FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)


Turns your Android phone into a free WiFi Hotspot - no rooting or tether plan required.

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 blocked the original FoxFi from Market. If you get error installing please use the second link from http://pdanet.co/android

*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 (and only allows Pattern, PIN or Password) when any security settings is changed. There is indeed a way to remove the lock screen while keeping the certificate. Please find it at http://pdanet.co/help/wifi.php

--Android 4.4 will also show a warning message that says "Your network usage may be monitored..." as a result of installing the "FoxFi Certificate". The FoxFi certificate doesn't really do anything beyond turning on hotspot. If the screen lock or the certificate warning bothers you, you can actually remove the FoxFi certificate after WiFi hotspot is ready. That is because the certificate (as well as the VPN) is only needed during the "turning on" period.
--To remove the FoxFi certificate, select "Clear Credentials" from phone security Settings (this removes ONLY the FoxFi certificate, all the stocked certificates will stay). If "Clear Credentials" is disabled, open the list of certificates and select the "User" tab, then open the FoxFi Certificate and scroll down to remove. Only after that your phone will allow you to set screen lock to "None".

*AT&T Galaxy/Note phones: WiFi mode is now blocked if you updated to 4.3. Please use USB/BT mode.

*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.

Recent changes:
1. Adds supports for Verizon HTC phones updated to 4.4, in addition to Verizon Samsung phones.
2. Allows Network name and Password to be changed within FoxFi.
3. Restore WiFi state after Hotspot is done.
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About FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)
Turns your Android phone into a free WiFi Hotspot - no rooting or tether plan required.

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 blocked the original FoxFi from Market. If you get error installing please use the second link from http://pdanet.co/android

*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 (and only allows Pattern, PIN or Password) when any security settings is changed. There is indeed a way to remove the lock screen while keeping the certificate. Please find it at http://pdanet.co/help/wifi.php

--Android 4.4 will also show a warning message that says "Your network usage may be monitored..." as a result of installing the "FoxFi Certificate". The FoxFi certificate doesn't really do anything beyond turning on hotspot. If the screen lock or the certificate warning bothers you, you can actually remove the FoxFi certificate after WiFi hotspot is ready. That is because the certificate (as well as the VPN) is only needed during the "turning on" period.
--To remove the FoxFi certificate, select "Clear Credentials" from phone security Settings (this removes ONLY the FoxFi certificate, all the stocked certificates will stay). If "Clear Credentials" is disabled, open the list of certificates and select the "User" tab, then open the FoxFi Certificate and scroll down to remove. Only after that your phone will allow you to set screen lock to "None".

*AT&T Galaxy/Note phones: WiFi mode is now blocked if you updated to 4.3. Please use USB/BT mode.

*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.

Recent changes:
1. Adds supports for Verizon HTC phones updated to 4.4, in addition to Verizon Samsung phones.
2. Allows Network name and Password to be changed within FoxFi.
3. Restore WiFi state after Hotspot is done.

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User reviews of FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)
how often do you pay for the full version app? one time fee? once a year? once a month?
Dec 5, 2012
Wifi tether workes great (Samsung Galaxy S2) NO ROOT!!!! AWESOME!
Jul 22, 2012
I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 from Sprint.I installed the app from your web site. issues are as follows: SID is seen by my laptop, but will not connect. Phone will not connect to Sprint for an IP Address. Phone shows during connect my SID from my router.
Jul 18, 2012
works great good job,finally someone who cares.screw these expensive bata plans.have had Android since it first come out,and this is the best app ive ever used.THANKS....
Jun 16, 2012
Downloaded, installed and opened!! This app is so cool!!! May need to reboot your phone/pc but afterwards, it runs so smoothly!!! Great App!!
Apr 26, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
13 hours ago
Quainter Lol
A Google User
17 hours ago
Bad design. This will lock some Samsung where you cannot remove password option from securiy. Sometimes removing certificate dies not fix. Not recommended.
A Google User
19 hours ago
Wow!!!!..... Wow now I can use internet in my laptop using foxfi great....!!!!!! :)
A Google User
19 hours ago
Not convenient Full version Worked great before. Now is asking me to set a pin or password for phone which will force me to unlock phone before answering calls or opening phone. It is very inconvenient. I will look for another app.
A Google User
22 hours ago
Not bad