Vodafone Mobile Connect: HUAWEI K3765

I recently purchased a HUAWEI K3765 HSDPA modem with Vodafone brand. It’s possible to use to this USB stick with any operator, by simply downloading the Mobile Connect software from HUAWEI (just google for it).

There is no need to flash a new firmware on it, just uninstall the Vodafone Mobile Connect software and replace it with the standard one from HUAWEI: you will be able to configure the software to use any APN you like.

You’ll still experience a small glitch though, at least under MacOSX: everytime you plug the modem into the USB port, you will see a popup asking you to install Vodafone Mobile Connect.

There is a simple solution to this problem:

  • find out the UUID of your USB stick: diskutil info /Volumes/Vodafone\ Mobile\ Broadband/ | grep UUID
  • create a new entry for this disk in /etc/fstab with the noauto flag turned on:
    • open /etc/fstab in your favourite editor (create it if it doesn’t exist yet): sudo vi /etc/fstab
    • add a line like the following to /etc/fstab:
      UUID=A46AA80A-97B9-3B47-91A4-8128A9458A31 none hfs rw,noauto 0 0

Replace the UUID with your own UUID.

Thumbs up! Now unplug your USB stick and plug it again: no annoying popup this time!

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