Are Huawei Dongles Unlocked?
Huawei is a leading manufacturer of modems and pocket wifi devices – in fact, your carrier-branded pocket wifi is most likely a Huawei device with your carrier’s logo painted onto it, and locked to your carrier’s SIM cards. You could just buy an open-line Huawei modem directly from Huawei, but if you’ve bought a carrier-locked modem and want to stick your finger at the corporations, read on.
In this guide, I will show you how to unlock your carrier-locked Huawei modem to accept other carrier SIMs. Navigate to your modems homepage (usually by entering an IP address such as 192.168.8.1 into your browser address bar) and go into the Advanced Settings > Device Information. Write down your IMEI number. Alternatively, you can look inside your device, underneath the battery.
Now depending on your device’s IMEI, you’ll need to use one of the below:. For IMEI numbers beginning with 35-, use Huawei Unlock Code Calculator v1.
For Imei numbers beginning with 86-, use Huawei Unlock Code Calculator v2. For Huawei routers, use Huawei Unlock Code Calculator v3. Enter your IMEI code into one of the above calculators, press “Calculate”, and copy down the code you receive.
Now turn off your Huawei modem device and insert an “invalid” SIM. Turn it on and go back to the device homepage.
Navigate to Advanced Settings > SIM Settings > Unlock Device. In the box asking for an unlock code, enter the code you received from the unlock calculator, and click “Apply”.