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manufacturer: Huawei
model: K3765-HV
interface: USB 2.0 (A plug)
chipset: Qualcomm MSM6290
GSM frequency bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS frequency bands: 900, 2100
HSDPA: 7,2 MBit/s
HSUPA: 5,76 MBit/s
EDGE: 236,8 KBit/s
GPRS: 57,6 KBit/s
CSD: ?
connector for ext. antenna: + but inaccessible
connector type: CRC9
internal antenna diversity: +
voice telephony: +
NAND-flashmemory: +
microSD-drive: + (up to 8GB)
rebranded versions: -

Allthough the K3765-HV is produced by Huawei (for Vodafone), it requires special drivers and a modified Mobile Partner version, since the generic Huawei drivers and dashboard are not compatible. The special drivers are included in all methods described below.


Debranding (Permanent) (only available under and for Windows computers)
Please be aware, that flashing your device may void your warranty!

Flashing your device is not without risks therefore it is reccomended that you use a AC connected laptop, or a desktop with UPS.

Permanent Debranding using latest Huawei drivers (signed) and dashboard (Mobile Partner) thanks A.Java, wimsop and anyone else involved.

reflash your K3765-HV with the following Dashboard update: k3765perm23092010.rar (compiled from the files provided below updated 23/09/2010)

Changes:
Now suitible for Netbooks + USSD commands working

This will replace the virtual CD image with the latest Mobile partner dashboard (patched for the K3765-HV, see A.Java's post below below "Use latest Huawei drivers (signed) and latest Mobile Partner version without debranding" which also includes the latest drivers. Additionally I have added MWconn and MDMA as lightweight replacements for the dashboard, use of these is optional. Enjoy a permanently debranded K3765 (Windows only).

Use this Vodafone update to flash your device back to vodafone software VMC_Lite_9.4.4.17702.zip

Debranding (Permanent) (Cross-platform Win, Linux, MacOSX | Installation only available under Windows computers)
//Mac OSX
Huawei Mobile Connect Driver (4.16.00.00)
HuaweiDataCardApp
launch2net Premium (official Demo)
Mobile Partner
SurplusMeter
Utilities\MemoryCard Ejector
Utilities\RXTX_Tiger
Vodafone Original\Huawei Data Card Driver Installer
Vodafone Original\VMB Uninstaller
Vodafone Original\Vodafone Broadband Modem Driver Installer - Attention! installs Vodafone.kext and VodafoneFilter.kext to S/L/E (Sim-Lock?)
Vodafone Original\Vodafone Core

//Linux
ixconn 0.3
betavine connection manager 2.99.12-1
usb-modeswitch 1.1.4-1

//Windows
Huawei DialUp
Drivers\Huawei Win Driver 3.17.00.00 (XP,Vista,Vista 64Bit,Win7,Win7 64Bit) signed
MDMA - Mobile Data Monitoring Application
MWconn 5.6
Setups\Huawei Dialup Setup
Setups\MDMA 10030a
Setups\Mobile Partner 16.001.06.01.500 (incl. K3765 DeviceInfo-MOD, Netbook-optimization, USSD-MOD, QuickLink-MOD, German-Language-Support, no Drivers)
Setups\MWconn 5.6
Tools\AT-Kommandos
Tools\HUAWEI MODEM Code Writer
Tools\K3765 K4505 DataCard Setup Switch\DataCard_Setup 32bit, DataCard_Setup 64bit
Tools\Mobile Partner CustomizeTool
Tools\ResetDevice
Tools\SetHSUPA

Please be aware, that flashing your device may void your warranty!!!
Flashing your device is not without risks therefore it is recommended that you use a AC connected laptop, or a desktop with UPS.

Reflash your K3765-HV with one of the following firmwares below (once again: use at own risk):
Official-Download: Proximitys official Crossplatform Huawei K3765HV
Unofficial-Download: Proximitys unofficial Crossplatform Huawei K3765HV
(the difference is in Mac-Partition)

Credits: A.Java, ernieUNDBert, LeonMailfert, inquisitor



Debranding (Reversible)
****MicroSD Card Required****

If you don't want to change the flashmemory of your K3765-HV permanently, you may also use the following method, by which the flashmemory will just be disabled and instead a microSD-card will be used to store an unbranded generic version of Mobile Partner.

In the end you'll have the same result like with the permanent method, but it will be reversible (see below "Reversing"):

  1. Insert a microSD-card into your K3765HV and format it.

  2. Download this UTPS16.001.06.01.500_K3765_V2.rar (updated 23/09/2010)

  3. Extract the downloaded rar file into the root of the microSD card.

  4. Run the AT-command: AT^U2DIAG=256 (how to run AT-commands) - this will disable the flashmemory, which will be replaced by the microSD-card, so after plugging in the modem from now on only the microSD-card will show up and the setup of the modified "Mobile Partner" will be run automatically.
    Sometimes AT-commands will result in an "ERROR" - in this case keep reentering the AT-command until "OK" is being returned.


  5. Now you need to safely remove the flashmemory component of your 3G modem:
    • Click the "safely remove hardware" icon in the taskbar:
      Windows XP: safely remove hardwareHuawei E1762 - 3G modem wiki

    • Eject the flashmemory, which should appear as "CD-Drive (X:) Mobile Partner" (or similar designation)
  6. Finally unplug and replug the 3G modem. Now only the microSD-card should appear as new drive and the modded version of Mobile Partner should be run automatically. Of course the microSD-card must remain in your K3765HV in order to have installation files for Mobile Partner at hand.
Reversing

In order to get back the flashmemory follow these steps:

  1. Remove the microSD-card or format it.

  2. Run the AT-command: AT^U2DIAG=268 (how to run AT-commands) - this will reenable the flashmemory, which was replaced by the microSD-card.
    Sometimes AT-commands will result in an "ERROR" - in this case keep reentering the AT-command until "OK" is being returned.

    Remark: The [ MDMA - a Mobile Data Monitoring Application ] suggests the following U2DIAG command to control device's emulated CD-ROM and Micro-SD card (Huawei only).
    values of <x> for most devices: 0: disable CD-ROM and Micro-SD | 1: enable CD-ROM only | 255: enable CD-ROM and Micro-SD | 256: enable Micro-SD only. (U can use this too to manipulate the flags - use switch
    /u2diag:<x>.) So I guess (untested) 255 would be the right flag value for factory revert settings. BTW: Both popular Vodafone Devices (K3565-ZTE und K3765-HU) works fine out of the box under Linux with this stuff [ http://www.sakis3g.org/ ]. Try the binary Version with USB-Modeswitch included. The Script must be run in admin mode (sudo).


  3. Now you need to safely remove the flashmemory component of your 3G modem:
    • Click the "safely remove hardware" icon in the taskbar:
      Windows XP: safely remove hardwareHuawei E1762 - 3G modem wiki

    • Eject the flashmemory, which should appear as "Huawei 3G" (or similar designation)
  4. Finally unplug and replug the 3G modem. Now the original flashmemory and, if a microSD-card is present, also the microSD-drive will appear as drives.

Use latest Huawei drivers (signed) and latest Mobile Partner version without debranding

FEEDBACK REQUESTED (File "Setup_Mobile_Partner_v.16.001.06.01.500.exe" has been updated with working version of the USSD plugin)

The debranding methods described above are either a little bit risky and you will lose your warranty if you do this (Permanent Debranding) or you will need a MicroSD Card (Reversible Debranding).

These were two reasons for me to look for a solution, which

1) doesn’t rewrites the NAND flash on the stick (warranty problem),
2) installs most recent signed Huawei drivers and
3) allows you to use a non-branded and quite recent version of Mobile Partner (which will recognize the Vodafone stick as Huawei modem) and any SIM card (I personally use German SIM cards from Aldi Talk/E-Plus and Fonic/O2).

Finding the latest Huawei driver on the web was not easy but possible. It was easier to find the latest Huawei Dashboard version (Mobile Partner 16.001.06.01.500) but the drivers shipped with this version were older than the ones I had found. Another problem was that most versions of Mobile Partner (also the latest one) don’t recognize the Vodafone stick as Huawei modem.

Replacing the drivers was quite easy and the other problem was solved with LeonMailfert’s help after I read his old post "Alternative Debranding". The deciding hint was the one with the DeviceInfo.xml file (thanks again for this, Leon). So, let me describe what you need for running this wonderful and cheap Vodafone/Huawei modem with any SIM card. Please consider that this method will work on Windows computers only (I don’t have a Mac or a Linux machine).

Method A (use this on a machine where the Vodafone modem has never been plugged in before):

  1. Plug in the stick and click “Cancel” on the Vodafone installer, if it is launched automatically (otherwise it will install the Vodafone Dashboard, which will only accept Vodafone SIM cards). I would recommend to disable the Autorun option for all CD-ROM drives on the system (you can find info about how to this on the web; I would recommend you this tool http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/autorunsettings.zip as it is easy to use a have a nice GUI).
  2. Download this Mobile Partner version http://rapidshare.com/files/420528368/Setup_Mobile_Partner_v.16.001.06.01.500.exe and just execute the file. It will install latest Huawei drivers and Dashboard version. After the installation has finished, Windows should recognize the Vodafone modem automatically and loads the drivers. If it doesn’t, please remove and re-plug the modem to your computer.
  3. Run Mobile Partner from the desktop or Start menu shortcut and enjoy a full featured and debranded dashboard version, which uses latest Huawei drivers.

