[Discontinued] UMTS / 3G Modem Support (Huawei)

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DerArtem

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Hi,

attached is an update.zip that adds 3G / UMTS support for Huawei Modems to the Folio 100:

folio100-3G.jpg




Installation Instructions:
ALWAYS HAVE CHARGER CONNECTED WHEN UPDATING A FIRMWARE.

Preparation:


You must disable the CD-ROM drive with AT^U2DIAG=0 on the modem before you can use it on the folio.

Connect your USB modem to your PC, find out the COM port used by the modem and then connect via putty to the COM port and send AT^U2DIAG=0.

Here is a tutorial how to send AT commands using Windows: http://3g-modem.wetpaint.com/page/executing+AT-commands+under+Windows

Also disable the PIN check on your SIM card.


Installation:


  1. copy the update.zip to a sdcard, and insert sdcard into folio.
  2. Enter "Recovery menu" when folio is just turned on and press (POWER) once and (VOL up) next.
  3. press (VOL up) Factory reset or system update.
  4. press(VOL down) to continue to system update.
  5. press (VOL up) to confirm system update.
  6. during installation progress bar will show har far it is.
  7. folio will reboot after installation.

Please ignore the "Unsupported USB Device" message. I have not yet manged to remove it.


After reboot a BLACK screen appear for a few minutes or so!! don't worry, its normal! This is only for the first start.


Supported devices:

Only HUAWEI devices will work!

Devices known to work:

* Vodafone K3765-H
* Vodafone K3715
* Vodafone K3565 / Huawei E160
* Huawei E173
* Huawei E1550
* Huawei E1692
* Huawei E1820

Devices needs to be tested:


Devices known NOT to work:

* Vodafone K3765-Z (this is manufactured by ZTE and not Huawei)


Known problems:

* PIN check is not working - disable the SIM PIN using a mobile phone or your PC
* Switching between GPRS and 3G does not work - you must replug your modem to get it work again
* Roaming must be enabled on some devices to get them work

Updates:

Update 1.1:
* Fixed initialization. Now more huawei modems will work.
* Bugfix ip-up and ip-down scrips

Source code:
 

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loop0815

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Sorry doesn´t work for me :)

"Unsupported USB Device"

*HUAWEI Web ´n´walk Stick 3 (seems to be a Huawei E170)
*FolioMod 1.3d with this Kernel update
 

DerArtem

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Apr 13, 2010
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hi derartem
it works perfekt!
can i donate you somthing

Sure, I have nothing against it :)
I have just added a donate button.

Sorry doesn´t work for me :)

"Unsupported USB Device"

*HUAWEI Web ´n´walk Stick 3 (seems to be a Huawei E170)
*FolioMod 1.3d with this Kernel update

Please ignore the message. It is incorrect. I will always show up for devices not supported by stock android. I need to modify the firmware heavier to get rid of it. Please connect your modem and see if the signal strength bar will show up.
 

loop0815

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Do i have to deactivate the PIN CHeck? Or will there come a question for it?
I am testing the stick in my Notebook to be sure Stick and SIM Card are OK.


---> Afer deactivating PIN check and CD-Autoplay i have a signal but Internet doesn´t work for now. I will test a a little bit upstairs. 3G Net isn´t the best here
 
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mizreh

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Feb 26, 2008
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How do you send AT commands to the USB Modem

You say to disable CD-ROM, disable it sending AT commands...

How do you do this?

On the FOLIO or on a PC/MAC?

Thanks for the tip.

Al
 

cirne

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Nov 14, 2010
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I'm trying with a E169G and i have signal and the 3g simbol but i can't use the internet. In pc i need to dial *#99# to get internet. In folio i can't dial.

Is this the reason to can't connect?

I'm using the foliomod 1.3d with the 3G update
 

davos.design

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Aug 12, 2008
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Help pls

I downloaded putty and i started it at com port 4. It's open the commandline but do nothing and i cant write in it. What could be wrong?

The other thing, i installed the mod on my folio, now when i plug in the 3g modem its frezzes and i must restart the device.

The question is that the freezing problem is solved when i disable the zero disc on the 3g modem? And what i do wrong whit putty?

Thx!

(ps. sorry for the bad english)
 

loop0815

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Nov 16, 2010
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I downloaded putty and i started it at com port 4. It's open the commandline but do nothing and i cant write in it. What could be wrong?

The other thing, i installed the mod on my folio, now when i plug in the 3g modem its frezzes and i must restart the device.

The question is that the freezing problem is solved when i disable the zero disc on the 3g modem? And what i do wrong whit putty?

Thx!

