Installing Huawei E3372 On OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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A Huawei E3372 / Telekom Speedstick LTE V mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan without using Mobile Partner software and despite Apple’s System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’. Just use the following work around to get your Huawei E3372s-153 / T-Com Speedstick LTE V running on El Capitan. This tweak also applies to Huawei E3276, Huawei K3765-HV (Vodafone K3765-HV) and any other Huawei mobile broadband modem. If you also have a Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10, you just follow the Windows 8 / 8.1 instructions for Huawei K3765

I conducted the installation with the following set up:

  • MacBook Pro 13” Retina End 2013 with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 8 installed.
  • Huawei E3372s-153 / Telekom Speedstick LTE V (LTE FDD : Cat4 DL:150Mbps/UL:50Mbps @20M BW, UMTS: DCHSPA+:42/5.76Mbps;21M/5.76Mbps;14M/5.76M, HSUPA:7.2M/5.76M, 2G: EDGE packet data service of up to 236.8kbps) with micro SD slot and two hidden connectors for external antenna (Specifications Huawei E3372):
  • Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac, update for MacBook air (MobileConnectDriver for Mac Book Air 2013, 2013-08-31, 2015-02-28, software version 4.25.45.00)
  • Notes:
    • For software updates click here and search for ‘Mac‘.
    • Mobile Partner for Mac OS X is working on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan if parts of the System Integrity Protection (csrutil rootless) are disabled during installation. Nevertheless, I describe an alternative way to connect the E3372 without the Mobile Partner Software.

Disabling System Integrity Protection “csrutil” and “rootless”

Note: Due to improved OS security, you must disable the System Integrity Protection, also called “rootless”. Here’s the fix (but be aware that you’re loosing security! Re-activate it after Installation!):

How to disable System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’

The work around to install Huawei E3372 on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan without Mobile Partner Software is as follows:

  1. After disabling ‘csrutil‘, insert the SIM-card into your Huawei E3372, connect it to your Mac and skip installation of Internet Manager Software (for Telekom Speedstick LTE V only).

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_1_Skip T-Com Internet Manager

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_1_Skip T-Com Internet Manager

  2. Download and install Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac 4.25.45.00: 
    MobileConnectDriver
    MobileConnectDriver » Post
    MobileConnectDriver.zip
    Version: 4.25.45.00
    804.9 KiB
    65820 Downloads
    Details
  3. Open ‘System Preferences‘ and select ‘Network‘. Click on ‘+‘ and create a new service. Select ‘HUAWEIMobile-‘ (NOT ‘HUAWEIMobile-Modem’!) and click on ‘Create‘.

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_4_Select interface

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_4_Select interface

  4. For configuration, select configuration ‘Default‘, type ‘*99#‘ in the field ‘Telephone number‘ and leave empty ‘Account name‘ and ‘Password‘. Click on ‘Connect‘ to establish the connection.

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_5_Network set up connect and apply settings

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_5_Network set up connect and apply settings

  5. If the connection is correctly built, you will find the status ‘connected‘. The close the connection, just click on ‘disconnect‘or unplug your Huawei E3372.

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_6_Successfully connected

    Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_6_Successfully connected

Note: Every time you plug the Huawei E3372s-153 / Telekom Speedstick LTE V to your Mac again, installation of T-Mobile Internet Manager software is prompted. Just ignored it and skip it.

Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_7_How to reconnect

Installing Huawei E3372s-153 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_7_How to reconnect

Installing a Huawei E3372 / T-Com Speedstick LTE V mobile broadband modem USB stick on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan is easily done by using the Huawei Mobile Connect Driver and the Mac’s built-in network preferences after disabling System Integrity protection ‘csrutil’. Mobile Partner software is not needed!

Stay tuned! 😉

62 thoughts on “Installing Huawei E3372 On OS X 10.11 El Capitan”

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    1. Nello, I’m ring to follow your indication about installing it, but I can’t find Huawei on the network. Can you help me please?

      1. Hi benedetta,

        look for something like ‘HUAWEIMobile-‘ or ‘HUAWEIMobile-Modem’. One of these should be your one. Look at ‘3. Open ‘System Preferences‘ and select ‘Network‘….’.

        Cheers,
        Gee Are

    1. Hi Gee,

      My system is unable to detect hua wei under system preferences, network.

