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

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By Mnt-XDA, Senior Member on 27th February 2014, 11:19 AM
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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, 11:45 AM |#2  
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29th March 2014, 09:05 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, 09:18 PM |#4  
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Any ideea of a custom rom that supports it ? Anyone ?

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29th March 2014, 10:17 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, 02:27 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, 02:37 PM |#7  
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See above.

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6th July 2014, 04:48 PM |#8  
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If nexus 7 can then whynot nexus 5 ???

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6th July 2014, 05:14 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!
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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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19th July 2014, 04:06 PM |#11  
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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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It might not be in Priority for Developers with a phone with SIM card and 3g internet pack activated.

For example I used a postpaid sim for calling and use pre-paid sim for net ( having different cost for internet pack)

So, I like to use that pre-paid sim with a usb dongle for my nexus 5 for updating large apps and similar things, and this feature
with a special kernel / driver will be very helpful for me.

I guess there are other people also with similar situation...

If it is not very hard task for porting the driver for N5, I like to get that feature for N5 or Other latest android phones...

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