sandt Registered User
#1

Hi guys,

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??

thanks.

GreenWolfe Registered User
#2

I used DC-unlocker before to unlock a VF858, didn't have any problems with them. It's about a tenner to unlock this model with them.

http://www.dc-unlocker.com/buy/user_prices

179 Unlock Huawei U8160/Vodafone 858 Smart 10
http://www.dc-unlocker.com/buy/prices

Credits amount Price for 1 credit 1 - 99 1.00 EUR

sandt Registered User
#3

EarthlyPangaea said:
I used DC-unlocker before to unlock a VF858, didn't have any problems with them. It's about a tenner to unlock this model with them.

http://www.dc-unlocker.com/buy/user_prices

http://www.dc-unlocker.com/buy/prices


Great, thanks.

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.

thanks again.

breathn Registered User
#4

sandt said:
Great, thanks.

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.

thanks again.


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.

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sandt Registered User
#5

breathn said:
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.


cheers,

any idea where i could get a walkthrough for the unlock and how to flash the firmware?

thanks

GreenWolfe Registered User
#6

Have a look at this guide:

http://www.dc-unlocker.com/huawei_u8150_detect_and_unlock_procedure

It says it's for the U8150 but the drivers work for the U8160 (VF858). Have a read of this thread as well.

Dude did your phone hang at start-up after holding the three keys?
Procedure is exactly as Vincentas has mentioned in his above post
http://www.dc-unlocker.com/huawei_u8...lock_procedure

EXCEPT that your hold VOLUME DOWN+HOME BUTTON+POWER BUTTON
keys (this phone has no 'end call' key)
Phone will hang with image of hourglass/sand clock. Connect cable, load drivers from above link and unlock
I did three pieces without any problem (locked to Voda Spain)
Goodluck

Kristopherus Registered User
#7

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).

sandt Registered User
#8

Kristopherus said:
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.

may thanks.

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