There are a lot of people who cannot change the firmware of their router. The reason is whenever they run the Huawei firmware setup, they are presented with a screen to enter the data-lock code, which they are not aware of. There is no direct way to generate the data-lock code, but you can change it as per your wish and can use that data-lock to install the firmware (tutorial here). After going through this post you will be able to bypass the data-lock and can install the firmware of your choice.
Let us bypass your data-lock code now.
Connect the router to your laptop or computer using the USB cable.
Run DC-Unlocker and click on big magnifying glass button to detect the modem. If the port is not shown in device manager, this step will enable the com ports automatically.
If COM ports are not shown in the device manager, even after clicking the detect button or they are marked as unknown device or HUAWEI_MOBILE with yellow color as given below then you are missing drivers.
For proper drivers, kindly install the Huawei mobile partner in your Laptop or PC. If the problem is still not solved you can follow the instructions given below to install the proper drivers and enable the COM ports.
- Download and install FcSerial Drivers. Open the web browser and navigate to http://192.168.8.1/ and run Switch Mode to switch your device to COM ports mode. If your device manager shows the ports as given in any of the pictures below, you are good to go.
Open DC-Unlocker as administrator and click on the big magnifying glass icon to detect your router.
Type the command AT^GODLOAD and press enter from the keyboard:
The device screen should show installing. if yes, congratulations, go ahead and install any compatible firmware.