Airtel and Idea, both had launched E5573s-606 in India. Airtel locked E5573 router carries firmware version 21.180.17.01.284 and can be unlocked easily. Newer version firmware 21.315.xx.xx by Airtel and Idea device firmware version 21.200.xx.xx cannot be unlocked easily, means you have to take the help of boot shot since it gives error 19 during the firmware update.

Note: There is a special software available for Airtel E5573cs-609 router, there is no need to open the screws of the device. It will be unlocked directly. The charge will be Rs. 600 only.

Now in the Indian market, there is no more E5573s-606 modems are available. Both the firms, Airtel, and Idea have launched E5573cs-609 router. Airtel locked E5573cs-609 device carries firmware 21.318.09.00.284 and WebUI 17.100.15.01.284, while Idea locked router comes with WebUI version 17.100.15.01.356.

Both devices are running with higher firmware and while changing the firmware, either it gives error 19 or asks for a data-lock code, means in both situation you can unlock it.

In unlocking, there is a bin file and two firmware are involved.

e5573cs-609-boot-shotExternally Huawei E5573cs-609 and E5573cs-606 look similar, but inside the device, there is a difference between chipset.

How to Unlock Huawei E5573cs-609 MiFi Router locked to Airtel and Idea?

Before proceeding with steps, switch on the E5573cs-609 MiFi router and connect to your PC with USB cable. Open My Computer > Virtual CD-ROM. Install on the PC. It will automatically open the default page of the router.

Now process with further steps.

1. Download the E5573cs-609 USB loader file (will be shared with only paid users).

2. Dismantle or unscrew the device.

3. Let the battery inside the device and switch off the router.

4. Connect USB cable to the router.

5. Touch the boot pin and ground of the board from any metal/wire as shown in above image.

6. From the other hand, insert USB cable another end to PC.

7. It will produce a sound and you will see something is installing on your device.

8. Remove the metal/wire from the board.

9. Now download Balong tool.

10. Install the latest “Huawei mobile partner“ on your computer.

11. Run Balong tool.

12. Click “Detect” button. It will show COM Port with “BOOT_3G”.

13. Locate the “Loader” file which you have got in the email.

14. Click on “Load”.15. Once progress bar reaches the end, you will again notice something is installing on your PC.

Note: You can check in COM ports, you will see two Huawei ports.

16. Close the USB Balong tool now.

17. Now download E5573cs-322 firmware version 21.318.99.03.00.

18. Run the Exe file and update your device.

Now pay Rs. 500 through payumoney (For international people charge is 10 USD per unlock) and mention details, I will contact you through email and will do the rest of procedure remotely.

To add APN in E5573, refer to this video:

Update: MTN Nigeria is also providing Huawei E5573cs-322 router that can be unlocked without opening the screws. It comes with firmware version 21.318.03.01.200.

Update II: Those Airtel E5573cs-609 users who don’t want to erase NV-RAM and does not want to open the screws of the device, for them also the solution is available. The charge is Rs. 600.

Update III: Unlimited unlocking license of MTN Huawei E5573cs-322 and Airtel E5573cs-609 are also available for Rs. 8000 or 120USD. There is no need to open the screws.

362 COMMENTS

  1. i was trying something before i came across your post. my device e5573cs-609 says the following when i log on to 192.168.1.1 ” The device has been locked. contact your isp to obtain sim lock code. Remaining attempts 0. Do i have to take it to airtel first or you can still unlock the device to use a JIO sim if i pay you ?

  2. I am Using Windows 10 PC & I have tried to unlock Airtel Huawei E5573Cs-609 through Boot Shot method but unable to detect the device in Balong tool due to error “The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it.” & error in Device Manager “unknown usb device failed enumeration”.We have tried all available methods to overcome error but not successful.Can you unlock the device remotely after payment?

  3. e5573cs-609
    alredy i hve usb loader,.and iam change my fire war to “E5573cs_Update_21.318.09.00.284 ” version,.,

    but modem not unlocking,.
    do u help me

  4. Dear Kamlesh,
    Thanks for unlocking the device smoothly and now my doubt is can i do update my device software as it is asking when i connect my device to computer.
    Regds,
    Guhan

  5. Hi Kamlesh,

    Its me, the guy that paid for the airtel huawei e5172bs-925-4g-lte firmware file two days ago.

    Thanks by the way for the file sent. I received it on time.

    I need the USB loader file for huawei e5573cs-609 mifi router mentioned in this post.

    How much should I pay through PayPal.

    And can I pay right now and receive it immediately?

  6. first time when i changed sim it shows the unlock code option but icant acces with when i changed the sim to idea again then i connected it tom my laptop it shows the favorable internet. after that i cangede sim to na vodafone but it shows that cant reached to site so i was locked with the idea sim. now when i was changing my sim idea to any other mobile operators it never shows the unlock option please help me my device is Huawei E5573Cs-609 please give me a solution to unlock it.

