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HTC Sensation ICS Update to Stop Wifi Tethering – App to Fix Issue

The recent Ice Cream Sandwich update to the HTC Sensation seems to have brought in a lot of improvements and features to it but it has also killed the ability to use the phone as a WiFi Hotspot by using Internet tethering options. We had covered a article yesterday on this here wherein the update stops the users from using hotspot option but with the above mentioned app it can again be made available.

FoxFi is a small yet useful application that is available in the Android Play Store here and it can help you to use your cellular data / internet plan as a WiFi Hotspot utility. The best part of using this application is it does not require any rooting access or a special internet tethering plan from your carrier. Access Point is infrastructure mode with WPA2 security making it one of the secure options as well.

By getting the app and installing it, a very simple set of options open up as soon as the app is launched. Once you are set with choosing your WiFi Hotspot name and Encryption type, choose your password and you’re set to go. You can connect to the smartphone from any WiFi enabled devices like laptops or gaming consoles.

This is the best option for ICS enabled HTC Sensation users right now and the app can be downloaded from here .



  1. Clay

    September 11, 2012 at 5:33 am

    This works GREAT on the Sprint EVO lte. I had been trying to make my old tethering app for for ever after rooting my phone last night, and this solved the problem!

  2. Dario2002vga

    July 28, 2012 at 5:56 am

    It does not work on my HTC Sensation Xe with ICS update … can somebody help ???

  3. Anne Yap

    June 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    still not fix

  4. Justin

    May 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    The FoxFi app at the Google Play Store specifically says that the WiFi hotspot does not work on any HTC phone. Are you aware it working on the HTC Sensation? I would like to upgrade my Sensation to ICS, but I don’t want to lose free WiFi hotspot since I use it all the time to get internet on my iPad.

    • Krishna

      May 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

      It uses the Bluetooth radio to work on HTC Devices. This trick works as of now.

      • Justin

        May 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the Bluetooth won’t work with an iPad. Does anyone know if it’s possible to share an Internet connection with an iPad over bluetooth?

        • ScarySpice

          November 22, 2012 at 1:13 am

          I tether my iPad2 to my Galaxy SII over bluetooth all the time.

  5. Tushar

    May 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    how? I am still facing the Bluetooth and wifi connectivity issue..

  6. Tushar

    May 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Also there is bluetooth problem after ICS update . any way to fix it?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      there are no issues as of now!

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