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[Q] Can anyone here explain WHY foxfi needs a VPN certificate?

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Default [Q] Can anyone here explain WHY foxfi needs a VPN certificate?

Hello everybody. I recently installed FoxFI for a relatives phone so they could tether over wireless. I am rooted so I do not use FoxFI but I had a question about it's setup. I have searched and searched and for the life of me I cannot find one post that fully explains why I had to install a VPN certificate and add a PIN/lock to my relatives phone. Part of me wonders if this VPN they use isn't used for some nefarious purpose? Does anyone have a reliable source stating HOW foxfi uses this VPN to allow tether? I thought that the FoxFi site would explain it but they seem to have been swallowed up by PDAnet and their knowledgebase is less than perfect. Thanks in advance.
 
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Android 4.3 I bielive has tighter security and foxfi cannot create a new virtual network host so it must create a fake vpn connection to run the traffic through the app where as below android 4.3 it can just make a virtual network

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Android 4.3 I bielive has tighter security and foxfi cannot create a new virtual network host so it must create a fake vpn connection to run the traffic through the app where as below android 4.3 it can just make a virtual network

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Well that would make sense but my family member was running 4.2.1 and still needed the certificate?
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