1. rayden8's Avatar
    I just ordered this phone, but I didn't realize the T1 still doesn't have a solid root, and correct me if I'm wrong, but the T2 may never have a root. For those with unlimited data, has anyone found a good way to tether/hotspot without paying for the $30 monthly hotspot?

    I'm on a very old family plan, and although I have a personal limit of 4GB, some people on my plan have unlimited data, and I don't get hotspot without paying. I rooted my last phone (G2) as a workaround, but now that I can't do the same root solution with the T2, I'm trying to figure out how to tether.

    Does FoxFi solve this for T2? I've never used that, but I understand it might not work with every phone

    I appreciate your insight.
    11-11-2015 09:37 PM
  2. Bosgarage57's Avatar
    I'd try foxfi. They have a free one to verify it works then you can purchase the full version. Will you report back as I was looking at the T2 but without foxfi I'll keep my G4
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    11-12-2015 06:26 PM
  3. rayden8's Avatar
    Looks like FoxFi might be a solution, but only with using a USB tether. Has anyone ever done this? Anybody else out there tethering with unlimited data?
    11-17-2015 06:24 PM
  4. Mustachio's Avatar
    Does Verizon still require a monthly payment for tethering? My wife's Galaxy S4 and S5 both allow me to tether and I don't pay anything extra. I assumed Verizon stopped charging for it.
    11-17-2015 09:14 PM
  5. rayden8's Avatar
    There are monthly payments for people on old plans or trying to use unlimited data. I've been using a workaround with a rooted phone, but since this phone doesn't have a root yet, I'm looking for another workaround
    11-17-2015 09:29 PM
  6. Bosgarage57's Avatar
    I tether without USB or Bluetooth, just wifi. Verizon had blocked it earlier this week but its been working on my G4 again.
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    11-25-2015 02:02 PM
  7. rayden8's Avatar
    I tether without USB or Bluetooth, just wifi. Verizon had blocked it earlier this week but its been working on my G4 again.
    Weird. I just tried this today with hotspot still not doing anything on my phone. I'm just doing the FoxFi with USB tether for now until a free WiFi option can be found.
    11-25-2015 09:11 PM
  8. Bosgarage57's Avatar
    Do you have the paid version of foxfi? Does it give you an error when doing it
    11-25-2015 09:13 PM
  9. rayden8's Avatar
    I'm just using the free version of FoxFi with usb. I haven't heard yet if the WiFi option works, even on the paid version
    11-25-2015 09:15 PM
  10. ST_Jim's Avatar
    FoxFi is working again. Try it out...
    11-27-2015 12:06 AM
  11. rayden8's Avatar
    Darn. I just got "WiFi mode is no longer allowed in the latest phone system update without a mobile hotspot plan. Please use USB mode or bluetooth mode instead using our software" when trying to connect with the wifi mode of FoxFi.
    11-27-2015 01:19 AM
  12. ST_Jim's Avatar
    Sorry I got your hopes up. I'm using a Razr Maxx on 4.1.2, not a T2.
    11-27-2015 01:26 AM
  13. Mustachio's Avatar
    Rayden8 I got that same error but the built in Verizon/moto hot spot works fine

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-04-2015 11:47 PM
  14. rayden8's Avatar
    You must have access to the moto/verizon hotspot that I don't have, unless I pay. That functionality isn't available on my account without paying $30/mo. Unless I find a workaroud, that hotspot icon is grayed-out and non-functional
    12-05-2015 09:19 PM
  15. NucleBAH's Avatar
    *I have a Moto G (XT1541 unlocked international and not a DT2) so these obviously may not work*

    Perhaps try grabbing the default firmware from somewhere, use the CyanogenMod installer and reinstall the stock firmware? That may root it. But I've got no idea.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-06-2015 07:43 AM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    12-15-2015 03:36 AM

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