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paul2
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Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by paul2 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:11 pm

Hello,

Old modeswitch message doesn't seem to work on new (android 4+) Huawei phones

I tried
55534243123456780600000080000601000000000000000000000000000000
55534243123456780600000080010a11060000000000000000000000000000

Old and new mode

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by LOM » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:47 am

I don't think these more modern Huawei phones are switched by sending a switch msg to them.
Isn't there a menu setting for choosing usb mode (MTP or Tether) ?

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by paul2 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:38 pm

It appears as a cdrom with drivers.

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by LOM » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:04 pm

paul2 wrote:It appears as a cdrom with drivers.
What other interfaces than a usb mass storage interface does it present?
Paste the output from lsusb -v -d 12d1:1082 here

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by paul2 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:09 pm

Code: Select all

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:1082 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. HUAWEI MLA-AL10
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x12d1 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  idProduct          0x1082 
  bcdDevice            3.18
  iManufacturer           1 HUAWEI
  iProduct                2 HUAWEI MLA-AL10
  iSerial                 3 EJL7N16B06001756
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength       0x003e
    bNumInterfaces          2
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xc0
      Self Powered
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           3
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 
      iInterface              7 MTP
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x001c  1x 28 bytes
        bInterval               6
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        1
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           2
      bInterfaceClass         8 Mass Storage
      bInterfaceSubClass      6 SCSI
      bInterfaceProtocol     80 Bulk-Only
      iInterface              4 Mass Storage
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               1
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength                10
  bDescriptorType         6
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  bNumConfigurations      1
can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable
Device Status:     0x0002
  (Bus Powered)
  Remote Wakeup Enabled

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by LOM » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:42 pm

Ok, so you have got an interface for Media Transfer Protocol (pics, videos) but no dialup modem or network interface for tethering.
Can MS Windows switch the phone and use it for internet connection?
You mentioned drivers on the virtual cd-rom can you copy them and paste those ending in .inf here please, might give a hint if there is another usb id for the phone.

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by paul2 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:03 am

Some time it works depending on whether you connected it to Windows prior to connecting it to a Linux machine. Now it started to work out of a sudden.

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by LOM » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:42 am

What is it that works now, isn't it USB tethering you want to get working?

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by paul2 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:19 pm

I wanted it to switch to MTP mode.

Huawei has a nasty habit forcing users to install their drivers and software (HiSuite) just to switch the device into MTP.

Without it, it just appears as a CDROM.

USB tethering works, surprisingly.

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Re: Huawei Maimang 5 (mla10) 12d1:1082 tried everything

Post by LOM » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:33 pm

paul2 wrote:I wanted it to switch to MTP mode.

Huawei has a nasty habit forcing users to install their drivers and software (HiSuite) just to switch the device into MTP.

Without it, it just appears as a CDROM.

USB tethering works, surprisingly.
Ok, lets hope it keeps working in the future also.
I'd expect it to change usb id if the MTP interface is gone and only the cd-rom is present, that's how most other Android phones behave but Huawei may be different from them.

What is the usb id when you tether? Can you paste a verbose lsusb listing here when in tether mode please.

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