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Reformatting Lock - EMUI

Step one: Preparation

1. Download the phone driver from the Huawei Device website and install it
on your PC.

2. Download the ADB toolkit provided by Google and install it on your PC.
Ensure that the directory where you installed the toolkit contains the file
fastboot.exe.

Step two: Unlocking

1. Place the device in fastboot mode:

Turn off the device. (Note: Go to the settings menu and disable the fastboot
function, or power off the device, remove the battery and then wait for at least
2 seconds before reinserting the battery.) For a mobile phone, press and hold
the volume down and power keys simultaneously for at least 10 seconds (for a
tablet, press and hold the volume up and power keys).
If the above operations do not switch the device to fastboot mode, please try
the following steps:
Turn off the device. (Note: Go to the settings menu and disable the fastboot
function, or power off the device, remove the battery and then wait for at least
2 seconds before reinserting the battery.) Then insert the USB cable and press
and hold the volume down and power keys simultaneously for at least 10
seconds.

2. Connect the device to your computer:

Connect the device to your computer using a USB cable. From the computer,
open a command prompt and navigate to the directory where the ADB toolkit
is installed. Next, check that the device is connected to the computer properly
by entering “fastboot devices” in the command window and pressing Enter. If
a message such as “9e42530e fastboot” is displayed, the connection is
working.

3. Run the unlock command:

In the command prompt, enter “fastboot oem unlock ****************”,


where * refers to the 16-digit unlock password, e.g. fastboot oem unlock
1234567812345678”.

4. Wait for the device bootloader to unlock:

Enter the unlock password. Your device should then restart. If the password
is entered correctly, the device will be restored to its factory settings, after
which the device will restart and enter standby mode. This completes the
unlocking of the device’s bootloader. If an incorrect password is entered, a
message will be displayed and the device will enter standby mode.

5. Confirm whether the bootloader was unlocked successfully.

Repeat steps 1 and 2. In the computer’s command prompt, enter “fastboot


oem get-bootinfo”. Your device's bootloader will be displayed. “Bootloader
Lock State: LOCKED” indicates that the bootloader is still locked. Perform
the unlocking procedure again and check that the password was entered
correctly. “Bootloader Lock State: UNLOCKED” indicates that your device’s
bootloader has been unlocked. You can now install third-party firmware.

Note: to re-lock the bootloader after unlocking it, restore the device’s
software to the Huawei official version using a microSD card then switch the
device to fastboot mode and enter “fastboot oem unlock ****************” in
the computer’s command prompt, where * refers to the 16-digit unlock
password. The device will then restart, and the bootloader lock status will
change to “Bootloader Lock State: RELOCKED”.