FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

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    FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

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    Published: 2012-06-28, by .

    FoXFi allows you to tether even if you don't own a rooted device

    • Ease of use
    • Works properly
    • Some devices aren't compatible
    • There's no screen widget

    "WiFi tethering isn't a root privilege anymore"

    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.

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    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Jun 28, 2012


    Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later no longer allows WiFi mode even for Verizon phones. Please use USB mode or Bluetooth mode instead using our software.

    This app now contains both FoxFi (WiFi mode, may not work on your phone - details below) and PdaNet (USB or Bluetooth mode). You can now share your cell phone's Internet connection with your computers or tablets through either USB, Bluetooth or even WiFi Hotspot on some phone models. Most importantly it does not require the extra tether plan (mobile hotspot plan) from your carrier. Also NO ROOTING NEEDED for your Android phone.

    Free edition will have timed usage limit, otherwise it is same as full version.

    Sprint and AT&T may not allow you to install our app from Play Store, please install the apk file directly from, or install on the computer side from

    ======WiFi Mode==========
    Due to lockdowns through each phone system update, WiFi mode will only be allowed on a short list of compatible devices. As of 11/2016, IN GENERAL:
    ---Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later no longer allows WiFi mode even for Verizon phones.
    ---Verizon Samsung phones (S3/4/5/6/7/Edge, Note 2/3/4/5 etc.) , Verizon LG phones (V10, G2/3/4/5 etc.) and Verizon Sony phones (Z2/Z3) are supported by Android versions up to Android 6.0/6.1.
    ---Verizon HTC phones (M7/8) will only work on Android 4.1 ~ 4.4.
    ---Verizon Motorola phones will only work on Android 4.3 or below.
    ---AT&T Samsung phones will only work on Android 4.2 or below.
    ---Other carriers/phones will only work if they still have Android 4.0 or below.
    ---Straight Talk phones will only work if it uses Verizon and are compatible with the above.
    ---For all other phones, use USB mode or Bluetooth mode instead.

    *To get around lockdowns on WiFi mode FoxFi may prompt you to install a certificate on your phone, this will cause the Android system to enforce a screen lock and show a security message in notification. For more detail and steps to remove screen lock please visit
    *If you receive a message asking for a "password for credential strorage" this is due to a bug in the Android system. Please see steps to clear this message at

    ======USB Mode=========
    USB mode works on almost all Android phones. It allows connection from Windows PC or Mac. In addition, PdaNet comes with a "WiFi Share" feature that can further turn the Windows PC into a WiFi Hotspot so that you can connect other devices to it and share your phone's Internet connection.

    *T-Mobile or MetroPCS users can only use USB mode with "Hide Tether Usage" enabled in PdaNet.
    *If your phone is not recognized by your computer after connecting USB, please see
    *Please treat Windows tablets (non RT) the same as Windows PC.

    ======Bluetooth Mode======
    Bluetooth mode allows connection from Windows (PC) or Android tablets (excludes Android 4.4) or devices that supports Bluetooth DUN.

    *A system bug in Android 4.4 for tablets will break Bluetooth mode, this is fixed in Android 5.0 or later.
    *For Android tablets it is possible only the browser app will work in Bluetooth mode. That is because other apps may be looking for wifi or cell phone connection and not recognize the Bluetooth Internet.
    *One way around the above two issues is to find a wifi hotspot to connect the tablet to at the same time (such wifi hotspot does not need to provide Internet access).

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    Users comments for FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

    Michael Kidder

    by Michael Kidder

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Good"

    Doesn't work on Note 8 anymore. Says wait for next update. Still waiting

    Bart Dunmire

    by Bart Dunmire

    Nov 15, 2017  |  "Good"

    Hoping for wifi ability again soon on Verizon. Still have the dinosaur unlimited plan that's truly unlimited...

    Tom Hunt

    by Tom Hunt

    Nov 15, 2017  |  "OK"

    Worked well on my old Motorola, New Pixel ... Notta damn works besides Bluetooth psshht

    Pakorn Pongtongdee

    by Pakorn Pongtongdee

    Nov 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Doesn't support on Google Pixel 2

    M Dot

    by M Dot

    Nov 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I haven't gave up on y'all. I know y'all will hopefully figure something out. I been rockin wit y'all for years & I know how it go & I know how it be but it's got to be a way around. Get it back up ✊(I should've never updated os?)N8

    Michael Rowe

    by Michael Rowe

    Nov 13, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Does not make the connection any faster in fact it's still slow and have rebooted samsung galaxy s8 phone.