||USB_ModeSwitch is (surprise!) a mode switching tool for controlling
'multi-mode' USB devices.
More and more USB devices (especially high-speed WAN stuff, based on cell
phone chipsets which are able to change their USB connection mode) have
their MS Windows drivers onboard; when plugged in for the first time they
act like a flash storage and start installing the driver from there. After
installation (and on every consecutive plugging) the driver switches the
mode internally, the storage device vanishes (in most cases), and a new
device (like an USB modem) shows up. Modem maker "Option" calls that
feature "ZeroCD (TM)" since it eliminates the need for shipping a separate
On *nix platform this does not work for obvious reasons and the required
mode switching has to be triggered manually. USB_ModeSwitch makes this
process easy to handle by taking the important parameters from a
configuration file and doing all the initialization and communication
stuff, with heavy help from "libusb".
Configuration Switches (platform-specific settings discarded)
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