Finally, our team has unlocked the Airtel India locked Huawei E5172Bs-925 router. The same model device is also available in Nigeria through Spectranet carrier. Unlocking involves a firmware and unlocking code, but after unlocking of this device, you can use any network provider SIM card including Reliance Jio.

Huawei E5172Bs-925 comes with firmware version V200R001C284SP103 and were compiled on 10/26/2013.

How to Unlock Airtel Huawei E5172Bs-925 4G LTE Router Gateway?

1. Reset the router and connect to PC with Airtel SIM card.

2. Login to the E5172Bs-925 with admin / admin.


3. Go to Home > Update and there will be an option to upload the firmware (firmware will be chargeable for this modem because I have made 5 devices dead in testing this router, you need to pay Rs. 500).


As marked in the above image, you have to select the bin file under “Local Update” and then click on “Update” button.

4. Unzip the firmware using WinRAR which you will get after making payment.

5. Select the file accordingly and upload in the device.

6. It will take around 15 minutes in upload.

7. Once uploaded successfully, change the SIM card and log-in to the device again.

8. It will redirect you to the unlocking page.

9. Enter the unlock code which I have provided.

10. Click Apply then OK.

11. Now create a new profile according to the new SIM card.

Now connect to the internet and enjoy.

Note: Default PIN for Airtel E5172 device is 1234. If you will enable PIN, then another SIM will not work without providing the PIN.

A very big thanks to Shrikant Nimbalkar for sharing the image and Balwinder Singh for sharing this solution.


  1. Good day I’m wondering if this works for the Spectranet version in Nigeria, if it does could you please notify me, and if not could you please post me a direct link that I can use. Thanks a lot

  2. Thank you Kamlesh for all the effort. I am able to unlock my router E5172Bs-925 and its working fine with Reliance JIO and able to pick wifi signal, however wireless connectivity is unstable not sure why (if you have any answer) Otherwise my device is unlocked and can work with any SIM.

  3. How can I make the payment for Airtel Huawei E5172Bs-925 4G LTE Router firmware. as there is option for Rs. 100 and Rs. 300 for code. Please suggest as i wann to use Airtel router for Jio.

  4. Product Information
    Hardware version:
    Firmware version:
    Firmware build time:
    10/25/2014 15:38:40

    Transaction ID: 6F11884998296101H
    paid via paypal

  5. paid via payu money
    Received firmware link please send unlock code.
    PayU” money
    Transaction Id: 207641-120023965
    Amount: Rs. 500.0

    Model of the device

    IMEI of the Device

  6. Is it original SIM required while uploading the firmware? we tried to redo firmware upload with Airtel India sim but it was not able to completing what shall we do?
    We checked our BSNL 3G SIM is new and working fine with other mobile wifi router with good speed but with this Router here it is recognising sim as normal SIM but not showing any internet signal what setting we need to do further, plz help

    • Check the profile, it generally automatically pickup. If not then create a new profile according to the new SIM card then connect to net. For SSID, if you want then you can change, it depends upon you.

      • Yes, kamlesh you are right, I tried various 3G cards it doesnt work, the router keeps rebooting, the moment i installed a 4G card and bang it worked. The 3G Sim cards are maximum 64K so it is not capable to deal with large 4G system config files only 128k sim will works.

  7. hey anand joshi, which 4g SIM card(s) has worked for you so far?
    i tried jio and vodafone 4g… only jio worked… what about you? reply would be appreciated.

  8. Hi Kumar ji,

    i want to unlock my airtel 4g lte mifi
    Modem Version : QDPI-Airtel_M92153030_140409_RS001A
    Model Name : QDPI
    Please help
    waiting for reply thanks.

  9. Thanks a lot Kamlesh Sir for your solution, it really works without any change. Initially i encountered slow speed but referring the comments here i found that i need to reset the device once again after upgrading the firmware.

    To all others who have this huawei CP e5172Bs-925 4g airtel router give it a try as said. it works 100% without any doubt and compromise. I am using Jio over it.

    After upgrade your firmware will change to megafone.

    This upgrade is worth purchasing.

  10. I want to unlock my airtel Huawei E-5172 router, How much I have to pay and suppose if I pay now when will I get firmware and unlock code and tell me how to pay.

  11. Model: E5172Bs-925
    SN: M7G7S14708002389
    IMEI: 357500041573807
    IMSI: N/A
    Hardware version: Ver.B
    Firmware version: V200R001C284SP103
    Firmware build time: 10/26/2013 17:43:05

    Transaction ID 121344886
    order id 207641121344886
    Amount Paid 500/-
    need to get firmware and unlock code.

  12. Hi Kamlesh,

    Here is the detail of my router:

    Product Information
    Hardware version:
    Firmware version:
    Firmware build time:
    10/26/2013 17:43:05

    i want to run Reliance Jio on this so please guide me how much i need to pay and what steps should i do, as far as i understand after reading above first i need to update the firmware which you will give and then unlock code.

    Also the SIM which i was using is already locked because i was not using that from last 6-7 months.


  13. Thanks Kamlesh for this awesome work.
    Both Airtel and Jio SIM working fine with the device now.

    I want to continue using Jio SIM in router, I found some Voice Call option in the settings, do you have any idea regarding how can we make calls using JIO sim (VoLTE)? Please let me know.

    Also I checked one option under Internet->Network Connection->Network Mode where I found we can use this router to work with 2G,3G,4G,Auto mode please let me know if we can really use this in 3G mode too.

  14. Hello Sir.. Its Kailash Bafna
    Just paid You Rs 500 by way of PayUMoney
    Wants to use on JIO 4g
    Please send Unlock code, Firmware, Procedure asap..
    Product Information
    e Mail:

  15. Hello,


    Product Information
    Hardware version:
    Firmware version:
    Firmware build time:
    10/26/2013 17:43:05

    I want to unlock it for JIO Sim. Is that possible? How long it will take to get code for unlock if i will pay now?

  16. Thanks a lot Kamlesh ! Today i swapped jio sim, since then i am not getting internet. My other jio sim got detected, also on router it shows signal level 3. But not getting internet and on router page it shows ipv4 status disconnected. Please help!

  17. Hi, Kamlesh,
    now I got JIO SIM but now is not opening ?
    pls. chk Router is HUAWEI LTE CPE E5172_5CD4
    IMEI:357500041691542 you have unlocked it but it is not working pls. help ASAP.