How to unlock JioFi device? (Updated 2021)

How to unlock JioFi device?

Looking for how to unlock JioFi device? You’re the the right place. Until recently it was not possible to unlock the JioFi and use other carriers like Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, Idea and MTNL etc. Thanks to @abhimortal6, he reversed engineered two variants of JioFi (JMR 540 & JMR 541) and he successfully unlock both of them. So let’s begin with understanding how you can unlock the JioFi device yourself.

JioFi JMR540 Unlock Firmware Download

How to use other sim in jiofi

I am not responsible for any kind of damage to your device.
Use this firmware at your own risk
Post is for educational purpose only.

ONLY FOR JMR 540 & JMR 541

Here’s what you’ll need to unlock JioFi device:

  1. Windows PC
  2. Fastboot drivers (Click here to download)
  3. Minimal ADB and fastboot (Click here to download)
  4. A USB cable
  5. A SIM Ejector tool
  6. Unlocked firmware for JioFi (Download links below)
  1. JMR 540 JioFi JMR540 Unlock Firmware Download
  2. JMR 541
How to unlock JioFi

Prepare your computer for unlocking the JioFi device:

  1. Extract all downloaded files to desktop : fastboot drivers, minimal ADB & fastboot & JioFi firmware image.
  2. Install fastboot drivers (open the extracted file, allow administrator privileges if asked, press Y as many times as it asks during the installation)
  3. Now open the extracted minimal ADB & fastboot folder and install the application as you usually do with any app you install. Tick create a shortcut on desktop while installing.

Prepare your JioFi device for unlocking

  1. Remove inserted battery, SIM card & SD card from the JioFi device.
  2. Connect your JioFi device to the computer using a good quality USB cable.
  3. Now you’ll see the JioFi device boots up without the battery. (If it doesn’t boot up after connecting to computer via the USB cable please press power button and hold until it boots up)
  4. One the JioFi boots up you’ll need to boot into the “fastboot mode”.
  5. To boot it into fastboot mode use the sim ejector tool. Insert and hold the sim ejector tool into the reset hole until you see three light indicators turn red in color. (the reset hole is located on the rear top right side of the device, as shown in an image below).

6. Now keep the device connected to the computer.

Flash the unlocked firmware to JioFi

  1. Open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool from the desktop shortcut you created earlier.
  2. Follow the commands exactly as instructed in the following steps.
  3. Type fastboot devices and hit enter.

JioFi JMR540 Unlock Firmware Download

fastboot devices

4. You should see something like (###### can be anything)

###### fastboot

If you don’t see this it means either your device is not connected or you didn’t install the fastboot drivers or minimal ADB and fastboot properly. (If you still don’t see fastboot device even after proper installation of the fastboot drivers or minimal ADB and fastboot follow this tutorial.)

5. Now you need to remove the existing firmware in order to install the unlocked firmware. So type fastboot erase system to remove existing firmware.

fastboot erase system

6. Now you should see something like

erasing 'system'...
OKAY [ 1.109s]
finished. total time: 1.105s

This means the default firmware has been removed.

7. Now we can flash the new firmware to the device. To do so type ‘fastboot flash system’ followed by the path or location of the unlocked firmware and hit enter. In my case I’ve stored the the firmware image in D drive so the path is “D:\system.img”


fastboot flash system "D:\system.img"

8. Now you should see something like

sending 'system' (34306 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.276s]
writing 'system'...
OKAY [ 9.462s]
finished. total time: 10.741s

9. Now give the final command fastboot reboot and hit enter.

fastboot reboot

10. Now login to the JioFi dashboard (visit http:// and navigate to Network>Internet Protocol Setting>APN> Set this to manual. APN settings for each carrier are different you can simply visit your carrier website. APN for BSNL – bsnlnet Airtel VI – www

11. Congratulations! You’ve unlocked your JioFi device successfully. Now your device will restart normally and you can use your device with any SIM card of your choice.

Now that you know how to unlock JioFi, share this with your friends and have fun.

Here’s a video that explains the procedure:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to use airtel SIM in JioFi?

You can unlock the JioFi using the specified method in the above article and use any sim in JioFi device including Airtel, VI, BSNL, MTNL, etc

How to use other SIM in JioFi?

You can unlock the JioFi using the specified method in the above article and use any sim in JioFi device including Airtel, VI, BSNL, MTNL, etc

Is there a way to unlock the JioFi Flash code?

You can unlock the JioFi using the specified method in the above article and unlock JioFi flash code

How to use any SIM in JioFi?

You can unlock the JioFi with this tutorial and use any sim even 3G will work.

Which JioFi is best?

JioFi 3 JMR 540 & JMR 541 are best JioFi variants because if you ever feeling you’re stuck with Jio you can always unlock these for other operators.

Which JioFi is better?

JioFi 3 JMR 540 & JMR 541 are best JioFi variants because if you ever feeling you’re stuck with Jio you can always unlock these for other operators.

Can JioFi work with airtel SIM?

Yes after you unlock the JioFi, it works with any operator.

Can JioFi work without battery?

Yes it can function properly without battery when plugged in.

Where is JioFi reset button?

Its located behind the back battery cover in the top right corner side.,

Will JioFi support other SIM?

Yes after it has been unlocked it’ll support all other SIM.

Where can I download the latest JioFi firmware?

You can download unlocked firmware from the above links and these are the links to original firmware for Jiofi JMR 540 and JMR 541

In case if you’re facing any issues, let me know in the comments below. I’ll reply each and everyone of you.

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66 thoughts on “How to unlock JioFi device? (Updated 2021)”

  1. Bro, every single process was completed and inserted Airtel sim but it’s not working. Automatic and manual IP tested. There is no option to change JIO IPs which is existing after all this unlocking process.

      • Okay, then help me up with the he bootloader lock issue that have came up on the latest push update that jio itself pushed into jiofi 3, so the only way to use it with costum firmware is to crack the bootloader lock first, so help m with that, if you be able to help

  2. I got unlock jiofi with this process and i m using vi sim in jiofi but after some time my device suddenly locked it seems invelid sim, please help me…

  3. hi, thanks a lot, it works to my jio jmr541,
    but unfortunately the device updated again and locked and i unlocked it again,
    is there any way to disable auto update on jio jmr541?

      • hi,
        today my jio jmr541 updated and locked again :(, and unfortunately, I could not unlock it this time, when i execute fastboot erase system command , i get
        erasing ‘system’… FAILED (remote: Image is locked) message 😐 🙁

  4. erasing ‘recoveryfs’…
    FAILED (remote: Image is locked)
    finished. total time: -0.000s

    I think your stupid tricks worked in your dream land.
    Prove me wrong else suck my dick.

    • Listen bro! Chill. I had written this article long time ago. Now the Jiofi firmware is updated. This method may not work. I you hate me so much, let me tell you I didn’t invite you to read this article. I’m a blogger who writes what I find useful. Mind your words. Aapke shabd aapke charitra ka darpan hai.!

  5. Heyy bro im waiting so long for u to crack the jiofi password ..plz do it fastt..and can u open a telegram group to update about the same ..

  6. unable to unlock jiofijmr541
    FAILED: (remote: Image is locked) issue while erasing/flashing image
    can u help please any hope

  7. Its showing image is locked during flash erase.. I think new update is making flash locked. Is there any way to pass thorough it.


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