1. BlackenedHole's Avatar
    At our house we have two phones, a jailbroken iPhone (that has a tweak that unlocks the native mobile hotspot) and a Razr Maxx HD equipped with Easy Tether. Both have unlimited data. I'm thinking about upgrading my iPhone to the Turbo and can't seem to find a definitive answer on a true hotspot, but articles that confirm apps like FoxFi, PDA.net, and Easy Tether can only tether. This would be fine for a computer, but there a devices (an iPad, an iPod, a Nintendo DS, and another iPhone) that can't tether to a phone like a computer. Before I make the move to actually buy a Turbo, is there a true free wifi hotspot available? I don't care if I have to root to get it as long as my devices can connect to it.

    Thanks!
    05-08-2015 05:09 PM
  2. mrtonk's Avatar
    I've used the native hotspot without any issues.
    05-09-2015 01:38 AM
  3. BlackenedHole's Avatar
    I've used the native hotspot without any issues.
    But what I was asking was if there's one where it can be used with an unlimited plan and still broadcast a signal. The native tether nags you to sign up for a plan, and is utterly useless on that plan without a tweak to override it.
    05-09-2015 11:56 AM
  4. tvouge's Avatar
    But what I was asking was if there's one where it can be used with an unlimited plan and still broadcast a signal. The native tether nags you to sign up for a plan, and is utterly useless on that plan without a tweak to override it.
    Without using the faux root on XDA, if you want wifi hotspot on the turbo you'll need to pony up the 10$ or so for the feature on the droid turbo.

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    05-09-2015 12:20 PM
  5. Emperor's Avatar
    But what I was asking was if there's one where it can be used with an unlimited plan and still broadcast a signal. The native tether nags you to sign up for a plan, and is utterly useless on that plan without a tweak to override it.
    I use FoxFi (now called pdaNet). However, this will not work once Lollipop is released.


    Turbo 64GB Beast
    05-09-2015 02:23 PM
  6. smokie11's Avatar
    $10.00 ??? Are you sure about that figure, Droid Turbo is exclusive to Verizon in the US. and they charge $30.00 per month.
    05-09-2015 02:28 PM
  7. BlackenedHole's Avatar
    I use FoxFi (now called pdaNet). However, this will not work once Lollipop is released.


    Turbo 64GB Beast
    As I don't plan to update very often, if at all, I think that that might be a good option. You can confirm that it's a true wifi hotspot app?

    EDIT: I got ahold of my moms phone that runs 4.4.3. Looks like Motorola broke the hotspot option with 4.4. Unless there's a way to downgrade the OS that app won't work.
    05-09-2015 02:50 PM
  8. BlackenedHole's Avatar
    $10.00 ??? Are you sure about that figure, Droid Turbo is exclusive to Verizon in the US. and they charge $30.00 per month.
    I'll have to agree with this one... Last time I checked it was $30/month for a plan on top of the $30/month I have for unlimited.
    05-09-2015 02:56 PM
  9. BlackenedHole's Avatar
    Without using the faux root on XDA, if you want wifi hotspot on the turbo you'll need to pony up the 10$ or so for the feature on the droid turbo.

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    Without the phone in hand, I can't test that the rooting of it will produce the result I'm looking for (though I have been looking around and saw a root based app that seems to work for most). I'll keep this in mind.
    05-09-2015 03:16 PM
  10. heath patrick's Avatar
    I have the same setup you want and yes it works. I have verizon unlimited data and a turbo that has has been rooted and the hotspot works. You will have to pay $20 to root your turbo Then you flash a custom image that has the hotspot enabled.

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    05-10-2015 02:03 AM
  11. tvouge's Avatar
    $10.00 ??? Are you sure about that figure, Droid Turbo is exclusive to Verizon in the US. and they charge $30.00 per month.
    Really? No wonder people go through such lengths to get it for free.

    I get my plan through a corporate account, and the WiFi hotspot is $10 a month (or prorated $1 a day). I thought that price point was universal, my bad.

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    05-10-2015 11:04 AM
  12. Justin Bluer's Avatar
    I use my hotspot all the time and have zero issues.

    I should've read your next post, I have Verizon's contract and use the built in hotspot so I can't really answer you.
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    05-10-2015 12:02 PM
  13. beeztrain's Avatar
    You pay $30/month for unlimited data and are ******** about paying another $30/month for mobile hotspot? I pay more than both those things combined for my 15gb data plan! $60/month for unlimited data and mobile hotspot sounds like the deal of the century to me!

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    05-12-2015 01:26 AM
  14. kkhanmd's Avatar
    1. Download "Network Signal Refresher Lite By 8JAPPS"
    2. Run the app, Hit the refresh button.
    3. Pull down notification drawer, pull down again to get to the quick settings tiles
    4. Wait until the Sim card icon changes to the completely empty signal bars icon
    5. Hit the hotspot button only once, wait a few seconds it will turn on.
    02-11-2017 10:05 PM
  15. kkhanmd's Avatar
    To get hotspot to work on 7 here's what you do, kinda sucks but it works. First while phone is on pop out sim card tray the phone will lock so unlock it. Now pull down the quick settings all the way. Pop back in the sim card tray then hit hotspot icon. Hotspot should now work. Again it kind of sucks cause you habe to do it Everytime to turn on but for now that's the only way I've found
    02-11-2017 10:13 PM

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