======(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.
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 http://pdanet.co/wifi.
*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 pdanet.co/wifi
Free edition will turn off after timed usage limit but you can turned it back on, otherwise it is same as full version.
Add a new "WiFi Direct Hotspot" feature in PdaNet to connect computers and tablets if existing Hotspot feature does not work.
FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)
Newbie user: I have been able to use pdanet w/foxfi (free version) via successfully via bluetooth connection (after many false starts). Each time I have to check “Activate Bluetooth DUN” in foxfi on my Galaxy S3 phone before starting pdanet/tablet on my Tab2. I’ve never used it only a few times now and not for more than 15 mins or so but now my unlimited data plan on Verizon is going through the roof! Do I have to turn off foxfi when I’m not using it so it doesn’t continue running/using my data when I’m not online? I thought it would simply disconnect when I go offline as I always have to first click “Activate Bluetooth DUN” to use it. Thanks.
Will it work on the Samsung Fascinate???
IT doesnt work with jelly bean… But whats wrong with paying 6 or seven bucks one time fee instead of 30 bucks a month … every month fee! this is why people quit making apps for us!!!!
Sorry guys…I think they are on to me lol… I have a stock Verizon DROID Razr w/ 4.0.4 and just today it quit working. Now the app will not allow me to change the Hash Code. Also, it comes up with the ‘Update to newer version’ message. I’m gonna work on it and see if I can find a solution. For now, I’m using PDANet 3.50 tethered 🙁 …
Allan, I’m having the same problem. I paid for the full version of PDANet, then found out about FoxFi, used it when it was free, then when they started charging in Nov, I paid ful price for it. Now a couple weeks ago it stopped working for me too. I’ve sent emails to PDANet and FoxFi and have not gotten a response. I don’t want to pay again, especially if I can’t get in touch with any customer service person. If I was to pay AGAIN and it not work I would be beyond pissed! Have you found a workaround for yours?
Droid Razr Maxx (verizon)
i have a verizon Droid X and am trying to get fox fi because heard about it . so much cheaper and the wifi on verizon and data usage…plz help how do you do it ?
I have the same problem as Missy. Followed the instructions to the letter and it gives the same message. Droid Razr Maxx
I followed all the instructions carefully, but have had no luck with my Razr and this app. I did the hashcode change but nothing happens.
1st – says I must update,
then i change hashcode, ok
message: this version FoxFi no longer supported please upgrade…
Anything that can make it work?
please?! and Thank You 🙂
not supported to LG GT540 android 2.1 mobile
Here is the fix…read carefully!! Email me if you need further help.
FoxFi was an awesome app until they decided to become dicks and ask you to pay for an updated 1.95.3 that barely works. Not to mention, the updated free version works better but disconnects after 15 mins of use. So here’s the free solution that you all were accustomed to.
1: Uninstall your current version of FoxFi unless its 1.91
2: Depending on your Android Software, under Security or similar, find ‘Unknown Sources’ and make sure you check it off.
3: From this website (www.appsapk.com), download and install FoxFi version 1.91.x (no higher)
4: When you first run the app, it will say ‘no longer current; please upgrade’ or ‘old version’ etc You get the idea; it wont connect. It shows in the app ‘No network detected’. Dont worry! BUT DO NOT UPGRADE TO CURRENT VERSION.
5: On your PC, make sure you ‘Delete’ or ‘Remove’ any auto connect feature previously established for your ‘FoxFi’ app.
6: Rerun the FoxFi app on your phone. After getting the upgrade message or No Internet Detected message, scroll down to where it says Hash Code (Do Not Change). Notice its blank with no numbers?
7. Click on it and it will pop up a box where you can enter info.
8. Enter a random seven digit number followed by an underscore followed by another random four digit number. EX: *******_****
Then click on OK.
9: Touch the Activate WiFi Hotspot icon again and you will see it go thru the ‘starting hotspot 1, 2 3 etc’ until it says Hotspot On.
10: At this point, you can rename your Network Name (SSID) and set up your (WPA) password.
11: On the PC, search for wireless connections and you should see your network name displayed. Click connect and type in your nertwork security password.
12: And there you go!! Connected!! Now be sure to disable ‘Automatic Updating’ of the FoxFi app on your phone.
13: You are now GOLDEN!! No usage restrictions or pay to upgrade bull$hit.
