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Honor to temporarily allow bootloader unlocks

The Honor 7X. (Source: Huawei)
The Honor 7X. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei, and Honor by extension, ended support for bootloader unlocks a few months ago. However, Honor has re-opened the window for unlocks, but with a number of extremely limiting conditions.

Huawei ended its bootloader unlock program a few months ago, with users of all the company’s devices who hadn’t gotten their unlock codes by July 22 being left in the lurch. The company’s sub-brand, Honor, may be set to bring back bootloader unlocks, but there are a few caveats.

According to the XDA post, users of Honor devices will be able to get their unlock codes as long as a few conditions are metaphorical

    • The user must be a registered XDA forum member

    • It’s Honor-exclusive, so devices with the Huawei branding are ineligible

There’s also the fact that there’s a limited number of codes that will be given shared out. Not randomly, though, as users who come first will get their’s first, and so on. Lastly, it’s unknown when users who apply will actually get the codes, although the post touts "several weeks".

Of course, like with the regular unlock process, users will have to submit information including details like their serial number, MeID, IMEI, and the reason for wanting to unlock the bootloader. 

While this is an improvement, it’d be much better if the company started supporting unlocks again, as Huawei/Honor devices have undoubtedly become a lot less attractive to the enthusiast community.  

Do note that this was announced a couple of days ago, so interested parties who are yet to apply may want to do so now.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-09- 9 (Update: 2018-09- 9)