Here are detailed instructions on how to unlock bootloader on Huawei and Honor phones. As it is an Android phone, most enthusiasts would be looking to run their favorite mods and packages. For all sorts of system modifications, the premise remains to be an unlocked bootloader. Fortunately, the process to do so is quite simple and we have the complete guide listed right ahead. Once unlocked, you would be able to modify the system partitions and install mods such as TWRP custom recovery which then can lead you to install root.
The bootloader terminology might seem a little technical and complicated which it is not. Further, we have broken down all the steps required to unlock bootloader on Huawei / Honor devices into smaller and easier to implement parts.
As per standard, all Huawei and Honor phones come with a locked bootloader from the factory. Instead of completely locking it down, Huawei gives its consumers a chance to unlock it. The unlock process is supported officially but once the bootloader is unlocked, chances are the warranty would be void. For many users, losing warranty is no issue compared to what can be gained especially with further mods such as root. As always, we recommend you create a recent backup of your data before you actually start implementing our guide. We even have a dedicated guide on few important backup tips that surely will show you some clever techniques in creating backups of your phone.
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Huawei USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Huawei / Honor 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.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below to unlock Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 bootloader.
How to Unlock Bootloader on Huawei and Honor Devices
Here is the complete and easy guide to unlock the bootloader on Huawei and Honor phones. Please read the entire tutorial and all the steps once before you actually perform it on your device.
- 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. [How to Enable USB Debugging]
- 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.
- 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 Unlock Code from Huawei Website
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 and Fastboot
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.