huawei b593 Router “CPE” Unlock External Antenna

Reference to the previous article , if you want to use the external antenna of huawei CPE router , you need to have an image”firmware” that unlock the use of external antenna . Unfortunately  ZAIN Firmware does not unlock this feature , but as a workaround you can download below image and upgrade the router , after you will find the option to use external antenna 🙂

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you can use below firmware on your own risk , for testing purpose only



This Person listed a big list of firmwares available Here

33 responses to “huawei b593 Router “CPE” Unlock External Antenna

  1. Hi,
    Is it possible to upgrade the router logging into it and then entering SYSTEM -> UPGRADE and doing it manually?
    I have dowloaded the image firmare and after unpacking it I found 3 files:
    I presume I should take the BIN file? I am asking as I don’t want to damage the router.
    I would be very grateful for screenshots showing the procedure.

      • I did so and it works great. You do not even have to connect two antennas. One works as well. In my case I had the following model B593u-12, hardware version B

      • Can you provide us with a firmware for the unlocked B593. I tried this one and it says it’s not compatiable. thanks

    • As i kown ,there are no upgraded versions.Only sub models catering for different FDD or TDD bands.There is not even any new firmware,just custom stuff floading around in sweden-nothing official.Maybe you can try to restore factory settings!
      Hope my answer can help you !

    • I am looking as well if anyway update VIV CPE B593 router LTE, please keep posting and update us. Is there any update available. Is it worth to connect antenna.

      • Can you provide us with a firmware for the unlocked B593. I tried this one and it says it’s not compatiable. thanks

  2. Hi, so do I have to load each file 1 at a time? Do I upgrade the firmware using B593-small.TRX? Then upgrade the firmware using file B593.TRX? Then do the final firmware upgrade using the modem.bin file?

    Or do I just do 1 firmware upgrade using the modem.bin file?

    You said, “you need to install the full file compressed.” What does that mean? What full file?

  3. Tried the above firmware on a Telia denmark branded (Though not locked to Telia) B593u-12 HW rev. B, worked great

  4. Will this firmware work for Telus B593u-501 LTE as well? Located in Canada Alberta.

  5. NOTE! Do not open the file using WinZip or another decompression program. The file will be downloaded through the management of the router.

  6. Can somebody help me to look for the generic firmware for huawei B593u-12. My modem/ router is branded. So my interface doesn’t have any option for “Setup Wizard” or the settings where in you select your desire network mode. Sad to say my modem is fixed to LTE only. I want to change it into “Auto” (any time can be use the WCDMA signal) but I don’t have the option to select it. Please help.

  7. what if i cannot access I have a modem of that model but it was locked by the telco which connected me my internet. I can only acces the modem webpage by Is there any remedy so that i can still update the firmware?

  8. I tried to upgrade the Huawei B593, but unfortunately I get the message that the “current product does not match the target product”. In other words: upgrade failed.
    Do you have any other idea?

  9. guys. sorry to ask this awkward question; whats the use of the antennas? are they for LTE or wireless LAN and also is the firmware given at mediafire locked to a network or universal?. thnx

  10. My B593 router could use the extennal antenna, and my router is unlocked which is bought online. May be you could try to unlock the router!

  11. I have a VIVA CPE B593. I can switch between internal and external antenna easily. The external antenna has to be connected to enable it. Mine was supplied with external antenna.

    I am looking for ways to unlock it. So I can use it with my Zain sim card.

    Have anyone tried it?

    • hi John,
      yes i have unbranded my Viva CPE B593 Router with this firmware B593teliaph2_r+m+h+s (1).tar.bz2. although i believe it should work fine, i did not try a different sim card yet.

  12. hello everyone , thanks for the nice post,,, anyone know where to download any firmware for my router huawei b593s-22

  13. I tried in B593u-12 (both Viva and Zain), and the antenna is unlocked. This is a universal firmware with Huawei logo

  14. hey Guys i loaded firmware for b593u-12 into b593u-501 now my mode is frashing like crazy and i hv no 3g connectivity..what should i do pls help me guys

  15. guys please help me.. a cant sign, write me : wrong password. i write password: admin 😦 this password dont work!