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How to unlock bootloader on Huawei MediPad M6 10.8"?

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By antivirtel, Member on 29th June 2020, 11:30 PM
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Hi,

I've recently bought a Huawei M6 10.8". Unfortunately, it doesn't have Google Play (and the rest of the services). I'm trying to install it to it, tried to ask how to do it without unlocking the bootloader, didn't get an answer (probably because it's not possible). I've been reading and got mixed answers if the bootloader is unlocked I lose the warranty. I've read through the policy, didn't seem to find anything about that, so I assuming it's not the case. Either way without Google Play (and co.) the tablet is quite useless, I'll have to open the bootloader, get TWRP on and flash OpenGapps or similar.

I've been trying to follow this guide, but after issuing:
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fastboot OEM unlock
...I get permission denied with Factory Reset Protection (FRP) locked. When I go the developer options, there is a grayed out "Enable OEM unlock" option, but it doesn't allow me to switch it on. I know the password and everything, but how can I disable that FRP Lock? The internet is full with options when I don't know the password (none I tried seem to work). Please help, thanks!
30th June 2020, 06:41 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by antivirtel

Hi,

I've recently bought a Huawei M6 10.8". Unfortunately, it doesn't have Google Play (and the rest of the services). I'm trying to install it to it, tried to ask how to do it without unlocking the bootloader, didn't get an answer (probably because it's not possible). I've been reading and got mixed answers if the bootloader is unlocked I lose the warranty. I've read through the policy, didn't seem to find anything about that, so I assuming it's not the case. Either way without Google Play (and co.) the tablet is quite useless, I'll have to open the bootloader, get TWRP on and flash OpenGapps or similar.

I've been trying to follow this guide, but after issuing:

...I get permission denied with Factory Reset Protection (FRP) locked. When I go the developer options, there is a grayed out "Enable OEM unlock" option, but it doesn't allow me to switch it on. I know the password and everything, but how can I disable that FRP Lock? The internet is full with options when I don't know the password (none I tried seem to work). Please help, thanks!

The official bootloader unlocking method for Huawei device was stopped by the company pretexting they wanted to guarantee a bug-free experience and that ROM-flashing and other modification ruined the experience : https://www.xda-developers.com/xda-h...der-unlocking/

That was back in 2018, there are still unofficial methods to unlock bootloader, but I won't because they're all paid methods by some shady apps.
So if guess that's why OEM Unlock is greyed out, and even if it isn't, when you'll try to unlock the bootloader, it'll request a code that you don't have...

Sorry man, the moment Huawei stopped allowing users to mod their Android device was the moment I started to hate them. What is this, Apple ?
Wow sorry, I got carried away, please don't ever get me started on that lol.

Hope you'll still have a good day
30th June 2020, 07:32 AM |#3  
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Both my wifey and me have a Huawei phone in use. We use the phone as it is meant to be used by OEM. We aren't interested in modifying anything on them because they have all the features we wanted to have. We don't want to transform them to another one because we don't see any advantage in doing so. Those Huaweis for us are a tool, not a toy.
We knew what we buy.
30th June 2020, 10:05 PM |#4  
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Thanks for the info Raiz. You mention some "shady apps". Which is the most trusted out of them? Thanks
1st July 2020, 08:06 AM |#5  
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@antivirtel

To install Google Play on devices where it is missing it's not required that device's Android got rooted or device's bootloader got unlocked. If people say it has to be like this, they're idiots.

The Google Play package consists of at least 4 APKs that install as user-app:
1. Google Account Manager APK
2. Google Services Framework APK
3. Google Play Services APK
4. Google Play Store APK

Knowing this you've to download the 4 APKs matching your phone's Android version and OEM and install them . APKMirror is probably your best bet for trusted Google Play Store APKs.

After you reboot, you’ll find the Play Store and Google Settings shortcuts on your home screen. Tap “Play Store” and you’ll be able to sign in with an existing Google account or create a new Google account.
It may not appear to work normally after you sign in, but just give it some time. The Google Play Store and Google Play Services will automatically update themselves in the background. This may take as much as ten minutes.
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Thanks for the info Raiz. You mention some "shady apps". Which is the most trusted out of them? Thanks

Hi,
Actually none of them, because they're all paid method. Don't try that please. You can try what jwoegerbauer suggested and see if it works, but please don't pay something to root your phone, it is very unsafe and may be a scam (most of the time it is).

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