I had previously written an article about “How to update the dashboard of any Huawei modem?“. Today, I am writing an article about how to update the firmware of any Huawei modem?

Why is firmware update necessary?

Some modems come with customized firmware, and to unlock it, you need to flash the firmware first. After flashing the modem, only the customized modem accepts the unlock code.

Huawei modems come into the market with old software and lower version firmware. If you want to update the firmware to enjoy bug-free internet, it is also essential to upgrade the Huawei modem firmware.

How to update the firmware of any Huawei modem?

1. Download the appropriate firmware for your Huawei data card.

2. Plug the USB stick into your PC / laptop and let it install the Mobile Partner software (branded dongle software).

Huawei mobile partner software
Huawei mobile partner software

3. After installing Huawei Mobile Partner software on your PC, connect to the internet and download the correct firmware update file to the Desktop.

4. Now, disconnect from the internet and close the branded mobile partner application completely.

5. Double-click the Firmware Upgrade file.

Huawei modem firmware update
Huawei modem firmware update

6. Wait for the Firmware Upgrade file to search for your USB stick.

Firmware Searching the dongle
Firmware Searching the dongle.

7. Once firmware detects the dongle, you will see the following:

Communication port, Connection status, Current Version, Target Version, IMEI of your modem, and Download Mode.

Huawei modem firmware update - Next
Huawei modem firmware update – Next

8. Now, checkmark on “Auto remove the device after the update.”

9. Now click the Next button to begin the firmware upgrade.

10. A warning notice will appear. Please note that any disruption to the upgrade process will corrupt the firmware. Thus, do not unplug the USB Modem or shut down the PC during the upgrade process.

Huawei modem firmware update warning
Huawei modem firmware update warning

11. Wait for the upgrade process to be completed. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Huawei modem firmware update - Downloading Progress
Huawei modem firmware update – Downloading Progress

12. You will see Downloading Progress…… bar; wait till it finishes.

13. Once the upgrade process is completed, you will come to this final screen – Update Success!. Now your firmware has been successfully upgraded.

Firmware update success
Firmware update success

14. Now click on finish, and you can eject the modem.


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