Silent GOBI 5000 (Sierra MC7355) driver installation with desired firmware

By | September 8, 2016


*UPDATED* 2016/10/11 – Corrected file path for ftd.exe for Windows 7.

*UPDATED* 2016/09/15 – Corrected FWUPDATE setting “OFF” to ensure no firmware is installed along with driver.

Official Build 4316 download link:

Download, Extract and Update the “Configuration.ini”, so it doesn’t auto apply the Verizon FW and installs the driver in silent mode:

Now to install the driver by running the EXE with NO arguments: Generic7355DriverSetup.exe

Next install the desired firmware with one of the following command-lines:
* With no pauses/sleep scripts!

For Windows 7, remove “(x86)” from file path.

Verizon Wireless:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Utils\ftd.exe” -a -d g5k –fd “C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Gobi\Images\5000\Generic\1” -f spkg_sblz.cwe carrier_pri.nvu

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Utils\ftd.exe” -a -d g5k –fd “C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Gobi\Images\5000\Generic\2” -f spkg_sblz.cwe carrier_pri.nvu

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Utils\ftd.exe” -a -d g5k –fd “C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Gobi\Images\5000\Generic\3” -f spkg_sblz.cwe carrier_pri.nvu

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Utils\ftd.exe” -a -d g5k –fd “C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Gobi\Images\5000\Generic\6” -f spkg_sblz.cwe carrier_pri.nvu

Also, here is an example of running the firmware switch within a psappdeploytoolkit script:
Execute-Process -Path “ftd.exe” -Paramters “-a -d g5k –fd “”C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Gobi\Images\5000\Generic\1″” -f spkg_sblz.cwe carrier_pri.nvu” -WindowStyle “Hidden” -WorkingDirectory “C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Wireless Inc\Utils”




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