Unlock Huawei Honor 8X Bootloader and Root Honor 8X

Honor 8X is Huawei’s new budget Android smartphone and for $250, you can’t go wrong with it. The device has pretty decent specs for its price and if you have already bought one, it’s time to unlock its bootloader and root Honor 8X.

  • Note: Unlocking Bootloader will format your device. Backup any important data before proceeding.

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How to Unlock Honor 8X Bootloader

Step 1: Get the Honor 8X Bootloader Unlock Code

Unfortunately, Huawei has stopped support for unlocking its devices officially and if you still want to unlock them, you have to spend some money to get the unlock code.

To get the unlock code you have to send your device IMEI# to any of the below-listed services. These services are tested by XDA members so you should be getting what you are paying for. You can find your device IMEI by dialing *#06# on your phone or by going into Settings > System > About Phone.

Step 2: Unlock Huawei Honor 8X Bootloader

Once you have the bootloader unlock code for your device, just follow the below steps.

  1. Download ADB and unzip it on your computer.
  2. On your phone, go to Settings > System > About Phone, and tap “Build Number” 7 times to unlock Developer options.
  3. Now, go to Settings > System > Developer Options and check Checked USB debugging and OEM Unlock option.
  4. Connect your device to PC and authorize/trust your computer when the popup appears on your device after connecting it.
  5. Now open the ADB folder you have downloaded, hold Shift + right-click, and select “Open Powershell window” or “Open command prompt.”
  6. Type,

    adb reboot bootloader
  7. After your device reboots, type,

    fastboot oem unlock [unlock code you have purchased without brackets]
  8. Your phone will reboot with bootloader unlocked.

Root Huawei Honor 8X

Pre-requisites

Steps:

  1. Connect your device to PC.
  2. Copy Magisk Manager zip file on your phone’s internal storage or SD card.
  3. Open the ADB folder, hold Shift + right-click, and select “Open Powershell window” or “Open command prompt.”
  4. Type,

    adb reboot bootloader
  5. After your device reboots, type,

    fastboot flash [recoveryname].img
  6. Disconnect your device from PC and hold Volume UP + Power button until the blue Honor logo appears. Your device will now boot TWRP recovery. (Note: This TWRP recovery doesn’t support touchscreen yet so you have to use an OTG cable and Mouse to use the recovery.)
  7. In TWRP recovery, click on Install, select the Magisk Manager zip file that you copied earlier and flash it.
  8. Reboot.

Congratulations! You now have a rooted Honor 8X with custom recovery installed. Happy modding!