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Resetting Verizon Orbic Speed RC400L firmware flash Kajeet

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TheTechDude48

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Jun 20, 2021
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I purchased a used Kajeet branded Orbic Speed RC400L hotspot off eBay which came with a charger, carrying case and Verizon SIM. I went though the Verizon prepaid activate website and it says the device is compatible and the Verizon sim card in it will work, however I noticed when I powered on the hotspot many menu settings were locked out.

I then connected to the hotspot and navigated to 192.168.1.1 and following Verizon's manual for this device I entered in admin as the username and the wifi password as the password and nope, wasn't able to log in. To make matters worse I decided to swap a Verizon prepaid SIM from another device and everything appeared to work, it showed signal however it had no internet, and when I looked into this further I realized this device is programmed with a different APN than the Verizon default for Kajeet's services, and I can't log in to change this.

I then attempted to hold down the reset button on the device for 5 seconds following Verizon's manual for this device while it was powered on and it did not reset, nothing I did would let me factory reset the device.

I then started to look into other options.

If I connect the device powered off to a laptop via USB, press and hold both the power and reset buttons I hear the device connect sound on Windows. I checked Device Manager and see the device as a Qualcomm device on COM10. I opened up QPST which confirms this device is on COM10 and in download mode.

This is good news as this appears to be how I can flash new firmware onto this device, but sadly there is no instructions on how to do this nor the stock Verizon firmware to download for this device.

When connecting the device powered up normally QPST detects it on COM10 but isn't able to read any info about the device at all.


I am stuck now on what to do, part of me wants to activate it on Verizon prepaid and then call Verizon when it has no internet and see if they can remotely reset it or program the right APN settings into the device to see if it'll work, however I don't know if they'll be able to do this.
 

TheTechDude48

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I’m looking into acquiring a second Orbic Speed hotspot new from Verizon and making a backup of that firmware and then flashing it to this other hotspot using the Qualcomm download mode to recover it as well as uploading it and making instructions here for anyone else who runs into this issue.

That seems to be the only way to do a complete hard reset since the firmware on the one I have is locked and the reset button doesn’t do anything in its regular powered up state.


There are various tutorials for Qualcomm based devices on how to make an entire firmware backup or dump of the device so I’m hoping those will work with this device as well.


I’d like to see if anyone can root this hotspot given it reportedly runs Linux and install a modified OS on it as well as do band unlocking and allow it to work on any carrier too, I’ll see if I can get more info about the hardware and which Qualcomm chipset it uses.

You can obtain one of these hotspots new for a significant discount by purchasing a used Ellipsis MHS900L and exchanging it under the recall that exists for these devices.
 
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Phillip859

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I’m looking into acquiring a second Orbic Speed hotspot new from Verizon and making a backup of that firmware and then flashing it to this other hotspot using the Qualcomm download mode to recover it as well as uploading it and making instructions here for anyone else who runs into this issue. Omegle app

That seems to be the only way to do a complete hard reset since the firmware on the one I have is locked and the reset button doesn’t do anything in its regular powered up state.


There are various tutorials for Qualcomm based devices on how to make an entire firmware backup or dump of the device so I’m hoping those will work with this device as well.


I’d like to see if anyone can root this hotspot given it reportedly runs Linux and install a modified OS on it as well as do band unlocking and allow it to work on any carrier too, I’ll see if I can get more info about the hardware and which Qualcomm chipset it uses.

You can obtain one of these hotspots new for a significant discount by purchasing a used Ellipsis MHS900L and exchanging it under the recall that exists for these devices.
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