Finally, the 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 detect it under DC-unlocker client software, you will get information like:
manufacturer – Huawei modems
model – Auto detect (recommended)
Found Applications port COM3
Found modem: R216
Model: Huawei Vodafone R216
IMEI : 3569040*******
Serial NR. : B4JDW15909001269
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 of important time; then, you will succeed in the unlocking.
How to unlock Vodafone R216 (Huawei UK) with firmware 21.200.51.00.1160?
2. Generate firmware code from the Universal Master Code tool or comment below with the device’s model and IMEI 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 PC’s WiFi (if available).
5. It will ask you for 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 on PC.
7. Download the DC unlocker and run it on 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. Hashcode 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 of this website, and I will contact you.
Update: Those users who are getting error 19 in firmware can unlock their device with the boot shot method.
You can watch the video of the boot shot method:
Update: If your Huawei R216 is locked to Vodafone U.K. and you don’t want to process as mentioned in the post, and your device is asking for unlock code as well unlock counter is left, you can place an order from the below service.