If you don’t disable the Autorun option for all CD-ROM drives on the system, you need to cancel the installation of the Vodafone software each time you connect the modem to your PC. As mentioned above, you can use http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/autorunsettings.zip for disabling Autorun. If you wish, you can even only disable the Autorun option for the drive letter assigned to the Vodafone CD-ROM and keep it enabled for other drives (e.g. your physical CD/DVD drive). By the way, the Vodafone CD-ROM drive is just emulated on the stick. The latest Huawei driver has an option to disable/hide it permanently but I haven’t tried this, as disabling Autorun is much easier (especially with Uwe Sieber’s tool linked above). You can also use the AT command as described above under "Reversible Debranding" to disable the Vodafone CD-ROM drive.

Method B (use this if you have already installed the Vodafone software from the stick/CD-ROM drive):

  1. Unplug the modem and remove/uninstall the Vodafone dashboard (Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite) using Add/Remove programs in Windows Control Panel. This will remove the Vodafone software but leave the drivers shipped with the modem, which are not up-to-date. Alternatively, you can just disable the auto start option for the Vodafone components (Mobile Connect Lite executable and system service). However, I would recommend removing all the Vodafone stuff, if you don’t need it (you can still use any Vodafone SIM with Huawei’s Dashboard).
  2. To remove the outdated drivers from your system, please download and run this file: http://rapidshare.com/files/419777912/Remove_Driver_v.3.17_Huawei_K3765-HV_Vodafone.exe. It will remove any Huawei drivers (and the Vodafone ones) from your system and not only version 3.17.
  3. Now your system is clean and you can proceed with method A described above in order to install latest Huawei drivers and dashboard software (Mobile Partner).

Method C (use this if you already have a working version of Mobile Partner or if you use another software like MWconn and just want to update the Huawei driver to the most recent version 3.17):

  1. Close all applications (Mobile Partner, MWconn or whatever) using the modem and unplug it.
  2. To remove the outdated drivers from your system, please download and run this file: http://rapidshare.com/files/419777912/Remove_Driver_v.3.17_Huawei_K3765-HV_Vodafone.exe. It will remove any Huawei drivers from your system. You may skip this step and just run the installer from step 3 below but I would recommend this removal first, as some drivers may still be loaded, which will require a reboot after step 3.
  3. Download and install latest Huawei 3G modem drivers included in this file: http://rapidshare.com/files/419778125/Install_Driver_v.3.17_Huawei_K3765-HV_Vodafone.exe. After the installation is complete, please re-plug the modem and wait for Windows loading the new drivers. After that, you can launch your preferred dashboard software (Mobile Partner, MWconn or whatever) and it will use the new driver.

These three methods were tested on two Windows XP SP3 machines (German and English languages) but they should also work on any Vista (32/64 bit versions) or Windows 7 (32/64 bit versions) machines. Please let me know if you have some problems or the installation process differs from the steps described above.


Hidden antenna connector
Please be aware, that dismantling your device will void your warranty!
The K3765-HV does have an antenna connector, which however is covered by the housing and so inaccessible. However a hole can be drilled into the housing. Therefore open the housing by removing the screws next to the USB-plug and firmly pressing on the edges (where the red part is below) while carefully separating the two halves of the housing. Look at the pictures below to see where the nibs are snapped!

Huawei K3765-HV dismantled
Huawei K3765-HV antenna connector position (covered by housing)



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timole K3765-HV - Firmware-Upgrade 11.126.03.09.00 1 Aug 30 2012, 7:22 AM EDT by ghenter
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There is a new firmware:
K3765-HV - Firmware-Upgrade 11.126.03.09.00

http://www.vodafone.de/business/hilfe-support/firmware-usb-sticks_178074.html#rights
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bastilein K3765 open Video 0 Oct 27 2011, 3:07 AM EDT by bastilein
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2--tEk3SJYU
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timole Vodafone Dashboard Update for Windows 1 Oct 24 2011, 6:09 AM EDT by Chris_M
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Dashboard Version 10.2.103.31248
http://www.vodafone.de/business/hilfe-support/dashboard-software-fuer-windows_189862.html

Maybe someone is able to create a new brandingfree version
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