I have already informed the launch of Vodafone R226 mobile Wi-Fi LTE router. In this post, we will write about unlocking of R226. You can find the R226 (rebranded E5786) in countries like U.K., Australia, Spain, Italy, Portugal etc. Unlocking procedures may be slightly different, so before paying proceed with steps (charge is 6 USD) or you can also get help through comments.

Vodafone R226

How to unlock Vodafone R226 mobile Wi-Fi LTE router?

1. Make sure your router (Vodafone / Vodacom R226) is fully charged or connect to static power supply.

2. Reset the device, and insert a non-acceptable Network sim on your Vodafone R226 WiFi MiFi Router.

3. After changing the another network providers sim on your Huawei WiFi / MiFi switch the device on. It will display “Invalid SIM” because you have used another network providers sim.

4. Now just establish a WiFi connection to Vodafone R226 WiFi MiFi Router with your PC / laptop (Windows).

5. Connect your locked router / gateway with PC and browse (through default internet explorer) and login to your device’s dashboard. Go to Advanced Settings – SIM Settings – Unlock Device – Enter Unlock Code – Click on Apply.


Open your Settings – Dial-up – Unlock SIM card – Enter 8 digits unlock code in your R226 MiFi router. Click “OK” and the device will reboot to display the new network.
Now your Vodafone R226 is fully unlocked to use another network SIM card.

Note : Don’t try to insert free / wrong codes into your R226 WiFi MiFi Router, otherwise it will be locked permanently. You can purchase from any server or pay US $6 through PayPal button of this website and mention details of the model and IMEI.

SIMLock / unlock code / NCK will be emailed you within 8 hrs.

Update : Huawei R226 comes with V4 algorithm and needs to flash the device first, then only unlocking is possible. I will update the post later after testing it.

How to get unlock code of Vodafone R226?

  1. Check the firmware version of your Vodafone R226 (Huawei MiFi router).

2. If you firmware version ends with 11, then there is no need to flash the firmware, otherwise proceed with firmware change steps.

3. Download DC Unlocker.

4. Download Huawei Mobile Partner and install it.

5. Now run DC unlocker and detect the device under it.

6. Go at the end of the result.

DC with commands

7. Paste the following command:


8. Press Enter from the keyboard.

9. Now copy all the results and email in kamlesh2011@gmail.com. After getting the payment unlock code will be emailed within 8 hrs.

How to change the firmware of Vodafone Huawei R226?

  1. Download Vodafone Huawei R226 v21. PCSVV1.0 2.027.7311 Firmware V3.1.

2. Extract using WinRAR or any another tool.

3. Now connect the device to PC with USB cable.

4. Disconnect internet and close the browser.

5. Run the firmware file, which you have downloaded in step 1.

6. It may ask for firmware code, input 8 digit firmware code here.

Note: Comment below with model and IMEI to get it free.

7. Now Click Next and wait till finish.

Now you have successfully changed the customized firmware with unlocked firmware.

Note: Unlock code is not free, its charge is 6 USD only, which you can pay through PayPal button and mention model, IMEI and hash code.


  1. Hey kamlesh,

    after unlocking and flashing with huawei firmware, what lte bands does the r226 then support? Will the mentioned firmware include WLAN extender and allow for the PS only mode?