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 :

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 : 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?

1. Download Firmware Huawei Vodafone R216 v21.110.99.06.00.

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.

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.

43 COMMENTS

  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?

    Thanks

    • 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.

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