  7. Hi Sir,

    I would like my e5573cs-609 to b unlocked. I m ready to pay u rs 500.. my e-mail id is “sumeshsreyas@gmail.com”. Can i pay u by using m-pesa??

  8. pls help me out i shot boot the mother board as u say but i can update it keep on say error code 12, get device information flailed. pls i need solution. my is e5573cs-322

  9. Hi,

    I bought this MiFI device today(609) with firmware – 21.318.09.00.284. It is of Airtel and I want to use Jio sim on it. Can it be done?

    • Sir, My Mifi e5573cs 609 is error code 13
      I don’t know how to fix again,
      I was to try flash my mifi using balong in normal mode
      with COM port Application and it make my mifi is bricked
      the mifi hardware is on, but it can’t operate
      please any one, help me for solutions

  10. Dear Sir Mere Pass e5573cs-609 unloked dives hai vo unlock tha lekin use update karne ke badd lock ho gaya plz aap meri madat kijiye use unlock karne me plzzz.

  11. Hello, Please do you only need my Imei number to unlock E5573Cs-322 ?
    Hardware version: CL1E5573CSM11 Ver.B
    Software version: 21.318.03.01.200
    Web UI version: 17.100.15.03.200.

    Do I just pay $6 and give you my Imei number alone? Is that all you need?

  12. Hi,

    As per block ur unlocking E5573Cs-609 but instruction number 17: says download E5573cs-322 firmware version 21.318.99.03.00.

    Why -322 device instead of -609? is this typo or what?

    Thanks
    Raghavendra

  13. Good Evening dear sir,
    Currently i installed firmware as you mentioned above in the instructions, “21.318.99.03.00” and also installed WebUI ver 17.100.15.00.03(universal), please guide me further what should i do!
    i would pay you…

    ************

    waiting for your reply!
    thanks sir

  14. Hi
    I have forgotten my login id and password of huawei E5573Cs-609. This device is already unlocked.
    And its neither resetting by pressing the reset button.
    Can u guide me how to reset to default password again as reset button is not working.
    Would reflashing the firmware n unlocking it once again would help?
    Please guide me through if u have the knowledge about it.pleaseeeee
    I have already contacted Huawei n airtel with no success.
    Please reply….

  15. Can i re-unlock it by your method n pay u the money as i had bought it from ebay n they r not taking any responsibility now.

  16. Found modem : E5573Cs-609
    Model : Huawei E5573 (untested)
    IMEI : 861350030967068
    Serial NR. : 5LL7S16909001791
    Firmware : 21.318.09.00.284
    Dashboard version : WEBUI_17.100.15.01.284_MRE5
    Web UI version : WEBUI_17.100.15.01.284_MRE5
    SIM Lock status : Locked (Card Lock)
    Wrong codes entered : 10 (unlock attempts left : 0)

    For unlock, may require firmware change, check tutorial or contact support
    ===================================================================
    AT^NVRDEX=50503,0,128

    ERROR

    this error plz help me

  17. Hi,

    I have followed your instruction about shorting the boot terminal on the circuit board. But, When I connect the terminal and the metal using a wire, nothing happens – on Windows 10 – no popus, no device install; on windows 7/8 i GET DEVICE MALFUNCTIONED ERROR.

    Please help.

  18. Sir i want to contact u because I do process also wrote loader file with belong tool but after after upgrade firmware failed an modem is dead so I change modem from airtel office .

    But I will not want this modem also dead

    So sir i will pay but I want discuss with u
    Sir pls

  19. Hello, Am on windows 7 and balong tool you mentioned above is not working :/ :/ what should I do now ? Any other version of file. Can I pay 500 ? pls

  20. Hi, I have huawei e5573cs-609 new airtel hot spot , A day old . I need to unlock to use BSNL 3G. Please let me know whether it can be done?

  21. Hi, I have device E5573cs-609 locked by Airtel, please help me by unlocking this. As you mentioned I need to unscrew only, do i need to perform these 18 steps mentioned at top of the page as well?
    Also provide me the account where i can make the payment.
    Thanks.

  22. But sir you written “Now pay Rs. 500 through payumoney (For international people charge is 10 USD per unlock) and mention details, I will contact you through email and will do the rest of procedure remotely.” Then how you say charges will be Rs 600. By the way please contact me through mail

    • There are two types unlocking, in Rs. 600 process, no NV RAM will be erased, it will be totally safe. Please read last para “Update: Those users who don’t want to erase NV-RAM for them also the solution is available using boot shot method. The charge is Rs. 600. Currently, I support Indian users only.”.

  23. Okay sir but I don’t have much money I’m a student right now that’s why I want to unlock my mifi through cheap one. I don’t known what is the difference between these two types of method please sir unlock my mifi through cheap one

  24. Hello
    I just bought an airtel wifi device last month and it is the same model and firmware you described. I want to use a jio sim in it. Please guide me through the process.

