Flashing Vodafone/Huawei HG556a. Can't get into flash mode


I want to flash OpenWRT/LEDE onto this old Spanish Vodafone HG556a I have lying around.
I just can't seem to be able to access the flash menu.
I have been holding the reset button for 30sec and I know it does reset (as the language changes from English back to Spanish), but I do not get the low-key screen for image upload (as per here: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/huawei/hg556a).

Static IP is set to the range of 192.168.0.x as that's the default range the router has.

Any idea what I could do?


Pay attention because you have to press the RESTART button not the reset button. That happened to me. I hope you find the web interface.

Hi @erikiu
thanks for your reply!
Unfortunately the router has gone into the bin since, but I hope this thread is still useful for other people! :slight_smile:

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