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How to unlock data cards (Huawei and other cards)

Written by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Monday, June 6th, 2011

If you want to unlock your data card to use other providers than the locked internet providers (SIM Lock), follow the steps after the break.

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Unlock codes can be bought from your provider for a good price. You are also allowed to unlock data cards yourself for private use. Warning: It is strictly forbidden to sell the unlocked data cards on places like ebay.

There are various tools that help you to find out the lock status of your device / data cards, e.g. SIM Card Lock.

1. Step Head over to http://www.dc-unlocker.com/downloads to download the tool DC-Unlocker.

2. Step Tip: You do not have to buy anything to unlock data cards, not even credits from DC Unlocker if your data card only has a SIM Card Lock. However, a hardware lock might require you to go to your data card provider or use tools like DC Unlocker at your own risk

3. Step Connect your Huawei or any other data card via USB

4. Step Wait until you hear the familiar Windows sound that it is connected

5. Step Start DC Unlocker

6. Step Click on the magnifier icon to detect your modem

DC Unlocker Sim Lock Status Huawei

Here is the output of the Huawei data card:

selection :
manufacturer – Huawei modems
model – Auto detect (recommended)

Found modem : E160
Model : Huawei E160/E160G/E160X
IMEI : 354764031348xxx
Serial NR. : DK5TAB1950703xxx
Firmware : 11.604.18.01.00
Compile date / time : Mar 30 2009 19:20:24
Dashboard version : UTPS11.300.05.00.382_MAC11.110.02.10.382
Chipset : Qualcomm MSM6246
NAND Flash : hynix_64M
Voice feature : disabled
SIM Lock status : Locked (Card Lock)
Wrong codes entered : 0 (unlock attempts left : 10)

Ok, now you not only have your IMEI, which can also be found on the HUAWEI device or any other device you are using, you also know the SIM Lock status. The status of my data card is “locked (Card Lock)”.

IMPORTANT: If your data card has a HARDWARE LOCK you will need to use DC Unlocker or other tools. If your card only has a Card Lock, you can follow the instructions below.

7. Step Write down the IMEI number

8. Step Go to http://entsperren.at/enterimei_huawei.php and enter your IMEI into the field, then click on “Weiter” (Next)

9. Step Copy the big, big code, which is your unlock code

10. Step Start the software of your data card provider BUT insert the SIM card of your new internet provider.

11. Enter your PIN, then you will be asked to enter an unlock code. Enter the code from step 9

12. Your data card is now unlocked and you can use your data card with other internet providers

DC Unlocker: Supported HUAWEI Models

  • Huawei B260
  • Huawei B560 3G router
  • Huawei E1152
  • Huawei E122
  • Huawei E150
  • Huawei E150 (beeline)
  • Huawei E153
  • Huawei E153 Mobinil
  • Huawei E1550
  • Huawei E1550 India IDEA (beta)
  • Huawei E1550 Kyivstar
  • Huawei E1550 MTS (MTC)
  • Huawei E1552
  • Huawei E1553
  • Huawei E1556
  • Huawei E156 / E156B / E156C / E156G
  • Huawei E160 / E160G / E160X
  • Huawei E161
  • Huawei E1612
  • Huawei E1630
  • Huawei E166 / E166G
  • Huawei E169 / E169G
  • Huawei E170
  • Huawei E171
  • Huawei E172
  • Huawei E173
  • Huawei E173 Mobiphone
  • Huawei E1750
  • Huawei E1750 Viettel
  • Huawei E1752
  • Huawei E1756
  • Huawei E176
  • Huawei E1762
  • Huawei E177
  • Huawei E1780
  • Huawei E1786
  • Huawei E180
  • Huawei E181
  • Huawei E1820
  • Huawei E182E
  • Huawei E1831
  • Huawei E2010 football
  • Huawei E219
  • Huawei E220
  • Huawei E226
  • Huawei E226 Telcel
  • Huawei E230
  • Huawei E270
  • Huawei E272
  • Huawei E510 TV
  • Huawei E5830/E583x/E5836/E5837 and others
  • Huawei E585 beta
  • Huawei E618
  • Huawei E620
  • Huawei E630
  • Huawei E630+
  • Huawei E660
  • Huawei E800
  • Huawei E870
  • Huawei E881e
  • Huawei E960 / E968
  • Huawei E970/B970 router
  • Huawei EG162 / E162G
  • Huawei EG602 / EG602G
  • Huawei EM770 Module
  • Huawei Emobile D01HW
  • Huawei Emobile D02HW
  • Huawei Emobile D12HW
  • Huawei Emobile D21HW
  • Huawei Emobile D22HW
  • Huawei Emobile D23HW
  • Huawei Emobile D26HW
  • Huawei Emobile D31HW
  • Huawei MomoDesign MD-@ HSUPA
  • Huawei UMG1691
  • Huawei UMG181
  • Huawei UMG1831
  • Huawei Vodafone E3735
  • Huawei Vodafone K2540
  • Huawei Vodafone K3520
  • Huawei Vodafone K3565
  • Huawei Vodafone K3715
  • Huawei Vodafone K3765
  • Huawei Vodafone K4505

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13 Responses to How to unlock data cards (Huawei and other cards)

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Sorabh said:

    I want to unlock Vodafone datacard. Could you please help me on that?

    Thanks in Advance.

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Sorabh, did you download DC Unlocker? Download it and see if it can help you to unlock a Vodafone data card as well.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    samrat das said:

    I have prepaid 3G IDEA Datacard & i want to break the lock & want to use other sim card. Pls suggest could it be possible….

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    nishant said:

    wanted to unlock reliance netconnectcdma 1x(ZTE MG880) , dc unlocker cant find it, help me.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    chetan said:

    hi,

    i have Huawei E153 usb data card which was bought from safaricom. Now i want to use the data card with diff sim. The USB is unlocked and i can find the generic software mobile partner available. But if i insert diff sim card i unable to register or the network is not available. kindly help

    br/chetan

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    k.thiruvalluvan said:

    sir, wanted to unlock reliance cdma 1x datacard (zte mg 880),please help me

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    rajkumar said:

    I did the same steps but when i started data card with new ISP SIM,then its showing ” Invalid SIM please contact Customer care”.While SIM is working fine

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    apu kundu said:

    dear sir,have a vodafone k3570-z data card made of zte corporation..how can i unlock this data card..please help me..

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    savindra said:

    dear sir,have a RELIANCE 3G CE1588 data card made of zte corporation..how can i unlock this data card..please help me..

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    prakash said:

    plz gve me details of how to unlock idea net setter huawei E-1732

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Paul Dunn said:

    Hi I have the Huawei E122 and I have followed the steps above. I have also downloaded the DC Unlocker but am unable to unlock the device. Can you assist?

    Thanks

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    angie said:

    Hi, i have a Huawei E173Bu-1, i have followed the steps above. I have also downloaded the DC Unlocker, can you help me or guide me the way to unlock this device, qwaiting, thank you…

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    It is possible that DC Unlocker does not support all Huawei models, so please check the list above and see if your device is actually supported.

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