Wireless tether apps that work on the Droid 4

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    These wireless tether apps are confirmed to work on the Droid 4 running Android 2.3.6. They do not require a Verizon tethering plan, although you may still see the "Tethering or Mobile Hotspot active" notification.

    WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.1-beta11 (root required)

    FoxFi (Beta) (root not required)
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    "Fail to start Hotspot. Your phone is not yet supported by FoxFi"
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    FoxFi works great for me. Can't seem to get WPA2 to work with it though...
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    Someone else mentioned this in another thread and said it started working once he rebooted. Have you tried that?
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    Yup. Oh well.
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    FoxFi worked great for me. Thanks SGMD!
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    I kno this app works great I can easily get to work on my wifes droid 2 but my xperia play mustn b compatible bcuz it activates my wifi along with the verizon bull about paying everytime I'm connected from my phone.
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    Foxfi worked Great on my Droid 4! Thanks bro:hail:
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    I am currently using an app called Open Garden. Works great.

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    Couldn't get open garden to work on my D4, which saddens me because i just upgraded from a HTC Eris that was my baby. The first link works for me...but I found the radius was drastically reduced. Not sure if that's the app or the d4.

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    how about an wifi tethering app that will give you 4g?
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    Forget the apps they rarely work get sqlite editor from the market an the open it an scroll down to settings an storage u want the one with the hammer an wrench not the one with the gear icon select it then go to settings.db-- settings--- scroll down till u find entitlement check it should be around value 150 an the change the value in the 3rd column from 1 to 0 then reboot an the select the moblie hotspot an when u set it up make sure u change the dhcp from 192.168.42.2 to 192.168.99.2 or it wont work an then ur done an u can use the stock mobile hotspot an dont need any apps

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    Holy android gods, if thats true that would be amazing. Can someone else confirm that they have tried this? I am a little hesitant to make such low level changes without confirmation.

    Also does this require root access? (i am rooted but others who are not might want to know)

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    WiFi Tether for Root Users has always worked perfectly for me, even in my OG Droid days
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    Yes it does require root i even did it on my bionic an it worked lol its the first thing i do when i get a new phone

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    Lol i must have bad luck cuz they kept acting up when i tried them so i use the above hack so i dont have to deal with the head ache

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    I concur. The SQLite hack using the stock hotspot is the way to go.
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    I just pluged my phone into the computer with the mini-usb cord from the charger went to settings and turned on
    tether, and the comutter uses the 4G VERY well and cruizes the net probably better then my wirless connection at home
    no app needed the computer runs Win 7 and reconized the phone as a internet connection ---works well for me
    you have to plug in the phone to computer before this option is available
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    Hi,

    > Can someone else confirm that they have tried this? I am a little hesitant to
    > make such low level changes without confirmation.

    Yes, the process mentioned above works, however I modified the settings using aShell and aSQLiteManager (both free);

    I posted this on another droid forum...

    The instructions contained in a comment to an article on wifi tether for Droid Razr worked for me;

    How to Get Free 4G LTE Wifi Tether/Mobile Hotspot on Rooted Droid Razr! | DroidRazrRoot.com

    The comment from user Kendallhabra;
    "...download aShell and aSQLiteManager from the Market. Go into aShell, check the “Root” box at the top, go to File Explorer, then go to data -> data -> com.motorola.android.providers.settings -> databases -> settings.db, open it with aSQLiteManager, click Settings -> Data, click “PgDn” until you get to 150, click “Edit”, change the value to 0, then press the back button soft key until you are prompted to save the changes back in aShell, save the changes, and reboot your phone. You of course still need to have your phone rooted for this method."

    I use the stock Mobile Hotspot app, did not change any settings. Whenever I tried a 3rd party wifi hotspot app, it would simply start the stock app. Also, my old dell laptop was unable to connect to this ad-hoc wifi access point but a Droid0 and Apple iTouch connected OK.
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