  25. hi, I have bought Huawei hotspot from Airtel and the current software version is Software version: 21.318.09.00.284 and Web UI version: 17.100.15.01.284. Can you able to unlock this and how much i need to pay?

  26. I have Huawei E5573CS-609 wi-fi router locked to Airtel. Can it be unblocked?
    What is the process and the charges for that??

  27. sir im just a student , i want to know that is it fine that the router is not showing lights but showing 3 extra ports indevicemanger is it fine or just bricked

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    Software version: 21.318.01.02.306
    Web UI version: 17.100.14.06.306

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  29. I have E5573cs-609, i have unlocked it but after 2-3 days it stopped working. It is restarting before proper boot if i am using any SIM card, no wifi, no port on computer. If using without SIM then it is booting. For restore working i have to flash firmware and webui every 2-3 days when this type of issue comes. Is there any permanent solution.

  30. Hello Kamlesh sir
    I also got airtel 4G Hotspot E5573cs 609 model… I want to unlock it
    Can u help me in this..
    If so then how much i hav to pay….Give me some discount sir as u r giving to others…
    Thanx…..

  31. Sir its my sincere lots of thanx to u for unlocking my device E5573cs 609 airtel hotspot successfully ….May god bless u sir.
    I tried to unlock it from computer solutions agents/shop/repairing one but after leaving my hotspot for 2 days they cant unlock it…..
    hats off to u sir
    With regards…..

  32. Hi sir, I have read all the comments and solutions that u have given. Great job u have done with affordable fee.
    I also need ur help sir. but I have different kind of problem. I have purchased a unlocked device from amazon. for 2 months it worked fine. but now, it is not showing wifi signal on mobile or laptop. but without sim card it showing signal and gets connected. I have tried different network sim cards. but no use. I am so worried about wasting my quarter month salary on this device. pls pls help me to recover from this sir. I have belief on u. pls reply me

  33. Hi, my friend got his e5573cs-609 unlocked from you but now whenever we connect it to PC, the autorun page shows “updates available” and the file that is downloaded cannot be extracted. Any solution for this.

  34. Hi Kamlesh,

    I have idea 4G Lte Smart wifi hub, Device name E5573s-606
    Software version 21.200.15.00.356

    Want to get in unlocked to use any other SIM (JIO/Airtel etc)

    Please suggest.

  35. Hi Kamlesh,

    Payment transferred in advance. transaction id PayUMoney – 207641-138983916, Amt Rs.500/- Dt 24/02/17. Time 22.50

    Please suggest to proceed further.

  36. Hi Kamlesh,

    Thanks a lot for unlocking, Must appreciate your expertise and dedication towards your work.

    Device is working very well. will get in touch for any future requirement.

    Thanks
    Navneet

  37. Hi Kamlesh,

    My airtel 4G hotspot model number is “E5573Cs-609” , will you able to unlock this device for use of any sim(Jio)?
    If yes please let me know the Cost.

    I am a Student so please reduce some money.

    Thanks in advance.

  38. Hello All Expret I want you Help, I was unlock device E5573-609 to wrong loaderfile (usbloaderE5573s.bin) by mistake Now use right loaderfile (usblsafe-e5573cs.bin) on this device,Device now unlock but All network No Service now Device is All Wash i also repair IMEI of this device but no service plz tell how i set this device Signle this is a 100% new Device .

  39. Hi!
    i unlock E5573CS-322 with wrong loader now when i flash with 21.318.09.00.00 device again going to dead mode. now how can i fix?

  40. I WAS UNLOCKING E5573 CS-609 ON MY OWN

    ALL WENT WELL HOWEVER, WHILE UPDATING WEBUI IT SAYS “ERROR 10: FIND PORT FAILED”

    I ALREADY TRIED MOBILE DOCTOR AND OTHER OPTIONS, BUT THERE IS NO POSITIVE RESULT

    CAN DEVICE BE STILL USEFUL & HOW??????

  41. is there any way to avoid unscrewing the router? i cant uncrew it because i cant find a screwdiver which suits for it .

  42. ok boss

    i will transfer fund by pay u money

    i have installed teamviewer on my laptop

    what else will be needed and when will u be able to unlock it (despite showing error 10: find port failed)

    please reply

    thanks

  43. dear ,

    please send me your e-mail id so i can contact you.. i am ready to pay, but not in india from qatar.
    my id is nanalakath@gmail.com
    model: E5573Cs-609
    only two attempts remaining now.

    waiting for your reply
    najeeb

  44. unlimited unlocking license, if purchase this, do i still need to unscrew and do a boot shot for each and ever huawei pocket wifi? (e5573cs-609

    • Yes, have to open the screws of the device, we will unlock it remotely and safely, charge will be Rs. 600. No refund will be provided if you don’t want to unlock after paying. Needs Windows 7 PC for this operation.

  45. Hi I have a mobile modem MiFi E5573Cs-609 with firmware 21.318.05.00.366
    IMEI: 861350032334143.
    What is the procedure for unlocking it, and payment fees/details.

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