This post is to let you know how to unlock Huawei Data Card To Use With All Network Service Provider. Actually, i bought an IDEA Net Setter and unlocked it to use it with other networks. And the steps i explain here is as what i did for my Idea Netsetter. However, you can use it to unlock any of your Huawei Data Cards, if the model is supported by the software.

I recently got myself an Idea Net Setter 3G Data Card. The price for 2G Data services are too high by Idea. Unlimited plan costs Rs.699/month. So I thought of unlocking it. After unlocking I have tested it with Idea, BSNL, Airtel and it works perfect.

Steps to unlock Idea Net Setter (can be used for your own Huawei Data Card). Please use at your own risk. I’ll be not responsible for any loss/damage.

Before beginning, download the files below:

Steps Involved:

  • Plug in your modem with the idea SIM card you got(don’t bother if its not activated)
  • Run the setup from Firmware Update Now you will be asked for Flash Code.


Before you begin to update the firmware, make sure you have proper power backup plan. If the power goes off during firmware update, it will brick your (data card) modem.

  • Run the Flash Code Calculator (exe) file. Then, Key in the IMEI no. You can find it on the the device, or on the original Box. Click calculate and the unlock code and flash code will be generated. Note down the flash code at this moment.

Once the firmware is updated, close the setup.

By now, your Net Setter is unlocked.

(This is optional) For those who don’t wan to see the original IDEA dashboard to connect to the internet, you can change the IDEA user interface. Just Run setup from Dashboard Update. This will remove the default Idea Net Setter Dashboard and write a new one onto the firmware. Once complete. Remove your Modem and Replug.

When you plug-in it will Autorun. install the new Dashboard. It also has voice calling enabled. The newer dashboard is awesome.

Now you can remove the Idea SIM and plug in any GSM SIM you like.

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