FORUMS

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (July 25 – Aug 1)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a … more

Voices Of XDA: Orbiting The Earth With Android

Editor’s note: This week’s feature has been written by forum … more

CloudPlayer: DIY HiFi Music Streaming Solution

In our Helpful Guide to Music Streaming Services, we mentioned several different services … more

Optimize Battery Life with This Useful App

Battery life is an important aspect of your smartphone, especially if you use it for more … more

WiFi tether without root?

1,257 posts
Thanks Meter: 84
 
By GatorsUF, Senior Member on 19th May 2014, 09:30 PM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
My buddy has a GS4 on Sprint and he has been unable to get the WiFi tether to work without paying extra for it. He doesn't want to unlock/root it. Is there a workaround without root?

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 using Tapatalk
 
 
19th May 2014, 10:58 PM |#2  
Senior Member
Flag Rogers, AR
Thanks Meter: 85
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by GatorsUF

My buddy has a GS4 on Sprint and he has been unable to get the WiFi tether to work without paying extra for it. He doesn't want to unlock/root it. Is there a workaround without root?

Have you checked out FoxFi/PdaNet? Depending on the software level the phone is on, one or the other should work.
http://foxfi.com/
20th May 2014, 01:16 AM |#3  
OP Senior Member
Sarasota, FL
Thanks Meter: 84
 
More
Foxfi doesn't work, pdanet won't help as we need WiFi tether for the Chromecast.

Thanks though

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
20th May 2014, 02:24 AM |#4  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Question
I'm also curious about this. It seems that the KitKat update has broken most of the apps that were previously recommended, including FoxFi. Any ideas?
20th May 2014, 03:01 AM |#5  
daniel4653's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Southern California
Thanks Meter: 2,872
 
More
Foxfi has been fixed with KitKat.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
21st May 2014, 02:40 AM |#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel4653

Foxfi has been fixed with KitKat.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk

Which version? I tried using 2.16.2. When I try to start the hotspot, I see this:

Hotspot Error
You are not subscribed to the Hotspot service. Do you want to see subscription options?
Cancel OK

No matter which option I pick, it never works. Thoughts?
28th May 2014, 02:56 AM |#7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Question
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcws6

Which version? I tried using 2.16.2. When I try to start the hotspot, I see this:

Hotspot Error
You are not subscribed to the Hotspot service. Do you want to see subscription options?
Cancel OK

No matter which option I pick, it never works. Thoughts?

I also tried the newest version of PdaNet, which I found out is basically also FoxFi. No luck there either.

Any other ideas?
28th May 2014, 08:19 PM |#8  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Try Klink. Works great for me.
29th May 2014, 11:26 AM |#9  
w7excursion's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 237
 
More
He said he needs Wi-Fi not usb connection.
29th May 2014, 12:12 PM |#10  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by w7excursion

He said he needs Wi-Fi not usb connection.

Oh. I think of a physical connection when someone says "tether". My apologies sir.
Now I'm thinking WiFi Hotspot. I obviously don't know what I'm talking about, so I'll bow out.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes