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[How To][Unlock Bootloader - Root] : Huawei Mate 10 (Pro/Standard/Lite)

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Since there are some request from other fellow users, i decide to create a dedicated guide thread to show the process of UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER & ROOTING the Huawei Mate 10 (FOR MATE 10 LITE, CHECK BOTTOM OF THE POST)

Warning : Unlocking bootloader and rooting your phone come with a risk of bricked devices, bootlooping, loss of data, etc. I am not responsible for any harm that can happen during the process , ALWAYS MAKE BACKUP FIRST - use Huawei Backup App to backup your data to MicroSD, or get HiSuite ready to reflash your phone in case of brick situation happen

Pre-requisites :
1. "Enable OEM unlock" & "USB Debugging" option turned on from developer options
2. ADB & Fastboot installed on your WINDOWS 7 (YES, Win 10 has problem with Mate 10 Fastboot driver. except you know how to properly install the driver manually i would suggest you do this on Windows 7) - if you havent, search "Minimal ADB & fastboot" on XDA.
UPDATE : Windows 10 driver fix can be found HERE
3. Download FunkyHuawei Tool from : HERE - ALL CREDIT GOES TO FUNKYHUAWEI for PROVIDING THE TOOL
4. Valid Huawei Account logged in on your Mate 10

UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER


1. Go to : emui.huawei.com/en/plugin/unlock/index
2. Log in using your Huawei Account, make one if you dont have it yet
3. "Agree" to Huawei unlocking agreement presented
4. Input all neccessary values related to your device (the one you want to unlock) - IMEI, Model Number etc
5. Click "Commit"
6. You will get a pop up dialog, containing your unlock KEY. Save this key or screenshot the screen, you gonna need it to unlock your phone
7. Now, plug your phone to your PC. Assumed that you got USB debugging enabled, pop up will appear on your phone screen, asking whether you want to allow the PC to access your phone or not. Authorize the request
8. Fire up ADB on your CMD/Terminal. and type
Code:
adb devices
9. Your devices should listed on your adb window, if it isn't, either you didnt install the adb driver properly, or your usb port has problem
10. Now type
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
to reboot your phone to fastboot mode
11. Once the phone is booted up to the fastboot mode screen, type this in your CMD windows :
Code:
fastboot oem unlock [your UNLOCK KEY here]
- without the brackets
12. Confirmation dialog should appear on your phone screen, give you a warning about unlocking bootloader, just go with proceeding the process (YOU WILL LOSS YOUR USER DATA]
13. Once the unlocking process is finished, your phone will boot up to initial set up stage
14. Set up everything up until you can re-enable USB Debugging option in Developer Options (you can skip all account stuff, security and elses, you gonna do it again anyay after ROOTING)
15. Plug back your phone, and from your CMD Windows, retype this code :
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
16. Your phone will rebooted to FASTBOOT MODE again - now close your CMD Windows

ROOTING


1. Now launch "FHMate10Tool.exe" which you have downloaded from the prerequisites step
2. 5 Options will be presented, and the 1st is "Root your Mate 10"
3. Type "1" and hit ENTER
4. few more dialog and instructions will be given, and Rooting process will started
5. Once the process finished, your phone will booted back to initial set up screen with all USERDATA ERASED, but with SuperSU INSTALLED

CONGRATULATION, YOU HAVE ROOTED YOUR MATE 10

Addendum :


FOR MATE 10 LITE ONLY


Use same step to unlock bootloader.

Download TWRP from HERE and SuperSU from attached.

Place SuperSU to MicroSD and place TWRP img file to your directory in PC where fastboot and adb installed

Reboot to fastboot mode,

Execute this command :
Code:
fastboot boot twrp-mate10-lite.img
Your device will boot into temporary TWRP,

Go to Terminal in TWRP and type this :

Code:
echo "systemless = true" /data/.supersu
(Tick the bottom right corner)

go back to TWRP main menu and choose "Install"

Choose external storage and choose the Supersu.zip file and flash it,

Reboot System

Your device should be rooted.

Note : this method wont install TWRP to your device. You can install it using fastboot flash recovery twrp-mate10-lite.img command, but since the TWRP is still in beta stage, i do not recommend it.

