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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:57 pm Reply with quote
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Hi Josh, I found out about your app, and it seemed like it was exactly what I need to hook a USB modem up to my Android car stereo for permanent internet access. Unfortunately, PPP 1 doesn't seem to be getting the job done, and PPPs 2 & 3 aren't showing up in the Play Store on that device. I tried sideloading PPP 3, but I got the error that it needs to be downloaded directly from the Play Store.

Is there anything you can do or suggest to help me out? I'm not sure if the device requirements are different for 2 & 3, but the device does have Android 4.1.1.

Thanks a lot for your help!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:23 am Reply with quote
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There are no device requirements for PPP Widget 1/2/3 except a USB host feature ...
The error is on Google's side.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:00 pm Reply with quote
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So the device requirements are the same for all 3 versions. Then there's nothing that should preclude me from seeing PPPs 2 & 3 if I already see 1 in the store?

I'll try to reach out to Google, but I have low hopes for that. If they can't help, might you be able to suggest anything else?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:05 am Reply with quote
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Update. I chatted with a Google Play specialist, but their answers turned out to be very generic. Basically, if the Play store says the app is not compatible with your device, then it is not compatible with your device. Even though I explained that you said there are no different hardware requirements, they still repeated the previous line. They didn't go into any detail at all.

I'd really like to at least be able to give PPP Widget 3 a try. Any ideas?

Regardless of the outcome, thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:19 pm Reply with quote
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The immediate assumption is that your device just isn't known at all to Google Play yet ...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:36 pm Reply with quote
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In 1.1.6 update the Bluetooth feature is optional. Previously, it was added automatically by Google Play as "required", just based on the permissions.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:05 pm Reply with quote
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I am having the same issue installing PPP Widget 3 to a tablet from Google Play.

I have installed many other app's from the play store to the tablet, so I know that Google Play "recognizes" the tablet. There is no further explanation from the Play Store, just "Your device isn't compatible with this version."

I am connected to the internet over an ethernet connection. The ethernet port is connected to the tablet through USB, through a USB hub. The tablet has no WiFi or Bluetooth. Tablet is running Android 4.4.2, kernel is 3.4.39.

Any suggestions of something else to try so that I can get PPP Widget 3 to install from Play?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:52 am Reply with quote
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I have a similar problem. A car head unit with rk3381 chip and 4.4.4 KitKat. Manufacturer winca. I rooted the Unit with KingRoot and installed several sideloaded apps. Installed PPPWidget3 also. When the widget asks to access the modem, a popup message says
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Installation of local APK is not supported. Please use Google Play!
It prevents me from giving access to the modem.
Strangely, I couldn't find any workaround about such issue over internet. Usually, sideloaded apps just won't install.
There is some problem with my Unit's internet connection via WiFi. This is the reason I want to run a USB modem, and I can't download PPP Widget directly.
Will appreciate your help. Thanks.


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