Thursday, December 04, 2008

How-to: 3G HSDPA to HP Mini 1000


Click to see the video





Yep, It was BIOS locked, but there is always away to go around.... Bad HP, bad!

Next up with HP Mini 1000: SSD and HDD options


My favorite 3G modems:

Novatel EU870D 3G modem at MobilX

with SIM slot on the modem:

Novatel EU850D 3G modem at MobilX



Details, News and Links for HP Mini 1000






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61 comments:

luckyauto said...

thank jkk ,
i wondering , if i using HP HS2300 broadband modem ( oem by MC8775 ) , HP bios will allow or blocked ?

JKK said...

On the video i test MC8775 ... was blocked.. but HP version might work..

Saperalot said...

jkk king of the modders ;-) once again great job man. and for hp sorry but this is not consumerfriendly, this is only stupid.

1:0 for jkk :-)

jerblack said...

Hi JKK,

That slot looks like a mini PCIe slot. Will a mini PCIe work in that slot for secondary storage?

Thanks!

jerblack said...

Oops. That should say "Will a mini PCIe SSD work in that slot..."

JKK said...

jerblack, sorry but nope.

those mini pcie ssds work only om eee pcs and dell minis.

it's same connector but totally different pinout

JLM said...

Great!!!!!!!!!
Question: there is a 10 inch touch screen?
This mod will be great, isn´t it JKK?

JLM said...

Some pictures and/or draws?
This card is WIFI and 3G or yuo lost WIFI capabilite?

JKK said...

JLM, check the other pics of the mainboard:

http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/12/hp-mini-1000-dissected.html

you can see the super mini wifi card on the left side...

.. so no, you don't loose wifi

Anonymous said...

Wow you can get 3g on anything, the Samsung NC10 would be great next though (hint hint)

JLM said...

Yep, you are right.
Thanks JKK!!!!

Anonymous said...

10 for bravery, 10+ for crazyness. When I look at this video, I definitely know what not to do. You're definitely the right man for the Give Me a Netbook and I’ll Mod It Award. Thumbs up.

luckyauto said...

thank jkk again
can you provide us more picture and how to do for below
1.solder work on the mother board ,like which point should be cut , and soldering . because for me is it high skill job , need to ensure.

2. still cant understand and purpose of taping pin20 on the modem card , even i also reading the gigabyte 3g enable posting

thank again

Anonymous said...

JKK...wonderful work. Watching your videos really make my day! Tempted to buy the hp 1000 but am waiting to hear about a larger battery.
Thanks again! -Dave

f2 said...

I have a Novatel EU850D 3G modem but I don't get it working on my Dell Mini 12. Maybe you have a chance to find a way for this netbook too?!

Thx...

JKK said...

f2, could you send me some pictures of the insides to see... i don't have one myself.

http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2007/04/contact-form.html

luckyauto said...

f2 , i also considering to buy mini 12 , if there is 3g ready like mini 9 , pls send the mother board picture ( with each angle ) to jkk,to ensure the 3g ready

jkk also did and provide remote hack for us and follower , like gigabtye umpc

jkk is very kind guy and independent reporter....

Anonymous said...

can you upgrade the harddrive and ram on the hp mini 1000?

Charles P said...

I'm in the New York City area of the states. Does the Novatel EU850D play nice with any carries in my area? I already use AT&T for my phone service.

William said...

You need to spill the beans on what SSD you've put in the 1000, because based on your boot up time in the video your definitely not using the stock SSD. Enough teasing already :)

Anonymous said...

Nice work JKK, but i was wodering why not put the G3 modem not in the other PCIe slot ( where the wireless is? ) it probably will not fit, but its nice to know.

JKK said...

it doesn't fit/work on wifi slot

Anonymous said...

Can't you just obtain a BIOS image from a mini that was shipped with a 3G card to unlock the slot? I looked on the HP site and I only see one BIOS version available for download.

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the EU870D modem will work with a at&t U.S. sim card?

ravic said...

I just bought a HP branded mc87775. I should recieve it in a few days. I will post the results once i install it.
Bios lock on HPs is done by device IDs. There is a predefined list of IDs in the bios. So there will not be another bios version for WWAN enables minis.

Daniel said...

Looks like someone might have got BIOS Lock UNLOCKED:
http://www.myhpmini.com/forum/3g-card-bios-whitelist-success-t260.html

luckyauto said...

hi ravic , how is the result ?
your hp mc8775 able to work with the hp mini ,
without bios locked ? please advise and thank

Anonymous said...

Ravic, Let us know if the hp branded mc87775 worked? I have the model from Best buy and I would like to add WWAN card inside without cutting anything up in the netbook. Somebody should have a step by step instructions on the bios hack that is easy to do? or is there a list of compatable WWAN cards?

alfian2 said...

JKK, I'm from a WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA country. My 2530p already have the sim slot. Can I use the HS2300 with my sim?

If not, can I use the UN2400 with my sim?

thanks,

JKK said...

