1. 4GLTE Lover's Avatar
    I have a Verizon Moto X on 4.4.2 that I am trying to Bluetooth tether to a Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi only via FoxFi as I do not have tethering as part of my plan. When my Moto X was on 4.2.2 I could WiFi tether so I never tried Bluetooth tethering. I know that USB tethering does work because I am able to do this with my Windows 8 Laptop however, when I try to Bluetooth tether to my Nexus 7 following the provided instructions from the app and load a webpage it says it is not connected to the internet but the PDANet Tablet app says the connection was successful. Also the tablet is running 4.4.2 also. What could be wrong and how would I fix it? Thanks in advance for your help.
    03-16-2014 04:33 PM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    Go back to 4.2.2
    03-16-2014 04:38 PM
  3. 4GLTE Lover's Avatar
    How would I do this? Thanks!
    03-16-2014 04:42 PM
  4. zedorda's Avatar
    Not sure have not had to with this device yet. But it is likely your only option since you have to be on an old plan not to have tethering included. So the update was possibly supposed to stop your activity.
    03-16-2014 04:47 PM
  5. 4GLTE Lover's Avatar
    Okay I know you probably don't know why they did but I thought the FCC made them allow it?
    03-16-2014 04:51 PM
  6. zedorda's Avatar
    Verizon was forced to allow it on all future contracts but didn't have to make it retroactive on already established accounts.
    03-16-2014 04:53 PM
  7. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    Downgrading from 4.4.2 will brick your Moto X. Not a good idea

    -Moto X-
    03-16-2014 07:22 PM
  8. zedorda's Avatar
    Downgrading from 4.4.2 will brick your Moto X. Not a good idea

    -Moto X-
    XDA says your wrong.
    03-16-2014 07:34 PM
  9. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    XDA says your wrong.
    The bootloader cannot be downgraded from 4.4.2. If you have an unlocked bootloader you could flash all the parts of 4.4 or 4.2.2 except the bootloader. But Verizon Xs have locked BLs

    -Nexus 10-
    03-16-2014 07:45 PM
  10. ericizzy1's Avatar
    almost true, verizon has unlocked BL phones, and more are added now ;-)
    03-16-2014 07:56 PM
  11. TJH132's Avatar
    Back on topic...

    I've never been able to get BT tethering to work for me either using the instructions in the apps. Any hints?

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-16-2014 11:22 PM
  12. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    Back on topic...

    I've never been able to get BT tethering to work for me either using the instructions in the apps. Any hints?

    Posted via Android Central App
    +1 I'd like to know as well as I haven't had any luck with BT tethering with FoxFi. Sad to see Wifi tethering no longer working as that worked great before JB. Got the paid version of the app and now nothing works. Don't really use it all that often. Usually just on vacation so I can use my N7 or N10 wifi tablets.
    03-17-2014 11:48 AM
  13. realitydigg's Avatar
    Back on topic...

    I've never been able to get BT tethering to work for me either using the instructions in the apps. Any hints?

    Posted via Android Central App
    I haven't tried on my moto x, but on my thunderbolt it took FoxFi on the phone and PDAnet on the tablet to work, and the free version was limited so I only used it in emergencies. I gave up unlimited data when I moved to the moto x so I am just using the hotspot now.
    03-17-2014 12:05 PM
  14. Jaingo5150's Avatar
    I read somewhere that Bluetooth tethering was not going to work either on 4.4.2. I have not been able to get mine to work, so on trips I just reactivate my RAZR maxx for foxfi.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-17-2014 08:29 PM
  15. djinsydius's Avatar
    I've only been able to use PDAnet while connected with USB. Supposedly the 4.4 update broke the functionality for bluetooth, but USB still works with PDAnet
    mlg2919 likes this.
    03-18-2014 09:08 AM
  16. mtndewgood's Avatar
    4.4.2 sprint user here. BT tether would not work for me using pdaNet. Would let my tablet connect but wouldn't work. Looks like rooting is about the only option for tether. I'm growing tired of the move on limiting our data. There is little to none of this overseas and they have higher speeds.

    Sent from my XT1056 using AC Forums mobile app
    03-18-2014 09:36 AM
  17. Rick Yost's Avatar
    I also have a Moto X (through Republic Wireless) and I trying to get Bluetooth tether to a Nexus7. Does anyone know what June Fabrics (PDANet seller) position is on all of this? I sent an email to June Fabrics but have not seen a reply yet. I suspect their hands are tied. I have not tried tethering my Nexus7 via the USB port yet. I hope the Nexus7 platform will support this through the USB. Anyone done this yet?
    05-24-2014 12:48 PM

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