      I have disabled the csrutil, and installed the driver.

      However, I realized I am unable to find the driver in my mac. Please advice.

      Thank you.

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  3. Hi Gee, after I upgraded to EL CAPITAN, I lost the HUAWEI E3372 and I tried to follow the instructions but could not it. Actually the net work preferences is not allowing me to add HUAWEI E3372 at all. Kinda guide me.
    Thanks Kavitha (India)

  4. Hi Gee,

    Thanks for the good tutorial!! Finally managed to make it work.
    However, I think there is a little mistake in ”Select ‘HUAWEIMobile-‘ (NOT ‘HUAWEIMobile-Modem’!)”. In another article (https://miapple.me/installing-huawei-e3276-on-os-x-10-10-yosemite/#) you say “Select ‘HUAWEIMobile-Modem‘ (NOT ‘HUAWEIMobile-‘!)”, which I believe is the correct one, since ‘HUAWEIMobile‘ doesn’t have the Default/Telephone number/Account name/Password options.

    Also, I noticed that the PIN protection from the SIM card should be removed, because otherwise it did not connect.

    1. Hi Gerit,

      many thanks for your detailed feedback. I think it depends on which exact model you are using…

      and you’re right, PIN protection should be removed before installing!

      Cheers,
      Gee Are

      1. Hey again! Worked perfectly and now all of the sudden ain’t working. I’m getting this when I try to connect “The communication device selected for your connection does not exist. Verify your settings and try to reconnect.”

        Also I read about kennel problems or what was it called. My pc keeps restarting it self when I try to switch it off.

        I regret updating to el capitan and that I bought a Mac..
        Hope you can help!

        1. Hi Theo,

          did you re-activate csrutil? This could cause the E3372 not to be recognised again.

          Regarding the other issue: I suggest to go to an Apple Store and let check your Mac (make a backup before). With my old Mac I got I motherboard defect. Apple repaired it without any costs…

          Cheers,
          Gee Are

          1. My laptop is getting seriously slow. I have it since 2011 summer MacBook Pro 17 inch. I took it this summer to a mac and they did changed something on it. I checked and the kernel problem is based on the software. Hardware seems fine but i ll take it again, back up everything and ask them to freshen my software. I also have windows on it that I will upgrade to windows 10. Do you think that my laptop is slow because of this? I use both Os and windows. Both windows and Os is moving slow. So maybe but it should be this the cause.

            I did activate csrutil 😛 or maybe I shouldn’t have… right? I thought that after that I needed to activate it. Maybe i misunderstood.

            1. Hi Theo,

              using both OS X and Windows 10 could be the reason, but I’m not sure. I still recommend to check your Mac.

              Regarding csrutil: Some people have already commented here that csrutil has to be kept deactivated. Up to now, I do not have any alternate option. 🙁

              Cheers,
              Gee Are

              1. Ah I see… I hope that Mac will solve their software problem soon. Some time ago everything was working super well… After they changed something on my mac it started moving slow. Some overheating problem.

                O well… Let us hope that it will be better after they take a look. I will de-activate again that thing. Thank you so much for your time on telling us how to solve this problem. Means a lot!

                Stay safe and healthy,

                Theo.

  5. Hi Gee, i just installed OS X 10.11 El Capitan on my Mac and i’m trying to use Huawei E169: i didn’t found any driver for this tool. Do you think it is too old and the driver doesn’t exist? Thank you.

    1. Hi Stefano,

      have you done the deactivation of SIP / csrutil as describe in this post. I assume that it should work for the Huawei E169 as well. But you have to follow exactly the workaround step-by-step.

      Cheers,
      Gee Are

    1. Hi Gabe,

      thanks for your feedback! Yes, you’re right that Huawei released a patch. However, I assume that this patch will solely work for OS X 10.11, but not for the upcoming OS X 10.12.

      It’s always the same pity with Huawei: New OS X and the sticks are not working anymore until a patch is released (And this takes months!). So it was for OS X 10.10 (https://miapple.me/installing-huawei-e3372-on-os-x-10-10-yosemite/) and OS X 10.9 (https://miapple.me/installing-vodafone-k3765-hv-on-mac-os-x-10-9-1-mavericks/).

