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We can't send SMSs, USSD codes, make calls or get Data Usage from Huawaei 3G dongles/data cards without Huawei mobile partner. How do we install it?

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Installing Mobile Partner 21 [Customized Version]

Mobile Partner is the most popular program, but it version 23 is not available for Linux, you can install version 21 following the steps below

First, you want to download

32bit -
64bit -

How to Install

  • You need login as root:

    sudo -i
  • Go to the directory you downloaded the file to using cd, for example

    cd /home/hasiya/Desktop
  • Unzip

  • Go into mp21 folder

    cd mp21
  • Install MobilePartner by using the install script


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  1. If you had installed this software in your system before, you will get a prompt: "The software is exist, do you want overwrites? ([Y]/[N])", enter "y" to overwrites or "n" to exit.

  2. If you do not had installed this software in your system before, you will get a prompt: "Please input the install path[/usr/local/Mobile_Partner]:". Then you can input install path(fullpath), or you may using the default path(/usr/local/Mobile_Partner) by press ENTER direct

  3. Finish installing

How to run

  • Run MobilePartner in your install path eg: # //MobilePartner

  • Plug in your device, it will run automatically (Not supported in Xandros)

You have installed Mobile Partner to your Ubuntu machine, final result :

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I have followed your answer, and it is the most forward way to install Mobile Partner, however, I would advise against it. It is full of bugs and compromises the security of your system. The most important one is that it adds ALL ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL to your sudoers file which allows to run all sudo commands without password! – Gerhard Burger Aug 2 '13 at 7:47
I couldn't agree with you more... It's a security threat. – Naveen Oct 1 '13 at 6:42
I tried installing MobilePartner (Tata Photon Plus) but I couldn't. Will I be able to use Photon Plus with the above said MobilePartner? – Ajoy Dec 20 '13 at 3:30
The above method does not work for Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint Cinnamon! – Ajoy Dec 20 '13 at 5:08
Dude!! You made my day... :-) And this link also helpful.. – Arup Rakshit May 6 '14 at 18:39

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