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[Q] Anyone find a WIFI tether app that works yet?

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By Link200, Member on 25th March 2014, 10:29 PM
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FoxFi doesn't seem to work on the Verizon version. Problem is that the Verizon version gets locked down so rooting may take a while. Hopefully someone will find one that works.

EDIT: Bluetooth tethering works, but it is a fraction of the speed. 10% at the most.

Edit 2: Been spoiled with Paranoid Android. Looks like root is required for free WiFi tether to work with KitKat devices.
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27th March 2014, 03:18 PM |#2  
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I am not buying this phone until it is rooted because of this.

If there is a workaround, I am 100% buying this thing ASAP.

So... Anyone have some ideas?
28th March 2014, 12:43 AM |#3  
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No wifi tethering yet, but using FoxFi/PdaNet for USB tethering works fine for me in the meantime. Speed is fine running it that way.
29th March 2014, 06:32 PM |#4  
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Well excuse me guys but I think I'm missing something here. What's wrong with tethering? The default settings for tethering works fine with me without any other app.
29th March 2014, 07:07 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by ahmedsalahais

Well excuse me guys but I think I'm missing something here. What's wrong with tethering? The default settings for tethering works fine with me without any other app.

For verizon don't you need to pay for hotspots/tethering?

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29th March 2014, 07:16 PM |#6  
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For verizon don't you need to pay for hotspots/tethering?

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Ops my mistake. I though you meant the feature in general is not working. Now I understand, it's working but with extra subscription while on Verizon. I'm not on the same network so I don't have such issue.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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31st March 2014, 09:29 AM |#7  
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Don't know if it's any use to you but on Three in the UK you have to pay for tethering or it blocks internet until you reboot the phone but I found that it can't detect the computer if you're using a linux distro. Worth a try with a live disk/pen if it's just for browsing etc.

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31st March 2014, 06:10 PM |#8  
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Theoretically if you had root, do you think there's an app that would work in Infrastructure mode? I'm on Sprint so root isn't a problem but I had awful tether problems with my old M7 when it went to KitKat and I had to revert back to keep my old android-wifi-tether install working.
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I'm on T-Mobile and purchased clockwork mod tether. DOESN'T work on HTC ONE M8. Would really like to keep this phone but I must have working tether, where I live my cell phone gets better service than the local cable provider!

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14th April 2014, 12:18 AM |#10  
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Have you guys tested this one out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...fitetherrouter
Works great for me on 3UK now that the new tariffs allows only 2GB of tethering. I've done over 5GB this month.

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