How To Unlock any Modem Using DC Unlocker (Updated for 2018)

This is a tutorial on How To Unlock any Modem Using DC Unlocker showing you that it’s possible to use your desired network on your branded modem, router and Mifi.

We are used to branded modems and routers, some of won’t know what I mean by branded modems and routers. Branded modems and routers are modems and routers that come with a network provider which is in your location.

The examples of branded modems are MTN, Verizon, Airtel modems and Swift, Spectranet routers. Unlocking your modem is more of a transformation process – You are taking your modem or router which was in chains and setting free to roam any and all SIMs without any restrictions.


dc-unlockerModems and routers can be unlocked because they have a base manufacturer which are Huawei, ZTE, and the likes. I’m sure we are familiar with Huawei modems and ZTE modems, there are others but these are the popular ones.

Network Providers buy modems and routers from Huawei, ZTE and customize the Interface, adding little customization to promote their brand.The presence of the base manufacturer’s input creates room for modem unlocking.

Even if the Network Provider, customizes a firmware and removes all unlock capabilities, don’t fear. With future innovations, the data card would be cracked and the modem will now be available for unlocking. It may take some time but the possibility is strong!

The purpose of the tutorial is to educate the readers and those willing to acquire new IT skills, not forgetting those who simply just want to unlock their modem, making it universal to accept and use any and all SIMs.

There are different ways to unlock your modem and I have used quite a few but out of all, I have found dc-unlocker to be truly the best in unlocking any modem, some free and some you have to buy credits to unlock it.


DC-Unlocker offers 2 different services

  • Paid –  These services are for the new modems and router devices which were recently manufactured or they just got their unlock method discovered.
  • Free –  For old modems and routers which are well known and have been widely spread and easily unlocked.

DC Unlocker Requirements

  • The most important requirement is to be sure that dc-unlocker can unlock your modem before you start the unlocking process. To check if your router is supported and compatible with dc-unlocker check their compatibility list.
  • A Desktop or Laptop Computer
  • A Modem or router device
  • Internet Connection
  • For the Paid option, you would need money

How Do I Unlock My Modems with DC Unlocker

UPDATE 2018: I installed the latest dc-unlocker software version as at that time and conducted a simple unlocking test and found that everything still works the same. There are so some changes to dc-unlocker like the new UI increased modem and router model support.

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Release date: 2017-11-09
File size: 5.41 MB
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  • Download DC-Unlocker and register an Account. It’s free!
  • Run DC Unlocker as Administrator
  • Before you plug your modem into the PC, insert a sim card. Usually a different sim different from the Network Provider. (Example – If the network provider is MTN, Insert ETISALAT sim or AIRTEL. Do not insert MTN sim and still expect the modem to get unlocked.)
  • Select your Modem or Router “Manufacturer” and set “Select Model – Recommended“. if you don’t know the particular model of your Huawei modem. Click on “Search”.


  • Wait for few seconds, DC-Unlocker would detect your modem


  • Click on “Server” and insert your Username and Password then Login.


  • For a Free Modem Unlock, you don’t need to have credit before the modem can get unlocked but for a Paid Unlock. You require credits, usually 4 credits. to be exact.
  • Click here to Buy DC-Unlocker Unlock Credit with PayPal, Skrill, Payza, Bitcoin, WebMoney etc


  • If you have the required number of credit required for the modem unlock. You should see this screen. Free modem unlock requires 0 Credits while Paid modem unlock requires 4 credits which you have to buy.


  • Click on “Unlock

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  • Unplug your Modem and Plug it back into your PC. You should be able to use any SIM with it now.
  • Congratulations! You just unlocked your stubborn modem or router! Time to kick back and relax.

For More Understanding of modem unlocking using DC Unlocker. Follow this Link.

Visit DC Unlocker Official Site

111 thoughts on “How To Unlock any Modem Using DC Unlocker (Updated for 2018)

    • TayorsHDD, the payment option for buying credits are PayPal, Bitcoin, WebMoney etc. But i use PayPal to buy credits on DC-Unlocker

  1. Hello, great post you’ve got here, pls i would like to know what you mean by free modem unlock and paid modem unlock. Is it that some models are free to unlock and you pay to unlock some?.

