1. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I'm asking this for a friend who wants to know. Thanks! Casey
    06-15-2013 08:24 PM
  2. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Bump...

    Can anyone confirm if PdaNet and/or Foxfi works for the Sprint version Samsung S4 un-rooted?

    Thanks! Casey
    06-15-2013 11:25 PM
  3. angry mustache's Avatar
    I do believe PDAnet will work, but FoxFi even says they have issues with Sprint phones. They do have free trial versions, if you want to see if it works.
    06-16-2013 09:12 AM
  4. MattN03's Avatar
    I've not been able to get either to work. From what I've read you must root in order to use these apps.
    06-16-2013 04:59 PM
  5. smithe68's Avatar
    I am not rooted and PDAnet works just fine in USB tether mode and bluetooth works as well. I have noticed a few weird quirks though. A few apps say there is no internet connection but browsing works just fine. I do have the paid version.
    07-06-2013 10:17 AM
  6. MeadHall's Avatar
    I'm unable to use the USB tether with PDAnet. The desktop program part of PDAnet recognizes the phone is attached but when I try to connect it hangs and says "Connecting to your phone (USB)..." I've tried using the Bluetooth option but the PDAnet software on my computer says there is no Bluetooth hardware when there is and my phone will sync via Bluetooth for file transfers and the like. I've enabled the USB Debugging and I've tried messing around with the tethering options.

    On my old phone (HTC Epic 4G) I had to put the phone into charge only for it to work. The new GS4 doesn't have that option from what I read.

    I appreciate the assistance!
    07-12-2013 10:52 AM
  7. tucker9's Avatar
    PdaNet works fine using the USB cable on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4, however you must reinstall PdaNet on the PC/laptop. This allows it to get the appropriate Samsung drivers.
    07-29-2013 12:11 PM
  8. N9cru's Avatar
    I use pdanet on my Sprint GS4. works very well. I did a fresh install on my computer after loading it on my phone.
    08-02-2013 09:48 AM
  9. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I use pdanet on my Sprint GS4. works very well. I did a fresh install on my computer after loading it on my phone.
    Are you referring to the USB cable for using PdaNet? Or are you referring to the wireless WIFI connection? I was hoping to use the WIFI wireless connection as opposed to using a USB cable from phone to laptop. Thanks, Casey
    08-02-2013 12:08 PM
  10. eyecon82's Avatar
    I use pdanet on my Sprint GS4. works very well. I did a fresh install on my computer after loading it on my phone.
    with USB only, or does the wifi way work too?
    08-10-2013 05:58 PM
  11. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Actually, I was asking this question for a friend who has a new Sprint Samsung S4. He had an impossible time getting Foxfi to work because Sprint was blocking the app. But finally, he ended up going to someone who does rooting, and he got his new S4 rooted, and now he has (free) wireless wifi working on his phone so he's a happy camper now.
    08-12-2013 09:51 AM
  12. vferrari's Avatar
    Glad your "friend" got his phone rooted, maybe you can teach your "friend" how to install and use the AC forum app too. What root method did your "friend" use and how did he enable the hotspot?

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    08-21-2013 06:38 PM
  13. philb#AC's Avatar
    I had forgotten about foxfi, I re-installed it today (not rooted) works fine. I'm I upgrading to full version. I was paying $20 a month, I like free. I tried foxfi with the galaxy s 3 and couldn't get it to connect. Another positive, 4G started working at my house today. I use my wifi but still felt left out.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    08-26-2013 09:34 PM
  14. eyecon82's Avatar
    I had forgotten about foxfi, I re-installed it today (not rooted) works fine. I'm I upgrading to full version. I was paying $20 a month, I like free. I tried foxfi with the galaxy s 3 and couldn't get it to connect. Another positive, 4G started working at my house today. I use my wifi but still felt left out.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    Does it work with wifi? Or do you have to use a usb or bluetooth?

