Idea and Vodafone carrier of India have launched the Huawei E3372 modem that is a hilink device, means it comes with a built-in IP address (192.168.8.1 / 192.168.1.1). It provides the internet connection through Web-page. Idea dongle comes with firmware version 22.200.15.00.356 or 22.317.01.00.356 and WebUI 17.100.12.00.356.

Huawei E3372 data card
Huawei E3372 data card

Idea (+ Vodafone) E3372H-607 is a 4G dongle, means it can provide you download speed up to 150 Mbps, while its upload speed limit is 50 Mbps. When you will change the SIM and connect to PC, you will see there are 0 attempts left to enter unlock / NCK code. Means it has customized firmware, and without flashing the device, it can not be unlocked.

How to unlock Hilink Huawei E3372H-607 dongle of Idea India?

  1. Download unlocking firmware of E3372H-607 and Balong tool.

2. Open the device and touch the boot pin and ground pin through a twizzer or wire as shown in the image, and same time connect to Windows PC.

3. You will see something is installing in your PC, that is drivers.

4. Run the Balong tool and click on “Detect” button. It should show “BOOT_3G” port, means everything is right.

Now locate the Bin file (will be shared with paid users only) under “Loader” and click on “Load” button.

5. Once progress bar reach up to the end, run the downloaded firmware.

6. Wait till finish wizard.

Now, your device is successfully flashed. Now your IMEI will be erased and device will not work. I will fix the rest remotely.

If you want to change the default WebUI of Idea E3372H-607 data-card, then you can use the following :

Download Huawei E3372H Original WebUI 17.100.12.00.356 (Idea India) (USSD supported)

Download Huawei E3372H WebUI 7.100.11.00.03 (Universal)

Vodafone India has also launched hilink E3372h dongle, that comes with Hardware version: CL2E3372HM, firmware version: 22.200.15.00.210 and WebUI version 17.100.13.01.210.

Airtel is also offering Huawei E3372h-607 dongle in India, but it has non-hilink firmware and can be unlocked by changing the firmware and with a correct SIMlock code.

Update: Unlocking solution is available now. Both Idea and Vodafone locked E3372h devices can be unlocked by boot shot method, means you need to unscrew the device. Charges will be Rs. 400. Interested people can pay through payumoney.

34 COMMENTS

  1. I downloaded Idea Firmware on Airtel Modem by mistake. Now it is locked to Idea.
    Can you please help me change back to Airtel ?

  2. Sir I have Huawei E3372H-607 with firmware version 22.200.15.00.356
    kindly provide me its downgrade firmware to execute AT^NVRDEX=50503,0,128 to get it unlocked

  3. Sir I have idea E3372 607. I’m not satisfied with idea. I want to change to another network. But data card locked. How to unlock my data card.

  4. Hi, I m using unlocked Idea e3372-607 data card with Jio sim with my Asus router. I feel it is only latching with 1800 Mhz band of Jio network & not latching to 2300 Mhz band.
    It is having Software version: 22.200.15.00.00 & Web UI version: 17.100.11.00.03

    Kindly tell me, is there any firmware or WebUI which is having RSSI status, Network Band selection control, port forwarding & DMZ controls & manual DNS settings like other routers?

  5. Hi, I have an Idea Huawei E3372H-607 with firmware 22.200.15.00.356,
    it was originally unlocked when i bought it from ebay, but got locked after a firmware update,
    can it be unlocked.

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