Altel carrier has launched Huawei E5373s-157 mobile WiFi router in Kazakhstan, which is locked by its WebUI, not by firmware. Means, unlocking is possible by unlock code / NCK without changing the firmware too. But, you have to go through a big step.
If you have an Android smartphone, then unlocking is easy for you. You can refer “how to use Huawei HiLink (Mobile WiFi) software to unlock routers and MiFi?”. But, if you are not a user of Android devices, then you need to process a bit long process.
Some information regarding this device:
manufacturer – Huawei
model – Auto (recommended)
Found modem: E5373s-157
Serial No.: A9KBY14A0700****
Firmware version: 21.296.03.00.673
Hardware ver. : CL2E5377SM08
Web UI version: 17.100.03.02.673
status SIM lock: Locked (Card lock)
attempts to enter the code: 0 (left attempts to unlock: 10)
How to unlock Huawei E5373s-157 MiFi Router of Altel Kazakhstan?
2. Run Huawei HiSilicon Firmware Writer and detect the Huawei E5373s-157.
3. In this process, one COM port will be enabled and will be marked in yellow color. Now, download hi-link drivers and update it.
4. Detect the device in DC unlocker.
5. If it shows the ‘Application and Diagnostic’ port, then you have successfully done above all the procedures, otherwise, you need to follow above guidelines.
6. Issue the following command:
Note: Replace UNLOCK CODE with your unlock code / NCK corresponding to the IMEI.
If you get “OK” message on the screen, you have successfully unlocked E5373. If you will use wrong code then the unlock counter will start decreasing.
Note II: Unlock code is not free.