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FoxFi Breaks with Jelly Bean (4.1) Android Update
February 1, 2013
1:30 pm
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Q: I bought my first Smartphone, a Droid, after talking to you at the Redmond, OR rally.  We love it.  Sound we were using PDAnet and them Foxfi.  We recently paid for Foxfi upgrade and it’s still works great.  I’ve been reading.  I know have a Droid Rzr still with unlimited data.  But I’ve been reading that when and if my cell is updated to Jelly Bean FoxIt will no longer work.  Until FoxFi is configured to work with Jelly Bean I’d like to keep Verizon from automatically updating my phone to Jelly Bean.
How would I do this???

A: Yes, the current situation is that FoxFi will stop working when your phone upgrades to Jelly Bean.  You will still be able to use PDANet via USB.  I agree this is a pain … I sure hope that FoxFi will come up with their own upgrade.  I also can find no way to stop the update once Verizon decides to push it out to us.  Unfortunately, that may be soon – the Razr HD already has been upgraded.

 

If you are interested in Rooting your phone, circumventing the operating system, there is a utility that is supposed to downgrade you from Jelly Bean to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) but the instruction are more than I’m willing to follow.

Here’s an article and video on the cool new stuff with Jelly Bean.

On the PDANet/FoxFi site, they simply state: “Do not upgrade to Jelly Bean”  ?? OK ?? How do we stop it?  I can’t find any way to do that.  We’ll keep looking!

April 14, 2013
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Great news!  FoxFi just put out an update that makes the Android phone with Jelly Bean work as a hotspot again.

 

Jo Wishnie

April 15, 2013
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Yes!  The folks at FoxFi/PDANet have been hard at work with their updates.  We are SOO excited that FoxFi is now working with our Droid Razr’s

Here’s the complete list devices supported by FoxFi 

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