How to Unlock your 3G Internet Modem

Are you using a 3G modem that has been locked and you will like to be using it with any other SIM card of other networks? Well, you can easily unlock it and turn it to a Universal 3G Modem. Further in this post, you will read about all you need to know, how you can unlock and how you can get the unlocking softwares.

Most 3G modems including MTN Fastlink, Glo 3G Dongle, Zain Data card are all locked to the network of their providers. This really sucks… If for example you are using MTN Fastlink modem and there is network problem, you will not be able to access the internet at all because you will not be able to use any other SIM card with your modem.

With many softwares out there, you can now unlock your 3G modem, which eventually turns it to a Universal modem. This will enable you to use the modem with any network you want, hence, it will save you the headache of thinking of how to get money to buy modems of other internet providers. If you want to be making money unlocking modems phones and modems for people, then, you can any of the Modem unlocker but if you just want to unlock your own modem, you can do this also.

So, How Do you Unlock?

Whenever you want to unlock any modem, just input the IMEI number of the modem into the IMEI tab on the software and then click on ‘calculate code’. It will automatically generate the ‘Unlock Code’ and ‘Flash Code’. Copy the 8 digit unlock code on a notepad. The next thing to do is, insert any other network SIM card e.g. Etisalat SIM into your modem e.g. MTN modem, and plug in your modem into your PC USB port.

You will be asked to enter your unlock code simply because you are using a different SIM from the modem. Enter the unlock code that was generated by the Huawei Modem Unlocker and your modem will be unlocked automatically.

To browse the internet with that different SIM e.g Etisalat SIM on MTN modem, you will need to create a profile for Etisalat internet settings on your MTN modem. To do this, click on ‘Tools’, followed by ‘Options’, then click on ‘Profile management’ and click on ‘New’. Input the Etisalat internet settings as written below.

Profile Name: Etisalat

APN: etisalat
Access Number: *99#
User Name and Password: You can leave them blank (empty)

After typing in the settings above, click on ‘save’ or ‘ok’. Go back to the initial page that comes up when you click on the modem icon on your PC desktop. Select the name you used in saving the Etisalat settings, then click on connect. You should be browSing with your Etisalat SIMon MTN modem now.

Please note, the description above is not for you to browse for free! You will need to load your SIM card with enough credit before you can successfully browse the internet. Also note that you don’t need internet connections to unlock modems.

These are the settings for othe GSM networks.

Profile Name: GLO

Access Number: *99#
APN: glogwap OR glosecure
PASSWORD: wap OR gprs
USERNAME: wap OR gprs

Profile Name: MTN

Access Number: *99#

Profile Name: Airtel

Access Number: *99#
User Name: internet
Password: internet

Once again, the settings above are used for normal network operation, they are not free browsing settings or codes. What I am after here is to ensure your Hauwei USB modem either MTN, GLO, ETISALAT or ZAIN browses with any other network.

Please note: To use another SIM on another modem e.g. using MTN SIM on GLO Modem, you would need to load the SIM with enough credit on your mobile phone before inserting it into the Modem. After you do that, you can subscribe for any data plan you want to use.

To know which data plan and what code to use, please go through the link below;

For MTN -

For GLO -

If you want me to help you unlock your 3G internet modem, please use the comment form provided further below. If you do not use the comment form on my blog (, I might not be able to do it for you.


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Originally posted 2011-09-19 13:00:06.


  1. promise Nelly

    July 20, 2014 at 20:17

    please i have a ghana mtn pocket internet modern, and i want to use it here in nigeria but it says only special Sim/Usim can be used on it, please what do i need to do.
    the IMEI number is 861862007776918

    • Admin

      July 20, 2014 at 20:26

      Hi Nelly, did it give you the name of the special sim/usim that can be used on it? If no, then I guess it can only be used for Ghana’s MTN. You may need to call MTN customer service number for clarification first.