      Hence, my tweak is sustained meaning it will also work for the next OS X. 😉

      Cheers,
      Gee Are

  6. Hey I have tried as suggested upper but it’s not working for me. In Network Preference when i’m trying to create a new service .. HUAWEI_MOBILE isn’t coming as interface though driver installation is successful.

  7. Well, I went to Terminal after reboot and after “-bash-3.2#” on csrutil, or csrutil disable, says “command not found”! What now, because now all that effort is useless, I cannot simply force my iMac with El Capitan 10.11.3 to even find that csrutil… what to do now, I miss my internet on Huawei E3276, T-Mobile in Croatia.

      1. Hello, I bot exactly how is in tutorial (which is very fine, thanx!), that means from recovery (restart, command+R, terminal – basic commands), and when it comes “-bash-3.2#”, I wrote csrutil, or csrutil disable, or csrutildisable, od any possible combo, but each time answer is the same: command not found. Thanx for effort to help!

        1. Hi Tomislav,

          that’s wired. I check it just right now on my MacBook pro, running on OS X 10.11.3 and I’m still able to disable, enable csrutil and see the status. Which OS X version are you using?

          Cheers,
          Gee Are

          1. I am using the same OS, El Capitan 10.11.3, installed yesterday over Yosemite before. I have also Virtual BoxMachine from Oracle to run Windows 10, but that should have nothing with that Huawei, because Win are visible only inside VirtualBox, they have nothing in common with any driver from MacOS.

  8. Hi Gee Are,

    Thank you so much for your tutorial. I’ve done everything as you said including ‘csrutil’ and yet when I create a new HuaWei Mobile Network, I don’t get the ‘configuration’ tab with the phone number etc. Instead, under ‘status’ it says ‘Cable Unplugged’ ‘Either the cable for Huawei Mobile is not plugged in or the device at the other end is not responding.” I don’t understand why it thinks it is an ethernet cable, nor why I don’t get the Huawei Mobile – Modem option…

    I tried looking for a solution on the net but haven’t yet, so I would really appreciate your help if you have any suggestions!

    Thanks again

    1. Hi Camille,

      you’re welcome! Did you plug the modem directly to your mac without using any cable? Another option: if your modem is older, make a firmware update, if possible.

      Cheers,
      Gee Are

  9. I followed the steps. But when I select Huaweimobile I cant see configuration default en telephone number etc..?

  10. Hi,
    I have disabled csrutil and done all steps on my MacBook Air (El capitan 10.11.3) but still can’t find ‘HUAWEI Mobile’ in network interface 🙁

  11. Hi Gee,

    I’ve tried everything you proposed but can’t get the connection with an E3531s-6. I’ve tried with Mobile PArtner, UMC, Hilink 10.11 from huawei but still can’t do it.
    Any ideas?
    In the network setup panel I can see Huawei-Mobile but can’t set it up as “phone”. It only Ask for DCHP and doesn’t recognize the dongle even when plugged-in…

  12. Hi friend,

    I’m using a Huawei E3372 dongle running web UI as a firmware from Beeline. I’ve done first two steps
    01. Disable csrutil
    02. Installed that software you suggested

    To continue the third step, I see, there is no interface in the name of HUAWEIMobile- as said in the instruction. I re checked the status of csrutil, but that was disabled!

    Would be very helpful if you can assist me to solve this.

    Thank you

  13. Hello
    I have disabled csrutil and done all steps on my MacBook Air (El capitan 10.11.5) but still can’t find ‘HUAWEI Mobile’ in network interface. I have network called HUAWEI XYX but it needs password which I don’t know! 🙁
    How to setup connection in thias case??? Thanks in advance…

  14. This tutorial is basically wrong and a bit misleading/dangerous for modems that are not exactly a modems but more like ethernet “routers” or “cards”. E3372 is one of these. You need only package which is named “The tool and guide of Hilink and Device AutoRun for MAC10.11” available on Huawei page. This one will do the trick without the need of configuring anything or altering the system from recovery. Inside the archive from Huawei there is a list of modems that work in let’s say – “HiLink” mode. These are not telco modems there is no need to configure dialer or anything like that.

  15. Hi! Please help! I’m trying to install Huawei E3267 on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 but I don’t see any guide on that one. What are the steps to follow?

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