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Freaking out about Jellybean and losing Foxfi!

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by brunla, Feb 25, 2013.

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    It's great that Jellybean is around the corner, but not at the expense of losing Foxfi. That is such a great app and saves $50 month.
    Does anyone know if there are any other free apps for non-root that will wifi tether?
    Really bummed about this.
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    Not that I am aware of, need to root.

    Or you could just stay on ICS 4.0.4 and keep your FoxFi.
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    What do you think is the easiest and best way to Root on the Maxx? Plus you would have to root after the update right?
    Once you root is there anything special you need to do to tether?
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    You would need to root after the JB update. Then you would need to use the SQL entitlement hack to activate the mobile hot spot. I believe there are instructions for both of these subjects on here, just need to do a search.
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    Same here. Don't want to lose wireless tether. Just came across this: http://pdanet.co/help/devices.php

    There are many talented devs out there, hopefully they will have a solution.
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    Don't worry at all. I have the Note 2 with Jelly Bean and Foxfi works just fine! Just make sure you get the "add on" from the playstore
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    Razr Maxx HD owners reported that FoxFi didn't work with JB update. I read the description for the add on and it doesn't really explain what it does.
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    It does indeed work. I promise you it does. Just download Foxfi and the Foxfi add-on from the play store. When you start foxfi it looks as if the hotspot on the phone is starting but it is not. Foxfi starts and works just fine. When you initiate foxfi it triggers the phone hotspot turtorial for activation but foxfi is truly running. No worries
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    Guess we will find out once the OTA arrives. This would be nice if indeed true.
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    Can anyone on the Xmas leak verify this??
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    Someone correct me but I believe Samsung phones work the free tether after JB update not Moto devices. At this point at least.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    How do I block updates. Netflix and HBO GO work with HDMI out but not hulu. Can I usb tether a bluray player or Roku?

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    You are talking about a completely different device here. It may work on the Samsung Note 2, but I have yet heard a Razr Maxx user say it operates after Jellybean. Anyone who has JB and Foxfi working?
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    Foxfi says it does not work. I'm gonna side with them.
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    Same here. Hopefully we'll find out during the upcoming soak test
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    Why are so many people so hesitant to root? Its so easy and takes 5 minutes max..

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    I'm thinking about rooting. Been busy at work the past 6 months, slowing down and thinking of jumping back in the rooting / flashing game. With limited ROMs (last I checked) I don't see the need with foxfi.
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    Probably because it voids the warranty and extended warranty, limits severely your access to Moto and Verizon technical support, requires a certain commitment to understanding and keeping up with technical details of your phone operating system, and can interfere with phone and OS updates that requires technical skill to finesse. If you don't care about any of those things, and rooting does something actually useful that you are technically able to fully understand, implement and reverse when necessary, then it may make some sense. IOW it applies to very very few people. If you're one of them, congrats. Personally, I wouldn't want to deal with the potential problems and issues.

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    I have never heard of anyone that was denied warranty because their phone was rooted.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    I will only root with foxcat holding my hand. Otherwise I might pay Verizon the thirty a month for the hotspot. Because this is my only internet connection. One eighty gigs a month.. Just watching TV.

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