  2. Seun

    July 16, 2014 at 10:39

    Please i need your help , Please i want you to help me unlock my mtn modem , it’s a black modem …
    zte MF667
    Imei : 356181043381399

    Please help me unlock it ..God bless you

    • Admin

      July 16, 2014 at 16:20

      Your unlock code is 795877760929

  3. Teshan

    July 15, 2014 at 04:03

    here is my emi 868988019397667 plz can you help me to find my unlock code soon

  4. James Douglas

    June 24, 2014 at 16:07

    What of glo netpro modem

    • Adesoji

      June 25, 2014 at 03:22

      What do you want to do with it?

  5. Christine

    June 14, 2014 at 13:36

    Hi. Pls help. My etisalat modem IMEI is 862591017101176. Thank u

  6. Maxwell Adu

    June 12, 2014 at 16:54

    hello, please i want you to help open my Airtel Modem. Imei 867612005659432 thank you

  7. nonso george

    June 1, 2014 at 00:54

    hello, please i want you to help open my Mtn Modem. Imei 356181043612801… thank you

  8. francis hopeson

    May 26, 2014 at 23:02

    Hi, please help me with my MTN modem unlock code. My IMEI is 86060400496907. Model is 173u-1. S/N is XVA4CA1161326956

  9. peter macus

    May 3, 2014 at 23:02

    bro here is my modem imei 861424010564722 and EAN6934933014114 model; MF631

  10. Ade Remmy

    February 21, 2014 at 10:37

    Aderemmy..plz help mi on dis modem..IMEI 357133038741078 to get d unlock code.

  11. Sunkanmi

    September 3, 2013 at 14:37

    Please help me find unlocking code for Etisalat Huawei Modem

    IMEI: 861195002520860

    Many Thanks.

  12. Naanee Mene

    August 21, 2013 at 09:39

    Pls help with
    MTN E303

    • OPEN SKY

      January 7, 2014 at 17:23

      Here is your unlock code 50380144

  13. drey

    August 14, 2013 at 14:34

    pls i really need your help i want to unlock my mtn huawei modem E303 my

  14. Chizzy

    August 1, 2013 at 00:43

    Please my brother can you help mi with my airtel modem? it has been giving me headache. it is huawei E173 . the IMEI is 867749015461423. i will really appreciate it lyk mad. thanks bro

  15. Gista

    July 22, 2013 at 05:36

    hi adesoji… your doing a nice work here! keep it up.
    pls kindly help me my IMEI IS 357133038907869


  16. jerry

    July 14, 2013 at 00:13

    please mr, Adesoji, can you tell me how i can easiily unlock my mtn e303 modem?

  17. paulnice

    June 5, 2013 at 14:47

    MODEL; MF190

    MODEL: E173


  18. gilbert

    April 5, 2013 at 15:38

    what about unlocking ZTE AC2746

  19. dyna

    March 1, 2013 at 18:47

    pls i need a code for mtnfastlink
    imei: 867648010053344
    s/n: UC9CBYA9270705918

  20. kelvin nongov

    February 24, 2013 at 11:20

    please somebody help!!!!! any body!!! can u imagine glo has built up a refinery in my pocket just becos i am usin their modem???? please help me to generate my unlocking code.serial number=U9CBYA9252615083. IMEI=861862005789681.DEVICE NAME=E303 ONCE AGAIN PLEASE OH GREAT GENUS HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. rado

    February 24, 2013 at 03:34

    my imei is352836030476668 und ich brauche code. danke

  22. bimbola

    February 19, 2013 at 06:54

    goodmorning, this is my mtn fastlink modem E303 IMEI 868988012077043, pls help me with the data unlock code

    • Adesoji

      February 19, 2013 at 11:17

      Hi Bisola,

      E303 is not on the list of modem i stated I can unlock. However, there is a way to unlock it. It costs more

  23. yinka

    November 10, 2012 at 03:06

    pls sir, i want to unlock my glo moderm this is the imei 352836030652391 pls help me sir..the modern is white and glo product

  24. Romeo Inchody

    November 2, 2012 at 08:14

    Pls I need to. Unlock my mtn modem, My imie number is 359479030103041

  25. lanre

    November 1, 2012 at 11:52

    pls i need make my multilinks broadband modem universal for any sim/ network.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      November 2, 2012 at 10:21

      You can’t make your multilinks modem universal. It only allows for multilinks sim

      • lanre

        November 6, 2012 at 18:36


  26. chigOzie

    September 30, 2011 at 04:03

    Pls I need to. Unlock my mtn modem, who can help me? My imie number is 356052041983447. Tanx to any one who can help.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 30, 2011 at 14:12

      Your unlock code is 53926571

  27. Tarie

    September 29, 2011 at 08:26

    My brother mtn network is very bad here I cant access my box unless with my phone. This’s the most reason I want 2crack this damn modem. Pls can u generate de code urself and send 2me? am waitin. Thanx, Tarie!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 29, 2011 at 10:28

      oops… your modem series is not on the list so it would have to be auto-detected.

