The Huawei’s ‘Honor 10’ is a reputable phone which is currently being enjoyed as a top phone by the android community. The design is what clearly marks the phone out. Honor 10 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 skin and it comes with a locked bootloader. Like most smartphones, the Honor 10 doesn't make its bootloader unlocked on the go for security reasons. The bootloader
isn't a feature only for the android but definitely all operating system like the computers, laptops … What is a bootloader?
Most people are very much with tech and tech devices. It wouldn't take much time before you come across the word ‘bootloaders
’ and how it comes fully locked in smartphones.
The bootloader is a program that starts whenever a device is powered on to activate the right operating system.
Manufacturers lock the bootloader of their devices so that only the operating system installed on the device can be used. However, some manufacturers release their smartphones with the bootloader already unlocked. A locked bootloader will only load the authorized operating systems with a digital signature. The bootloader is found in a section of the phone's memory that can't easily be modified by the user.
To run a custom ROM, you have to unlock the bootloader first and this allows you to install unauthorized software.
Huawei's Honor 10 bootloader was previously unlockable with the company's provided codes however it is recently reported locked. Both tutorial of their unlock would be explained as you read on. Please note the following before trying any of these methods
→ Copy all the backup files from your SD card to your computer as while unlocking the bootloader, the phone's internal memory will be wiped clean.
→ Make sure your Android device is charged up to 85% battery level.
While administering the tutorial, it should be noted that Xtremeloaded
isn't responsible for any aftermath effect it may have on your device. They are comprehensive steps derived from tech gigs globally.
— Might not be working anymore… Basic prerequisites
→ Install Fastboot, ADB and USB Drivers on your PC.
→ Enable Developer Options by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
→ Enable USB Debugging in Settings > Developer Options.
→ Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’.
→ Dial *#*#1357946#*#* on your phone and note down the product ID .
→ Note down the IMEI number and serial number in Settings > About > Status.Steps
→ Go to Huawei’s unlock website and sign up for an account. Login if you already have an account.
→ Locate the Downloads tap and select Unlock Bootloader.
→ You’ll see a form. Fill the form with all the information you that you were formerly asked to obtain.
→ Click on “Commit” after filling out all the information.
→ You’ll see an unlock code immediately. Note down the unlock code.
→ Now connect your device to your PC. Make sure the developer options and OEM are enabled.
→ Open the command prompt and enter the following command.
adb reboot bootloader
→ Your phone will reboot and enter into bootloader mode.
→ Enter the following command to finally unlock the bootloader.
fastboot oem unlock [unlock code]
Enter the unlock code you got from Huawei at the place of [unlock code].
→ Your device will now reset and all data will be removed.
The bootloader of your device should be unlocked but as we had signalled before, it might no be as Huawei stopped releasing the codes on its portal. Fortunately, there is a new method for this. This method might not be free as the former.
→ As before, you need to have the drivers of your device installed. If not, install HI suite from https://consumer.huawei.com/minisite/HiSuite_en/
→ Next, create an account to use the HCUClient program that will manage your available credits by on https://www.dc-unlocker.com/buy
. Each credit costs € 1 and to obtain the bootloader unlock code, 4 credits will be needed.
→ Once the account has been created and the credits have been acquired, download HCUClient here https://hcu-client.com/download/
, then unzipp the zip file and execute its HCU.exe . In case that when executing it we get the error 0xc0150002, install the redistributable package of Microsoft Visual C ++ 2008 of 32bits and 64 bits .
→ Connect your device via USB to the PC, and write the following code in the call app * # * # 2846579 # * # *
then select “ Background settings ” then “ USB ports settings ” and “ Manufacture mode “.
→ At HCUClient, log in with your account and select “ Read phone info” to read the data of our device.
→ Once the device data has been read, go to the “ Unlock ” tab and select “ Read Bootloader Code “.Then on the right it will show the progress and finally the unlocking code of the bootloader of the device.
→ As before, you will need ADB and Fastboot tools to unlock your device with the unlock code. Also deactivate the FRP lock of our device
in Settings> System information and press 10 times on the compilation number to unlock the developer options. After this, go to Settings> Developer options and activate the “ Enable OEM unlock ” and “ Enable USB debugging”. Read! #GoogleforNigeria — Locations You Can Access Google station Free WiFi in Lagos
→ With the device still connected to the PC and with the tools installed, open a command window, press the Windows + R key, type cmd in the search box and press enter.
→ Write the following to restart in fastboot mode:
adb reboot bootloader
→ In fastboot mode, write the following to see the status of the bootloader:
fastboot oem get-bootinfo
To unlock the bootloader
fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxx
Where as before, the xxxxxxx
is the obtained code.
Once done, a window to confirm will appear prompting whether we want to unlock the bootloader, select “YES” . Restart the device and the bootloader should be unlocked ready for any form of modifications.