After the launch of Honor 9 Lite, many Android geeks are looking for the various methods to root it. But, before rooting your Android phone, the essential part is to unlock the bootloader of it. So, in this article, I am going to list the steps with which you can successfully unlock the Bootloader of Honor 9 Lite.
Basically, the bootloader is a code which runs when we turn on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk, and gets the boot process going. So this process is known as Unlocking Bootloader.
Before starting the actual unlock operation you first have to consider the prerequisites list down below:
- Unlocking the Bootloader is considered as the complex process. For this, you need a computer or a notebook along with your phone and its USB cord.
- Take the full backup your phone, because this process may wipe your data.
- Make your Honor 9 Lite charge up to 70% to avoid any technical error.
- Don’t use the below-given steps on any other smartphone or tablet.
- Now note your IMEI no by dialing *#06# also make note of the ProductId by dialing # *#1357946#*#*.
- Register on Huawei website to Get The Unlock Code. For this, Click Here.
- Download and Install ADB Fastboot on your PC.
- Operations like rooting, unlocking bootloader and flashing are not recommended by the company. Doing these may void the Warranty of your phone.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Honor 9 Lite
Step 1: First, you have to Enable the Developer Options on your Honor 9 Lite. This is the hidden option and you have to enable it to allows bootloader unlocking.
For this, go to the “Settings” and then head towards “About Phone” at the end of the settings menu. Now scroll down and tap the “Build number” option seven times rapidly. After this, you will see a message “Congratulations, you are now a developer!“.
Step 2: After enabling the Developers Mode, now go back to Settings. There you will see the Developers Option is now available. Now, tap on the Developer Option and enable the switch next to the “OEM unlocking” setting.
Step 3: Now, you have to go to the link of official website of Honor. The link is provided in the PRE-REQUISITE section. Register on Huawei website to get unlock code.
Step 4: You need to Login with Huawei id or Sign Up with a new one.
Step 5: After login, you will see Huawei Portal. On that portal, click on the “Download” option and then on Bootloader unlock page.
Step 6: Now, it will ask for your nickname. Type it and Agree to the Unlocking agreement.
Step 7: Now, you will again be asked for some details. Fill then correctly and submit the form.
Step 8: After this, you will get an Unlock Code. Save it somewhere properly.
Step 9: Once you have successfully extracted the ADB Fastboot tool, go to that extracted folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
Step 10: Now, connect your Honor 9 Lite Phone to PC via USB cable.
Step 11: After connecting your phone, check whether your device is connected to Command window properly by typing the following command:
Step 12: Now, you have to Reboot your Honor 9 Lite Bootloader. For doing this, type the following Command in the Command Prompt windows:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 13: After executing the above command, your device will boot into bootloader. If it doesn’t boot, then please make sure your cable and USB drivers have been installed properly.
Step 14: Once your phone reboot into bootloader, make sure your phone shows the bootloader locked and then type the command below to make sure fastboot drivers are installed properly.
The above-mentioned command will display all the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up there, then you can proceed further. Once your device is shown after execution of the above commend, then type the following command to unlock the bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock
Step 15: After execution of above command, the unlocking process will start. Wait for the process to complete. After this, run the following command to reboot your device:
After the rebooting process will complete, you can disconnect your phone from your computer. But, one thing which you have to note that the first time your device boots after unlocking the bootloader will take longer than usual. Now, restart your phone and run through initial setup again. You are done now, the Bootloader of your Honor 9 Lite is Unlocked. Now, you can easily root your device.
So, this is all for this article. Hope you have successfully unlocked the bootloader if your Honor 9 Lite. If you have any question, then please comment below.
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