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[GUIDE] T-MOBILE PRISM II aka HUAWEI U8686 ROOT AND BOOTLOADER UNLOCKING

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ROOT GUIDE FOR T-MOBILE PRISM II AKA HUAWEI U8686 (ASSUMING YOU HAVE ADB INSTALLED).

1)BOOTLOADER UNLOCK CODE PROCEDURE
First this you need to unlock your bootloader, and Huawei requires unlock code to do so. (HINT BACKUP YOUR DATA, THIS WILL WIPE YOUR PHONE).
a.You will need to obtain this by sending an email to Huawei. It usually takes less than two hours and they generate the code and give it you.
b.I know you will say why not get it via their automated website. Model U8686 doesn’t exist, so stop being lazy and send an email to mobile@huawei.com

Use the below format.

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Dear Sir/Madam
Please may I request the bootloader unlock code for my Huawei Prism II? Here are some Details:
Serial Number:
IMEI:
MAC:
Model: U8686
Please could you send me the code directly, as I cannot access the product ID on my device.
Thank You
c.Once you got unlock code, move to Step 2.

2)BOOTLOADER STATUS CHECK
a.First thing is to enable USB debug mode in developer settings.
b.Now connect the phone using USB to your computer.
c.Install drivers, this should be located in CD Rom that comes up when you connect your phone.
d.Open command prompt and type the following command
Quote:
adb devices
e.You will get result like
Quote:
023A02323223 devices
f.Turn off the phone and hold volume down and power button, keep holding and wait 30 secs. It will be standing still at T-Mobile Logo.
g.Now run a command
Quote:
fastboot devices
h.You should see something like this
Quote:
023A0232323 fastboot
i.If it says offline, you will need to install drivers, and make sure your adb updated.
j.Next type in following command
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fastboot oem get-bootinfo
k.It will output something like this
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C:\adb>fastboot oem get-bootinfo
...
(bootloader)

*******************************************
(bootloader) Bootloader Lock State: LOCKED

(bootloader) System State: OK
(bootloader) Bootloader Version: 001.001.000
(bootloader)

*******************************************
OKAY [ 0.006s]
finished. total time: 0.008s

C:\adb>
l.If you are locked go to Step 3

3)UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER (THIS WILL WIPE YOUR PHONE TO FACTORY)
a.I assume you are still in fastboot, so you will type the following command.
Quote:
fastboot oem unlock 12354343534
– replace 12345343434 with your unlock code.
b.It will do it’s magic.
c.To confirm your bootloader is unlocked, go in Bootloader, type
Quote:
fastboot oem get-bootinfo
d.You will see something like this.

Quote:
C:\adb>fastboot oem get-bootinfo
...
(bootloader)

*******************************************
(bootloader) Bootloader Lock State: UNLOCKED

(bootloader) System State: OK
(bootloader) Bootloader Version: 001.001.000
(bootloader)

*******************************************
OKAY [ 0.006s]
finished. total time: 0.008s

C:/adb>
e.Congrats, now you are unlocked. Move to Step 4

4)ROOTING YOUR PHONE
a.Make sure your phone is on and connect to PC with Wire, and Debug mode is on.
b.Download & Open Kingo Android Root (Google the name)
c.Follow Kingo’s Instructions, and you will be rooted in less than 2 minutes.
d.Enjoy the Root!

For those who find difficult to follow instruction check out this video by TomSGT. Video can be located in this thread or Click here Prism II Unlocking Bootloader
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SIM: Unlocked
MOD: Rooted
OS: Stock OS 4.4.2
CPU Bin: Fast
Kernel: Stock Kernel
Storage: 16GB

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SIM: Unlocked
MOD: Rooted
OS: Stock OS 4.4.2
CPU Bin: Fast
Kernel: Stock Kernel
Storage: 16GB

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Tester Device: Prism II/Huawei U8686 | Bootloader: Unlocked | Sim: Unlocked | OS/Kernel:Stock OS 4.1.1 | MOD: Rooted, Custom Mem & OpenGL Drivers
 
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I get everything upto the command promt. When I Type it it goes "abd" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
 
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Type adb instead of abd.. It will work. If you still get not recognized then you need to install android dev kit.

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SIM: Unlocked
MOD: Rooted
OS: Stock OS 4.4.2
CPU Bin: Fast
Kernel: Stock Kernel
Storage: 16GB

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Thats what I typed, the post had a typo. So when i type Adb it comes up the same thing.
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That means you do not have android development kit installed. Search forums how to install adb and fastboot

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T-Mobile
SIM: Unlocked
MOD: Rooted
OS: Stock OS 4.4.2
CPU Bin: Fast
Kernel: Stock Kernel
Storage: 16GB

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Tester Device: Prism II/Huawei U8686 | Bootloader: Unlocked | Sim: Unlocked | OS/Kernel:Stock OS 4.1.1 | MOD: Rooted, Custom Mem & OpenGL Drivers
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Okay, I downloaded everything and tried for hours. Didn't work. Couldn't "Unlock Boot Loader".
So being the person I am I try random things a hope for the best. I gave up with Command prompt and just went to the Android Rooting Program.


Rooted Successfully, went threw and checked.
What was the point of boot loader and will I suffer any effects from not unlocking it?
 
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Unlocking bootloader allow you to flash custom roms and kernels

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T-Mobile
SIM: Unlocked
MOD: Rooted
OS: Stock OS 4.4.2
CPU Bin: Fast
Kernel: Stock Kernel
Storage: 16GB

Priceless!!


Tester Device: Prism II/Huawei U8686 | Bootloader: Unlocked | Sim: Unlocked | OS/Kernel:Stock OS 4.1.1 | MOD: Rooted, Custom Mem & OpenGL Drivers
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Unlocking bootloader allow you to flash custom roms and kernels

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Well to my knowledge their are no custom roms or kernels compatible with The Prism 2, believe me, I've looked. So if you know any it would be helpful.
 
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Well the reason being is the to limitation to unlocking of bootloader. Now that we are able to unlock, i am positive we can do something. I have kernel sources, i might sync git next week

Sent from my Nexus 4
Google Nexus 4
T-Mobile
SIM: Unlocked
MOD: Rooted
OS: Stock OS 4.4.2
CPU Bin: Fast
Kernel: Stock Kernel
Storage: 16GB

Priceless!!


Tester Device: Prism II/Huawei U8686 | Bootloader: Unlocked | Sim: Unlocked | OS/Kernel:Stock OS 4.1.1 | MOD: Rooted, Custom Mem & OpenGL Drivers

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