USB ZTE Modem will crash your Snow Leopard. Here is how to fix it.
Today, we have a customer who have installed the ZTE Modem 626 on her brand new Macbook.
The thing is, when she installed it, everything went smooth and no problem found. But, after you reboot it, you’ll find the spinning gear forever.
This is due to, a poor driver collecion by ZTE, which replaces the original /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib with it’s version which has no 64 bit version in it.
So, if you want to install the ZTE,
1. first backup the /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib file,
2. do the ZTE installation
3. before you restart, replace the /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib with your backup.
If you have installed it, and you can’t boot the Snow Leopard, here is what to do,
1. Download libcurl.4.dylib here
2. Boot in target mode (holding T key while booting) while it is being attached to another mac using a firewire
3. replace the /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib with the one you have just download it
4. reboot the system. You should be able to boot and use your modem.