How to fake a Wi-Fi connection for Android apps that limit their functionality on 3G

How to fake a Wi-Fi connection for Android apps that limit their functionality on 3G
In your daily life as an Android user, you may have experienced a moment where you don't have reliable Wi-Fi networks nearby, but a particular app of yours needs wi-fi to function, and cellular data simply doesn't cut it. Some apps are like that, they have their functionality limited in accordance to the connection type. But this is Android, of course, so there's a way of getting around every obstacle, including this one.

Owners of rooted devices that have the Xposed framework installed can take advantage of the Fake Wifi Connection module. It provides an easy way of luring specific apps that your device is, indeed, connected to a Wi-Fi network, which lets you take advantage of their full potential. Unfortunately, the module doesn't officially support Android Lollipop, although you can still give it a chance. Users that are still on KitKat, however, are good to go right away! Onto the slideshow, then.

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11 Comments

1. Simona unregistered

Parena, you can be done for articles like this n?

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Huuh?

7. waddup121 unregistered

again xposed nty

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Huuh? Seriously, what the hell are you guys saying?

9. Simona unregistered

just if this isn't illegal that's it..if not all OK

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Why the hell would this be illegal?

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I used this for a time. Some apps (mostly games, but others - like Facebook - as well) won't work without cellular or wifi connection. However, if you use PdaNet and the PdaNet Tablet app to share the connection over bluetooth, although you get data connectivity, the app doesn't recognize it as it's not cellular or 3G. The reason to tether over bluetooth is that your provider (ie: T-Mobile on the unlimited plan) doesn't know you're tethering and thus doesn't use up your tethering allotment and/or redirect you to an upsell page. Once I figured out how to get Wifi Tether Router working properly (it's tricky figuring out the right settings, and the developer is Italian, so instructions aren't always very clear), I no longer needed to use this module. But it still has its uses for some people.

5. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Has anyone seen if this is able to fool Google Maps?

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Fool? In what way? For Maps to work you need data. GPS works without data, but without the map, you don't know where the heck you are, because the map doesn't download. You can always save an area for offline use, but obviously this doesn't need a connection because it's meant for offline use.

11. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Some apps are like that, they have their functionality limited in accordance to the connection type." - Luis D. (PA) Comma? Are you serious? Still haven't learned how to write proper English?

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Android rocks :P

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