How to Update JioFi Router Firmware to the Latest Version?

I have been using JioFi since 2018 to share the Internet among my home devices.

Their portable WiFi 4G router helps me a lot in my work-related travels due to its reliable data connectivity.

It was fine until I faced some minor problems with this JioFi router recently. I faced slower WiFi connectivity with blinking WiFi lights.

As a network engineer, I understand the reason for this kind of minor device failure.

This device runs on outdated firmware, and it is high time to upgrade to the latest version. The JioFi router needs an emergency firmware update.

In this article, I explain how did I download the latest JioFi firmware and upgraded it.

How to Download the Latest Version of JioFi Firmware & Update?
We can upgrade JioFi 4G Router firmware by two different methods.

  1. JioFi Firmware Automatic Upgrading

  2. Download and Manually Upgrade JioFi Firmware


For a beginner, I recommend following the first method. Jio network automatically updates the Jiofi device whenever it releases a new version of the firmware.

All we have to do is to make the necessary adjustment to the device.

If you are a tech-savvy person, you can manually upgrade the firmware using the Firmware Management feature on the Jio GUI.

How to Set JioFi to Trigger Automatic Firmware Upgrade?
If you want your Jio 4G Router to upgrade its device software automatically, follow the instructions carefully.

  1. Charge the Device to 100 Percent

    The automatic Jiofi firmware upgrade is a lengthy process, and you do not want the device to turn off in the middle of it.

  2. Hard Reset the JioFi Router

    To trigger an automatic firmware upgrade, you must hard reset the device first. Different models of JioFi like JMR540, M2 Black, M2S Black, Jiofiv4, JioFiv3 have different methods to hard reset.

    • For JioFiv4 and the Latest versions

      1. Press the Power button and WPS button together

      2. Hold for a few sends till the device starts rebooting

      3. Wait till the lights come back to normal


    • For JioFiv3 and the Older Models

      1. Open the Device

      2. Press the reset hole near the battery using a paper clip for a few seconds

      3. Release the paper clip when the device starts rebooting


  3. Keep the Wireless On to Avoid JioFi Sleep mode

    To avoid the device goes into sleep mode, you should keep the WiFi on. You can do it by disabling the WiFi sleep mode from the Jio GUI.

    • Connect the JioFi with your PC using a USB cable

    • Visit the link http://jiofi.local.html on a browser

    • Click on the Login link

    • Enter administrator as the default username and password


    • Click on the Settings tab

    • Click on the WiFi

    • Select the disable option for sleep mode.


    • Click on the Apply button


    Since the WiFi won't go into sleep mode, your JioFi router will be active during the firmware update time.

  4. Keep the Router On for a night

    Now you have done your part. All you can do now is to wait till the Jio server updates the device with its latest firmware automatically.

    You can check the version number on the Firmware Management page tomorrow. I tried this method, and it worked.

Manual JioFi Firmware Update

You can update the device software to the latest version using the Firmware Management feature on Jio. The only problem with this method is to have the latest stable version of JioFi firmware.


Currently, Jio does not provide a direct download link to download JioFi firmware for regular customers. However, if you want to flash the Jio 4G router with the latest system software, you can approach the Jio tech center.

You can get the latest JioFi firmware from them.

Comments

  1. Can I manually update Jio router firmware? If so, from where can I download it? Any direct firmware download link?

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    1. Yes, it is possible. You can get it done by visiting the nearby Jio service center.

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  2. Thanks for sharing details.. JioFi has been automatically upgraded.

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