Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_6_successfully connected

Installing Vodafone K3765-HV On OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Vodafone logo squareA Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV 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 / Vodafone K3765-HV running on El Capitan. This tweak also applies to Huawei E3276, Huawei E3372 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. I have already posted instruction for installing K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Installation Vodafone K3765-HV on macOs 10.12 Sierra works in the similar way as for Huawei E3372.

Finally, if the Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV is unlocked and voice functions are enabled, this modem USB stick is utilizable as a GSM Gateway on FRITZ!Box models which are capable for mobile broadband modem USB sticks, e.g. on a FRITZ!Box 7390.

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 / Vodafone K3765-HV modem USB stick (Hardware version CD25TCPV, Chipset Qualcomm MSM6290, 7.2 Mbit/s via HSDPA, 5.75 Mbit/s via HSUPA) with micro SD slot for up to 8 GB and a hidden connector for external antenna (Specifications Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV):
  • Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac, update for MacBook air (MobileConnectDriver for Mac Book Air 2013, 2013-08-31, 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.

Update (2015-09-06):

How to disable System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’

Go through the following steps:

  1. Boot up Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan in Recovery Mode: To start your computer from Recovery, restart your Mac and hold down the ‘Command‘ and ‘R‘ keys at startup.
  2. Open ‘Terminal’.

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_1_open terminal in recovery mode

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_1_open terminal in recovery mode

  3. Use the csrutil command as follows: ‘csrutil disable‘.

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_2_disable csrutil in terminal

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_2_disable csrutil in terminal

  4. Reboot.

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_3_reboot after disabling csrutil

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_3_reboot after disabling csrutil

  5. Check the success of disabling ‘csrutil’: Type ‘csrutil status’ in Terminal

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_4_check disabling csrutil after rebooting

    System Integrity Protection disable csrutil on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_4_check disabling csrutil after rebooting

Note: After installing you can re-activate “csrutil” again: ‘csrutil enable’ in terminal (recovery mode)

The work around to install Huawei K3765-HV 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 K3765-HV, connect it to your Mac and skip installation of Vodafone Mobile Broadband Software.

    Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_1_Skip Vodafone Mobile Broadband installer

    Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_1_Skip Vodafone Mobile Broadband installer

  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
    35543 Downloads
    Details
  3. Open ‘System Preferences‘ and select ‘Network‘. Click on ‘+‘ and create a new service. Select ‘HUAWEIMobile-‘ (NOT ‘HUAWEIMobile’!) and click on ‘Create‘.

    Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_4_network set up

    Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_4_network set up

  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 Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_5_network set up connect and apply settings

    Installing Vodafone K3765 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 K3765.

    Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_6_successfully connected

    Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_6_successfully connected

Note: Every time you plug the Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV to your Mac again, installation of Vodafone Mobile Broadband software is prompted. Just ignored it and skip it.

Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_7_How to reconnect

Installing Vodafone K3765 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan_7_How to reconnect

Installing a Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV mobile broadband modem USB stick on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOs 10.12 Sierra is easily done by using the Huawei Mobile Connect Driver and the Mac’s built-in network preferences.

Stay tuned! 😉

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39 replies
    • Georg(e)
      Georg(e) says:

      Hi, unfortunately this does not work on Air …
      After installation of the driver I can only choose HUAWEI Mobile as new network service. There is no option in the list to select HUAWEIMobile- or so. HUAWEI Mobile is automatically configured as a network service and has no option to connect via *99# as a modem … Any idea what went wrong?

      Reply
  1. Miguel Lima
    Miguel Lima says:

    Hi Gee, thanks for you excellent post. In preferences when I click on Create Service I don’t get an option for HuewaiMobile, only the osx out-of-the-box ones. I have tried reconnecting the dongle and reinstalling the driver which is always successful. I am running OSX El Capitan Beta 7. Any ideas? Thanks

    Reply
    • Gee Are Pabst
      Gee Are Pabst says:

      Hi Miguel,

      Try this:
      Due to improved OS security, you maybe 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!):

      Disable “rootlees” via terminal command (your Mac will reboot): sudo nvram boot-args=”rootless=0″; sudo reboot
      Check the deactivation: nvram boot-args
      Response must be: boot-args rootless=0
      After installing you can re-activate “rootless” again (your Mac will reboot): sudo nvram boot-args=”rootless=1″; sudo reboot

      Please, tell us if you succeed or not.

