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[Q] Beats by Dre not fully functional on my nexus 5??

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By BruKnowsBest, Senior Member on 26th June 2014, 03:15 PM
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I have a Beats by Dre Headphone and a Nexus 5, Is there a way of making it so the ContolTalk works on my phone ?

as of right now I know it was only fully functional on iOS but not on Android (only mic and call button works on it)

I will love you forever (and kiss your forehead) if you find me a solution, specially if I don't have to root it ( which I'll probably have too )
 
 
27th June 2014, 12:19 AM |#2  
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There's no solution because it's a hardware thing. The cable is not compatible fully with an Android device and no rooting will do anything about it any more than rooting would make the N5 work with an iPhone-designed radio.
27th June 2014, 01:05 PM |#3  
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There's no solution because it's a hardware thing. The cable is not compatible fully with an Android device and no rooting will do anything about it any more than rooting would make the N5 work with an iPhone-designed radio.


damn, well thanks anyway for the reply
27th June 2014, 03:06 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Brunolarogian

I have a Beats by Dre Headphone and a Nexus 5, Is there a way of making it so the ContolTalk works on my phone ?

as of right now I know it was only fully functional on iOS but not on Android (only mic and call button works on it)

I will love you forever (and kiss your forehead) if you find me a solution, specially if I don't have to root it ( which I'll probably have too )

1st receipe: Go to the E-Bay. Try to find a "Samsung headset control cable". It's very rare thing so you could fail with it. Try aliexpress, dx or similar sites.

2nd receipe: Go to the E-Bay and get the pair of the cheapest Samsung headsets there. Find someone familiar with the soldering iron and tell him to use the headset as the donor to the original cable. Changes will occur for resistors and wiring he'd changeover mic and ground contacts as describede below.

headset pinout
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1st July 2014, 04:42 PM |#5  
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1st receipe: Go to the E-Bay. Try to find a "Samsung headset control cable". It's very rare thing so you could fail with it. Try aliexpress, dx or similar sites.

2nd receipe: Go to the E-Bay and get the pair of the cheapest Samsung headsets there. Find someone familiar with the soldering iron and tell him to use the headset as the donor to the original cable. Changes will occur for resistors and wiring he'd changeover mic and ground contacts as describede below.

headset pinout



I just wanted my beats to work with it, thanks but I don't want a new one
1st July 2014, 10:20 PM |#6  
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I just wanted my beats to work with it, thanks but I don't want a new one

Try to read my reply again.
5th July 2014, 03:14 PM |#7  
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Instead of doing this workaround, just buy this adapter:
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-EC250-Hea.../dp/B009HW15UG

It convert from CTIA to OMTP.
6th July 2014, 07:47 AM |#8  
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I hear the xiaomi pistons work with n5 volume and pause/play
13th August 2014, 02:07 AM |#9  
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Get viper audio mod!!!!!
13th August 2014, 11:12 AM |#10  
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I hear the xiaomi pistons work with n5 volume and pause/play

Sure thing they do. Plus they are a lot cheaper than Beats and sound better even straight out of the box. Not to mention how much better they sound once you burn them in.
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