Finally, unlocking solution of Vodafone R216 (Huawei make) is available. Today, I have successfully unlocked one device that was carrying firmware version 21.200.51.00.1160.
When you will detect it under DC-unlocker client software, you will get information like :
Detecting modem :
manufacturer – Huawei modems
model – Auto detect (recommended)
Found Applications port COM3
Found modem : R216
Model : Huawei Vodafone R216
IMEI : 3569040*******
Serial NR. : B4JDW15909001269
Firmware : 21.200.51.00.1160
Dashboard version : PCSVV4.3
SIM Lock status : Locked (Card Lock)
Wrong codes entered : 0 (unlock attempts left : 10)
The most important thing in the unlocking of Vodafone R216 is your patience. You have to invest your 30 minutes important time, then you will get success in unlocking.
How to unlock Vodafone R216 (Huawei UK) with firmware 21.200.51.00.1160?
2. Generate firmware code from Universal Master Code tool or comment below with model and IMEI of the device to get it free.
3. Connect the Vodafone R216 MiFi router to Windows PC or laptop via USB cable.
4. Extract downloaded firmware is a folder and run it.
Note: Make sure you have disconnected the internet and disabled the WiFi of PC (if available).
5. It will ask you a password. Use firmware code as password and wait till finish wizard.
Note: WiFi of the R216 will stop working and the device will be unusable.
6. Now install Huawei Mobile Partner in PC.
7. Download DC unlocker and run in PC.
8. Detect the Vodafone R216 under DC unlocker.
10. Go to the end of the result.
11. Now type “AT^NVRDEX=50503,0,128” (without quotes) and press enter from the keyboard.
12. Now, it will NV codes in hash format. Copy and save in a notepad format. Hash code will be converted into the unlock / SIMLock code and after receiving the payment it will be mailed.
After getting the unlock code update the device with Huawei R216 MobileWifi Firmware V8.2 (V21.315.03.01.11) Vodafone India. Now your R216 will start working again.
Create a new profile according to the new SIM card and connect to the internet.
Note: Don’t try to insert free/wrong codes into your R216 WiFi MiFi Router, otherwise it will be locked permanently. After generating the hash code, pay 6USD through PayPal button of this website and I will contact you.
Update: Those users who are getting error 19 in firmware, can unlock his device with boot shot method.
You can watch the video of boot shot method: