Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

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Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

Post by Didneywhorl »

This is the latest firmware flash tool that I know of for Quectel modems: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1stii26 ... sp=sharing

You will want the latest Quectel PC drivers as well: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ciwhNN ... sp=sharing

Linux: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oo5r9s ... sp=sharing

Mac: :shrug: ;)




Install the drivers, then reboot.

Plug your modem into your computer via USB adapter, and give it time to load up the drivers for it and recognize/assign all ports.

Run the Qflash app and select the proper port for the modems DM port. (Device Manager for Windows, or get the Huawei modem terminal)

Choose the firmware file that you need.

Flash away.
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Re: Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

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I'm getting an error.

"Fail, Tool and Firmware Path have space".

The Firmware and the QFlash are in the same folder. What causes this error?
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cant have spaces in the path or file names


C:/QFLash Tool.exe

vs

C:/QFlash-Tool.exe

or

C:/QFlashTool.exe
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I'll have to buy a CHEAP winodws machine? ($100 usd) This is a macbook pro.
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Re: Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

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Never used macs. Maybe Quectel has mac tools?
They have linux tools
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Re: Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

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would you guys know if flashing SIMCOM modules would follow the same procedure? It's also Qualcomm based
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Honestly I've never updated my SIMCOM modems. :/

I need to, lol
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Re: Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

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Well I am not a pc guy but I choose rename QFlash_V51 to Qflash and I still get the same error ...what I I doing wrong. I do not see a "space" in the name" ?
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You have to really scrutinize the file path for spaces. It can be tricky. You can also just place the firmware folder on the root folder of your hard drive.
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Re: Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

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ok Had to move it to c: and out of user folder to work.

After I use qflash v5.1.... I get a "PASS". The modem has issues being recognized at dev/ttyUSB2. Can't open sometimes..

Is this from a bad firmware upload?

Suggestions?...Not sure what is occurring?

EM160R-GL with version "09" in a WG1608v4
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Shouldnt be a problem, but you may want to load back to the A07 BETA version just in case.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G_jkqW ... sp=sharing
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Re: Quectel Modem Flash Tool V5.1

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These download links appear to be dead. Are there new links I can use to download the flash tool?
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winward wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:14 pm These download links appear to be dead. Are there new links I can use to download the flash tool?
Thanks for the heads up. Fixed.
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