This in-depth guide will show you how to get your Huawei P30 unlock code (also P30 Lite | P30 Pro) from UK networks EE, O2 or Vodafone. Brand new for 2019 is the remarkable Huawei P30, P30 Lite and P30 Pro. With stunning new features such as the Leica Triple Camera System with additional night sight it’s no wonder people are rushing to get one on contract.

If you’re one of the lucky one’s you might want to get it unlocked to use on another network. To do that you will need a network unlock code.

Although all Huawei unlock codes are the same, the process of obtaining one is different for each UK network. For example, EE will make you wait 6 months, whilst with Vodafone you only have to wait 30 days.

As a result you may or may not be eligible to unlock your Huawei P30. Read our handy guide to see whether you can get a free Huawei P30 unlock code or if you have to pay for it from Vodafone, EE or O2.

Huawei P30 unlock code EE, O2, Vodafone.

Network Unlock Code (NUC) Handset Waiting Times Permanent
EE Huawei 1-10 days Yes
O2 Huawei 1-5 days Yes
Vodafone Huawei 1-5 days Yes
Tesco Mobile Huawei 1-5 days Yes
Virgin Mobile Huawei 1-10 days Yes
BT Mobile Huawei 1-10 days Yes
Asda Mobile Huawei 1-10 days Yes
Orange Huawei 1-10 days Yes
T-Mobile Huawei 1-10 days Yes
Mobile by Sainsbury's Huawei 1-5 days Yes
Talk Talk Mobile Huawei 1-5 days Yes

Before we begin it’s important to note that NetPal offer a Huawei unlock code service that’s much faster than the UK networks. Our low cost and super-fast service can provide you with a P30 unlock code for EE, Vodafone and O2. This is true whether you have an active account with the major networks or not.

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Getting your Huawei P30, Lite, Pro unlock code from NetPal.

  1. Firstly click on the Huawei service image link.
  2. Secondly select your current UK network from menu.
  3. Thirdly click on the ‘buy now’ button to purchase.
  4. Finally add your handsets IMEI at the checkout.

Each network is priced differently due to parameters out of our hands. As a result it will be slightly more expensive to unlock Huawei P30 EE than it will to unlock Huawei P20 Pro Vodafone or O2.

If you’re looking to get your Huawei P30, P30 Lite or P30 Pro phone unlocked in a hassle free manner then try our service first.

With a Leica triple camera system it's easy to see why the Huawei P30 is so popular

With a Leica triple camera system it’s easy to see why the Huawei P30 is so popular

1. How to unlock Huawei P30, Lite, Pro from the O2 UK network.

First up we have O2 UK. Not the easiest to get an unlock code from, O2 insist you have an active account with them before you can apply. If you’ve purchased your Huawei P30 / P30 Lite / P30 Pro second-hand and it’s locked to O2—sadly you have no chance of them unlocking you.

Overview of the O2 unlock service:

  • Handset: Huawei P30 / P30 Lite / P30 Pro
  • Network: O2
  • Service: Unlock code
  • Waiting: 7 days (expect to wait longer)
  • Cost: £0.00

1a. Getting unlocked from O2 as a pay monthly customer.

The great news is, is that if you have a pay monthly contract with O2 you can apply to be unlocked anytime. Why they don’t just unlock you upfront is beyond me, but there you do. You’ll need to login to the the MY O2 App which you install on your Huawei P30 or sign in to My O2 online.

Screenshot: Getting your Huawei P30 unlocked using the My O2 Online web portal requires you to have an active O2 account.

Screenshot: Getting your Huawei P30 unlocked using the My O2 Online web portal requires you to have an active O2 account.

1b. Getting unlocked from O2 as a pay as you go customer.

It gets worse with O2 as even when you do have an active account but are using an O2 Pay As You Go SIM contract they still won’t unlock you until after 12 months. If that’s not ridiculous we don’t know what is!

If you are eligible O2 will text you your unlock code when it is ready. Customers report having to wait at least a week and some cases significantly longer or sadly, never receiving an unlock code at all.

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As a result it is a hit and miss affair when trying to get an O2 Huawei P30 unlock code. That said, you should at least try, especially if you are already eligible.

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2. Getting an unlock code from EE for your Huawei P30, Pro, Lite.

If you’ve got yourself a stunning Huawei P30 / P30 Lite / P30 Pro and it’s locked to EE UK we have good and some bad news for you. The good news is it can be unlocked, the bad news is it needs to be at least 6 months old to do so. As a result, many EE customers or handset owners that are locked to a single network will end up disappointed.

Overview of the EE unlock service:

  • Handset: Huawei P30 / P30 Lite / P30 Pro
  • Network: EE
  • Service: Unlock code
  • Waiting: 3-10 days (expect to wait longer)
  • Cost: £8.99

Video: How to unlock your phone or device from EE.

To get started you’ll need to complete the online form entitled ‘Device Unlock‘ on the EE website. You will need to submit a range of personal details before they let you know whether you are eligible or not. Let’s be clear here, most people will not be eligible for an EE Huawei P30 unlock code.

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3. Unlocking your Huawei P30, Lite, Pro handset from Vodafone UK.

Vodafone is another way to get a free unlock code Huawei P30 Lite, Pro. Because they don’t charge they will again have a number of stipulations to confirm your eligibility for unlocking. Sadly, you’ll need to be a Vodafone customer for 30 days or longer.

Overview of the Vodafone unlock service:

  • Handset: Huawei P30 / P30 Lite / P30 Pro
  • Network: Vodafone
  • Service: Unlock code
  • Waiting: 10 days (expect to wait longer)
  • Cost: £0.00

In real terms this means being an existing customer or having to purchase a Vodafone Pay As You Go SIM deal and using the network for 30 days. If you’re not a customer they will not unlock you or provide a Network Unlock Code (NUC) under any circumstance.

Video: Watch below to learn how to unlock your Vodafone handset.

The whole process takes up to 10 days but can take much longer. As with all the UK networks, they don’t really want to provide you with a network unlock code. Consequently, getting your Vodafone Huawei P30 unlock code can be a hassle that can last for weeks on end.

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