Credit to Aonja for Mate 10 Lite TWRP img
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24th November 2017, 11:54 AM |#2  
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Thanks for the info, I'm having difficulty getting a Windows 7 machine going, anyone know how to install the fastboot drivers manually on Windows 10?
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Hello. I request that you don’t link directly to the google drive download page of the FunkyHuawei tool but rather if you want to link, link to the Reddit page that explains how to use it.
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Hello. I request that you don’t link directly to the google drive download page of the FunkyHuawei tool but rather if you want to link, link to the Reddit page that explains how to use it.

Noted, can you give me latest link ?

I was using link that given to me by customer support after purchasing credit
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Noted, can you give me latest link ?

I was using link that given to me by customer support after purchasing credit

Check your PM for more info.
Basically the idea is, I might update it if a bug is found/fixed, so it should point to the latest version to avoid issues. If we have a direct link, that makes it difficult. Thanks
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Thanks for the info, I'm having difficulty getting a Windows 7 machine going, anyone know how to install the fastboot drivers manually on Windows 10?

You need to disable driver signature verification on windows 10. And install the huawei driver afterward
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Quote:
Originally Posted by duraaraa

Check your PM for more info.
Basically the idea is, I might update it if a bug is found/fixed, so it should point to the latest version to avoid issues. If we have a direct link, that makes it difficult. Thanks

Done
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@otonieru , i have mate 10 standard,

- If i rooted the phone would i still receive OTA ? and if i received and installed them, would that brick my phone or just remove the root?

and if my phone ended up being bricked, is it easy to just flash back the rom of huawei using Hisuite ?

- is it easy to unroot the phone back to original, if i needed to use back the warranty? or maybe just flash the huawei rom.
- can the root be hidden ? like magisk ?

Thank you very much for this thread, it is a must ! <3
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Two questions (sorry, I'm new to Huawei world...):
1. UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER does not void my warranty, right?
2. Will I loose root when install OTA update?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by taddzio

Two questions (sorry, I'm new to Huawei world...):
1. UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER does not void my warranty, right?
2. Will I loose root when install OTA update?

1. Yes, it voids it in most cases, but might depend on your local Huawei region.
2. Yes, you lose root.

---------- Post added at 09:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:58 PM ----------

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@otonieru , i have mate 10 standard,

- If i rooted the phone would i still receive OTA ? and if i received and installed them, would that brick my phone or just remove the root?

and if my phone ended up being bricked, is it easy to just flash back the rom of huawei using Hisuite ?

- is it easy to unroot the phone back to original, if i needed to use back the warranty? or maybe just flash the huawei rom.
- can the root be hidden ? like magisk ?

Thank you very much for this thread, it is a must ! <3

If you root you will apparently still receive OTA. Receiving an OTA will unroot your phone, but should not brick it.

You can't unroot the phone back to original. Even if you relock the bootloader, it will show relocked, not locked. There are tools which you'd need to pay for which can help in that case.

The root cannot be hidden.

Anyone who roots, I urge you, be VERY VERY careful. Huawei phones are very finnicky, brick easily (the Mate 10 even more easily than previous versions), and there is no free way to restore them if they do brick. Even with paid methods,
it's not easy.
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1. Yes, it voids it in most cases, but might depend on your local Huawei region.
2. Yes, you lose root.

---------- Post added at 09:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:58 PM ----------



If you root you will apparently still receive OTA. Receiving an OTA will unroot your phone, but should not brick it.

You can't unroot the phone back to original. Even if you relock the bootloader, it will show relocked, not locked. There are tools which you'd need to pay for which can help in that case.

The root cannot be hidden.

Anyone who roots, I urge you, be VERY VERY careful. Huawei phones are very finnicky, brick easily (the Mate 10 even more easily than previous versions), and there is no free way to restore them if they do brick. Even with paid methods,
it's not easy.

Dunno but you people are scaring me of rooting huawei :P tho i have rooted and flashed so many roms on my LG and other phones...

I mean if i follow the procedures and use your tool wouldn't that just work ? or there are factors that may affect it
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