Modem Unlock Solution
Like various other models of Huawei modems, E 173 U-2 Nigeria of 86 series IMEI Modem can be unlocked with the help of firmware and unlock code. Airtel Huawei E173U-2 comes with 86 series IMEI and its firmware version is 11.126.16.04.00 and compile date is 28 May 2011 and also Hardware Version is CD1E153M. Huawei E173U-2 modem dashboard version is UTPS21.005.15.07.408_MAC21.005.15.06.408 and another Dashboard version : UTPS21.005.22.04.408_MAC21.005.22.04.408. If you are a owner of Airtel Huawei E173U-2 with firmware version of 11.126.16.04.00 or 11.126.29.01.408 then why not you unlock it to use any other network provider sim.
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Step by step guide to unlock Airtel Huawei E173U-2 modem of Nigeria free :
  1. First download the required software from the link which is provided the end of the article.
  2. Now run the Universal Modem Unlocker software
  3. Put your IMEI in Huawei tab and note down the flash code for your modem.
  4. Now disconnect the internet and close the dashboard / connection manager / software of the modem.
  5. Now run the firmware and put flash code as password when firmware asks.
  6. Now wait till the process gets finished.
  7. After successfully flashed your modem disconnect from computer / laptop and then change the sim.
  8. Now again connect your modem to computer and let it run the dashboard.
  9. Now its will ask you the unlock code.
  10. Don’t try the unlock code of Universal Modem Unlocker software.
  11. Purchase new algo unlock code for your modem and put it as unlock code.
  12. Now your modem is fully unlocked forever.
 
Update : Some modems after updating the firmware does not prompt for unlock code. Those users can use huawei code writer tool.
 
Note : If above firmware fails the flash the modem then download E173Update to resolve unlock issue_11.126.29.00.408.B416.exe to upgrade the airtel nigeria modem firmware. It will work 100%.

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10 thoughts on “Airtel Huawei E173U-2 : Unlock E173 U-2 Nigeria 86 series IMEI Modem Free

  • February 1, 2013 at 10:31 am
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    Download E173 firmware update 11.126.29.00.408.B416.exe from http://adf.ly/IM5Uw and flash your modem. After flashing your modem use Huawei modem code writer software to unlock your modem. It will work 100%.

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  • February 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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    didnt work for my airtel ei73u-2 airtel. writer tool says locked forever! counter attempt 0

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  • February 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm
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    yes, i have also check, need new firmware, you have to wait brother.

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  • February 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm
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    pls whats the password for the rar file

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  • February 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm
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    Password of rar file is modemunlocksolution.blogspot.com

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    • April 11, 2013 at 11:09 am
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      Your modem is locked to a particular network. Unlock it then it will work with another sim.

      Reply
  • May 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm
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    i downloaded a zip file and it is asking me to enter password for encrypted file. pls which password do i enter

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  • May 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm
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    pls i downloaded the E173 huawei zip filebut its telling me to ‘enter password for encrypted file’ pls what is the password to enter

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    • May 12, 2013 at 2:51 am
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      Password for zip file is modemunlocksolution.blogspot.com

      Reply

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