I just updated to Jelly Bean on my Droid Razr last night. The update itself went well, but afterwards my hotspot app Fox Fi is no longer working as a Wifi Hotspot. It'll only work as a USB tether or Bluetooth network, neither of which is what I need. When I try to activate it Wifi Hotspot the message is that Verizon has blocked it on Jelly Bean. I'm upset because that App was very helpful and I used it alot. I'm hoping Verizon will allow Wifi hotspot again soon. In the meantime, is there another hotspot app anyone can recommend?
The problem is that FoxFi has not (or can not) update their app to make it work with the Jelly Bean OS. I suggest sending the app developers an email requesting they update the app so that it works with your new OS.
Sorry, I do not know of any other apps to give you the same capabilities while using Jelly Bean. I personally have not upgraded my RMHD to JB as I did not want to lose the advantage FoxFi provides to my smartphone experience.
Thanks for the reply Seems the problem is on Verizon's end because they're blocking the feature. I'm hoping it'll get straightened out soon. Yeah if I had known beforehand this would happen, I probably wouldn't have updated either lol. Oh well, things are always 'interesting' after a system update
If you look at the compatibility list from the FoxFi web site you see that devices using Jelly Bean are not supported (NOT A CARRIER ISSUE). The application needs to be updated to work with the new OS.
Thanks for the link Hmmmm the message in the App said 'your carrier might have blocked this feature on Jelly Bean'. They might be playing the blame game, or maybe that's a generic message not applicable to everyone. I'm hoping it's on Fox Fi's side cause an update would hopefully fix it! I guess I'll just have to be a bit patient.
I get where you're coming from but Verizon allowed the App to work on ICS. And they included hotspot in the new Share Everything plans at no cost. I don't think they'll be able to stop it for much longer anyway because I hear they'll probably be legally forced to allow hotspot apps. From what I've read, the government is calling it double-charging data and they won't be allowed to stop other options from being available; I can't post a link right now, but a quick google search will bring up information for anyone interested in reading more.
"Quoted by someone else...I have to use PDANet 3.5 on my GS2 and Pdanet Tablet on my Transformer Prime. You start up Pdanet on the phone. It starts Foxfi. Select Bluetooth. Then go to the tablet and start Pdanet Tablet. I was lost until I found this combo"
The above steps does work with PDANet and Jelly Bean on cell phone. I have a Droid 4, Verizon basic data plan, and a Galaxy 2 Tablet. Click later when tablet insists a WiFi connection is necessary and prompt goes away from then on. - Thanks.