Sony VAIO P – HSDPA mod So, after more tinkering with the Sony VAIO P, I have successfully managed to mod the Gobi radio from Qualcomm (built-in WWAN) from EDVO-only to EGDE/HSDPA! I have documented the process with a how-to and some pictures… Enjoy :) Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Related 43 thoughts on “Sony VAIO P – HSDPA mod” Add yours Pingback: Sony Vaio P modded to add HSDPA | Eee PC - Blog Can we apply similar method to mod the Vaio Z HSDPA that is also locked to Verizon? Reply @Vaio Z Perhaps: – Is it equipped with the same WWAN radio (Gobi module that handles both CDMA and GSM/UMTS)? – Is there space on the motherboard for a missing SIM holder? Reply Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets HSDPA WWAN at last… via a mod, naturally | coskcore Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets HSDPA WWAN at last… via a mod, naturally : Osservatorio Meeting Point Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets HSDPA WWAN at last… via a mod, naturally | LinkTouch Pingback: jkOnTheRun » Blog Archive Sony Vaio P hacked for HSDPA- scary stuff « Pingback: How-to: Modder hacks Sony Vaio P for HSDPA | GPS Obsessed amazing work… bravo. if only the unit was faster…. or I had some money to burn. It is a sweet unit, much sweeter with this mod. Reply Pingback: Ink and Virtue » Blog Archive » Sony Vaio P Modded To Accept SIM Cards, 3G via HSDPA Connection [Sony Vaio P] Awesome work ! Congrats ! I am in the process of buying the Japanese version with the 1.86 processor, 64 SSD and a Wlan/GPS from http://conics.net . The only issue is that the WLan comes locked for an European company and I would have to unlock it :( I will try your method after I get it (They will not ship it before March). The software part I can do without a problem, but hopefully they have the SIM card slot … (because I completely suck at soldering :( ) Again, awesome work ! Reply Pingback: Vaio P HSDPA mod - Hack a Day Pingback: Sony Vaio P modded to add HSDPA | eeePC WorldWide News Pingback: Querystring » Vaio P HSDPA mod Pingback: News for Geek » Vaio P HSDPA mod Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets hacked to support HSDPA | Can I Get Info Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets HSDPA WWAN at last… via a mod, naturally - Are you reading? Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets HSDPA WWAN at last… via a mod, naturally | Gadget Freaks Pingback: Weekly Netbook Roundup 2/16 | UMPCPortal - The Mobile Internet and Computing Reference Site Pingback: How to get HSDPA to work on Sony VAIO P series netbook | GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news... where can I buy the sims60 push push sim connector online? Reply WAY TO GO TNKGIRL! Now if i just want to stop at the first half after unlocking it from Verizon. And NOT get into the soldering bit, can i then use it on ANY CDMA network in the world? Reply Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets hacked to support HSDPA | Cyber Blogs Pingback: Sony VAIO P gets HSDPA WWAN at last… via a mod, naturally | wizteq.com will this work for tmobile usa Reply 11 сентября – оказывается День граненого стакана) с прошедшим! Reply Hi All, I have Vaio TT with the same module. I was able to apply the sotware hack with Vista (no need of XP downgrade) but I am not sure about the hw part. I was trying to found some SIM emulation or some other software or external way to make it work with Vodafone or other provider. Any ideas? (I dont want to open it (it is brand new) and brake it.) Thanks in advance Regards Vlad Reply HSDPA is very fast but must be supported by wide coverage..sometimes i cannot get this connection, many blank spot Reply Hi, I want to buy a Vaio P from Hong Kong, after buying if I do this MOD, will it be able to use my country’s local operator’s SIM?? Pls help me… Reply Hi, I like your job and hope you have time for mine question. I own a usa vaio p but live in europe and I did use your tweak and it worked fine. now I updated the vzacces manager to the latest version (its a very nice update) but I cant use the tweak because the config.ini and mdm*.inf” file are missing so its impossible to rename them. hope you have the time to give it a look thanks in advance http://forum.pocketables.net/showthread.php?p=16274#post16274 Reply Yeah, bad idea… Verizon updated the software to prevent my hack! I recommend downgrading back to the original version. Reply Hello tnkgrl, I own the vaio Z790DLX and after I bought it I did the IFX-498 simconnector upgrade and installed the GTM382, now I would like to install the Gobi 2000, but which driver should I use for the W7 64 bit? till now i found all Z series with the UNDP-1 only….may I use the same driver? which softwer kit you suggest to install in order to make it working without Verizon problems? Reply For those with a Vaio P with the Gobi 2000 chipset on Win7, I succeeded using the above mod (i.e., soldering a sim card connector) and then replacing the content of the C:\Program files\QUALCOMM\Images\Sony\1 folder (the amss.mbn and apps.mbn files, leaving the uqcn.mbn file alone) with the 2 files on the UMTS folder. This was the only way I could get the gobi firmware uploader to work. The VZ application still complains when I insert a non-Verizon/Vodafone SIM Card, but I could easily add an additional network (APN, user, pwd) and connect to it without the VZ Access Mgr. All working now, except the GPS.. still trying to fix that.. Reply Hi thepinkoapanther, gh Where do you get your ifx-498 board? Can you tell me the contact where to buy, Tks Reply anybody can help me with an answer ? How to make the CDMA working for other provider (i added the sim card slot already). But haven’t done anything in hacking the 3G, i plan to use the CDMA, but when i slot in the CDMA Sim Card, nothing happen. Reply Can u help me to unlock my vaio vgn-p530,,so it can be use at other(Indonesia)CDMA network Reply I own a P530H with win7, I got working the GPS and installed the SIM socket, but I can not find the VZAccess for Vista, and the mod is not working because I’m using the Windows version. Where can I found the Vista version to downgrade it? Thank you in advance. Reply Pingback: Nice Sony Vaio photos » Sony@Dealmotiv8tor Thank you for taking the occasion to explain this idea. I’m happy I discovered your website on this matter. I’m doing analysis on this field right now and this assisted me a lot. Keep up the good work. Reply Hi, I just want to know if the Gobi Devices (un2400 & un2420) using the Verizon network in US connect using a Verizon SIM card. Also Verizon is a CDMA service isn’t it ? If so then the above gobi devices connect normally through a CDMA sim as well, right ? thanks, aiamuzz Reply CDMA devices in North America do not use SIMs. Verizon devices with SIMS include LTE modems and phones, and “global” phones, which roam on GSM when outside the US. Reply I’ve just got my p788k and I really hope I can do the same modding with my vaio p. I’m using win 7 32 bit. Can this also work with p788k win 7? and can I use SIMs from others network’s provider like from Asian? Reply Pingback: fast youtube views Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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