Step 1: Purchase a bootloader code.
Unfortunately, since Huawei stopped providing unlock codes, there is no way around this requirement. DC Unlocker does not work with newer Huawei devices, and there are no known exploits to get around this. I have provided some options below (which have been tested by XDA members). All you need to do is provide them your IMEI, which can be found under Settings > System > About Phone.Step 2: Download ADB.
FunkyHuawei (price: $127): https://funkyshop.club/unlockcodes
Global Unlocking Solutions (price: $60): https://global-unlocking-solutions.m...se-model-below- Currently down!
Various eBay sellers: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...wei+bootloader
Alternate solution: Try asking a Huawei Service center near you. https://www.androidauthority.com/hon...ocking-933231/
Confirmed working at some locations outside of Asia.
Link here: https://dl.google.com/android/reposi...st-windows.zipStep 3: Setup your phone
And unzip it to somewhere on your computer.
Go to Settings > System > About Phone, and tap "Build Number" 7 times to unlock Developer mode. Go back to System, and tap Developer Options. Enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging.Step 4: Unlocking your device
Connect your phone to your PC via USB. Make sure you select "Transfer files" when the message pops up on your phone, and select Trust this computer when the debugging warning pops up. Open your ADB folder, hold Shift and right-click, then select "Open Powershell window" or "Open command prompt". In the next window, type "adb devices" and make sure your device is listed (If not, check to make sure USB debugging is enabled, or reconnect the USB cable.)Step 5: Install Magisk Manager.
After that, type "adb reboot bootloader". Once that is done, type "fastboot oem unlock xxx" (replace xxx with the unique code you purchased in Step 1). Warning! This will format your phone and return it to stock configuration. Your phone now has an unlocked bootloader!
Download and install the Magisk Manager app on your phone. APK here: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/...ger-v6.0.1.apkStep 6: Flashing twrp and Magisk
Download this twrp image: https://www.filehosting.org/file/det...twrp-kirin.img and place it into your ADB folder.Your Honor 8x phone is now rooted!
Then download this magisk ZIP: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/...gisk-v17.1.zip and place it on a spare Micro SD card, and put that card in the device.
Reconnect your device to the PC, again open a Powershell/Command Prompt (as in Step 4).
Type "adb reboot bootloader", then type "fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp-kirin.img". This should complete successfully. Turn off your device by holding down the power button.
Disconnect the phone from USB (do not skip this part otherwise you are unable to boot into recovery). Then hold "Volume UP" and "Power" until the blue Honor logo shows up. Release both buttons. You should see a Teamwin logo and twrp will load.
This version of twrp is a work in progress so the touchscreen does not work (this is currently being worked on by the folks at twrp builder https://twrpbuilder.github.io/. As soon as they fix it, I will update this guide!). A temporary fix is by using an OTG Cable https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....KL._SX425_.jpg and a standard USB mouse. Use it to swipe-right and select "Install". You might need to "Select storage" and choose your SD card. Find the Magisk zip and install it, then reboot.
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Edit: I will provide some instructions below if you wish to do a ota update to a newer version of EMUI (one of which was released recently for the Honor 8x).
- * The root must be removed, and phone restored to factory stock before doing a ota update. The bootloader will remain unlocked (no change).
- * Stock factory firmware currently can be restored in the Huawei eRecovery by restarting your phone, then on the "Your device has been unlocked" screen, press "Up" for three seconds. From here, you can download the latest version (This will format the phone). After updating, you must re-root from Steps 3 to 6 above (you can skip step 4).
- * There should be an easier method to update without formatting, but the current version of twrp causes issues if you try and flash the update. (Error 9, as reported by some users)
I will update the guide when this is fixed.