Saturday, April 27, 2013

How to Unlock Idea NetSetter 3G Huawei E1550

Idea Netsetter 3G is sold for a price of 1600 INR in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra while it is sold for 1999 in rest of India. A brand new idea device is locked to the first Idea Sim Card that is inserted in the device. Earlier, Idea devices used to be locked to the Idea network but now they are have locked to a sim card which means you cannot use the device even with a different mobile sim card from the same network which is lame.
Idea may try to give a rational explanation for the same but it somehow makes no sense, it is a desperate try to sell more devices and prevent customer from sharing it.Idea NetSetter is a 3G HSDPA USB Device with the model number as Huawei E1550. The device has the maximum speed of 3.6 Mbps which means 330 KB/Sec of download speed.

Key features of this device includes :-

  • Size: 71.5×26×11mm
  • EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz;
  •  HSDPA 3.6M ·
  • Data / SMS / USSD support ·
  • Invoke browser option ·
  • Rx Diversity (Optional) ·
  • Improved design ·
  • Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac, and Linux OS (limited versions) ·
  • Micro SD Card Slot

Pre-requisites before unlocking :-

  • The process to unlock the device is fairly simple and has no rocket science involved. 
  • You just have to run the setup file of just 3 software packages and you are done. Additionally, you may need to have an idea sim card with you with its PUK code. 
  • To know the PUK code, you can call the Idea customer care. Alternatively, You can also SMS the first 19 digits of the sim s/n to 55303 from the same idea number.

The SMS format is -

PUK <First 19 digits of s/n found behind the sim card>
Send this SMS to 55303 and within minutes you will receive your PUK code as a SMS. However, in most cases, you may not require this and just knowing the HUAWEI E1550 Unlock Code may suffice.

Step 1:- 

Insert your Idea NetSetter 3G device (with the original Idea sim card it came bundled with) in the USB port of your computer and install the Idea NetSetter software. This is to ensure that all the necessary device drivers are installed. You can skip this step if you already have the software installed.

Step 2:-

Run the setup file of the E155XUpdate_11.608.13.02.00.B418 Software and follow the on-screen instructions. If the device is not found by the application, make sure to exit the Idea Software or any other application that may be using the Idea USB device and try again. You will require the flash code for continuing with the process. Use the Huawei Unlocker software and key in the IMEI number of the Idea Netsetter (Remove the sim card to see the IMEI number). The application will generate two numbers Flash and Nck. Flash code is the one that you will need in this step. Also, note down the Nck code, you might require this in the last step.

Download Links:-

Mobile Partner (11.12 MB)
Huawei Unlocker (192.88 KB)
E155XUpdate_11.608.13.02.00.B418 (14.31 MB)
HUAWEI_UTPS11.302.09.06.209 (17.64 MB)

<<Next Page Unlock Idea NetSetter 3G Huawei E1550 Part-2>>
You May Like More :-
  1. How to Unlock Idea NetSetter 3G Huawei E1550 {Part-2}
  2. How to Unlock Idea NetSetter 3G Huawei E1550 {Part-3}
  3. Idea Huawei 3G E1550 NetSetter Bsnl/Docomo 619 Error Problem Solved
  4. Unlock Idea E-1550 3g NetSetter With This Tutorial (Screen Shots Included)
  5. Unlock Idea Netsetter Huawei E162G without any software
  6. Flash Idea Netsetter 2G Huawei E162G Modem
  7. Idea Netsetter Huawei E1732 Error IMEI Solution
  8. Huawei E1732 Very Simple Unlocking Free
  9. Unlock Huawei E-1732 Idea Permanently Free
  10. Apn Settings for Mobile Internet USB Modem Dashboard


  1. thanx for this tutorial, i have unlocked my idea modem..

  2. i have idea net setter e1550, i install flash but it cannot work properly plz help me.How to remove old flash?


  4. hey
    i have followed all the steps...
    but first i didn't asked for flash code and updated..
    and then when i entered reliance sim card it says invalid usim...
    then i tried vodafone but the me happened...
    pls help me out...
    can't use idea ny more............

  5. it didn't asked for flash code or password..

  6. Unlock idea e173du-1 please easy step

  7. i unlock my netsetter,but my netsetter workly slow,why..........?

    please help me

  8. i try this because of this i lost my imei no what should i do plzzzzzzzzz sugest option

  9. i try this because of this i lost my imei no what should i do plzzzzzzzzz sugest option

  10. i try this because of this i lost my imei no what should i do plzzzzzzzzz sugest option

  11. Hi

    None of the four software download links work. Can you please repost the working links? Great post but it has to work. Thanks

  12. I'm no longer sure where you're getting your information, however good topic.
    I needs to spend a while finding out more or understanding more.
    Thank you for great information I used to be
    on the lookout for this info for my mission.

    Here is my blog - hemorrhoids bleeding treatment

  13. i lost the imei of my data card e1550. pls help me what to do please send me instructions. my email is or post in this comment section