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Exclamation [REQUEST] Can we use 3g usb internet dongle with OTG cable to get internet on N5 ?

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27th February 2014, 12:19 PM   |  #1  
I have found link for nexus 7 and a google app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ghof.pppwidget

Youtube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbGrSIdar-c


I tried that on my nexus 5 ( stock rom 4.4.2 rooted) but just after connecting the USB dongle with OTG cable, I got FC.
StickMount is also installed in my N5

Can somebody help me on this issue ?
Is there any alternative way for nexus 5 ?

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29th March 2014, 12:45 PM   |  #2  
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29th March 2014, 10:05 PM   |  #3  
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I think its a matter of having the correct drivers implemented into the kernel in order for your phone to make sense of a 3g dongle stick. And since this is not really needed by most people so no one bothered with it.

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29th March 2014, 10:18 PM   |  #4  
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Any ideea of a custom rom that supports it ? Anyone ?

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29th March 2014, 11:17 PM   |  #5  
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Any ideea of a custom rom that supports it ? Anyone ?

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No. Its not really on anyones priority list

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6th July 2014, 03:27 PM   |  #6  
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Is it possible to use 3g usb dongles on nexus 5 ??? .because it will be a great feature if it is possible by any how ...please any dev ..support needed

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6th July 2014, 03:37 PM   |  #7  
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See above.

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6th July 2014, 05:48 PM   |  #8  
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If nexus 7 can then whynot nexus 5 ???

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6th July 2014, 06:14 PM   |  #9  
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If nexus 7 can then whynot nexus 5 ???

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You do realize that Nexus 7 has different hardware, right? It's because of lack of driver support AFAIK. Nexus 7's can use this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ghof.pppwidget along with some kernel mods to use dongles which we can't!
7th July 2014, 08:15 AM   |  #10  
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If nexus 7 can then whynot nexus 5 ???

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Because it makes sense to support it on a tablet with no sim card slot.. Why would devs waste time developing support for an external sim card slot if it has a built in sin card slot?

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