How to Unlock the Huawei E220 HSDPA modem

Huawei e220 or Vodafone e220 is the HSDPA modem we usually get from Dialog Telecom or Mobitel GSM (probably from Airtel) when we purchase a mobile broadband connection. But usually it’s operator locked, so we can’t switch between networks when the current ISP starts treating us like dust, If you’ve read my previous post you know I have my reasons to unlock the Huawei e220 modem I got from Dialog Telecom. Here I’m gonna explain how I did that and I’ll try to be as simple as I can. But Feel free to ask for help if u need any.

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Disclaimer: I’m not responsible, nor will be held liable, for anything you do with the information I provide in this tutorial. Use it at your own risk.

Ok, since we are done with the traditional “Disclaimer” Lets see what you have to do.

First you’ll have to download the following tools.
e220 CardLock UnLocker
e220 Updater version 11.117.09.04.00
QC Mobile Analysis Tool
And a Hex editor. But if you do it correctly you can do it with an ordinary text editor too 😉

Or you can download and extract this file. It contains all the tools we need for the job, including a lightweight portable hex editor 🙂

Basically, Unlocking the e220 is simple as running the E220 CardLock Unlock tool and entering the unlock code and pressing the “Ok” button. But that’s when you “know” the unlock code.

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So how do we find the unlock code for our modem? that’s where the other tools come in handy.

Plug your modem to the computer and run the E220 Updater. Wait till it detects your modem and then press the “Cancel” button. yes! Cancel it! This is just to make it easier for the “real tool” to identify the modem.

e220UpdateNow open the QC BQS Analyzer and click on Hardware forensics menu, select Use Com/USB Port
QCMob-1Now the “QC Com Diag” window should be open. Most of the time your modem and com port is automatically selected on the Serial Com port drop down list. If not you’ll have to select it manually. And then click on the “Send Cmd” button and wait till the message “Successfully sent command” appears on the bottom right.
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Now Select ” Read EFS” from the Diag Functions drop down menu and Click the “Lets go” button. When it asks, enter the file name e220.bin and save it. A message saying “Successfully read EFS” should appear.

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Now its time to do some hex reading 🙂 Open the e220.bin file from your Hex Editor. And search for the ASCII string Sd, (including the comma) or Search for the for the Hex string 53 64 2c
After few random characters you’ll see a clean 8 digit code. Believe me, it’s easily recognizable and guess what! thats our Unlock code 😀

HexOnce you’ve found the unlock key all you have to do is enter it on the CardLock Unlock utility and click “OK” And your modem is… Unlocked!!! 😀

Hope this will be helpful. I’d absolutely love to know your views on this. Good luck with unlocking your modems 🙂
-seejay

DIY Roll-Up Keyboard

roll-up-keyboard.pngYou’ve been dying to roll up your keyboard for on-the-go use ever since you saw the Mac guy plunking away next to John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard and you’ve got a spare keyboard laying around? DIY web site Instructables goes step-by-step through how to make a roll-up portable keyboard with a USB keyboard, screwdriver, and a few stickers. The end result may not be the most durable keyboard on the market, but it’s an undeniably cool undertaking.
Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard
[via LifeHacker]

Increase your Internet connection speed in Windows XP

OK this is not my ordinary way 🙂 writing tips to Windo$ users, but found this trick and thought my Windo$ using friends might find it useful 🙂 yes I do know few pathetic creatures who’ll never get the balls to switch to Linux 😛
By the way, Your internet connection will be a much faster than before coz you get the 20% of bandwidth which was reserved by Windows XP for itself. yes u heard right 😛

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Cool Ethernet Crossover Adapter (with PIC)


Hate to remember those number patterns like “1, 2, 3, 6″ and “3, 6, 1, 2″ for making a crossover cable? If yes, This gadget is for you.The Ethernet Crossover Adapter which you can keep on your keyring can help you in those “immediate” situations.Just connect this directly to a standard network cable..

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Which LinuX destro is good for you?

They are all good. But that’s not a real tip. What you should be
looking for is which distribution you feel the most comfortable with.
RedHat has the reputation of being very easy to install. They provide
special tools to make the configuration easier. Debian also has some
tools, but will usually require you to go on the command line more
often to configure the system. If you want to be on your own, and
really learn how to edit configuration files then Slackware is for you.
The Web site http://www.linux.org lists all the available
distributions. In the end, the best person to decide which distribution
you like, is yourself.
100 Linux Tips and Tricks
by Patrick Lambert-

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Friday night Gadget : Swiss Beat MP3

Friday night gadget By SeeJay Will be featured every Friday evening on CyberCapital.Org. As this is our very first episode in the very first week, I’ll give you a short intro to the scene
Friday night gadget will simply introduce you a new gadget every week, Our aim is to stick together with more cheaper gadgets which won’t cost much to the readers to buy. We are not leading you to any online markets to buy the stuff, as we think that our readers are clever enough to Google for a place to buy them-SeeJay

Swiss Beat MP3: A music player with serious multi-tasking skills read more

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Top 10 Firefox Chrome URL Tricks

Hi Guys(and gals)  
Firefox’s user interface is written using XUL and JavaScript. So you can put the chrome URL in to the address bar and open various tools/ester eggs. Today CC.Org’s going to list the coolest Firefox Chrome URLs. Feel Free to try them if you are using Firefox. Sorry IE fans! you’ll have to find Firefox for this. Read more
SeeJay

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