  2. Hello Paularo….I have a HUAWEI E3131 modem, a new glo dongle, I guess i will need to buy credit to unlock this…This the IMEI no-862733014610607…pls reply.will check back.Thanks

  3. hello please have been trying to make payment to create account on dc unlocker but nigeria is not included in the list if i want to pay via hipay

  4. Hello, please i just bought a new Airtel Modem and i want to unlock it, the modem product is ZTE MODEL: MF920T and the IMEI: 861165030299894. Can it be unlocked? i need your feed back asap.

    Secondly i have this old Spectranet modem but not mifi SPECTRANET 4G MODEL:C160
    how can i unlock it?

  5. Hello Naira tips, I tried unlocking my Etisalat E303 modem and I got this message “In order to detect this device, run DC unlocker as administor”

  6. Hi,
    Wonderful tutorial here. Please I have an airtel wifi dongle I wish to unlock:
    IMEI – 862869020470964
    It seems it is unsupported for now with DC-unlocker. Please what do u suggest?

  7. Hi P! can this be unlocked by Dc unlocker? IMEL: 867307016519119
    MODEL: ZTE WIFI -uFi_6EA062… I tried the calculator stuff but the system is requesting for a 16 digit code..

    • This isn’t the correct model number. Please check the back of the modem and send me the correct model number so I can search for it on dc unlocker database. Thanks.

  8. sorry brother is registeration require some credits or it’s free? because i have tried to register on it but it said i should buy the username

  9. Hi Paularo, I don’t know whether my modem is free or not Huawel: E3531i and IMEI: 861143032423085 can you please help me on that… stay Blessed.

  10. Hello friend am from Ghana nd I had a gift from a friend which is Samsung galaxy s6 edge +. It’s from USA T-Mobile , i dont know its lock . Can u help here please

  11. Good day to you admin, please I need your help, I have a ZTE MF920W+ Mifi, I’d been checking everywhere for a guideline but haven’t found any. Do you have an idea if I’d be able to use Dc Unlocker? I tried detecting with the software but won’t and the driver is installed on the pc, do I need a special procedure?

  12. i keep getting the wrong username or password error whiles the username and pssword i entered are both legit……pls someone help

  13. Hi, I have a Glo blot Hauwei mifi with the following details

    IMEI: 868989020393034

    s/n: S8Y7S15C15013394

    model: E5336Bs – 2

    Please can it be unlocked

    Please reply.

    I just the modem for fast speed in school only for my to find out glo is slow in my school.

    I need ASAP

  14. please i have tried to unlock my E303 huawei modem but it is not able i got the unlock code as 60689844 and don’t know where to apply it to unlock it pls help me

    • To have access to your modem’s unlock page, insert a different sim into your modem’s, plug it in your laptop and an unlock box would appear, insert your unlock code here.

      • please i have this spetranet 4G LTE WIFI (model:B310s-927) that av been trying to unlock with DC-UNLOCKER 2..but av been stuck in where the program is telling me to Please define proper COM port, or select autodetect!?
        what can i do sir?..please sir you can whatsapp me on this number 08026816611.

  15. please i have this spetranet 4G LTE WIFI (model:B310s-927) that av been trying to unlock with DC-UNLOCKER 2..but av been stuck in where the program is telling me to Please define proper COM port, or select autodetect!?
    what can i do sir?

  16. please i have this spetranet 4G LTE WIFI (model:B310s-927) that av been trying to unlock with DC-UNLOCKER 2..but av been stuck in where the program is telling me to Please define proper COM port, or select autodetect!?
    what can i do sir?..please sir you can whatsapp me on this number 08026816611.

  17. Paularo,
    First of all, I give it to you. You are an amazing man. I have just finished your article from start to end of comments/your replies. I admire your patience. Well done.
    %Please help: Swift modem, E5172Bs – 925, IMEI 357500040446922. Help with the unlock code, please. Thanks & Best Regards.

  18. Please Boss my friend directed me here. Please I have been try to run the app on my windows 10 But i keep get Error Message. Is there any Thing More I need to Disable apart from Window Defender?

  19. Hello guys, please I got a spectranet 4G LTE Evo, I don’t even seem to know the make of the modem, anyone here can help out?

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