Huawei Android Unlocker V1.2: A Free and Open-Source Tool to Unlock Your Huawei Device
If you own a Huawei device that runs on a HiSilicon Kirin processor, you might be interested in unlocking its bootloader to install custom ROMs, root it, or perform other modifications. However, Huawei stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes in 2018, making it difficult for users to customize their devices. Fortunately, there is a free and open-source tool that can help you unlock your Huawei device without paying for third-party services or risking your device's security. The tool is called Huawei Android Unlocker V1.2, and it works with several Huawei and Honor models that have Kirin 960/659/655 chipsets.
Huawei Android Unlocker V1.2 is based on PotatoNV, a project by developer Andrey Smirnoff that cracked the bootloader unlock code generation algorithm for Kirin devices. The tool also uses a low-level bootloader flashing method discovered by XDA Senior Member hackintosh5, which requires users to access the test points on the device's motherboard. The tool is easy to use and has a simple graphical user interface that guides you through the unlocking process.
To use Huawei Android Unlocker V1.2, you need to download it from the official website and install it on your Windows PC. You also need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed on your PC, as well as the latest USB drivers for your device. You also need to backup your data before proceeding, as unlocking the bootloader will erase everything on your device.
Once you have everything ready, you need to open up your device and locate the test points on the motherboard. You can find detailed instructions and pictures for each supported device on the tool's website. You need to connect the test points with a metal tweezer or a wire while connecting your device to your PC via USB. This will put your device in VCOM_DOWNLOAD mode, which allows the tool to flash the bootloader.
After that, you need to run Huawei Android Unlocker V1.2 on your PC and select your device model from the drop-down menu. The tool will then detect your device and generate an unlock code for it. You can copy the unlock code and paste it in a text file for later use. The tool will also flash a custom recovery (TWRP) on your device, which will allow you to root it or install custom ROMs.
Finally, you need to reboot your device into fastboot mode by holding the power and volume down buttons together. You can then use ADB commands to unlock the bootloader using the unlock code you obtained earlier. For example, if your unlock code is 1234567890, you can type the following command in the ADB terminal:
fastboot oem unlock 1234567890
You should see a confirmation message on your device's screen asking you to confirm the unlocking process. Press the volume up button to confirm and wait for the process to finish. Your device will then reboot automatically and you will have an unlocked bootloader.
Congratulations! You have successfully unlocked your Huawei device using Huawei Android Unlocker V1.2. You can now enjoy the freedom of customizing your device as you wish.