Bootloader unlock and ROOT tutorial Huawei honor note 10 (codename Ravel)

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7gismo

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Hello Huawei Honor Note 10 owners,

I've been asked by a member of the xda community to create a short and brief tutorial how to get the ROOT installed on this magnificent device. As many of you know, Huawei are not exactly very friendly releasing the unlock method for a bootloader since earlier this year, so we must be looking for other ways how to get it done ourselves.

So here we go:

1) UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER
The only official way how to get the bootloader unlocked right now, is to pay for this type of service. I had my unlock code delivered fairly fast from the following website:

https://global-unlocking-solutions.miiduu.com/bootloader-unlock-codes-choose-model-below

There are 2 options there, a slow one for $20 and a fast one for $23. Naturally I voted for the faster one to have my device unlocked as soon as possible. Main thing is: it works! Here are the steps how to get the bootloader unlocked for Huawei honor note 10:

a) Go to Settings -> About Phone or Settings -> System -> About Phone and tap on build number 7-8 times. You will see a message “You are now a developer”. At this point head back to Settings and you will see an option called Developer Options. Enable USB debugging on your device now.

b) download and install 15 seconds adb installer on your laptop/PC (ideally running Windows), get the file from here:
https://androidmtk.com/download-15-seconds-adb-installer

c) to ensure you have the correct drivers running for your smarthpone, you might want to install Huawei's HiSuite software found here:
https://consumer.huawei.com/minisite/HiSuite_en/

d) download the following zip package platform-tools_r28.0.1-windows from the source here:
http://mirrors.zzu.edu.cn/android/repository/?C=M;O=D

e) boot your phone into fastboot/bootloader mode.

Make sure the phone is turned on and connect it to computer using usb cable.
Open command prompt/power shell pressing SHIFT+right click (touchpad or mouse) on Windows. It will be a dark blue command screen. You must execute this step inside the platform-tools folder from step d)

Type in the following line: adb reboot bootloader. Your phone reboots to fastboot mode in a few seconds.

Now type in another line: fastboot device. Your phone will be listed as a combination of letter and numbers.

Last line to type: fastboot oem unlock **********. The stars represent your unique unlock code that was given to you from the website above.

You will see a warning message about Unlock Bootloader, use Volume buttons to navigate to Yes (highlighted in red) and Power button to select Yes.

Your device will now reboot, wipe all data and then boot back into Android. Your Note 10's bootloader has been just unlocked, congratulations!

2) FLASH TWRP recovery to HUAWEI HONOR NOTE 10

a) first you need to download the following apk as listed by bark1234: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AizwhfImY2xzgadtepfbKJ1BQqxMvg
You can open it up using winrar and just extract the twrp.img file from it. Keep this file as it is the actual TWRP. It is important that you move the twrp.img file in the platform-tools folder, don't skip this step!

b) Turn off your phone. Press and hold Power + Volume Down until you see a fastboot screen.

Or you can also boot into fastboot mode while device is on. Just connect the phone to laptop/PC using usb cable. Open command prompt/power shell from within the platform-tools folder and execute the following lines:

type the familiar line: adb reboot bootloader

next line to type: fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp.img. You will see that command executed successfully in matter of second.

last line to type: fastboot reboot. As soon as you execute this last command line, remove the USB cable and keep pressing Volume UP, so the device will boot to TWRP. If you don't do it quickly enough, your phone just reboots back to system. But no worries, TWRP is already there!

3) ROOT HUAWEI HONOR NOTE 10

a) download the latest stable Magisk zip file from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/official-magisk-v7-universal-systemless-t3473445.
Have it ready there, make sure to keep it on your phone's internal memory under one of the folders (I kept it under Downloads folder).

b) Switch off your phone and reboot it by holding volume up + power button. You will boot into TWRP recovery. Be patient there, you might want to hold both buttons for a good while until you see the TWRP screen.
NOTE: In my case the TWRP was encrypted, because I had my lock screen password active (under security settings in system). To bypass this, I just switched lock screen feature completely off. This way TWRP stopped asking for the password and I could proceed with flashing procedure without a problem.

c) Once you're inside TWRP, just locate the Magisk zip file and flash it. Just like that:). Then you can reboot back to system.

d) download the Magisk file manager from the same source where you download the Magisk zip file: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/official-magisk-v7-universal-systemless-t3473445

Now you're rooted:good:


IMPORTANT NOTE: I will not be held responsible if anyone bricks their HUAWEI HONOR NOTE 10 following this tutorial. It works for me, hopefully it will work for you, too.
 