Sorry alfian2, I have no idea about the 2530p

Anonymous said...

in possible using the novatel eu 870d wiht a oqo 02 normal no verizon-evdo

C_Schreiber said...

The Sierra Wireless MC8775 Express Mini Card works.

Anonymous said...

my OQO has no ev-do verizon, and not a slot listing, you may send me an outline of how it attacks the Sierra card, or explain how to attack with all the welds to be done? thanks

JKK said...

OQO 3G mod is here: http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2007/05/when-oem-dont-do-it-users-will.html

Anonymous said...

sorry this article is for the model ev-do
my oqo are not ev-do o verizon,my model is a normal no ev-do-no verizon is possible using te sierra module in this oqo?we are not connections for verizon module in my oqo and is very difficult for my a attack for this module sierra.help my.-

padebije said...

C_Schreiber, you mean HP branded Sierra Wireless MC8775 Express Mini Card? Is it SIM locked? How about the antenna? Is is necessary?

C_Schreiber said...

@padebije

>> you mean HP branded Sierra Wireless
>> MC8775 Express Mini Card?

Yes.

>> Is it SIM locked?

No, but it comes with a Price-Tag of 149 Euro (at ebay).

padebije said...

C_Schreiber, thank you for your quick reply. And did you put the antenna?

Anonymous said...

test

Leon said...

Great video. I really want to do this mod but with one high resolution photo I am little scared to do this...Maybe you can give some more information about installing the switch.

I just ordered a sierra 8775. I am now searching for a antenne. Does anyone know a site where I can order a suiteble antenne cable?

Great site. Thanks
Leon

Anonymous said...

sorry this article is for the model ev-do
my oqo are not ev-do o verizon,my model is a normal no ev-do-no verizon is possible using te sierra module in this oqo?we are not connections for verizon module in my oqo and is very difficult for my a attack for this module sierra.help my.-

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Anonymous said...

mc8775 (HP OME) is selling very cheap on ebay now. just got 1 with usd90 locked.. then unlock with d-unlocker. i'm thinking of buying a hp mini 1000. OEM HP mc8775 work through the bios? ravic can u confirm?

ravic said...

we now have a bios update that will allow any generic WWAN card. check out myhpmini.com

Anonymous said...

jkk, would it be possible to cut the USB_D+, USB_D- lines and rewire them to one of the USB ports, so the BIOS would not think its connected to the internal slot?

Adrian said...

I have HP mini note 2133 and it has an internal module: Broadcom BCM94312MCG with (Wi-fi & Bluetooth).
Do you know what 3G module I can put in this laptop? (Probably one that replaces the BCM94312MCG) ?!

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

SvcAct1vate is the bios password.

Anonymous said...

im using HP mini 1000

does it requier Sim card to work?

and where to i get Sim card and Antana for the 3G modem?

because im using verizon phone which has no simcard

Anonymous said...

hi im Nimal ,,i have HP Compaq TC1100 Tablet PC..how can connect internal 3G modem for this???plz tell me hw..bcoz i realy like this laptop

Reza said...

Hi,

Fujitsu 6520 has two version, one with 3G and other one without 3G. I have the one without the 3G. However, when I found that a Empty Mini PCI-e Slot inside the Laptop and there is also a SIM slot accessiable from Battery opening. I know the empty Mini PCI-e slot is actaully used to host a Sierra HSDPA Card in the model that supports 3G since my friend has one of that.

So, I opened my HP Mini 1012 and removed the QualComm HSDPA Card and inserted this in my Fujitsu 6520. But interestingly, nothing happens. Windows Vista cannot find any new installed hardware. Any advice ???

Anonymous said...

Hi guys
I have an HP mini 110 with an integrated WWAN,
it is possible to unlock it?
Regards

Anonymous said...

Is there a bios for the Dell mini 12 that will allow you to use a WWAN card? Struggeling fint this for mine.

Henry said...

Do i need to have a service provider (verizon, att) to get work the wwan card. I mean do i have to pay a monthly service to surf the web?? Or is there a way to get it free??

Henry said...

Do i need to have a service provider (verizon, att) to get work the wwan card. I mean do i have to pay a monthly service to surf the web?? Or is there a way to get it free??

Tom Hagen said...

Dear Jkk,

I am using HP DV2. Can you please provide guide for modding it with mc8775?

Thank you in advance.

safizie@gmail.com

Claudio Pereira said...

hello JJK!!
I am also using a HP DV2 1010EP and i have a mc8775 can you help me!!?? the bios is locked!! claudiupereira@yahoo.com
tks

Anonymous said...

Dear readers,I wud like to Buy HP branded Sierra Wireless MC8775 EXpr PCi Card for mY DV4 laptop.
Now i Live in US, but goin to India back. Can we use this WWAN module outside US? Ifnot wat elase we can do.? Pls help me dear readers..
My mail address. josearunchalissery@gmail.com

xally said...

Does it anyone knows yet how to unlock bios from hp dv2 1010ep to let the mc8775 work?
My email is cmpb_carlos@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Have you thought about using a mercury switch?

Anonymous said...

mercury switch?? what is that??

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