How to Unlock Huawei E303, E173 Modems: MTN, Airtel, Etisalat & Glo Included

How to Unlock Huawei E303, E173 Modems: MTN, Airtel, Etisalat & Glo Included

The recent series of internet modem dominant in West Africa and South Asia is the Huawei E303 Data Card. The data card has quickly being adopted by network service providers in those and countries due to it’s high speed HSDPA/3G internet features.

Taking a closer look at your brand new data card will reveal that the IMEI is somewhat similar 86************ which contrasts with the 35*********** IMEI found on the older internet modems. This contrast is the major reason why you cannot calculate your unlock code using Universal MasterCode Calculator, old DC-Unlocker or any of the code unlocker you have used in the past.

In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps on how to unlock any of the recent internet modem, including MTN NG, Airtel NG, Huawei E303 Glo Bolt, Airtel E173 and Etisalat internet modem using DC-Unlocker. Huawei E303 Glo Bolt Internet Modem can be unlocked for free using this method.

Things you will Need

To begin the process of your modem unlocking, you will need the following items:
  • A working PC of course, with internet facility.
  • DC-Unlocker Client Version 1.00.1084 or later – Download now.
  • An account on  DC-Unclocker with at  least 4 credits.
After you have downloaded DC-Unlocker on your computer. You need to buy unlocking credits from their website. However, before purchasing unlocking credits, you need to confirm the number of credits required to unlock each modem.Unlocking E303 data cards should cost you 4 credits, but in the case of other models, you can check here to confirm the amount of credit needed to unlock them.

Unlocking Huawei E303 Data Cards

If everything is set, connect your USB Modem with the supported sim card. Allow the dashboard installation.
  • Disconnect to the internet and plug your USB Modem with a different provider SIM.  And insert your modem to the USB port.
  • After some seconds, you should see a popup window requesting for the unlock code. Click the Cancel Button and exit the modem dashboard.
  • Locate and install dc-unlocker_client-1.00.1084.exe on your computer. Next, find the icon on your desktop and run as administrator.
  • Choose what “manufacturer” that your modem is. i.e. Huawei Modems
  • Click the magnifying glass, and it will search for plugged USB modems.
  • Once the modem is detected, Click on Server and enter your account details.
  • Go to Unlocking menu, and click on Do Job.
  • Wait till the unlocker program says that, unlock is successfully done.
Of course, you can use this method to unlock ZTE modems, all Etisalat, Glo, Airtel and MTN modems, just follow similar steps to the ones above.

Payment Worries for Nigerians

The payment processors available in DC-Unlocker’s are currently not supported in Nigeria and most countries. However, the company has dealers in over 50 different countries worldwide. The official dealer in Nigeria is Gurutech and charges N2,500 for DC-Unlocker credits.
If you have no intention of going through the so many long process involved in modem unlocking, or you cannot afford the N2,500 price tag from the Nigerian dealer. You can sit back and lets do the job for you. Click here for more details.

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Ebenezer Obasi

Senior executive editor at EwtNet
A web developer, IT undergrad, terrible entrepreneur, internet freak and a man of a few other incongruous talents, Ebenezer has been writing on technology since 2012, and plans to do so until a few days before his ultimate fate: cryogenic preservation. If resurrected, he is likely to go back to writing on technology.

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