One of these 3G dongles suffered some damage the other day, when it got kneed slightly bending the USB connector.
Removing two screws near the USB connector allowed disassembly.
There was visible damage on the USB connector outer, the surface mounted leads and the board. The leads were straightened and resoldered.
A few more pics of the insides of the modem.
Unlocking was simple as well:
- Install the device driver, using the Mobile partner software, Setup_Mobile_Partner_v.16.001.06.01.500.exe
- Flash the device using the hacked firmware UTPS16.001.06.01.500_VDF.exe
- Go to this address subsitute the url to your imei
- Get the unlock code by installing a nonstandard sim.