Using a WWAN module on an HP 8440p from Qualcomm requires proprietary firmware to be installed next to the so-called “gobi-loader”.

# cd /usr/usr ; wget
# wget
# apt-get install gobi-loader

Extract/Install the Driver with 7zip or similar. That’s rather weird stuff. Best is letting a Windows do it.

Copy apps.mbn amss.mbn UQCN.mbn to /lib/firmware/gobi and reboot the system. If the network manager shows mobile broadband disabled (grey), try the systray connections. I found this rather annoying (display) bug …
Afterwards, start setting up your connection according to this video tutorial:

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