Samsgung Galaxy S9 Ethernet support

Has anyone managed to get wired Ethernet working on an /e/ Galaxy S9? It doesn’t seem to be supported – I’ve tried two different Ethernet to USB-C adapters. Both of these adapters should be OTG adapters – they succeed in providing Ethernet network access to other mobile devices that I have.

There is no option for Ethernet visible in Settings, and there don’t appear to be any Intents that I can fire via adb to launch a hidden Ethernet settings Activity:

adb shell dumpsys package r | grep ETHERNET

Yields nothing. Is the driver simply not included in the build? Any info would be appreciated.

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No but im very interested inn having this feature added. From what ive been able to gather it is indeed missing drivers that standard android now has.

Im happy to donate $250 to the project if someone can incorporate these drivers into the build so the current generation of USB-C Ethernet+Charge adapters work. As they do in standard android on the Galaxy S9.

I’ll match that $250 bounty offer. $500 combined open bounty on Ethernet for GS9

Wow $500 bounty. Surely thats enough to motivate or even hire someone to add this feature.

An issue has been raised to add it at some stage a few days ago.

Maybe it would be helpful to mention this thread and bounty in that Issue.

There is an issue created for this here

Hey guys, that is a good idea.
Would you formalize this bounty on a dedicated platform?
That could be this one for instance https://www.bountysource.com/

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Great ill set one up asap.

Update – BountySource are having trouble adding the bounty. They say they are doing it manually due to incompatibility with Gitlab custom domain. Should be up in a few days.

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I tried it with the Samsung DeX Station EE-MG950. With Stock Android the connection is established immediately, under /e/ OS ‘Q’ the Dex Station only serves as a table charging cradle.