Monday, 27 January 2014

vodafone mobile phone on mac os x

For some reason, when you install a vodafone wifi 3g modem, it has this obnoxious thing that it does wherein it sets your home page of your web browser to the modem's administrative IP address ( or similar). Then, no matter how many times you reset your homepage in your web browser, it has no effect. Moreover it doesn't officially tamper with this; it sets it somewhere else. It's almost as if it intercepts every first attempt to connect to the web and displays the admin screen instead. This is particularly annoying as it does it every time you open a new web browser.

To stop this behaviour, you have to do the following:

1. Open the terminal and type


sudo su

and give your password when prompted.


2. Relocate the Vodafone drivers


mkdir /var/root/junk/

mv /usr/local/bin/VMRServer /var/root/junk/

mv /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/de.novamedia.VMRServer.plist /var/root/junk/ 


3. Remove all the stuff in


pertaining to novamedia


               ls /var/db/receipts/*novamedia* | xargs rm

4. Remove all the stuff in /var/db/BootCaches/ pertaining to novamedia (it will be in some long-serial-number folder).. try

               find /var/db/BootCaches/ -name *novamedia*

5. Remove vodafone.wifi from your hosts file

              sudo  vi /etc/hosts

remove the line 


by typing


on the line

6. Reboot or type

               killall VMRServer


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