Modem Tutorials: Openline/Unlock your ZTE MF190 SmartBro modem!

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Good day to all! I just want to share this tutorial to those who have SmartBro ZTE MF190 Broadband modem and they want to use other networks like Globe and Sun.

So, how to openline/unlock this kind of modem?

1st, we need these requirements:
  • QPST - Download Link
  • MF190 1st Updater - Download Link
  • MF190 2nd Updater - Download Link
  • You need to use LAPTOP! You must plug also the charger to avoid interruption
  • You may put or not to put sim anyway
The Procedure:

1st Part
  1. Install QPST
  2. Plug in your modem (after that, close the dashboard)
  3. Open QPST Configuration
  4. Go to PORTS and click ADD NEW PORTS
  5. Select the port of your modem (ex: Port: COM6 Label: COM6) and Click OK
  6. You should see there SURFXXXX under the phone column
  7. Click Start Client > EFS Explorer > You'll see there SURFXXXX Label then click OK
  8. You'll see the files and folders in the modem. You MUST not touch (or attempt to click :D ) the folders.
  9. Save a copy of these files (backup in case you want to restore your old dashboard)
    - config
    - reset_cntr.bin
    -pbm_phone_uid.dat
    - pbm_master_v_20.dat
    - ZTEMODEM.ISO
    - UimEfsAPDULog.Txt
    - NODOWNLOAD.FLG
    - SWITCH.TMP
    - AUTORUN.FLG
  10. Then after backing up those files, delete those files (all 9 files but remember NOT to include the FOLDERS)
  11. After deleting, you'll be prompted to reset the device, just choose NO then close the QPST Configuration
2nd Part
  1.  Update the firmware using the MF190 1st Updater (ET_EG_EUV1.00.00)
  2. It takes 10 -15 mins to update. Just be patient.
  3. After the update, the dashboard of the 1st updater will install and you will install it
  4. After the installation, the 2 dashboard will show up (SmartBro and Etisalat). Just close those dashboard then Unplug your modem
  5. Replug your modem. Close the dashboards
  6. Do the steps on the 1st part
  7. Open QPST Configuration
  8. Select the port of your modem
  9. Open EFS Explorer
  10. Again, don't dare to click the folders!
  11. Delete those 9 files above (you can keep a backup of them if you want)
    - config
    - reset_cntr.bin
    -pbm_phone_uid.dat
    - pbm_master_v_20.dat
    - ZTEMODEM.ISO
    - UimEfsAPDULog.Txt
    - NODOWNLOAD.FLG
    - SWITCH.TMP
    - AUTORUN.FLG
  12. After deleting, you'll be prompted to reset the device, just choose NO then close the QPST Configuration
  13. Open the MF190 2nd Updater, wait until the port is detected, then update (dtac aircard).It takes 15 - 25mins so be patient.
  14. After the update, the dtac aircard will install and you should install it. Then, the 3 dashboard will show up ( SmartBro, Etisalat, and dtac Aircard). Just simply close them.
  15. After that, uninstall the 3 dashboards
  16. Restart if you want or just do a scan by CCleaner.
  17. After the restart/clean, replug the modem with a sim card :D
  18. Viola! your modem now is unlocked! :)
Don't forget to configure your settings :)

For Globe:
Name: Any name
APN: http.globe.com.ph
Dial Number:  *99***1#

For Smart:
Name: Any name
APN: SMARTBRO or internet
Dial Number:  *991#

For  Sun:
Name: Any name
APN: minternet
Dial Number:  *99***1#





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5 Comments for "Modem Tutorials: Openline/Unlock your ZTE MF190 SmartBro modem!"

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link for 2nd updater is dead

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no file found on the 2nd updater link.

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2ND UPDATER LINK IS DEAD..i already deleted 9 files..shocks!

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You can use this updater instead -> https://goo.gl/HgzWR6

They have the same function.

I already updated the links. Thanks for the info :)