      Cheers,
      Gee Are

      Reply
  2. RyAN
    RyAN says:

    mine only work when i stay on rootless (csrutil disabled)
    when i activate the SIP, i cannot use the modem anymore
    “The communication device selected for your connection does not exist. Verify your settings and try recconecting”

    Reply
  3. Ivano Porfiri
    Ivano Porfiri says:

    Thank you! Following your instructions now I have my K3806-z perfectly working on my MacBook Pro with El Capitan on it! There’s only a little difference: once I have installed the Huawei drivers from the link above, in the section Network of System Preferences appeared to me the option “K3806-z” and not ‘HUAWEIMobile-‘ as you suggested…but I think it doesn’t change much 🙂

    Reply
    • Adriano
      Adriano says:

      Hi, I have the same K3806-z (I think from ZTE and not HUAWEI). On 10.11.6, I disabled csrutil, but the driver installation fails. “Installer ha incontrato un errore che ha impedito l’installazione. Contatta il produttore del software per assistenza.” (Installer encountered an error that prevented the installation. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance) Any idea? Thanx

      Reply
  4. Tamás
    Tamás says:

    Hi Gee!

    I followed the description. The installation was successful, the modem settings as well. Junction I get an error message:
    An error occurred with the modem. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings and contact your Administrator.
    Do you know any solution?

    Reply
  5. Shivam Saluja
    Shivam Saluja says:

    Can you tell me Interface and service name for d-link Dwp -157, by default interface is USB Modem Port and service name is also USB Modem Port. and also tell what telephone number to put for the above ?? I used *99# as telephone number but its not connecting ….

    Reply
  6. Hamsi
    Hamsi says:

    Thanks Gee! Followed all the steps listed by you and it worked around my Reliance 3 dongle (a ZTE corporation manufacture).

    Saved me a visit to the local Reliance store where they most likely woudn’t have had proper idea about El Capitan compatabilities (I come from a small Indian town where only a handful use Macs).

    Thanks again!

    Reply
  7. Bakshi Gulam
    Bakshi Gulam says:

    I disabled SIP and then installed “MobileConnectDriver for Mac Book Air 2013” and then I created a Profile with

    Interface:HauweiMobile-
    Telephone Number: *99#
    Account Name:
    Password:
    Vendor: Other
    Model: HAUWEI Mobile Connect 3G Modem

    When I try to connect this, I’m getting “No phone service detected. Check your phone line and try reconnecting.” message. The 2015 updated driver mentioned by Paul is giving a 404 Error now.

    Can anyone please help?

    Reply
  8. Pizza
    Pizza says:

    I could not get a Vodafone K3773 usb stick to work on a MacBook Pro after a El Capitan upgrade, I tried the ‘csrutil’ disable and tried the ‘Huawei Mobile Connect Driver for Mac’ software and still could not get it to work.
    I eventually got it to work the ‘Vodafone Mobile Broadband for Mac App’ that I found on the Vodafone website.
    The K3773 usb stick is not listed as being supported with the ‘Vodafone Mobile Broadband for Mac App’ but it worked for me.

    http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/what/devices/vmb/osx.html

    Reply
      • Pizza
        Pizza says:

        Hope it’s of use to others, I was pulling my hair out trying to get my old vodafone usb stick to work.

        The ‘Vodafone Mobile Broadband for Mac App’ works differently to the way my old usb stick used to work, previously when I inserted the usb stick into the computer, the browser would automatically open on a vodafone quickstart page showing connectivity and account details.

        Now when the usb stick is inserted, it opens a window for the ‘Vodafone Mobile Broadband for Mac App’ which recognizes that the usb stick and connects to it, when you have connectivity you have to click on the browser to open it.

        Reply

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