Have you bought a new Airtel Huawei data card ,take a look at the Speed test and the Airtel data plans in MTS review of Airtel 3G Data Card .In this post we will show, how to unlock a 3G Data Card (USB modems) like Huawei E 173, E 1731,Huawei E1732 & E 175,Huawei E153and other models.For unlocking the E173CS-1 latest firmware read our latest post : Unlock Airtel E1731 Datacard
Why you need to unlock a 3G Data Card:
If you bought a 3G datacard from service providers like Airtel,Idea,Aircel or Reliance,the data card will work only with the service providers SIM.If you insert a different SIM you will be asked for the unlock code and your data card will be locked.
How to unlock 3G Data Card (Airtel,Idea,Reliance):
This can also to used to unlock any Data card like Idea netsetter,Aircel dongles permanently Follow these simple 10 steps to unlock your wireless USB modem
1.Download Universal master code generator by searching in google. Universal master code is used to calculate the unlock and Flash codes for Huawei E-173
You can also you DC unlocker software to get the unlock code for your modem
2.Now plugin your data card and run the software.Now enter the IMEI number which you can note down form your device.
3.Click on the Calculate button.Now the Unlock code and the Flash code will be calculated.
4.Now insert a different Sim like Aircel or Idea or Airtel (Different form the Data card provider)
Note : The latest version of airtel 3G modem software will not ask for unlock code when you insert a new sim.So download a Mobile partner software. ( Search google for ” Latest Mobile Partner software for Huawei modem” ) and install it and run it after you insert a different sim.
5.You will be asked for the unlock code,enter the unlock code to unlock 3G data card.
6.Now download and install Huawei E-173 Firmware (Download latest by searching in Google for Huawei E-173 Firmware ) to update your firmware
7.If the flash code or the Unlock code is asked enter the respective code previously generated.Its all done.
8.Now download the Huawei Mobile partner Software (Download the latest version by searching Depositfile).This software is a GUI to create a new profile to connect to the internet.
9.Now create a new profile by navigating to Tools>>Options>>Profile Management
10.Now enter the APN and save the profile and click on the connect button.
You did it!!!.You have successfully unlocked the 3G Data Card Modem.Now you can use any SIM to connect to the internet. If you have any problem unlocking the 3 G USB modem,do let us know via comments,we will help you as soon as possible.
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