Finally, unlocking solution of Vodafone R216 (Huawei make) is available. Today, I have successfully unlocked one device that was carrying firmware version

When you will detect it under DC-unlocker client software, you will get information like:

Detecting modem:

selection :
manufacturer – Huawei modems
model – Auto detect (recommended)

Found Applications port COM3

Found modem : R216
Model : Huawei Vodafone R216
IMEI : 3569040*******
Serial NR. : B4JDW15909001269
Firmware :
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

1. Download Firmware Huawei Vodafone R216 v21.

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 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 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. 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 his device with boot shot method.

You can watch the video of 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.

Order Unlock Code of Huawei R216 UK


  1. Hi Kamlesh, very interested in unlocking my R216 (UK) and was happy to find your work. I have a problem though at No. 4 – I have started to run the Firmware but after a short while it hangs (looking for port) and then gives error 10. Any ideas?


    • Connect R216 to PC with USB cable, it should automatically open the webpage. If not, then open This PC / Computer, there will be a virtual CD ROM, open that and install in PC. Then start with normal procedure as mentioned in the post.

  2. 5. It will ask a password. Use firmware code as password and wait till finish wizard.

    where is the firmware code i am not gating it

  3. hi

    instructions please. have E5573 from 3 uk . you commented above that imei method doesnt work with this. you need to flash firmware. could you please state the exact steps i need to take and how to go about it so my mifi is free for all networks

    thnx in anticipation

  4. Hi.
    I just bought a Vodafone UK R216 and tried to verified firmware with DC-unlocker client software, but the modem is not found (I use windows 8.1 64 bits). The R216 appears as Universal Mass Storage USB device.
    I would appreciate any kind of help.

  5. ===================================================================

    DC – Unlocker 2 Client 1.00.1375

    Detecting modem :

    selection :
    manufacturer – Huawei modems
    model – Auto detect (recommended)

    Found Applications port COM5

    Found modem : E5578s-932
    Model : _Unknown Huawei modem_
    IMEI : 866166020676344
    Serial NR. : M3Y7N16601000154
    Firmware :
    Dashboard version : WEBUI_17.
    Web UI version : WEBUI_17.
    SIM Lock status : unlocked
    Wrong codes entered : 0 (unlock attempts left : 10)

    For unlock, may require firmware change, check tutorial or contact support


  6. hi!
    Could you help me out please?
    I have unlocked my R216 UK with your firmware. But it doesn’t connect to internet.
    All functions work but status is disconnected. Sim card is fine but not Vodafone one?
    Does Vodafone firmware allow me to use another sim provider please?

  7. Hi, I am wondering if there is an unbranded WEBUI for the UK Vodaphone r216 so to remove the Vodaphone branding?
    Thanks in advance

  8. I’m with a pwd issue, i tried password, PASSWORD,, 21110990600, 1234 and didn’t worked…can anyone help please…? many tnks in advc.
    my router is the following:
    Model : Huawei Vodafone R216
    IMEI : 356904061380658
    Serial NR. : B4JDW15616001093
    Firmware :
    Dashboard version : PCSVV4.3


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