Thank's, I remembered I tethered before I rooted but forgot how! So technically, moot point on tethering.
Also if your interested in staying stock but just want a different look there is Go-Launcher and the Go-"Tools" and other home screen, SMS, replacement tools.
It'd be hard running the Droid 4 in Canada with a Canadian SIM (or any country) without rooting :)
first off, foxfi sucks now.
you are limited to 1gb of data or some****.
next, verizon cant stop you from tethering anymore. FCC came down hard on them.
last week i was using the stock tether app while unrooted. it was fine.
third, im now on the official AOKP jellybean 4.2.2 rom and its fantastic.
only problems are car dock sensor not working and some screen tearing.
my 4g signal is so much better now. it was fast before, but it seems to wake up faster so pages start loading sooner where before there was a 2 or 3 sec delay before they would even begin to load. i can use 4g in the elevator at work where i couldnt before.
i have not used a good rom before official AOKP, its close to perfect.