Jan 31, 2012 By France Abaricia PC Tutorials

Upgrading Globe Tattoo Broadband Software

Globe Tattoo provides the fastest mobile Internet service in the country. To keep your Globe Tattoo USB stick updated with the latest hardware and software standards, you need to upgrade it. Here’s a quick and easy guide to upgrade your Globe Tattoo.

Why Upgrade Your Globe Tattoo?

Firmware is what keeps the Globe Tattoo stick running, and what helps the computer recognize the device. Your Globe Tattoo already comes with firmware pre-installed on it, but the existing firmware on your device does not allow you to make calls or send SMS. The upgrade process replaces the existing firmware in the USB device with a new one that allows you to call and send texts. The upgrade process includes the dashboard, and enables you to call and text through the Tattoo dashboard.

What You Need?

To upgrade your Globe Tattoo USB stick, you need the following:

The Globe Tattoo stick
The new firmware .EXE file, which you can download from the links below
A Windows-based computer (Vista has some problems with reliability and stability, so it’s best to use Windows XP)

Before you upgrade your Globe Tattoo to enable calls, make sure to follow these reminders:

When using a laptop to upgrade your Globe Tattoo USB stick, make sure that you have enough battery power to complete the upgrade process.
Close the AutoRun dashboard of Globe Tattoo when upgrading the USB stick.
Never remove the USB stick from the USB port during the upgrade process.

Upgrade Instructions:

To upgrade your Globe Tattoo stick for voice calls, follow these steps:

Insert the Globe Tattoo stick into a vacant USB port.
Download the firmware and software upgrade from the Globe Tattoo site. Save it on a folder on your PC (preferably the Desktop, so that you won’t have problems finding it).
Double-click the file with “Update” first to launch the firmware upgrade wizard.
Read through and accept the license agreement. Click “Next” to continue. The wizard will then search for the USB stick.
Click “Next” on the succeeding dialog boxes, and click “Start” on the update wizard when it appears.
Once the update process is complete, click “OK” and click “Finish.”
Then go back to your downloaded files, this time double-click on the software upgrade file to launch software upgrade wizard. Follow steps 4 to 6.
Go to My Computer, and double-click the Globe Broadband icon to install the new application software.
Click “Yes” to uninstall the old application and re-install the new Globe Tattoo application software.

Download Firmware:

To upgrade your Globe Tattoo Stick, select your model from the list below:

Huawei E153
Huawei E1552
Huawei E160
Huawei E160E
Huawei E220 (For MAC users) Support



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  • Jan Brøndum Johansson

    Hi, thank you for the info;) But I do have a very important question: what happens to the modem if its unlocked and you apply this firmware update, will it be locked again?

    With kind regards


    • francel200

      I think if you upgrade the firmware of globe stick some features will be added, like you can make calls or send SMS.

  • Jan Brøndum Johansson

    Hi again, thank you for the quick reply, but my question were if the modem will be re-locked. This is the only reason I have not upgraded yet, because I can’t get an answer from Globe or Huawei or from different forums.

    With kind regards


    • francel200

      I think it is posible to unlock it again because I used Huawei E153 globe firmware for my Huawei E153 of Suncellular broadband stick, The firmware of Sun broad stick is unlockable but when I upgraded it into new firmware of Globe its worked to my Sun broadband stick but do this at your own risk!