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letschky

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Anyone has already tried that?
The site does not look very serious to me.
In addition, I would wait until there is an official firmware if something goes wrong.
 

7gismo

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Anyone has already tried that?
The site does not look very serious to me.
In addition, I would wait until there is an official firmware if something goes wrong.

I was able to achieve all of the above. I understand your concerns about that website's appearance. But... the unlock code works. You can pay per PayPal in case things go south.

You can download official firmware online. The latest one I was able to locate and download was the 125 build version. Although admittedly I haven't tested that version...

For now my phone is rooted, running on the latest 132 build?.

P. S. I can only imagine there will be "more trustworthy" bootloader unlocking service available in some time. And hopefully cheaper, too. Right now this is the next best thing and for those ones who are impatient to wait (like myself) can benefit from it.

Hope this helps?.
 

letschky

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I was able to achieve all of the above. I understand your concerns about that website's appearance. But... the unlock code works. You can pay per PayPal in case things go south.

You can download official firmware online. The latest one I was able to locate and download was the 125 build version. Although admittedly I haven't tested that version...

For now my phone is rooted, running on the latest 132 build.

P. S. I can only imagine there will be "more trustworthy" bootloader unlocking service available in some time. And hopefully cheaper, too. Right now this is the next best thing and for those ones who are impatient to wait (like myself) can benefit from it.

Hope this helps?.

ok thanks
i know ,i come from the Honor Note 8 and Unlock with DC Unlocker.
23 USD it´s ok ,you can always use the code.
Where did you find the B125 firmware?

---------- Post added at 02:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:41 PM ----------

Now successfully Rooted. Thanks a lot guys. all because of xda camaraderie.

And i was able to get full rom 125 package. Will share onedrive link in few hours.

One Question,after unlock Bootloader delete that all Data (Factory Reset)?
 

7gismo

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ok thanks
i know ,i come from the Honor Note 8 and Unlock with DC Unlocker.
23 USD it´s ok ,you can always use the code.
Where did you find the B125 firmware?

I'd be careful flashing it (haven't tried it myself), but here's the source:

http://androidhost.ru/41z

Androidhost.ru offers 3 firmware versions for Note 10, with an exception of the latest one. But I believe there's the 132 build floating somewhere around Chinese forums, but that's beyond my powers, as it requires creating accounts and point systems and so on...


And yes, bootloader unlock wipes your data, so you'll be back to a fresh system. Just make a backup from the system settings beforehand and you'll be good. Worked for me?.
 
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I'd be careful flashing it (haven't tried it myself), but here's the source:

http://androidhost.ru/41z

Androidhost.ru offers 3 firmware versions for Note 10, with an exception of the latest one. But I believe there's the 132 build floating somewhere around Chinese forums, but that's beyond my powers, as it requires creating accounts and point systems and so on...

Thank you Downloading..
 

letschky

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No problem at all. Please keep us posted in case you decide to play with that firmware...

Cheers ?

I just need them as security if something happens, but I'll do it tomorrow

---------- Post added at 03:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:11 PM ----------

ok now I have bought the unlock code, 1-20min for 23usd
 

7gismo

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I just need them as security if something happens, but I'll do it tomorrow

---------- Post added at 03:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:11 PM ----------

ok now I have bought the unlock code, 1-20min for 23usd

Good stuff. Keep us updated whether it works for you or not, when you get a chance. Thanks?.
 

7gismo

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So guyz who is rooted what can you do now ? what can be done better? can you change build.prop? from china to EU ?

To be honest, I'm not sure if i want to go that far as I'm OK with the way I have things setup right now... perhaps the others who rooted their Notes can be of more help?
 

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Now successfully Rooted. Thanks a lot guys. all because of xda camaraderie.

And i was able to get full rom 125 package. Yes i downloaded it from http://androidhost.ru/41z, so be careful while flashing, i haven't tried it yet.

Here : https://1drv.ms/u/s!AizwhfImY2xzgag8-DCUTfaIvpWcCw

Thanx for the faster Download!

