Did you just buy your new Huawei smartphone and are wondering how you can use another carrier on your device? Are you about to travel to another country and want to unlock your device so that you can use another SIM card? Are your current carrier’s packages too expensive and you want to switch to another network on your Huawei smartphone?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then continue reading to find out how you can unlock your Huawei Android smartphone.
Unfortunately, there isn’t any authentic free method available on how to unlock a Huawei phone. That being said, the methods mentioned below are genuine, as they have been used by several Android users and you should help you unlock your Huawei device.
Before proceeding with the unlocking process, make sure that you create a backup of your important files. While this isn’t as risky as rooting your device, you should still create a backup just in case anything goes wrong. Also, make sure that your device is charged at least 70% before using any of the methods mentioned below.
Method 1: Sim-Unlock
Sim-Unlock.net is one of the most popular SIM unlocking websites that lets you purchase codes for unlocking your device. The service currently supports all the major carriers including Apple, BlackBerry, LG, Samsung and Huawei. Also, most of the manufacturer models are supported.
Possibly one of the best things about the service is that it provides cheap unlocking codes, with most codes being delivered in just one day. Also, it supports all the carriers and you can unlock your Huawei device regardless of where you live in the world. You’ll also get support after purchasing the code if you’re having trouble with unlocking your device.
Open the Sim-Unlock.net website on your PC, and click on the Huawei tab.
Select your model from the list of available devices.
Click on the Unlock button.
Make sure that the correct model is selected in the Information about Phone tab. To change the model, click on the dropdown menu.
On your Huawei device, open the Dialer and enter *#06#. This will bring up your IMEI number. Alternatively, you can also view your IMEI number by taking out the battery. It might also be present on the box of your device.
Enter this IMEI below the Enter IMEI number box and click on the Make an order button.
Enter other details such as your name, email ID and phone number. Click on the Make an order button.
Select your payment option, and make the payment for the code. You should now get a confirmation email and details on when you will receive the code.
After receiving the code, insert any other SIM card in your device. You should now get a screen asking for an unlock code.
Enter the code that you received. That’s it! You have successfully unlocked your Huawei Android device and you can now use any other carrier on your device.
Method 2: Unlock phone by CODE
Unlock phone by CODE is another app available on the Google Play Store that lets you unlock the carrier lock on Huawei and other Android devices. The app is possibly one of the most popular SIM unlocking apps available on the Google Play Store and if you’re looking for an easy way to unlock carrier lock directly from your Huawei device, then this app should also work with your device.
Unlike Method 2, this particular app supports other manufacturers as well including Sony, Samsung, LG and Motorola. Basically, this app is a way of accessing the UnlockPhone.co website, which is one of the most popular carrier unlocking services.
Download and install the Unlock phone by CODE app on your Huawei device. You can get the app through the Google Play button below.
Tap on the Unlock Now! button.
Select Huawei from the Select brand menu and choose your model.
Enter your details, including your name and email ID.
Find your IMEI number by dialling *#06# on your Huawei device and enter this number in the IMEI text box.
Choose your desired payment option and make the payment. You will now receive a code through an email. This might take a day or two.
Enter any other SIM in your device and type in the code that your received through the email. That’s it!
Method 3: Unlock Huawei Mobile (Not available anymore)
Update from Editor: As of 25-Oct-2014 this app is not available in Google Play Store.
Unlock Huawei Mobile is an app available for Android devices that lets you unlock various Huawei devices directly without accessing your PC. Basically, the app is nothing special and it works in the same way as other SIM unlocking services. However, everything is integrated in a simple app that you can use to fill in your details and order a code.
The codes from this app should work on almost all Huawei Android devices, regardless of country or carrier. Also, the app promises a refund if a code doesn’t work on your device.
Download and install Unlock Huawei Mobile on your Huawei Android device. You can get the app through the Google Play button below.
Open the app and press on the Continue button.
Find out the IMEI number of your device by dialling *#06# on your device. Enter this number in the IMEI text box.
Enter your email address, and choose your model by tapping on the button below Select Phone Model.
Tap on the Buy Code button and make the payment for the code. After making the payment, you should get an email with the code after about 24 to 48 hours.
Insert any other SIM card in your device and enter the code that you received in the email. That’s it! You have successfully unlocked your Huawei Android device.
Unlocking your carrier lock can help you use almost all other networks on your Huawei device, regardless of your country. While some devices might come with attractive carrier packages, you might get frustrated after using the same carrier for a long time, and other networks might come out with cheaper call packages. Also, if you are travelling to another country, unlocking your device will let you use any carrier of the country you’re travelling to. Therefore, unlocking your Huawei Android device is definitely the smart thing to do. Even though all the current unlocking methods for Huawei smartphones are paid, they are worth the money as you will be able to do a lot more on your device after unlocking.
Whatever the reason, you can unlock your Huawei device easily using any of the methods mentioned above. If you want to use your PC, and are looking for the most popular method for unlocking your device, then Method 1 is probably your best option. If you’re looking for an app that will let you unlock your device without accessing your PC, then you should go for Method 2 or Method 3. Whichever method you choose, make sure that you follow all the instructions on how to unlock a Huawei phone properly and feel free to shoot any questions below!