If you do something a bit foolhardy like installing iOS 5 Beta 1 on a device that’s not yet registered as a development device, you can rapidly end up in a catch 22 situation — you can’t activate the device because it’s not registered on the iOS Provisioning Portal, and you can’t easily view the device UDID that you need to enter on the portal because iTunes won’t let you view the details of an unregistered iOS 5 device.
Fortunately, there’s a way around it. If you go to → About This Mac → More Info → USB, you should see an iPad (or iPhone) device listed under one of the trees. On my i7 iMac, it’s under USB High-Speed Bus → Hub.
From there, copy and paste the Serial Number field from the detail pane and use that as the UDID you need to enter on the Provisioning Portal.
Despite all the cheery packaging and instructions insisting you just connect the dongle to your Mac, click Connect and away you go, when using the device with Snow Leopard, nothing of the sort happens. Fortunately, there’s ways to get around this:
- Right click on the MobileConnect application and choose “Show Contents”.
- Navigate through the folders into Contents, then Resources.
- Double-click the file Mobile_Connect_Drv_App.pkg and run the the installer.
When you’re done
A few moments later, you’ll get a dialog that confirms that OS X has discovered two new network devices – HUAWEI Mobile and er, HUAWEI Mobile:
- Select the Network Preferences button on the dialog shown above.
- Select HUAWEI Mobile on the list on the left, if it isn’t already selected.
*99# as the Telephone Number.
o2bb as the Account Name.
password as the Password.
You should have a screen similar to below:
- Select “Advanced…”
- Change Model: drop-down box to read “GPRS (GSM/3G)”
m-bb.o2.co.uk as the APN.
Once your screen looks more or less like this, select OK to return to the previous screen.
You can now press Connect and the modem should spring into life and yes, connect.
If you’re on O2′s pay-and-go service, you’ll need to point your web browser to the snappy: http://mobilebroadbandaccess.o2.co.uk in order to set up your phone number and payment options.
- Select “Show modem status in menu bar” from so you can connect and disconnect from the menu bar without having to open Network Preferences each time.
- Select the cog icon under the list on the left of network preferences, select “Rename Service…” and change it from “HUAWEI Mobile” into something more meaningful – like “O2″.