---------- Post added at 10:01 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:50 AM ----------

Good stuff. Keep us updated whether it works for you or not, when you get a chance. Thanks.

Ok,i test it in 2-3 Hours and give the Feedback.
 

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Ok,what i test.
Unlock Bootloader works.
Twrp works
Downgrade failed from 132 to 125 at 99% bit it shows in Settings-Phone Info 125
Update to 132 works
Update via Hi Suite from 125 to 132 works
Back to Stock with eRecovery to 132 works.
Root not testing but later

---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

Update:Bootloader is locked if you downgrade from 132 to 125!Unlock again.Phone Locked,not Relocked.So original condition that's good
Uploading the Full 132 Rom maybe you can do something with it,it is from Hi Suite Update
 
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Ok,what i test.
Unlock Bootloader works.
Twrp works
Downgrade failed from 132 to 125 at 99% bit it shows in Settings-Phone Info 125
Update to 132 works
Update via Hi Suite from 125 to 132 works
Back to Stock with eRecovery to 132 works.
Root not testing but later

---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

Update:Bootloader is locked if you downgrade from 132 to 125!Unlock again.Phone Locked,not Relocked.So original condition that's good
Uploading the Full 132 Rom maybe you can do something with it,it is from Hi Suite Update

Thanks a lot for all the input, much appreciated!. When you say your bootloader got locked again, can you actually reuse the unlock code over and over again if you want to have the bootloader unlocked again, is that correct? I just wonder if we have to unlock the bootloader again in case there's a future update released from Huawei to a newer build (higher than 132).
 

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See 4 screenshots attached:cool:
Nice thx ill be the receiving the phone in a few days and was kinda bumbed out when i found out it couldn't be unlocked/rooted. its gonna cost me a little but i will be worth it for use with adaway, viper4android and luckypatcher etc.
 

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Thanks a lot for all the input, much appreciated!. When you say your bootloader got locked again, can you actually reuse the unlock code over and over again if you want to have the bootloader unlocked again, is that correct? I just wonder if we have to unlock the bootloader again in case there's a future update released from Huawei to a newer build (higher than 132).

yes the bootloader code can be used again and again
 
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    Hello Huawei Honor Note 10 owners,

    I've been asked by a member of the xda community to create a short and brief tutorial how to get the ROOT installed on this magnificent device. As many of you know, Huawei are not exactly very friendly releasing the unlock method for a bootloader since earlier this year, so we must be looking for other ways how to get it done ourselves.

    So here we go:

    1) UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER
    The only official way how to get the bootloader unlocked right now, is to pay for this type of service. I had my unlock code delivered fairly fast from the following website:

    https://global-unlocking-solutions.miiduu.com/bootloader-unlock-codes-choose-model-below

    There are 2 options there, a slow one for $20 and a fast one for $23. Naturally I voted for the faster one to have my device unlocked as soon as possible. Main thing is: it works! Here are the steps how to get the bootloader unlocked for Huawei honor note 10:

    a) Go to Settings -> About Phone or Settings -> System -> About Phone and tap on build number 7-8 times. You will see a message “You are now a developer”. At this point head back to Settings and you will see an option called Developer Options. Enable USB debugging on your device now.

    b) download and install 15 seconds adb installer on your laptop/PC (ideally running Windows), get the file from here:
    https://androidmtk.com/download-15-seconds-adb-installer

    c) to ensure you have the correct drivers running for your smarthpone, you might want to install Huawei's HiSuite software found here:
    https://consumer.huawei.com/minisite/HiSuite_en/

    d) download the following zip package platform-tools_r28.0.1-windows from the source here:
    http://mirrors.zzu.edu.cn/android/repository/?C=M;O=D

    e) boot your phone into fastboot/bootloader mode.

    Make sure the phone is turned on and connect it to computer using usb cable.
    Open command prompt/power shell pressing SHIFT+right click (touchpad or mouse) on Windows. It will be a dark blue command screen. You must execute this step inside the platform-tools folder from step d)

    Type in the following line: adb reboot bootloader. Your phone reboots to fastboot mode in a few seconds.

    Now type in another line: fastboot device. Your phone will be listed as a combination of letter and numbers.

    Last line to type: fastboot oem unlock **********. The stars represent your unique unlock code that was given to you from the website above.

