Unlock Huawei e1732 Idea Net Setter + Unlock Software and Firmware Download

Posted In Unlock Data Card - By Piyush Dungrani On Sunday, January 8th, 2012 With 2 Comments

If you are searching for how to unlock huawei e1732 data card of idea net setter then you are at correct place. Thousands of users are using huawei e1732 idea net setter for accessing internet and almost all of them have tried to unlock the net setter so that they can use any SIM card in it to get internet connectivity. Yesterday i have unlocked 2 modems of e1732 Idea Net Setter and i can say that the solution which i will be sharing is 100% tested by me and working perfectly.

Unlock Huawei e1732 Idea Net Setter

Note: Huawei e1732 Idea Net Setter is using idea net setter e173du-1 hardware (see following screen shot)

huawei idea net setter e173du-1

If you have any doubt or facing any problem at any moment, put your comment after this post. So without wasting time refer below step by step guide with screen shots for you, which will help you to unlock your e1732 modem.

Prerequisites (Things which will be required as a raw material):

  1. An internet connection (in case net setter data card require device drive then it can download them from internet directly).
  2. Disable Antivirus if you have any (I am using Eset Nod32 which i have disabled during unlock procedure)
  3. You must have to download two files, 1) Download CDMA Workshop Full version and 2) Huawei e1732 downgrade firmware. (7zip will be needed to unzip the cdma workshop files)
  4. Make sure that your modem is detected in your PC and you should know the PORT number on which your modem is connected.
  5. Insert any SIM in modem Excepting idea (don’t insert idea SIM).

Steps to Unlock Huawei e1732 Idea Net Setter

  1. Disable Antivirus till the time unlocking is finished, because the crack of “CDMA Workshop v2.7” will be automatically deleted by your antivirus software.
  2. Insert Idea Net Setter modem in you PC/Laptop.
  3. Go to My Computer >> Properties >> Device Manager >> Ports (COM & LPT)  >> HUAWEI Mobile Connect – 3G Application Interface (COM[X]), here X is the port number appear in your system. Note down the com port number in which your huawei e1732 idea net setter is connected.
  4. Now OpenCDMA Workshop v2.7.0.exe“.
    • Connect CDMA Workshop

    • Under the “Main” tab Select Port number(“COM Settings (AT mode)”) which you have get in step 3 and click on Connect button.
    • Click on Read button.
    • Read Flash

    • Go to “Security” tab > Type “000000” in the blank box under SPC. Click on SPC button >> Send button with Default (nv_read) as SPC.
    • Send SPC as Default

    • Now Go to “Memory” tab and in NV Items section Click on Read button. A Conform box will appear, just click OK and you will see a NV Items Backup box. In the box “Last NV Item” type “9999”  and Click OK. Save the file by giving a file name you like (i.e. E1732Unlockfile etc.)
    • Successfully NV Items Created

      New NV item value

      Write NV Items

    • Once the buffer reach 100% your file is saved successfully, now click OK on Information box.
    • Minimize the “CDMA Workshop v2.7.0.exe” application.
    • Now Open E1732 Downgrader application and run it. Accept the license agreement and click Next >> Wait for a few seconds until the search for your modem finishes.
      (Don’t mark “Auto remove the device after update” check box) and click next and Start.
    • Downgrade Huawei E173

    • At the end of  Downloading Programs… you will get an “Update Failure!” error message box, just go ahead and click OK and then Finish.
    • Again Maximize “CDMA Workshop v2.7.0.exe” application.
    • Go to “Main” tab and Click on Finish button – Unplug your idea net setter now.
    • Again Plugin your idea net setter modem in the computer and again find the Port number from device manager (as discussed in step 3)
    • Now go to “CDMA Workshop v2.7.0.exe” and select the Port that you noted from your device manager
    • Go to “Main” tab and click on “Connect”.
    • Go to “Memory” tab and click on NV Items >> Write button. On confirm box click “OK” >> “Open” dialog box will appear. Choose the file that you saved before and wait till the buffer reaches to “100%” a “Information” dialog box appears with a success message.
    • Click “OK”  and go to “Main” tab >> Disconnect.
    • Now close “CDMA Workshop v2.7.0” >> A “Confirm” dialogue box will appear >> Click “NO”
    • Close everything and now enable your Antivirus.That’s it! Your Idea Netsetter E1732 is unlocked successfully.
  •  APN Setting for some Networks in India:

BSNL 3G :
APN name = bsnlnet
Access number = 99#

Airtel :
APN name = airtelgprs.com
Access number = 99#

Reliance :
APN name = rcomnet
Access number = 99#

Tata Docomo :
APN name = TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNET
Access number = 99#

Idea :
APN name = internet
Access number = 99#

Aircel :
APN name = aircelgprs
Access number = 991#

MTNL 3G :
APN name for Postpaid = mtnl3g
APN name for Prepaid = pps3g
Access number = 99#

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  • Huawei E1732 Specifications

    UMTS 2100MHz
    GSM/GPRS/EDGE(850/900/1800/1900MHz)
    Support:
    HSDPA data transfer speed up to 7.2Mbps
    HSDPA date transfer speed up to 5.6Mbps.
    Support PC voice (optional) and SMS services
    Support data statistics
    Micro SD card reader (up to 4GB)
    Plug & Play
    Support Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac Operating Systems
    Weight: 30g
    Size Dimensions: Normal

    Let me know if you get any trouble during this process. Best of Luck!

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    1. ron says:

      Link is broken. Please email the links.

    2. Merajul says:

      Hi I am not getting firmware downgrading failure message with out this can any dongle can be unlocked and why I am not getting this failure message

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