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if the webif prompts you to change the password, don’t do it.  press the escape key to dismiss the menu

Rooting and Unlocking the T-Mobile T9 (Franklin Wireless R717)

Each hotspot has a unique SSID broadcast that you will need to use to complete the modifications.   I have verizon SIM’s for you to use/test the sim unlock code…

Persistent TTL modification to force all traffic to be prioritized:
https://gist.github.com/weirded/f49ac134aecbd32b71ab22619c7496ab

SIM Unlock JS Filddle:

https://jsfiddle.net/4zds6531/

In http://192.168.0.1/webpst/, there is a “FOTA Test” section to change the FOTA server path. Change this/apply/reboot to prevent firmware upgrade.