Get started with the Nova R404 Cat-M1 (deprecated)

The Hologram Nova is a cellular modem purpose-built for IoT development with single board computer compatibility and Hologram software tools. For more information about the Nova, please refer to this page.

This guide will walk you through setting up the R404 Nova. Once you plug the device into a Linux machine, you will probably need to enumerate it. The R404 has a Qualcomm chipset which can have inconsistent enumeration. To manually enumerate the Nova use the following commands:

sudo modprobe option 
lsmod | grep option 

You should get the following response:

option 32845 0
usb_wwan 9483 1 option
usbserial 29943 2 option,usb_wwan


Next enter

sudo sh -c 'echo -n 05c6 90b2  /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/option1/new_id' 
ls /dev/ttyUSB* 

This should result in you getting the following message:

/dev/ttyUSB0   /dev/ttyUSB2   /dev/ttyUSB3

If your LEDs are working you can skip the following three commands

screen /dev/ttyUSB2

Exit the screen session using 'Control+a' followed by 'Shift+k' and finally hitting 'y'

You should now be able to use our Hologram SDK and CLI.


curl -L | bash
sudo hologram network connect

 Alternatively, you can also open up a terminal to the new COM ports and type in AT commands directly.












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