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By wimbet, Huawei and honor Rep on 2nd February 2016, 10:00 PM
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I just confirmed this is working with a retail unit of honor 5X - US model (KIW-L24)
  1. Visit the EMUI global site - http://emui.huawei.com/en/plugin.php...nload&mod=list
  2. Click Unlock Bootloader
  3. Sign in to Huawei ID
  4. Accept the unlocking agreement
  5. Enter device information and click Submit
  6. Get code and enjoy

If you experience any error, please use the contact us link on the page.

Please read the full Unlocking Agreement:

"Thank you for supporting Huawei Device products. Huawei Device has granted bootloader unlocking permission for its latest mobile phones, tablets and official firmware. Unlocking the bootloader enables you to flash third-party firmware to your device.

However, unlocking the bootloader carries the following risks:
1.Huawei ensures that product hardware and software are optimized for your device, but after you unlock the bootloader, Huawei cannot guarantee optimum performance or that all functions will operate normally.
2.Most third-party firmware has not been adequately tested and has poor compatibility with Huawei devices, which will affect your device’s stability or even cause damage to your device’s hardware. For example, some firmware may result in excessive power consumption that reduces your device’s standby time and battery lifespan, or the RF performance of your device may be impaired, which may lead to network search failure or poor call quality. Some firmware may even prevent your device from starting and you will not be able to restore the system, meaning that your device will be rendered unusable.
3.Third-party firmware may be vulnerable to malicious software attacks. For this reason, data security cannot be guaranteed. For example, your personal data such as contacts, messages, and location data may be disclosed. Malicious software may also send SMS messages to subscribe to paid services or make calls in the background, incurring inadvertent charges. Malicious software may even be used by others to monitor your device.
4.Some functions will no longer work after you unlock the bootloader. For example, you will no longer be able to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) keys and digital content that you have purchased. Upgrading software using Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) or a microSD card may fail or your device may not function properly after upgrading.
Unlocking the bootloader may result in unpredictable consequences for your device, including but not limited to those listed above. The user shall be held responsible in the event that the device malfunctions and cannot be recovered. Huawei will record your unlock request information; for software and hardware failures arising as a result of unlocking the bootloader, Huawei repair centers can provide repair services charged at the standard rate for repair work outside the scope of the warranty."
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2nd February 2016, 10:54 PM |#2  
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What do we do with the Unlock code? Is there a computer program needed to unlock? I have code but am not sure what to do with it now.
2nd February 2016, 11:03 PM |#3  
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What do we do with the Unlock code? Is there a computer program needed to unlock? I have code but am not sure what to do with it now.

Boot into the bootloader then type this command "fastboot oem unlock code"

Put your code where it says code
3rd February 2016, 12:12 AM |#4  
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Boot into the bootloader then type this command "fastboot oem unlock code"

Put your code where it says code

Thanks but How do you boot into the boot loader? Is it done on the phone or on computer?

Edit-I don't have computer available now.
3rd February 2016, 01:08 AM |#5  
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Thanks but How do you boot into the boot loader? Is it done on the phone or on computer?

Edit-I don't have computer available now.

You need a computer to unlock it through adb and fastboot
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You need a computer to unlock it through adb and fastboot

OK. I figured that much. So I got started on a laptop but I got errors. I already "Enabled OEM Unlock" after I got an error (Necessary to Unlock FRP).

Then I got another error that doesnt show much. It says FAILED (remote: Invalid Key, unlock fail) finished 18 sec.

Any ideas what Im doing wrong??

Edit- Nevermind I unlocked it fine. Bootloader is unlocked now.
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I cant adb into the phone. It gives me these errors:

adb reboot bootloader
adb server is out of date. killing...
* daemon started successfully *
error: device not found
4th February 2016, 01:04 PM |#8  
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I cant adb into the phone. It gives me these errors:

adb reboot bootloader
adb server is out of date. killing...
* daemon started successfully *
error: device not found

YouTube my friend how to install adb.
I installed on Windows 10 64 bits and working.


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4th February 2016, 04:39 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by wimbet

I just confirmed this is working with a retail unit of honor 5X - US model (KIW-L24)

  1. Visit the EMUI global site - http://emui.huawei.com/en/plugin.php...nload&mod=list
  2. Click Unlock Bootloader
  3. Sign in to Huawei ID
  4. Accept the unlocking agreement
  5. Enter device information and click Submit
  6. Get code and enjoy

If you experience any error, please use the contact us link on the page.

Every time I have logged into the Huawei site, things look slightly different. I assume they are updating things. However, I cannot get to the unlock agreement. I visit the link to the EMUI global site, I click unlock the bootloader, then it no longer asks for my ID. Instead it comes up with a "Create Nickname" page. No matter what I enter, it says "HWLOGIN_NICKERROR". Hopefully someone else has run into this and can redirect me to the right location.

Thanks in advance!
4th February 2016, 05:46 PM |#10  
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the site is all in a foreign language. I don't know how you guys are reading this
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