(ps. sorry for the bad english)

Are you sure com4 is right? and have you set the Bitrate to 460800?
You can check which COMport is used in the Device Manager under Windows
 

ma1999

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Oct 17, 2010
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Foliomod 1.3d, Huawei E1550, Comviq

Fixed the CDROM with putty, ran the update on the Folio.

After bootup I inserted the USBmodem (disabled WiFi), I'm now connected to
Sweden 3G, Comviq :), the Icon in the top bar shows an R and strength.
Under Settings, Mobile Network Settings, "Data enabled" is checked.

However, clicking the browser gives:
"No network connection, Browser cannot load this page because there is no internet connection."

I dont get 3G but roaming, assuming this has to do with APN settings I tried to copy settings
from when the modem is in the PC. Not helping :( By enabling roaming I get a 3G icon with
arrows below but I still cannot access the internet.
Any other setting I should try changing ??


PS:Is it/will it be possible to send/recieve SMS with the Folio using this ??

/\/\artin
 
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eddysanches

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Jul 9, 2008
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@ma1999

hi i use the huawei e160e and i can send sms with it.i downloaded a sms widget from the market an i was able to send sms.

and to the other thing,i had the same problem at the first time i made the 3g update.i solved it with apn manager that i downloaded in the market.after the install i made the right apn settings in it an bang i got internet.

here the two progs i used

apn manager
handcent sms
thats not the only one, there are many others that probaly work fine too.
 

ma1999

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Oct 17, 2010
75
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I replaced the SIM card with the one i my mobile (both Comviq/Tele2) and with that card I got an internet connection.
Seems like the org. SIM got blocked out, possibly by trying to many times.

Also, I had to enable Roaming to get it working, dont know why ??

Tried HandCent SMS, did not work though.

Thanks !
 

Kishan_Diepa

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Apr 1, 2009
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Breda
Vodafone Huawei R201

I can't seem to get the Vodafone Huawei R201 working. I've tried to disable wifi on the Huawei and everything but it did not work. So I guess this one is not yet supported? or do I need to get a Modem that does not has a mobile wifi router in it?

anyways thx for your work. you're doing a great job :D
 
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    Hi,

    attached is an update.zip that adds 3G / UMTS support for Huawei Modems to the Folio 100:

    folio100-3G.jpg




    Installation Instructions:
    ALWAYS HAVE CHARGER CONNECTED WHEN UPDATING A FIRMWARE.

    Preparation:


    You must disable the CD-ROM drive with AT^U2DIAG=0 on the modem before you can use it on the folio.

    Connect your USB modem to your PC, find out the COM port used by the modem and then connect via putty to the COM port and send AT^U2DIAG=0.

    Here is a tutorial how to send AT commands using Windows: http://3g-modem.wetpaint.com/page/executing+AT-commands+under+Windows

    Also disable the PIN check on your SIM card.


    Installation:


    1. copy the update.zip to a sdcard, and insert sdcard into folio.
    2. Enter "Recovery menu" when folio is just turned on and press (POWER) once and (VOL up) next.
    3. press (VOL up) Factory reset or system update.
    4. press(VOL down) to continue to system update.
    5. press (VOL up) to confirm system update.
    6. during installation progress bar will show har far it is.
    7. folio will reboot after installation.

    Please ignore the "Unsupported USB Device" message. I have not yet manged to remove it.


    After reboot a BLACK screen appear for a few minutes or so!! don't worry, its normal! This is only for the first start.


    Supported devices:

    Only HUAWEI devices will work!

    Devices known to work:

    * Vodafone K3765-H
    * Vodafone K3715
    * Vodafone K3565 / Huawei E160
    * Huawei E173
    * Huawei E1550
    * Huawei E1692
    * Huawei E1820

    Devices needs to be tested:


    Devices known NOT to work:

    * Vodafone K3765-Z (this is manufactured by ZTE and not Huawei)


    Known problems:

    * PIN check is not working - disable the SIM PIN using a mobile phone or your PC
    * Switching between GPRS and 3G does not work - you must replug your modem to get it work again
    * Roaming must be enabled on some devices to get them work

    Updates:

    Update 1.1:
    * Fixed initialization. Now more huawei modems will work.
    * Bugfix ip-up and ip-down scrips

    Source code:
    1
    How you do it........? coz i ardy try ...but cant work.. n i aslo not very understand.
    1
    I've tested the k3565. It works without problems after disabling the microsd reader with at commands :)
    1
    The ^ is the character ^ usually near the backspace

    You have to write the command

    AT^U2DIAG=0

    in one raw and the enter at the end (after 0).


    Bye

    Kgerva
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