Update Vodafone HG553 Router to OpenWRT – Barrier Breaker 14.07

3 Jun

Upgrade your Vodafone HG553 to OpenWRT – Barrier Breaker 14.07:

Why OpenWrt?

I don’t know. Wkwkwk.. Just kidding. We can do a lot of things with OpenWRT,

Share your Hardisk via wifi, torrent downloader, EasyHotSpot Login, etc…

Here is the Step you need to do:

1. Download the Firmware from this link:


2. Do a Clear Update with 30 second Reset procedure, here is the step:

-Turn Off the Router by pressing the switch behind the Router.

-Stick the little hole which containing a button, behind the Router under the Reset label. Keep Stick it then turn on the Router.

-Release the Stick after 30 seconds from the Router being turn on. The Indicator lamp will remain blue.

-Connect the Lan Cable Port 1 to the PC.

-Now, Open your pc and go to the network settings, set your IP address for the Lan card to:, subnet mask:, and Default Gateway:

-Open Internet Browser (Firefox, Chrome or IE), type in the address bar: //

-Click “CHOOSE FILE”, and choose the firmware that we already download in step 1.

-Click “Upgrade”. Wait until the process done, it is about 2 minutes.

3. After the process done, there will be 2 indicator lamps in blue appear in the Router. And when you type //, you will get the Login page of OpenWRT

4. Login with user: root and password: admin

Congratulation, your Router upgraded to OpenWRT – Barrier Breaker 14.07

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