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk 4
    08-27-2013 09:51 PM
  15. DallasRider's Avatar
    Where did everyone get pdanet+? The play store won't download it to my GS4. My carrier (Sprint) won't allow it. Help!!
    09-14-2013 07:45 PM
  16. redhdgirl417's Avatar
    I use Foxfi on my GS4 and PDANet on my tablet, using bluetooth to connect one to the other. This method worked for me with my GS2 so tried it when I got my GS4 last week and successful.
    10-03-2013 12:53 PM
  17. LoneWolf3574's Avatar
    The quickest way to get PdaNet+

    June Fabrics PDA Technology Group
    10-19-2013 03:18 AM
  18. daisydog's Avatar
    Pdanet on sprint s4 works for me via usb and bluetooth. Can't get it to work on wifi tho.
    10-20-2013 12:12 AM
  19. QUiKAZN's Avatar
    one thing that hung me up is when you install pdanet make sure your phone is unplugged when it is installing drivers, the other, make sure it is connected as a camera. will not work when it is connected as a media device.
    Masternav likes this.
    11-12-2013 10:09 PM
  20. bmoody33's Avatar
    I had a Motorola Photon on SPRINT rooted and with PDANET and it worked just fine creating a hotspot.

    I just upgraded to a brand new Galaxy S4 (which came with the os 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) rooted it, installed the PDANET and now only the USB tethering will work. When I click on activate wifi hotspot it activates but in a couple of seconds it errors out with the following: "Hotspot Error - Unable to connect to data network, turning off Hotspot. Your plan may not have the Hotspot service, please contact your phone company."

    I uninstalled the older PDANET on the S4 and reinstalled the latest PDANET plus (which includes FoxFi) and still the same error happens.

    I see on PDANET help that is says not to update to Jelly bean and only 4.0 is supported and not 4.1 or 4.2 link http://pdanet.co/help/devices.php

    So, has anyone been able to get the Galaxy S4 on Sprint running PDANET and has gotten the wifi hotspot to work? If so what version OS are you running?
    12-07-2013 12:13 AM
  21. jtbaird's Avatar
    A nice workaround If you wish to take it this far, if you can get USB tethering to work and a Windows 7 or up computer (they are the easiest. you CAN do it with XP, it just takes a degree lol), just turn on internet sharing and plug your network card into the "internet" portion of a wireless router. IT should broadcast as if it was hooked to DSL. I have done this MANY times with a PAID tether account, have yet to try it with PDAnet, however I will be in the future.
    ItsmeNate likes this.
    12-29-2013 03:56 PM
  22. Randy Dean's Avatar
    It will not. I battled with this over and over last summer.FoxFi Devices The only way to get a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 to share it's data connection is to replace two files, and it must be rooted. Those files are system/framework/services.jar and services.odex with the ones from this MF9HotspotMod-Odexed.zip | MF9HotspotMod-Odexed.zip | by crawrj for Galaxy S4 zip. Download the zip onto your phone not your computer then extract them using ROM Toolbox Lite https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iberty.toolbox. Move the original files to wherever you want or rename them then copy the two new files to that directory.
    04-23-2014 07:09 PM
  23. redhdgirl417's Avatar
    I use mine via bluetooth connection all the time, Foxfi on G4 and PDANet in tablet/laptop. Not rooted either!

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-24-2014 07:29 AM
  24. markbardin's Avatar
    junefabrics is where i found it for my sprint s6 edge.
    06-18-2016 01:46 AM
  25. gkmac's Avatar
    junefabrics is where i found it for my sprint s6 edge.
    I used this excellent service for years with my Galaxy 4 (Team Mobile)

    but now with a Galaxy 7 + Sprint, after numerous attempts I failed.
    Please help...
    (Laptop is Toshiba with Windows 8).

    More details:
    I'm desperate to get it back working since most of the time I am somewhere without Internet connections available for my laptop, and much of my work cannot be accomplished using only my Galaxy 7 Sprint phone, and/or hotels I frequently stay at charge $22.99 a day for a hi-speed internet connection for my laptop (Toshiba, Windows 8).
    I had a paid version with June Fabrics pdanet on my prior laptop + phone G-4, but when they were lost/stolen because I could not remember what email I used originally, I've been trying to install + connect with a new free version.
    10-16-2016 04:56 PM

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