How to Unlock Huawei Honor 4 Bootloader

This guide will walk you through the process of unlocking Huawei Honor 4/4X bootloader using the official key provided by Huawei. This guide should work on all the variants of Huawei Honor 4/4X . So let’s begin.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  • First you need to obtain an unlock key from Huawei. You need to send an Email to mobile@mail01.huawei.com (and mobile@huawei.com), provide them with the following details in the same pattern given below, and ask for the unlock key:

    Device Name/Model: Huawei Honor 4/4X
    Serial Number: 123——-000
    IMEI: 123—–000
    Product ID (enter *#*#1357946#*#* in the dialer)

    You can obtain the Model Number, Serial and IMEI from Settings > About Phone > Status.

  • ADB and Fastboot
  • USB Driver – Installing HiSuite installs the driver.
  • USB cable.
  • Enable USB debugging. Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.

UNLOCK HUAWEI HONOR 4 BOOTLOADER

Step 1: Once you got the 16 digit unlock key, save it anywhere in your PC.
unlock_code

Step 2: Download and install Hisuite which installs the usb drivers. Also install Minimal ADB and fastboot in C drive, you will probably get “C:\Minimal ADB and Fastboot”.

Step 3: Open the command prompt by giong to “C:\Minimal ADB and Fastboot” folder press and hold Shift key and right-click the mouse button. Now click “Open Command Window Here”.
cmd_prompt

Step 4: Connect your Honor 4/4X to your computer and execute the following command in cmd window:
adb reboot bootloader

Your device boots in bootloader.

Step 5: Once your device reboots into the Fastboot mode, use this command to verify the USB connection:
fastboot devices
commands (1)

Step 6:  Now, unlock the bootloader by executing this command:
fastboot oem unlock [16-digit unlock code]

bootloader_unlock_command

Step 7: You should now see “Phone Unlocked” on the phone.

Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your Huawei Honor 4/4x.

INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY (OPTIONAL).

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