1. laparker150's Avatar
    I've got svtp (paid) as a hot spot app. It works sometime, like about 3 times today, then I try starting it and it stops by itself before initializing. I called Verizon about setting up their hotspot and they wanted $20-30 a month depending on how I wanted it. I told them no thanks, it's something that should be free.

    I only use it when my satellite is down, maybe once or twice a year.

    My question....if I root my maxx, can I get around Verizon's hotspot and get one that would work dependably?

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    12-05-2012 07:35 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I can't answer your rooting question, but I can say that FoxFi has so far worked well for me. It's a popular tethering app that used to be free, but now does have a paid version (which I think is totally fine, since it's a very useful app). If you use the free app, it will allow you to use it for a certain amount of data, then will stop--you can restart it, and it will still be free, but it's just a hassle. The paid version is $7 and gets around this limitation, and in my opinion is well worth it. A small caveat--it currently is not compatible with Jellybean phones.
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    12-05-2012 07:42 PM
  3. barrycinti's Avatar
    Ditto for foxfi. I have used it alot and works great. Hope the dev can make work for jb. Svtp used to work for me until the ics update.
    12-05-2012 07:59 PM
  4. laparker150's Avatar
    Thanks, I just got on/off with svtp. Works great most of the time. I'll download Foxfi and give it a try. I do have ICS.

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    12-05-2012 08:36 PM
  5. cole2kb's Avatar
    If Foxfi doesn't work for you, I have always used Barnacle which requires root, it does the job well.

    I should clarify that I have yet to try it on my Maxx though.

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    12-05-2012 08:56 PM
  6. dragonsamus's Avatar
    I used FoxFi until they started charging for it. I'm rooted and there is a way to get mobile hot spot to work. You need root and to tweak some settings. It's very easy as long as you follow directions. Let me find the link.


    Post #31.

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    12-05-2012 11:51 PM
  7. cbreze's Avatar
    If you root your Maxx you can disable the hotspot entitlement so it will just always work and verizons none the wiser. I've been doing it this way for 11 months. SQLite editor, a paid app is required to make the entitlement change.
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    12-06-2012 01:40 AM
  8. laparker150's Avatar
    I paid the $7 for foxfi. Seems to work better than svtp. Thanks.

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    12-07-2012 09:21 PM

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