  28. Tarie

    September 28, 2011 at 07:01

    The 12digits code isn’t workin either. I realized the ok button is only ready when a 16digits code is inputed. Pls help I’ll send the voucher, I promise. Tarie!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 28, 2011 at 13:39

      Hello Tarie… Please check your email address. Let me know when you unlock it.

  29. Tarie

    September 28, 2011 at 03:42

    The 8 digits code is not workin when I tried, wrong code and invalid sim were the error messages I received, am now left with 3 chances out of 5 that they gave me. Someone suggested a 12 digits code. Pls my brother do somethin am confused!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 28, 2011 at 05:16

      oh ok… this is it 400934480228. You owe me on this. Try it and if it works, you should send some voucher to 08069049993. :)

  30. Tarie

    September 26, 2011 at 15:10

    IMEI: 357534044425566 MODEL: MTN F@stLink ZTE MF 190 HSUPA. Please bros help me generate the unlock code. God bless!

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 27, 2011 at 03:49

      Your Unlock Code : 56809579

  31. John

    September 22, 2011 at 18:42

    Pls I need help on my modem..after I unlocked my zain modem and configured it, I can now browse with mtn, zain and etisalat, but unable to browse with Glo network, I’ve tried on many occassion but no luck, I always get error message when ever I click connect botton. Please can someone help me on what to do pls.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 23, 2011 at 04:40

      @John… Did you get the Glo settings right? And what error message are you getting?

  32. Idris

    September 20, 2011 at 21:03

    Bros….You are the greatest nigeria and its good for someone to be creature in life..Bros pls help me i need the software that can unlocker the new glo modern that just come out this month…septmber…pls help me out baba mi….here is my number 08087475089 and your card will surely be deliver to you soonest…abeg oooo

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 21, 2011 at 05:44

      @Idris…. You will get it whenever you are ready

  33. Iheanyi Chukwu

    September 20, 2011 at 20:16

    My IMEI is 359592030542115

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      September 21, 2011 at 05:43

      @Iheanyi… this is your unlock code: 36980137

  34. One of us

    April 11, 2011 at 09:43

    Hi please help me with my MTN fastlink unlock code.
    My IMEI is: 357133038571970

  35. Abayomi

    April 8, 2011 at 10:32

    Hi please help me with my MTN fastlink unlock code.
    My IMEI is: 356052041954851.
    U can send it to my e-mail( or Phone(08056368807).
    Thanks for the gud work & God bless.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      April 8, 2011 at 11:42

      @Abayomi… Your unlock code is 44131555. Thanks for believing in me… Regards

  36. Ernest

    March 2, 2011 at 04:03

    My modem IMEI is 359479030892395 . Please i need the unlock code

    • maven

      March 4, 2011 at 16:56

      @Ernest… your unlock code is 3584 6532

  37. Mudlawater

    December 20, 2010 at 13:18

    my imel 351589046062441

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      December 20, 2010 at 16:54

      @Mudlawater…. This is your unlock code… 65305135

      Use it well and tell more people about this information

  38. jewel

    November 23, 2010 at 21:02

    What of multilinks modem?

    • maven

      November 24, 2010 at 09:32

      @ Jewel… If your Multilinks Modem is Hauwei and it has 15 digit IMEI number, then I can unlock it.

      • maven

        January 26, 2011 at 17:52

        @Jewel…. Your unlock code is 57307870

        • maven

          January 27, 2011 at 13:01


          Nice… I’m not really used to Multilinks Modem. You can find someone around who might help you out. Please don’t spoil your modem

          • maven

            January 27, 2011 at 16:05

            @Jewel… Thanks

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