Got HTC G1 Android working with Airtel Kerala

It was sad to just keep watching a phone without even switching it on, It took long for me to get HTC G1 development phone shopped to India, and once i got it after long waiting and excitement i was not able to get in to the home screen or basically cant do anyting with it.  G1 needs to have a data connection with the provider to start using, basically we need to login or register new account with google to start working with the phone. I was keep on trying with a BSNL connection with GPRS enabled to get the Android based G1 working. Anyway Atlast i got it working with Airtel connection (Kerala, Kollam) . Here is the APN configuration Information i used. Change the MNC value according to the location you are in.

Name : Airtel (it can be anything, just a name)
Proxy :
Port : 8080
Username : <Not Set>
Password : <Not Set>
Server : <Not Set>
MMSC : <Not Set>
MMS Proxy : <Not Set>
MMS Port : <Not Set>
MCC : 404
MNC : 95
APN Type: <Not Set>

That is it, once you have the APN settings entered correctly you will see data connection symbol on the top status bar.
It was hassle for me to get it working. So hope this help someone !!!


  • Gowri

    I tried this on the Google NexusOne. If I change the MNC from the default value of 45 to 95, the APN disappears from the list of APNs (even after save). What am I doing wrong?

    And GPRS doesn’t work with the value of 45…

    any clues?

  • Arun N S

    MNC (Mobile Network Code) Depends on the provider, Try adding a new default APN, usually it get correct MCC and MNC from the provider network if you are connected. If the codes are not set, try with corresponding provider value from
    More likely the proxy configurations are not necessary, unless the provider requires it. So just try with correct APN, MNC, and MCC and if doesn’t work try playing with the proxy and user configurations.

  • spandan madan

    hey!i am on nexus one in delhi.i have vodafone,after reading their settings,i set the APN to portalnmms(as mentioned on their website).it got the MNC and MCC automatically.the edge symbol is visible on top but it does not open webpages.i also dont know which port to set.

  • sachin

    my phone is made in u.s.a. google n1..i want to use here in india…so how can i do itin a foriegn made hand set

    • Doesn’t matter where is it made, so far it support GSM. You can get any provider sim and use it. Configure the correct APN to get the internet.

  • sandeep

    i am using airtel(kerala).with your settings i was able to use gtalk and gmail applications in my Tmobile G1 but i am unable to browse other will i resolve this problem??please give your suggestions……..

    • Are you using proxy in APN settings?

  • sandeep

    now the problem is solved.i got opera mini from android market.but now another problem,when i insert memory card its not reading…wat cud b the problem???

    • Looks like the android default browser has some proxy configured, Try the default browser with Wifi and see if it works.

      Did you tried formatting the memory card ?

  • UV

    Hey thanks all
    Finally I got the data connection working on my Sony Xperia X10 mini pro, on airtel. Actually the main problem was that the Airtel GPRS service itself has to be actiavted which has various rental plans(I got the Rs.98/moth plan activated), after that only the APN setting is required: no proxy, no port!
    Surfing thru android market now !! ^^