Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

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PRtronics
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Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

Post by PRtronics » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:46 pm

Hello.

I have an MF279 router that currently connects through AT&T. It's an unlocked router so I'm interested in using it with T-Mobile too. Sadly, the plan caps the speed to 3G since it detects the usage as a non-mobile device. I can bypass this changing the TTL with an external router, simple. But I want to do this on the main router since I want to use my laptop with it whenever I'm traveling.

I've tried using a third party (Fiverr) to get a custom firmare installed on it but they concluded that it's impossible to do so. Specially that I want to make it user friendly in case I want to share it with other people.


Does anyone know if it's actually impossible? I assumed it was close to it since AT&T owns the router's patents and they don't like people messing with their devices.


Suggestions?

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Re: Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

Post by JimHelms » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:47 am

The first thing to check is if the MF279 is listed in one the supported OpenWRT devices.

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Re: Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

Post by PRtronics » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 am

The person I hired through Fiverr apparently made the firmware using Merlin (if my memory serves me well) because it was a better firmware for it. The problem was installing it because there is no way to install it on the router since AT&T apparently locked it.

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Re: Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

Post by xdavidx » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:27 pm

JimHelms wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:47 am
The first thing to check is if the MF279 is listed in one the supported OpenWRT devices.
I believe this is the page to check for that: https://openwrt.org/toh/zte/start

I don't see it listed.

I'm not even sure if that is the list of supported devices or just a list of all ZTE devices that they've linked to for informational purposes. There is another list that has even fewer ZTE devices in it: https://openwrt.org/toh/start

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Re: Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

Post by gsmantenna » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:43 pm

it seems that the mf279 bootloader has encrypted,
I have opened one and find the console
here is the boot log
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwoY5 ... tsLTdfTl93

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Re: Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

Post by PRtronics » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:18 am

You are a godsend. I'll send it to my guy that's working on installing a firmware. Thank you gsmantenna <3

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Re: Installing Custom FIrmware on MF279 LTE router

Post by PRtronics » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:24 am

Considering this page has more experience. I was wondering if there's devs that can create the firmware too, and make it user friendly. Obviously I don't expect it to be free.

If anyone is interested, let me know.

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