Following one of my previous post where I had shared a step-by-step guild on how I unlocked airtel huawei E173u-2 modem, I realized that some of the readers complained of the fact that they could not find any unlock code space where they could type the master code to unlock the modem, okay let me explain better on that.
Based on the previous post on the subject matter, I categorically explained that I had to generate the master unlock code to my airtel E173u-2 modem online to unlock the modem successfully without having to use any software like the dc unlocker or sorts, but following comments and calls I have been receiving relating to huawei E173 usb data card modems, reports have it that no space was displayed for them to enter the modem master unlock code when a different network sim was inserted.
This has made me look categorically to why this is happening and here is what I have realized. No doubt I use an airtel E173u-2 USB modem and I have been using that since last year but based on my speculations, it seems I am using an old version of it which I would say I was lucky to have and I guess that was the reason why unlocking the modem was very easy for me.
Now, there seems to be new versions of the huawei E173 data card modems courtesy of airtel and the unfortunate thing is, this new sets or version of modems cannot be unlocked using same steps with the old version, so how do folks unlock this new E173 version?
Unlocking Huawei E173 Data Card New Version Modems
Unlocking the huawei E173 modems is relatively very simple but requires using a popular unlocking software known as DC-Unlocker and not just that, but you also need to have credits in your account before you can successfully unlock the modem.
I’d recommend you download the latest version of the Dc-Unlocker software which is version dc-unlocker_client-1.00.1024 from dc-unlocker website here.
You also need a working dc-unlocker username and password, this is required for authentication when unlocking the modem using the dc software.
You also need to have dc-unlocker credits loaded on your account username and password, depending on your modem but I’d recommend getting like 6 credits and 1 credit costs 1 euro. You can purchase credits via www.dc-unlocker.com/buy using paypal funds or you can as well use the dealers on the DC-unlocker website if you do not have a PayPal account.
You will be needing an active internet connection on your computer, this is to enable your dc-unlocker software connect to the internet in other to verify and successfully unlock your USB modem.
Have you got all that in place? if Yes, then lets Move On…
Connect your Huawei E173 data card modem to your PC with an unsupported sim card via a USB Port and it will automatically bring up the modem interface, simply close the modem interface window and launch your downloaded DC-Unlocker Software.
Use the DC-Unlocker Software as i have formally illustrated on this post to detect your Huawei E173 modem. After successful detection, click on Server and input your already credited username and password as illustrated in the screenshot below:
Now, Head back to the Unlocking option and click on Do Job, the software will connect online and after successful verification of your username and password, your huawei modem will be unlocked and you should get a successful notification.
Close DC-Unlocker, remove and re-insert your Huawei E173 Modem using an another network SIM CARD and you shouldn’t get an error again because you are good to using your unlocked huawei data card modem with other network sims, hope this was helpful?