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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    by Manu , Appszoom

    Jun 28, 2012


    A new WiFi Direct solution (free update) is now added to PdaNet for connecting computers or tablets in addition to USB tether. The legacy WiFi Hotspot solution remains in FoxFi. If the legacy FoxFi feature still works for your phone, it is still the best solution for sharing phone Internet since there is no limit on what kind of devices you can connect.

    ======(New)WiFi Direct Hotspot=======
    This new WiFi Direct feature in PdaNet 5 allows you to connect WiFi mode from computers or tablets. However unlike the old WiFi Hotspot, it will require you to either install PdaNet on the connecting computers/tablets or set up proxy settings. Use this feature if you are no longer able to turn on WiFi Hotspot, or if your WiFi Hotspot usage is being metered when you already have an unlimited data plan.

    ======(Legacy)WiFi Hotspot=====
    Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later no longer allows the old WiFi Hotspot mode even for Verizon phones. Please refer to PdaNet instead for alternative solutions.

    Due to lockdowns through each phone system update, the old 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

    Free edition will turn off after timed usage limit but you can turned it back on, otherwise it is same as full version.

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

    Mike Robinson

    by Mike Robinson

    Jan 12, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Love it. Can get around the Verizon lockout. Works like a charm.

    Mac Baca

    by Mac Baca

    Jan 12, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Love the new wifi direct hotspot thank you for your hard work.?

    Breanna Munyan

    by Breanna Munyan

    Jan 10, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    The Best ever!!!!

    SJ Stewart

    by SJ Stewart

    Jan 10, 2018  |  "Poor"

    I still didn't forget how you took my money and I never will. How are your families?

    Cara Del Favero

    by Cara Del Favero

    Jan 09, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Still wants me to purchase a tethering plan. Why bother downloading then?

    Elizabeth Lewis

    by Elizabeth Lewis

    Jan 09, 2018  |  "Poor"

    New phone carrier now, this app has been upgraded to the point it won't connect to all devices without dropping the connection. Is there anyway to fix this? This used to be such a great app.