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How to fix 3G and Phone issues in Mobily for HTC Devices

While using certain HTC devices over Mobily (Saudi Arabia), users are not able to send or receive phone calls or SMS when using 3G. They usually receive Missed Call Notifications only.

Phone calls and SMS work only when 3G is turned off. This is because of two reasons. Mobily does not automatically set the baud rate of the device. And secondly, most HTC devices like the Kaiser come with 3.6 HSDPA which Mobily doesn’t recognize.

In order to use both Telephony and 3G data services simultaneously, do the following:

1. Under Advanced Phone Settings, Disable both HSDPA and HSUPA. Goto tab: CSD LineType, choose Data Rate 38400 bps (1.10) or later, connection element: Non_Transparent.

2. Under Phone Settings, Goto tab: Band, Choose Network WCDMA, and select Band for GSM/UMTS: UMTS (2100) + GSM(900+1800).

You should be able to enjoy 3G on HTC devices using Mobily.

ActiveSync Alternative for Linux

Windows Mobile based gadgets use the elusive ActiveSync protocol which Microsoft hasnt released yet for public use. However, for me to get my O2 XDA Cosmo (HTC Excalibur s620, T-Mobile DASH etc) to run on my Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbons, it wasnt a trivial choice as I had to choose between several promised but incomplete and buggy open source tools. Until I came across SynCE, another oper source alternative, things were gloomy.

It wasnt as trivial to get SynCE going as well due to various library conflicts and an inability for me to properly configure my firewall to allow a Remote NDIS based connectivity between the SynCE tools and the device. However, thanks to this guide, major things were resolved, I however, chose minor alternatives when choosing my source files to get it going for my device.

For me, usb-rndis didnt work, but the newer version usb-rndis-lite did.
For some reasons, GnomeVFS 0.11 still doesnot work for my device, however I tried the GnomeVFS 0.10 as recommended on SynCE website to finally enable Nautilus to recognize my device contents as a remote site.

I am still unable to actually sync anything between Thunderbird and this device. There is a possibility to hack Multisync to synchronize the above two but thats for later….