Verizon Blocks FoxFi Free Wifi Tethering!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. DroidModderX

    DroidModderX Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,746
    Likes Received:
    2,120
    Trophy Points:
    478
    Ratings:
    +2,239
    [​IMG]

    The proverbial writing was on the wall. The application that granted subscription free wifi tethering on unrooted devices has finally stopped working on Verizon devices. I had heard rumblings of this starting a few days ago when some of you started to tell me that foxfi was no longer working on your devices, but I had not had the chance to test this out on my own. Of course today I was on the road and actually needed it and it is true, foxfi is no longer working on Verizon devices. I tried on a few devices and couldn't get it to work on any devices. None of my devices received an update from Verizon so as far as I know they have not taken measures to stop it device side.

    There has been no mention from either Verizon or FoxFi on this. It isn't clear if Verizon has issued a cease and desist or if they have simply blocked the tethering traffic on their side. Hopefully it has just been blocked and FoxFi can come up with another work around. More than a year ago Verizon put the brakes on FoxFi disabling its methods. FoxFi pretty quickly released an update to circumvent Verizon's block. The update used some VPN trickery to make it work once more. Maybe they can come up with a similar work around.

    Unfortunately this may be the end of wifi tethering for unlimited data users on Verizon. This on top of the $20 price hike could send the last few remaining unlimited users running for the hills. For now it looks like you will have to figure out a way to root your device and hack it to get wifi tethering working. This is increasingly difficult on Verizon as rooting methods are becoming pretty scarce.
     
  2. leeshor

    leeshor Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    4,363
    Likes Received:
    1,437
    Trophy Points:
    358
    Location:
    Norcross, GA - USA
    Ratings:
    +1,676
    I'm not surprised.:rolleyes:
     
  3. cr6

    cr6 Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    8,371
    Likes Received:
    5,882
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    NW Rocky Mtn region
    Ratings:
    +6,713
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S7 Edge
    Twitter:
    @dronewolfmedia
    Yep, it was inevitable.

    S5 tap'n
     
  4. xeene

    xeene Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    918
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Location:
    usa
    Ratings:
    +1,059
    Still works on some phones...
     
  5. cynkrzy

    cynkrzy Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    562
    Trophy Points:
    433
    Location:
    SLO
    Ratings:
    +635
    Current Phone Model:
    SCHI605
    Works on rooted marshmallow
     
  6. reimundo

    reimundo New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    Not working for me
     
  7. 94lt1

    94lt1 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    17,150
    Likes Received:
    4,040
    Trophy Points:
    1,138
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +4,530
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2
    Now let's see if it bounces back..
     
  8. wicked

    wicked Administrator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,324
    Likes Received:
    1,538
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Ratings:
    +1,740
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    @MikeAlvez
    Another reason why I left big red. o_O
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. jsandy

    jsandy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +11
    I'm stuck with Verizon as the only reliable carrier in my area. I also live in a rural area and don't have access to any high speed internet (Hughes net and other satellite providers are absolutely not high speed) Verizon and Foxfi were my only options. I'm dumping my year old Note 4 and have a 128 Aluminum Nexus 6P scheduled for delivery tomorrow.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. SquireSCA

    SquireSCA Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,571
    Likes Received:
    226
    Trophy Points:
    108
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Ratings:
    +280
    So if Kroger catches you stealing food from their store and they ask you or make you stop, you blame them and refuse to shop there any more? LOL
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,624
    Likes Received:
    5,114
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,072
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    Absolutely. If I'm hungry and walk in there why can't I eat while I'm there? Am I expected to pay for the food while I'm in there? I don't think so. I'm entitled to be there so I shouldn't have to pay. And Kroger sucks. Tops and Wegmans is so much better.
    /sarcasm.

    It was only a matter of time before verizon finally found a way to stop this. I'm shocked it wasn't done sooner.
     
  12. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,548
    Likes Received:
    3,352
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,929
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    I'm curious, other then people like Jsandy, what is a legitimate use case to tether your phone and use cell data?

    I have only ever done it, legally, for my job.
     
Search tags for this page
does foxfi steal bandwidth
,
does foxfi steal my info
,

foxfi

,
foxfi longer
,
foxfi no longer working
,
foxfi no longer working on verizon
,
foxfi not connecting
,
foxfi not working
,
foxfi without root firewall