Unlocking of  Huawei E153 Airtel is quite simple like Huawei E3131 / E303 Orange Kenya. Since, E153 dongle comes with customized frmware as I have detected using DC unlocker and same is pasted here.


When you will detect the Huawei E153 Airtel Kenya Modem Dongle into DC unlocker software then you will find the details like below :


Found modem : E153
Model : Huawei E153 (Airtel Kenya)
IMEI : 3523***********
Serial NR. : BAA4CA1130700952
Firmware : 11.609.18.00.846
Compile date / time : Dec 20 2010 16:57:50
Hardware ver. : CD1E153M
Dashboard version : UTPS21.
Chipset : Qualcomm MSM6246
NAND Flash : hynix_128M_32M
Voice feature : disabled
SIM Lock status : Locked (customized firmware)
Wrong codes entered : 10 (unlock attempts left : 0)


As you can see in above report that Huawei E153 Airtel Kenya Modem Dongle comes with customized firmware and it can not be unlocked without flashing the firmware of the Airtel modem.

Huawei E153 Modem Dongle
Huawei E153 Modem Dongle

How to unlock Huawei E153 Airtel Kenya Modem Dongle :


  1. Download the unlocked firmware of Huawei E153 Airtel Kenya Modem Dongle and Universal Master Code Software from the download link which is provided at the end of the article.
  2. Now connect the Huawei E153 Airtel Kenya Modem to PC and let it install all the required drivers and software.
  3. After that close the software of the Airtel modem.
  4. Now run Universal master code software and generate the flash code for your modem from Huawei tab.
  5. Now run the downloaded firmware which you had already downloaded in step 1.
  6. Now accept the agreement and proceed with next steps.
  7. After a few second your modem will ask for password / flash code.
  8. Now put the flash code as password which you had already generated.
  9. Now after a few second your modem will be updated with new firmware.
  10. Now update your modem with latest Huawei Mobile Partner software.
  11. To write the unlock code into your modem use Cardlock unlock tool.


Note : If your modem is old algo then use unlock code of Universal Master Code software. If your modem is new algo then pay through above paypal button and mention IMEI and model in transaction.


Download Unlocked Firmware Huawei E153 Modem Dongle

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