    You will see a warning message about Unlock Bootloader, use Volume buttons to navigate to Yes (highlighted in red) and Power button to select Yes.

    Your device will now reboot, wipe all data and then boot back into Android. Your Note 10's bootloader has been just unlocked, congratulations!

    2) FLASH TWRP recovery to HUAWEI HONOR NOTE 10

    a) first you need to download the following apk as listed by bark1234: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AizwhfImY2xzgadtepfbKJ1BQqxMvg
    You can open it up using winrar and just extract the twrp.img file from it. Keep this file as it is the actual TWRP. It is important that you move the twrp.img file in the platform-tools folder, don't skip this step!

    b) Turn off your phone. Press and hold Power + Volume Down until you see a fastboot screen.

    Or you can also boot into fastboot mode while device is on. Just connect the phone to laptop/PC using usb cable. Open command prompt/power shell from within the platform-tools folder and execute the following lines:

    type the familiar line: adb reboot bootloader

    next line to type: fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp.img. You will see that command executed successfully in matter of second.

    last line to type: fastboot reboot. As soon as you execute this last command line, remove the USB cable and keep pressing Volume UP, so the device will boot to TWRP. If you don't do it quickly enough, your phone just reboots back to system. But no worries, TWRP is already there!

    3) ROOT HUAWEI HONOR NOTE 10

    a) download the latest stable Magisk zip file from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/official-magisk-v7-universal-systemless-t3473445.
    Have it ready there, make sure to keep it on your phone's internal memory under one of the folders (I kept it under Downloads folder).

    b) Switch off your phone and reboot it by holding volume up + power button. You will boot into TWRP recovery. Be patient there, you might want to hold both buttons for a good while until you see the TWRP screen.
    NOTE: In my case the TWRP was encrypted, because I had my lock screen password active (under security settings in system). To bypass this, I just switched lock screen feature completely off. This way TWRP stopped asking for the password and I could proceed with flashing procedure without a problem.

    c) Once you're inside TWRP, just locate the Magisk zip file and flash it. Just like that:). Then you can reboot back to system.

    d) download the Magisk file manager from the same source where you download the Magisk zip file: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/official-magisk-v7-universal-systemless-t3473445

    Now you're rooted:good:


    IMPORTANT NOTE: I will not be held responsible if anyone bricks their HUAWEI HONOR NOTE 10 following this tutorial. It works for me, hopefully it will work for you, too.
    3
    Now successfully Rooted. Thanks a lot guys. all because of xda camaraderie.

    And i was able to get full rom 125 package. Yes i downloaded it from http://androidhost.ru/41z, so be careful while flashing, i haven't tried it yet.

    Here : https://1drv.ms/u/s!AizwhfImY2xzgag8-DCUTfaIvpWcCw
    2
    I have ordered from https://global-unlocking-solutions.miiduu.com/bootloader-unlock-codes-choose-model-below and got the code in 3-4 hours. though i ordered 1-20 mins one, buts thats okay.

    Finally i can confirm the mentioned website works for bootloader unlock code.
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    ok thanks
    i know ,i come from the Honor Note 8 and Unlock with DC Unlocker.
    23 USD it´s ok ,you can always use the code.
    Where did you find the B125 firmware?

    I'd be careful flashing it (haven't tried it myself), but here's the source:

    http://androidhost.ru/41z

    Androidhost.ru offers 3 firmware versions for Note 10, with an exception of the latest one. But I believe there's the 132 build floating somewhere around Chinese forums, but that's beyond my powers, as it requires creating accounts and point systems and so on...


    And yes, bootloader unlock wipes your data, so you'll be back to a fresh system. Just make a backup from the system settings beforehand and you'll be good. Worked for me?.
    1
    Ok,what i test.
    Unlock Bootloader works.
    Twrp works
    Downgrade failed from 132 to 125 at 99% bit it shows in Settings-Phone Info 125
    Update to 132 works
    Update via Hi Suite from 125 to 132 works
    Back to Stock with eRecovery to 132 works.
    Root not testing but later

    ---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

    Update:Bootloader is locked if you downgrade from 132 to 125!Unlock again.Phone Locked,not Relocked.So original condition that's good
    Uploading the Full 132 Rom maybe you can do something with it,it is from Hi Suite Update