Huawei Honor series is one of the most beloved and affordable series by the company. The Huawei Honor 5X is one of the most popular phones in this series and a lot of people are using it. You can easily unlock bootloader on Huawei Honor 5X.

There are many benefits of unlocking the bootloader on your device. It opens doors to the system files and then you can install a custom recovery. It then enables you to root your phone and install custom ROMs on your device. Custom ROMS are fun and some of them provide some exciting features that the stock ROM does not.

Huawei Honor 5X

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Huawei Honor 5X USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for properly. If not, you can download the latest Huawei official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Huawei Honor 5X USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone / phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and phones. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

5. [IMPORTANT] Copy all the backup files from your SD card to your computer as internal memory will be wiped clean while unlocking the bootloader.

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If you are a developer and would want to unlock the bootloader, we recommend doing that before you set up the Google Play Store, install apps or anything because the security feature in Android clears out everything from your phone when unlocking bootloader of the phone.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below to unlock Huawei Honor 5X bootloader.

Unlock Bootloader on Huawei Honor 5X

Here is the complete and easy guide to unlock bootloader on Huawei Honor 5X.

Prerequisites:

  • Make sure the Fastboot, ADB and USB Drivers are installed on your PC. You can install them on your PC by following this guide if they are not already installed.
  • Enable Developer Options by going to Settings>About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
  • Enable USB Debugging in Settings>Developer Options. Make sure that the USB Debugging is checked.
  • Go to Settings>Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’.
  • Backup all the data as unlocking the bootloader will delete all of your data.
  • Charge your phone up to 50% first and make sure your phone does not shut down during the procedure or it might damage your phone.
  • Make sure you’re on EMUI 4.1.
  • Note down the IMEI number and serial number in Settings > About > Status.
  • You can also find these numbers on the box of your phone.
  • Dial *#*#1357946#*#* on your phone and note down the product ID.

Get your Unlock Code

Step-1: Go to Huawei’s unlock website and sign up for an account. Login if you already have an account.

Step-2: Go to Downloads and select Unlock Bootloader.

Step-3: You’ll see a form. Fill the form with all the information you wrote down in the above section.

Step-4: Click on “Commit” after filling out all the information.

Step-5: You’ll see an unlock code immediately. Note down the unlock code.

Unlock Bootloader Using ADB

Step-6: Now connect your device to your PC. Make sure the developer options and OEM are enabled.

Step-7: Open the command prompt and enter the following command.

adb reboot bootloader

Step-8: Your phone will reboot and enter into bootloader mode.

Step-9: Now enter the following command to finally unlock the bootloader.

fastboot oem unlock [unlock code]

Step-10: Enter the unlock code you got from Huawei at the place of [unlock code].

Congratulations, the bootloader of your device is now unlocked. Your device will now reset and all data will be removed.

Next: Install Huawei Honor 5X TWRP Custom Recovery

Root Huawei Honor 5X with SuperSU

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Uzair has been very tech savy and an enthusiast since childhood. An Android geek, a passionate writer for all things technology and a Computer Science graduate.

1 Comment

  1. alberto acosta Reply

    Getting this error on MAC after running ./fastboot oem unlock 4416652181815517

    ERROR: usb_read failed with status e00002e8
    FAILED (status read failed (Invalid argument))

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