If you are an owner of a smartphone and you’re interested in tech and exploring new things then probably you may have heard about the bootloader.
Anyhow, here is also a short description of what it is and then you can go ahead and learn how to get the unlocking code and unlock Huawei P9 Lite.
The bootloader is a piece of code or program that starts whenever a device is powered on.
There is a bootloader on every device, it is not specific only to Android so you can find one in every device that has an operating system such as a smartphone, tablet, PC etc.
For Android devices, there is only one bootloader but for computers that have two operating systems might have also two different bootloaders.
But let’s get back to Android. Once you power on your device the bootloader determines whether to run Android or to boot into Recovery Mode which is independent and separate from the Android operating system.
You may ask the question “Why Manufacturers lock the bootloader”
The answer is pretty simple. They don’t like you to install another operating system besides the official firmware provided by them. This doesn’t happen will all the manufacturers. Some release the devices with a locked bootloader so for tech geeks this is a time saver.
Now, let’s get back to the main point of this article. We will show you here how to unlock the bootloader on Huawei P9 Lite. There is a step by step guide below you can follow and for any question feel free to ask in the comments section.
How to Unlock Bootloader Huawei P9 Lite
To unlock the bootloader on your Huawei P9 Lite go to the Unlocking Code website. Login the site with the Huawei ID that you made on Huawei Cloud or Themes Store.
If the site above is not working then go to this site.
To get the unlocking code you have to use the Serial Number which is written in the box of your phone. It should look something like HUAWEI VNS-L21 or similar. Fill all the box and the captcha also and click Submit to get the Unlocking Code.
With that code you can easily unlock Huawei P9 Lite bootloader.
If the product ID is incorrect as the website says then you should download the attached PC Software “Huawei Product ID Generator”.
Download it and extract the zip file. Open the folder and from there you will be able to generate a Product ID for your phone. Write down the code you will receive and then go to your phone Settings > About Phone > Build Number. Tap several times on it until a message appears and says “You’re now a developer”
Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.
Now connect your phone to PC through a USB cable and select the MTP/Files. You will also need to download and install ADB drivers. You can follow this quick guide to install and properly configure on your device.
Open the ADB folder and right-click on a blank space.
Choose “Open Command Window” here and then connect your phone to the computer as a media device.
Now, once the phone is connected to computer write down the following code:
- adb reboot bootloader
The device will reboot and then you should type the following code:
- fastboot oem unlock ********
Replace the asterisk with the unlock code and hit Enter, the bootloader should be unlocked now. Reboot your phone and you’re good to go. Now you can go and root your device, install a custom recovery and also a custom ROM.