Huawei E173 Unlock 3G USB Modem

Huawei E173 is a 3G USB modem which support 7.2 mbps download speed and 5.7 mbps upload speed. This Modem can cost you in your Local Market between US $ 19 to US $ 21. So let us find out how to unlock huawei E173 data card.

Unlock Huawei E173 Modem

Before starting unlocking process there few things which you ought to take into account, first, make sure that your data card is detected in your desktop/laptop and secondly you must have firmware of the huawei e173 with you. You should know your IMEI number (IMEI number is a 15 Digit number you will find printed on the device, either outside or inside after you have opened it to insert your sim card.). So now just follow below simple step by step guide to know how to unlock huawei e173 data card and any other huawei modem series.

Check if your huawei modem is supported and download the unlocker here : unlock huawei modem

How to Unlock Huawei E173 Modem

  1. First get Huawei E173 Firmware Download (8.2 mb) .
  2. Second Download Universal Master Code.exe  (541 kb). Run the application. No installation required. Now enter your 15 Digit IMEI number in the Universal Master Code window (IMEI input box) and generate your Unlock Code and Flash Code.

For Instance: From IMEI number (353474024585621), I have generated unlock code (60540032) and flash code (58328843).

Universal Master Code Generator Will give you Unlock code and Flash Code

  1. Plug-in your data card with your laptop or desktop (You need to put a data card that is not supported by the huawei modem to be able to unlock it).
  2. Once your data card is detected in your just double click on E173Update_11.126.85.00.114_B427.exe file and it will find the data card and start processing.

Searching for Huawei Device

  1. After above screen it will ask you for the unlock code, at this time you need to give FLASH CODE as your password or unlock code and then your data card software upgrade will be done successfully.
  2. Now Download and install Huawei Mobile Partner Software, it will work on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 as well.
  3. Now Open the Huawei Mobile Partner from the desktop, and if asked use your unlock code you have generated in the step 2.
  4. Create new profile for you network provider (Using APN and User name and password), try to connect to the internet now.

Hope you will unlock your Huawei E173 Unlock 3G USB Modem.

Huawei E173 3G modem is a new data card launched by huawei recently and here is a list of features you would love to know about E173.

Main Features:

  • Style: External
  • Type: Wireless
  • Interface Type: USB
  • Transmission Rate (speed): 7.2Mbps
  • Brand Name: Huawei
  • Model Number: Huawei E173
  • 3G Modem Huawei E173
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • 7.2M HSDPA 3G Modem
  • HSDPA/UMTS (2100MHz/1900Mhz/850Mhz)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  • Support 7.2Mbps HSDPA services
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Support SMS services
  • Support data statistics
  • Receive diversity (2100MHz)
  • Plug & Play
  • Support Windows2000/ XP/Vista,Win7 ,Mac

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Posted on July 30, 2012, in Huawei Modems and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I really do appreciate the step by step explanations.. Thank you

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