Here’s an easy step-by-step tutorial on unlocking Honor 4X bootloader using the official key provided by Huawei. This guide should work on all the variants of Honor 4X as long as you have the guts and the right tools to follow it. So, here we go.
Unlock Honor 4X Bootloader
- ADB & Fastboot installed on your PC (download here)
- A USB cable with latest ADB drivers on the computer – we recommend installing HiSuite to take care of the drivers.
- [Optional] A custom recovery for installing Custom ROMs or rooting.
- Enough juice in the battery (at least 30%).
Step 1: First you need to obtain an unlock key from Huawei. Don’t worry, you just need to send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (and email@example.com), provide them with the following details and ask for the unlock key:
Product ID (enter *#*#1357946#*#* in the dialer)
You can obtain the Model Number, Serial and IMEI from Settings > About Phone > Status.
Step 2: Once you receive the unlock key, connect your phone to the PC in HiSuite mode (make sure “USB Debugging” is enabled in Developer Options).
Step 3: Open Minimal ADB & Fastboot, and execute this command to reboot into the bootloader: adb reboot bootloader
Step 4: Once your phone boots into the Bootloader (aka Rescue Mode), type this command to verify that a USB connection’s been established: fastboot devices
Step 5: Now, unlock the bootloader by executing this command: fastboot oem unlock [16-digit unlock code]
Step 6: You should now see “Phone Unlocked” on the phone. Congratulations, you can now flash anything you want!
Step 7: Finally, boot your device normally with this command: fastboot continue
Step 8: In case you wanna flash something like a custom recovery, just reboot into the bootloader and use this command: fastboot flash recovery [recovery name]
I hope this helps!
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