How to Unlock Bootloader of Huawei & Honor Smartphones

Bootloader is the biggest barrier when we want to root the phone or want to install a custom ROM. So our first step is to unlock the bootloader to get the complete access to the system. To unlock the bootloader of Huawei or Honor smartphones, you need a 16-digit code which is called the bootloader unlock code. So here’s how you can get the code and unlock the bootloader of your Huawei smartphone.

NOTES:

  1. Unlocking Bootloader might void your warranty. The service center can deny a repair under warranty if your device is detected as a bootloader unlocked device.
  2. All your data will be erased so make sure you have made a backup in place before unlocking your bootloader.
  3. We are not responsible is your device gets bricked or gets into bootloop, but still we will be helping you to get out from these type of situations.

Getting the Bootloader Unlock Code

  1. If you have a Huawei ID, skip steps 1 & 2. If you don’t have Huawei ID, create your ID by entering the details on this page.

    Register Huawei ID

    Register Huawei ID

  2. An activation link will be sent to your registered email ID. Check your mail and click on the activation link to activate your account.
  3. Open the code request page and login to your account (if needed).
  4. Accept the general unlock agreement.
  5. Fill in the details of your device and hit Submit.
    Phone model – Find in Settings> About> Model Number.
    Serial Number – Find in Settings> About> Status.
    IMEI Number – Dial *#06# to find out the IMEI number.
    Product Identification Code – Dial *#*#1357946#*#* to find out.
    huawei apply unlock password
  6. You will get the the Unlock code. Save it somewhere as you will be needing it for unlocking bootloader.

Unlocking the Bootloader

In order to unlock the bootloader, perform the following steps:

  1. Install the ADB utility as well as the drivers. You can download the minimal package from here.
  2. Boot your Huawei smartphone into fastboot mode. To do that, turn off the phone and then press and hold the volume down and power keys together till the logo shows up.
  3. Once in fastboot mode, connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable.
  4. Open command prompt on your PC and type the following command.
    fastboot oem unlock 123456789012345
    (Replace “123456789012345” with your 16-digit bootloader unlock code).
  5. Press Enter and wait for the process to complete.

If all goes well, your device’s bootloader will be unlocked and reset to factory state. You can then root the device or install custom recovery/ROM. If you want to install custom recovery you can check this tutorial – How to Install Custom Recovery on Android

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5 Responses to How to Unlock Bootloader of Huawei & Honor Smartphones

  1. Sparkling Wine April 13, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    What is bootloader??

    • Narender Singh April 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

      Bootloader includes the specific set of instructions about what and how to boot up. It is similar to BIOS that you see in computers.

  2. akshat August 15, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    Hey when i go to that site i am unable to log in all the time it says facebook client null and i am unable to log in from my huawei id also i am trying this frm last 2 months pls tell me how to unlock it :(((

    • Mutahhar Bashir August 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

      i am offering paid service to get bootloader code
      within 48 hours
      cost is just 5$

      • md aftab November 24, 2016 at 10:48 am #

        hi Bashir,
        i want to honor 4x bootloader unlock code plz help me how to get it

        thank you

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