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Wifi Hotspot Issues on Verizon Moto E4 with TMobile Sim?

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munchy_cool

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Have a unlocked Verizon Moto E4. Trying to setup a wifi hotspot, and it sets up fine, and connects fine as well.

Problem is is the connected devices cannot access the internet.

Same sim works fine in a Galaxy S7 setup as hotspot so it's not T-Mobile. It's something to do with the Moto E4. Anyone got any leads?

TIA.
 

bw 1

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Have a unlocked Verizon Moto E4. Trying to setup a wifi hotspot, and it sets up fine, and connects fine as well.

Problem is is the connected devices cannot access the internet.

Same sim works fine in a Galaxy S7 setup as hotspot so it's not T-Mobile. It's something to do with the Moto E4. Anyone got any leads?

TIA.

Some phones check with the carrier to determine if hotspot is allowed. Moto phones do this check, so I think that is the issue.
 
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bw 1

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so Moto is checking with Verizon ..that sucks :(

Actually, in your case it would be checking with T-Mobile. I know I tried it with a Freedompop LTE SIM which runs on AT&T and it would say "checking subscription status" and then say it couldn't connect to the server and the hotspot wouldn't start. In that case it checks with AT&T.

When I tried with the same with a Freedompop Global SIM which runs on T-Mobile, it does the same as yours - starts the hotspot and allows connection but no internet connection for the connected devices.

If you were running it on Verizon Prepaid, they allow hotspot on all their prepaid plans except their unlimited plan.
 

munchy_cool

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Actually, in your case it would be checking with T-Mobile. I know I tried it with a Freedompop LTE SIM which runs on AT&T and it would say "checking subscription status" and then say it couldn't connect to the server and the hotspot wouldn't start. In that case it checks with AT&T.

When I tried with the same with a Freedompop Global SIM which runs on T-Mobile, it does the same as yours - starts the hotspot and allows connection but no internet connection for the connected devices.

If you were running it on Verizon Prepaid, they allow hotspot on all their prepaid plans except their unlimited plan.

guess you didnt read the OP, the same sim works as a hotspot on my international s7.
 

hitokage004

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I had this problem with a retail bought carrier unlocked phone with Sprint, with an unlocked bootloader, and rooted. I narrowed it down to two possibilities. The first is the E4 (retail, carrier unlocked - on Sprint at least) needs an ISIM (I don't know if this is just for CDMA networks or not). ISIM cards apparently have additional software on them that may be part of the problem. The other possibility is there have been changes made by Google to Android to try to stop bypassing carrier tethering restrictions.

That said, I did activate the phone first, then unlocked the bootloader, and proceeded to root. When I have the chance, I'm going to try flashing it back to stock to clear out everything I tried, root, make the necessary changes to build.prop and the global settings db, and then reactivate to see if it makes a difference. Otherwise I'll be experimenting with other ROMs/firmware when something is available.
 

munchy_cool

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I had this problem with a retail bought carrier unlocked phone with Sprint, with an unlocked bootloader, and rooted. I narrowed it down to two possibilities. The first is the E4 (retail, carrier unlocked - on Sprint at least) needs an ISIM (I don't know if this is just for CDMA networks or not). ISIM cards apparently have additional software on them that may be part of the problem. The other possibility is there have been changes made by Google to Android to try to stop bypassing carrier tethering restrictions.

That said, I did activate the phone first, then unlocked the bootloader, and proceeded to root. When I have the chance, I'm going to try flashing it back to stock to clear out everything I tried, root, make the necessary changes to build.prop and the global settings db, and then reactivate to see if it makes a difference. Otherwise I'll be experimenting with other ROMs/firmware when something is available.

well, the problem I have is this is a Verizon phone, so I cannot unlock the BL and root it :(
 

mattybaby

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net.tethering.noprovisioning=true

The fix is to edit the build.prop by adding the line net.tethering.noprovisioning=true but since Motorola will not allow a Verizon XT1767PP bootloader to be unlocked; there is no solution?
FoxFi no longer works with Android 7.

The command did not help.
adb shell settings put global net.tethering.noprovisioning true
adb shell settings put system net.tethering.noprovisioning true
 

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    Have a unlocked Verizon Moto E4. Trying to setup a wifi hotspot, and it sets up fine, and connects fine as well.

    Problem is is the connected devices cannot access the internet.

    Same sim works fine in a Galaxy S7 setup as hotspot so it's not T-Mobile. It's something to do with the Moto E4. Anyone got any leads?

    TIA.

    Some phones check with the carrier to determine if hotspot is allowed. Moto phones do this check, so I think that is the issue.