Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer: A Tool to Unlock Huawei Modems
Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer is a software that allows you to flash firmware and web UI to Huawei modems that use HiSilicon chipsets. It can also unlock these modems by writing a new firmware that supports any SIM card.
The software is developed by DC-unlocker, a company that specializes in unlocking modems and phones. DC-unlocker offers various software downloads for different models and brands of modems and phones on its website[^1^].
One of the software downloads available on DC-unlocker's website is Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer, which supports over 800 firmware files for Huawei HiSilicon modems. The software can be downloaded for free, but it requires credits to use. Credits can be purchased from DC-unlocker or from authorized resellers. The software also requires a dongle (DC-unlocker/Rocker/Vygis or Infinity) with credits connected to the computer to launch.
Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer has been updated several times since its official launch in 2014. The latest version is 0.0.0.27, which was released in 2016[^2^]. Some of the features and improvements of the software are:
Detects devices that have no com ports (appear as network adapter in device manager by default) automatically
Supports flashing new customized firmwares (21.290)
Improved flashing time performance for several models
Added support information for dongle users
Added flash support for Huawei E5372 Bolt Indonesia
Added Huawei E303H unlock
Fixed E5372, E5776s and similar devices detect
Improved download mode entry for flashing
Improved return to diagnostic mode after an error occurs
The software has a simple interface that shows the detected device information, such as model, IMEI, firmware version, etc. It also allows the user to select the firmware file and web UI file to flash. The user can also choose to unlock the device after flashing.
Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer can be used to unlock Huawei modems that are locked to a specific network or region. By writing a new firmware that supports any SIM card, the user can use the modem with any network provider. This can save money and increase flexibility for the user.
However, there are some risks and limitations associated with using Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer. The software warns the user that DC-unlocker is not responsible for any damage done to the modem by rewriting firmware. The user should only do it if they are sure that they need to do it. The software also warns that writing back old/previous firmware won't be possible after updating to some new types of firmware. The credits consumed during flashing cannot be added back to the account or refunded regardless of the outcome.
Therefore, the user should be careful and follow the instructions provided by DC-unlocker before using Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer. The user can also find tutorials and feedback on DC-unlocker's forum[^1^], where they can ask questions and share their experiences with other users. ec8f644aee