I followed the alternate method and downloaded the modded framework-res.apk for my verizon gs4 which is running 4.3 MK2.
I downloaded it straight from the phone and then copied to the system dir. I changed the permissions with root explorer to 644 and then moved it to \system\framework and rebooted.
Hotspot does not ask me for credentials which is great but I have lost my data connection. Not sure what to try. I downloaded a couple of the framework-res.apks from that thread that I thought were the "stock" ones to put everything back like it was and still no data.
Full disclosure, I did try to rename one of the access points after the initial reboot and now it seems I can't change any of those settings but might not have been able to before and that probably doesn't matter.
Any help is appreicated and I am sorry if this is in the wrong place. Thanks.