1. TheNexusMan's Avatar
    Can you wifi tether on the Moto X without root, with free apps, such as Foxfi, in the same way you can on Nexus devices?
    11-03-2013 10:59 PM
  2. Steve-x's Avatar
    I think it depends on your provider and the firmware version. With my XT1058 (rogers firmware) I can tether using the native app. It works via wifi, bt and usb with no additional software needed.
    11-04-2013 12:18 AM
  3. jnewell05's Avatar
    Verizon blocked this, usb tether works though and Att probably blocked it too. Haven't confirmed yet on ATT

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    11-04-2013 12:18 AM
  4. ericizzy1's Avatar
    i have done this on an un rooted vz moto x using foxfi from the market. works well
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    11-04-2013 01:31 AM
  5. mkreef's Avatar
    i have done this on an un rooted vz moto x using foxfi from the market. works well
    Ditto. I literally just tried this. FoxFi from market, my 2-day old VZW (unrooted). Installs a certificate and you have to put a pin lock, but when I'm done using FoxFi (which I only need occasionally), I'll remove the certificate to turn off the pin lock.

    Was concerned about device list: FoxFi Devices, but glad it's either out of date/not correct.
    11-04-2013 11:14 AM
  6. Devlyn16's Avatar
    Ditto. I literally just tried this. FoxFi from market, my 2-day old VZW (unrooted). Installs a certificate and you have to put a pin lock, but when I'm done using FoxFi (which I only need occasionally), I'll remove the certificate to turn off the pin lock.

    Was concerned about device list: FoxFi Devices, but glad it's either out of date/not correct.
    I'm not familiar with this process. i have fox-fi [paid app] . could you walk me through what you are talking about? does bluetooth tethering work?
    11-05-2013 10:41 AM
  7. TheNexusMan's Avatar
    Anybody have success with it on AT&T? Currently on Verizon but thinking about jumping ship and getting the AT&T variant.
    11-06-2013 02:04 AM
  8. Devlyn16's Avatar
    OK Ihave a Moto X now so I may ry tethering it to my Tablet on my next break.
    11-06-2013 01:30 PM
  9. cdahncke's Avatar
    I was not able to get tethering working without adding it as an option to my plan on AT&T.
    11-06-2013 07:49 PM
  10. quietlybrilliant's Avatar
    It does not work under AT&T which is why I'm selling it and getting a Nexus 5. I use about 200 MB of my unlimited plan every month for tethering, and I use only 3 GB of that plan in total, so the fact that somebody would charge me extra for tethering is ridiculous. Hate to see the Moto X go (touchless controls apparently don't really exist on the Nexus) but this is a choice I gotta make. And as soon as my contract with AT&T expires I will leave them for greener pastures -- after 12 years. FU AT&T.
    11-07-2013 01:21 AM
  11. mkreef's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with this process. i have fox-fi [paid app] . could you walk me through what you are talking about? does bluetooth tethering work?
    What part are you not familiar with? I didn't try bluetooth tethering, I wanted the WiFi hotspot. FoxFi requires a security certificate to be installed so it can open a VPN connection, which requires you to set a pin/pattern lock (I only have swipe to unlock). I accept the certificate, install a pin lock and connect to the WiFi hotspot from my laptop, etc (don't forget to put in a password for the hotspot). When I'm done, I turn off the hotspot and go to Settings | Security | Clear Credentials. Then I can switch back from the pin lock to the swipe lock.

    I only need the hotspot occasionally and this works great on my Verizon Moto X without paying a separate tethering charge.
    11-08-2013 08:54 AM
  12. scrounger's Avatar
    It does not work under AT&T which is why I'm selling it and getting a Nexus 5. I use about 200 MB of my unlimited plan every month for tethering, and I use only 3 GB of that plan in total, so the fact that somebody would charge me extra for tethering is ridiculous. Hate to see the Moto X go (touchless controls apparently don't really exist on the Nexus) but this is a choice I gotta make. And as soon as my contract with AT&T expires I will leave them for greener pastures -- after 12 years. FU AT&T.
    What makes you think that it will work with the Nexus 5?
    The tethering restriction is AT&T - has nothing to do with which phone you use.

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    11-08-2013 03:41 PM
  13. CrazyRussian007's Avatar
    What makes you think that it will work with the Nexus 5?
    The tethering restriction is AT&T - has nothing to do with which phone you use.

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    Not entirely correct. When you use the native tethering, then it's the carrier who controls the access and traffic marked as tether. PdaNet and FofFi send traffic as an app, like a browser, hence concealing it.

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    11-08-2013 04:55 PM
  14. joelp228's Avatar
    Verizon blocked this, usb tether works though and Att probably blocked it too. Haven't confirmed yet on ATT

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    i have done this on an un rooted vz moto x using foxfi from the market. works well
    Are you sure? I have the Moto X on Verizon not rooted and I'm able to tether wirelessly without any 3rd party apps. I set it up through the settings free of charge as well. I have the basic 4G data plus Voice and messaging plan. No extra features added to my Verizon account and I'm able to tether wirelessly exactly the same way I use to do on all my previous Android phones (Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S).
    11-08-2013 05:18 PM
  15. mkreef's Avatar
    Are you sure? I have the Moto X on Verizon not rooted and I'm able to tether wirelessly without any 3rd party apps. I set it up through the settings free of charge as well. I have the basic 4G data plus Voice and messaging plan. No extra features added to my Verizon account and I'm able to tether wirelessly exactly the same way I use to do on all my previous Android phones (Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S).
    On my Verizon account and Moto X, if I try to setup the native hotspot, I get "Checking subscription status..." and then a prompt:

    Mobile Hotspot: You need to subscribe to Mobile Hotspot/Mobile Broadband Connect from Verizon Wireless in order to use this service. [Subscribe for $20/month] [Decline]

    Which is why I use FoxFi (which does use the Native Hotspot settings for network name and WPA2 password).
    11-08-2013 06:42 PM
  16. ericizzy1's Avatar
    11-08-2013 07:16 PM
  17. CrazyRussian007's Avatar
    Native tethering behavior depends on the plan you're on: new "Share Everything" plans include tethering but older "Unlimited" plans do not and require additional subscription.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-08-2013 10:15 PM
  18. rlb's Avatar
    What makes you think that it will work with the Nexus 5?
    The tethering restriction is AT&T - has nothing to do with which phone you use.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I have AT&T and tether using Foxfi. I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 though. It doesn't matter which phone you use, it will work.
    11-09-2013 10:30 PM

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