away from home, no annoying screen lock when I'm at home.

    As soon as an MJ7 rooted stock Rom is out, I will use that rom and test FOX Fi fully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbod77 View Post
    Oh boy, one says yes one says no. not very helpful

    Anybody with a non-rooted phone that they updated to 4.3 get foxfi to work?
    I have the paid version of Foxfi with the update and am non-rooted and it works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbod77 View Post
    Oh boy, one says yes one says no. not very helpful

    Anybody with a non-rooted phone that they updated to 4.3 get foxfi to work?
    I also have the paid version of FoxFi and it is working for me after the upgrade to 4.3. I am not rooted. Good luck.
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    Default Re: Does tethering with unlimited data still work on 4.3?

    Same situation, works fine again after my last update broke it
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