P8Max Root Guide (D-701L/D-703L)

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P8Max D-703L/D-701L Root Guide

Preparation:

1. Download the Tools for Root here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7q0s3loYhP3bWdfZk1naVVfR0U

2. Extract the content. There are 2 Folders:

Folder 1: P8Max Root Tool: TWRP Recovery.img and ADB/Fastboot tool
Folder 2: Original Recovery.img

3. Download SuperSU from https://download.chainfire.eu/696/supersu/

4. Copy SuperSU to your SD-Card.


Unlock Bootloader:

1. Get your Bootloader Code: https://emui.huawei.com/cn/plugin.php?id=unlock&mod=detail
You have to use the Chinese Site so it will work properly!
Enter your S/N numbern IMEI (You have to use your 1 IMEI number) and the Captcha.

2. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

3. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

4. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

5. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

6. Type: fastboot oem unlock xxx

xxx is the Bootloadercode

7. Type: fastboot reboot

Now it is important that you choose the right instruction below for your Android Version:

Android 5:

Install TWRP and SuperSU(Root):

1. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

2. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

3. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

4. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

5. Type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

6. Type: fastboot reboot

7. After reboot you shut down your phone again and disconnet from USB.

8. Reboot with holding Volume Up Button. Now you should boot into TWRP

9. Install SuperSU with TWRP

10. Reboot your Phone with TWRP

Android 6

Flash Insecure Boot.img


1. Download https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7q0s3loYhP3Y3lWd1FReExmbVE

2. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

3. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

4. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

5. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

6. Type: fastboot flash boot boot.img

7. Type: fastboot reboot


Install TWRP and SuperSU(Root):

1. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

2. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

3. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

4. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

5. Type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

6. Type: fastboot reboot

7. After reboot you shut down your phone again and disconnet from USB.

8. Reboot with holding Volume Up Button. Now you should boot into TWRP

9. Install SuperSU with TWRP

10. Reboot your Phone with TWRP
 
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iantaylor27

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Hi Please help , i followed steps , it flashes fastboot.img but when i reboot and press volume up , boots to emui and not twrp. what am i doing wrong?
 

CTR640

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What's the direct linkt to the chinese site for boorloader code? The link ony redirects me to the log-in, you know, email and password.
 

opasha

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Hi Please help , i followed steps , it flashes fastboot.img but when i reboot and press volume up , boots to emui and not twrp. what am i doing wrong?

You have to disconnect your phone from the USB cable otherwise it will keep booting you to the EMUI recovery. You then Hold Volume and Power Up once your phone is off, and it will immediately take you to TWRP.
 

iantaylor27

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Cheers buddy , your a star

---------- Post added at 12:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:25 AM ----------

I removed phone manager and other bloatwhere , should I switch launcher ? My gear s2 disconnects alot , could it be phone software ? Is there a way to keep Bluetooth active when screen off ?
 

opasha

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Cheers buddy , your a star

---------- Post added at 12:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:25 AM ----------

I removed phone manager and other bloatwhere , should I switch launcher ? My gear s2 disconnects alot , could it be phone software ? Is there a way to keep Bluetooth active when screen off ?
I use Nova Launcher, which I've used since my Note 1. It's fantastic and highly customizable.

The Gear S2 disconnects a lot period. I'm not a fan of it. I have a Pebble Original Watch, which stays connected without issues. I bought the Huawei Smartwatch and Gear S2 to compare. The Gear S2 had worse battery life and multiple disconnects (the same issue you are facing) even when right next to the phone. I sent it back. I'm still debating on whether or not to keep the Huawei watch. As sleek as it is, nothing beats the Pebble for practical purposes and battery life. I really look forward to whatever can get close to matching that. My Huawei watch lasts about 2.5 days without any bluetooth issues. I haven't done anything different. I think the Gear S2 just doesn't play well with this phone.
 

Phaze1585

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Where am I supposed to enter this info to get the code I need? I registered for the site, but there really isnt some place where I can enter that info.
 

Phaze1585

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I entered in my information for the unlock code over and over again, and nothing ever works, and I dont believe im doing anything wrong. So, can someone tell how they want you to enter the information they want?
 

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    P8Max D-703L/D-701L Root Guide

    Preparation:

    1. Download the Tools for Root here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7q0s3loYhP3bWdfZk1naVVfR0U

    2. Extract the content. There are 2 Folders:

    Folder 1: P8Max Root Tool: TWRP Recovery.img and ADB/Fastboot tool
    Folder 2: Original Recovery.img

    3. Download SuperSU from https://download.chainfire.eu/696/supersu/

    4. Copy SuperSU to your SD-Card.


    Unlock Bootloader:

    1. Get your Bootloader Code: https://emui.huawei.com/cn/plugin.php?id=unlock&mod=detail
    You have to use the Chinese Site so it will work properly!
    Enter your S/N numbern IMEI (You have to use your 1 IMEI number) and the Captcha.

    2. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

    3. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

    4. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

    5. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

    6. Type: fastboot oem unlock xxx

    xxx is the Bootloadercode

    7. Type: fastboot reboot

    Now it is important that you choose the right instruction below for your Android Version:

    Android 5:

    Install TWRP and SuperSU(Root):

    1. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

    2. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

    3. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

    4. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

    5. Type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    6. Type: fastboot reboot

    7. After reboot you shut down your phone again and disconnet from USB.

    8. Reboot with holding Volume Up Button. Now you should boot into TWRP

    9. Install SuperSU with TWRP

    10. Reboot your Phone with TWRP

    Android 6

    Flash Insecure Boot.img


    1. Download https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7q0s3loYhP3Y3lWd1FReExmbVE

    2. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

    3. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

    4. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

    5. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

    6. Type: fastboot flash boot boot.img

    7. Type: fastboot reboot


    Install TWRP and SuperSU(Root):

    1. Enable Developer Mode and USB-Debugging

    2. Power off your phone. Connect it with USB

    3. Reboot with holding Volume Down Button. Now you are in Fastboot & Rescue Mode

    4. Start CMD in Folder 1 as Administrator.

    5. Type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    6. Type: fastboot reboot

    7. After reboot you shut down your phone again and disconnet from USB.

    8. Reboot with holding Volume Up Button. Now you should boot into TWRP

    9. Install SuperSU with TWRP

    10. Reboot your Phone with TWRP
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    hi,
    I followed step by step the tuto, but I still have the root is not properly installed, which would have a solution? Huawei p8 dav max 701 l ...
    1
    Maybe you should not use the command to unlock ;)

    fastboot oem lock
    1
    I register for Huawei ID then waited 14 days.

    Now got my unlock codes!

    Thanks!!!
    1
    If I try to unlock my bootloader on that Huawei page, I'm getting

    "The Huawei ID used to apply for the unlock code has not been used on the device for more than 14 days".

    Is there any way to root the P8max without waiting for 14 days?! Damn Huawei!

    EDIT

    Screw Huawei, if you don't want to wait 14 days and you're willing to spend 4$ you can use DC-Unlocker to get the bootloader code. Just follow this guide, it's pretty simple:

    https://www.dc-unlocker.com/how-to-read-huawei-bootloader-unlock-code

    You also need to buy 4 credits here:

    https://www.dc-unlocker.com/buy

    Best regards
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