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PPP Widget for Android

By Josua Dietze Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 26, 2012

If the only option for accessing the Internet on your Android tablet is through a Wi-Fi connection, you may desire to connect to the Internet by using your phone. PPP Widget may be the solution you are looking for. It does need root access and some extra tuning for certain devices, as it may become buggy.

Those who are new to Android may find the setup challenging. Many settings are needed to set the link up, and one missed step will cause a lost connection. However, there is not a whole lot to complain about with PPP Widget's layout, as it's clean, simple, ad-free, and quite user-friendly. When it comes to functionality, this app does what it's supposed to do. It takes two Android devices with USB host abilities and links them together. One device is used for its Internet connection, and the other is used to access the connection. While the software gives many options, it is pretty limited to a small group of users; you have to have two devices with the Android OS, and these devices must also have USB host capabilities. This app works well on many Android devices, but it can happen that it just doesn't work on yours, as developers give no guarantees that it works on all devices.

While PPP Widget may be useful to some people, other options may be more realistic for most users. This app does function, but there are also some drawbacks that come with it. It isn't easy to set up, and it uses a lot of battery power. Those who have a use for it and have no other options should give it a try. If you have other alternatives, consider steering clear of this one.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.15

- Attempt to avoid conflict with built-in USB devices- Several small fixes- Updated translation (Portuguese)Thanks to all language contributors! See PPPWidget web page for their names.


Release October 17, 2012
Date Added October 17, 2012
Version 1.15

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android, Android 2.3.3 - Android 2.3.7
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.


Total Downloads 7,358
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Developer's Description

Use your phone or your 3G modem stick with your Android device's USB host for Internet access - even if it is Wifi-only.- Needs USB host- Needs root access- Contains native tools for ARM and X86This app is free. No ads. No data gathering.Warning: there is no guarantee that every Android/modem combo will work. Don't blame me!If your combination does not work, help with improvement. Just complaining in a short comment is not very useful. See app homepage for feedback options.Details:This widget is a frontend for the PPP daemon which enables Internet access over almost any USB device with modem capabilities, including mobile phones.For 3G sticks, the usb_modeswitch tool is included to bring them into modem mode, in most cases fully automatic.Even if this app needs root access for device preparation and building the connection, it does NOT alter any system files!Recent changes:- Attempt to avoid conflict with built-in USB devices- Several small fixes- Updated translation (Portuguese)Thanks to all language contributors! See PPPWidget web page for their names.Content rating: Everyone
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