Just wondering if anyone knows a way to unlock this phone?
After a quick search all i cant find is DC unlocker which you have to pay to use. should cost about €20 to get this unlocked.
Has anyone used them before and if you would you recommend??
How does it work? what im guessing from the website is:
1. download DC unlocker software program
2. buy credits from the site (amount depends on which model you are trying to unlock)
3. after buying credits you recieve some sort of code
4. plug phone into computer, run DC software download, enter the code recieved
5. phone is unlocked
Is this correct? its not very clear on their website.
I unlocked my VF Smart last year with dcunlocker.
Make sure you have a windows machine (not vm) and a direct internet connection.
Oh and I recall that you need both the Huawei drivers installed, the DFU mode drivers installed and there might have been something else to download from their horrible website too.
program crashed lots of times or hung forever, took hours of fiddling around to get it unlocked, but I got it unlocked at the end.
If you're up for messing around with the device, you might want to flash a new firmware to it also that doesn't have all that horrible VF branding.
any idea where i could get a walkthrough for the unlock and how to flash the firmware?
Have a look at this guide:
It says it's for the U8150 but the drivers work for the U8160 (VF858). Have a read of this thread as well.
And if you find all that is too much hassle, try www.fastgsm.com. Fast and efficient and all done via email in about 40 mins. Costs, in most cases, $20 (US).
Used this service, it was quick and simple.