Thanks for reading…Good Luck
Will this work on HTC EVO light
You totally rock, Dude! I was really pissed when they pulled that “update now pay” switcheroo. Your solution works perfectly. Thanks much.
Followed your instructions, it connects but states “Limited”; And when I try to fix it, it states “Invalid IP”…any suggestions?
tried it…no luck, any other suggestions? im on evo 4g sprint…
When FoxFi initially came out it was free. After awhile it became two-tiered, the free version having a per session variable time limit and a one time fee paid unlimited version. Some time after this FoxFi became part of PDANet.
I have yet to have any issues. Perhaps that is because I am literate and read the instructions. I delayed upgrading to JB on my Verizon Motorola Droid Razr. Once it was announced that they had rectified the issues with FoxFi and Jelly Bean I upgraded and was up and running within minutes.
I have little or no sympathy for those that bitch and moan over a decision by an application developer charging for their work. If the onetime fee overtaxed your wallet, uninstall the application and subscribe to your carriers mobile hotspot service. For Verizon that’ll be $30.00 monthly!
I’m on a grandfathered unlimited data plan which I plan on retaining. Onetime $7.00 versus $360.00. If capable do the math, taking your shoes off is permitted as an aid to better computations!
not working bro
I tried what you said, but it kept telling me to up grade.
Will FoxFi work with iPhone 4S or 5?
You really should inquire at an iOS based site. Checkout the App Store. Good question wrong venue.
Sprint galaxy s 3 doesnt work tries to turn on hot spot through sprint
I have a iPhone 4S. Will FoxFi work on my phone? Does one need a Smartphone to download it to?
put app on kyocera hydro (boost), and on htc evo 3d (virgin), but will not work…what exact models of phones will this work on? Provide a list.. would be moar halpful.. returning both these ohones *p. lol
Trying to connect from a galaxy 2 to a Mac but it doesn’t work any suggestions
Im trying to get it to work on casio commando with vzw unlimited plan. It starts but the computer says no internet connection when connected. As well, samsung galaxy tab with gingerbread won’t connect. Please contact me, I’m shopping for a phone that does work if needed.
I am also having the same issue with my commando, did you find a fix?
FoxFi is not working properly for you guys anymore… (right) ?
Samsung Galaxy 2 ICS connects to foxfi but no internet connection from there.
Its a great app
I downloaded this to my Samsung S 3 and it send a wifi signal but the iPad says unable to connect. Can somebody get back to me and tell me what I’m doing wrong?
installs that’s about it.
I installed on my EVO 4g (original). Bluetooth mode works. May need to reboot both devices. Works so well I bought it
Use to work on my old atrix perfectly but now have the atrix bhd with ice cream nd wont work…help??? I really want this program back. Using Walmart Family mobile and get full 4g with problems except foxfi installs but will not work. Any suggestions any help would be great!!
Jim application has been updated, please download now, i am sure it will work.
Seems to work fine for a few minutes on my Galaxy S2 I777 then seems to time out. When I refresh networks on my tablet Nexus 7 it will not find it again.Once I reset the phone and activate its works again for a few minutes and then the same thing happens again. Any suggestions.
My uncle showed me this but it doesn’t work with my phone.?
I have it installed on two devices..I am very pleased with app
This apps not supporting my phone v.v please fix it..many people that i know have this app say its amazing..if it is why can i use it on my phone?v.v
it gives wifi to 3 talets and a ipod at the same time and it fast
I bought one of your Phone the STE N762 But i did not get the chance to Read the owner Guide Before Some one Took it from my car now i cant get the phone sound turn on an i don’t how to do it when some one call me it goes strait to the mail box it do not ring.
Seems to work on the droidx. Prior to the update, it was rooted but with the update, it went back to stock. This app seems to work 2.3.4
i installed.. it asked for a serc key ,, where is that ?????
I have tried to use this app on my HTC Vivid multiple times with no luck. My home computer will come up and connect to it but will say “Limited Connectivity” or something like that.
I tried to download foxfi on my HTC vivid and it wouldn’t install. How do I get it to work ?
having used Foxfi now for over a week I find on the Samsung galaxy fit the phone freezers after about 10 mins of use leaving me no option but to remove battery and reset phone. the program works well till this happens. got to be program, it’s not the phone.