FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Ease of use
- Works properly
- Some devices aren't compatible
- There's no screen widget
+ By FoxFi Software
Tethering is turning your mobile device into a hotspot, that's it, an acces point. It takes your WiFi or data connection to provide access to other nearby device (computer, tablet, other smartphones...).
Just launch the app and enable "WiFi Hotspot". You can also change network name and set a password, which uses WPA-PSK encryption. You can also leave it open, free access. FoxFi provides also Bluetooth mode for connections which seems to work for all phones. We say that because there are issues with some devices regarding WiFi mode. Check out developer's description in order to know if your device is on the list.
There's also a FoxFi AddOn app that comes with extra features like hiding tether usage by setting a proxy server address in the computer browser. Check it out to know all the features that it brings.
The app is simple and easy-to-use. We're just missing a widget (switcher) for enable/disable WiFi Mode. Good app.
You can connect from any computers or tablets or even game console. Access Point is infrastructure mode with WPA2 security. FoxFi usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have and no tether plan needed. This saves you $20/month from your carrier.
Currently WiFi mode may not support some phone models and we are working to expand the supported list. However Bluetooth/USB mode works for all phones. To check and see if WiFi mode can be supported on your phone visit http://foxfi.com/devices
Again you do not need a tether plan or root your phone (otherwise this software will be meaningless). It WiFi mode prompts you to call your carrier that means FoxFi has failed and you should use USB mode or Bluetooth mode instead.
*If you have T-mobile, you should use USB mode with "Hide Tether Usage" enabled.
*Sprint and AT&T has removed FoxFi from Market. If you can not find FoxFi please install or upgrade from http://pdanet.co/bin.
*Some Jelly Bean phones has locked-down the WiFi hotspot feature, because of that FoxFi will ask you to install a user certificate on those phones. The side effect is that Android system will require you to set a screen lock first (and only allows Pattern, PIN or Password) when you install any user certificates. We recommend
a. Use a Pattern lock for simplicity. The Motorola PIN lock screen could confuse you.
b. This is the only way FoxFi can enable WiFi mode when you don't have a tether plan. Use USB mode if you really don' t want the lock screen.
c. To undo the screen lock you have to remove the FoxFi certificate first (simply select "clear credentials" in security settings).
*The free version has a usage limit that requires you to restart FoxFi to continue using free mode. You can purchase the full version key to unlock this.
Here are some tips to help your usage:
1. On some models if you run into WiFi problem after using the Hotspot, simply reboot your phone and rename the hotspot before activating to clear the issue.
2. For some Samsung phones if your computer is not able to get an IP address, try to turn on WiFi on the phone first and make sure it does not connect to any WiFi network, then turn on FoxFi.
3. FoxFi is tested on non-rooted phones. If your phone has a rooted ROM it may or may not work.
4. When WiFi hotspot is activated you may also see a hotspot notification of the built-in WiFi hotspot feature. Please ignore it. As long as you do not sign up for a tether plan you won't be charged.
5. If you enter or change the hotspot password, make sure you rename the hotspot also before activating.
6. Sometimes Windows need a "repair" on the WiFi menu to get a correct IP address.
7. If you install the FoxFi AddOn app, you will also be able to hide tether usage by setting a proxy server address in the computer browser.
Recently changed in this version:
Jelly Bean is now supported for Verizon phones: Droid Razr, Razr Maxx,Razr Maxx HD,Razr M,Droid 4,HTC DNA, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note II. Sorry for the delay! We are slowly adding more phones.
For some Jelly Bean phones FoxFi will ask you to install a certificate. When you do that Android system will require you to set a screen lock first. Please see description about this.
Update: 2.12.7 fixes crashes when entering serial, also "fail to decode" error.
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Comments and ratings for FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)
FoxFi made leaps and bounds when it was released, and I would like to give it a full score, but they are falling into that same trap that all developers fall into and taking more steps back than they take forward. After about 30 seconds of being connected
I never write any reviews ever and this app is hands down the best one I've downloaded and gladly paid for the unlock key
First run and no issues. Would like to see a widget for quick access, but very satisfied.
Fix ics problems for sprint epic 4g touch
I got this app because I heard good reviews about it. The app tethers internet acceptably only about half the time. The other half is too slow to even load google. A worse problem yet is that there is a data limit, yet I have unlimited data. So I bought t
Just wish you didn't have to enable a secure lock feature to your phone