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Enable mobile data from terminal [answered]

asked 2018-03-29 19:55:33 +0300

vadd98 gravatar image

Hi, I have an old jolla phone with a broken touch screen which I don't use anymore, the only way to communicate with it is via ssh. I'd like to use it as a mobile wifi hotspot, but I don't know how to enable mobile data via ssh. I succeded in enabling 4g, wifi and even the hotpost via ssh, but in no way I succeded in enabling mobile data, neither when I started the hotspot. What could I do?

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Have you already looked for some DBus calls?

takimata ( 2018-03-29 22:02:35 +0300 )edit

Yes, I did. I tried many different methods found on this site which featured dbus but none of them worked

vadd98 ( 2018-03-30 17:15:29 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-03-31 23:44:40 +0300

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$ devel-su connmanctl enable cellular
  Password: <your password>

  Enabled cellular
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answered 2018-04-01 13:48:29 +0300

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updated 2018-04-01 13:48:29 +0300

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I solved manually starting the connman service, then I did

devel-su connmanctl enable cellular

and then I did

cell=$(/usr/lib/qt5/bin/qdbus --system net.connman|grep service|grep cell) dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=net.connman $cell net.connman.Service.SetProperty string:"AutoConnect" variant:boolean:true

Thanks to everybody for your help

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answered 2018-03-30 17:57:02 +0300

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have you tried:

devel-su connmanctl enable cellular


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Yes, but it gave me the error that "The name net.connman was not provided by any .service files"

vadd98 ( 2018-03-30 19:20:59 +0300 )edit

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