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Download the .tar.gz file from here and extract the contents to your preferred directory using the following command
Open up terminal and enter the following command
tar xzvf Cricket_Mode_Switch.tar.gz
and use cd to change into the directory of the extracted files.
32 bit Users -- Install usb_modeswitch with the following command:
sudo make install
64 bit Users -- We need to recompile modeswitch to work on the 64bit platform. Run the following commands in terminal to do so
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install libusb-dev
sudo make install
Plug in your Cricket A600 to an open USB port, wait a moment for it to be detected as a CD drive/the auto play menu to pop up. Now we just need to execute the flipflop.sh, it is in the directory of files you extracted, by running the following command
Please note you need to first make this file executable by running the following command
chmod +x flipflop.sh
After running the flipflop.sh you need to wait about 12 seconds and then poof! Your Cricket device should now appear in your network manager as a connection option.
You will need to
each time you attach the device for it to work.
Before this guide will work for you, you do need to load the device on a Windows/Mac system and install the software for the device and activate it.
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