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.


  • First you need to obtain an unlock key from Huawei. You need to send an Email to (and, 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.


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

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”.

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]


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

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


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