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How to Unlock the Huawei P8 Lite Bootloader

The Huawei P8 Lite is not the best Android powered device out there, but you can make the best out of its performance if you choose to perform a few tweaking operations. In this way you can customize, optimize and personalize the internal system and you can remove all the factory and default restrictions which are usually slowing down the Android platform. So, in that respect you should read and apply this dedicated step by step guide through which you can learn how to easily unlock the Huawei P8 Lite bootloader.

Unlocking the bootloader is in fact the first operation you must complete if you want to use your Huawei P8 Lite on full power. This process is essential as only after applying it you will be able to perform other tweaking operations. Thus, if you are an advanced user or if you want to become one you shouldn’t skip this tutorial. Below you can read about the advantages related with this process and also about the risks which are implied. Also, i will show you how to prepare your smartphone for the actual unlock operation, so you have nothing to worry about.

This is an unofficial operation. The bootloader is a small program which runs by default on your Huawei P8 Lite. In fact, your phone can’t run without it – the bootloader loads the Android OS, essential start-un programs and built-in features from the ROM memory into the RAM partition each time you boot or reboot your device. However, also by default, this small program will be pre-installed with various factory restrictions. These restrictions will not let you gain further control over your phone’s internal system.

So, you can already tell why unlocking the bootloader is an unofficial operation. The irony however is that Huawei is supporting this process, even though by completing it you will lose your P8 Lite warranty. Yes, that’s right, starting from now you won’t be able to reclaim your phone’s warranty any more – even if your device will get bricked, taking it back to service will imply in paying for the technical assistance. That’s why, a good idea might be to learn how to manually address the most common Android problems – such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating situations, screen freeze, alerts, total blackouts and so on.

Now, as already pointed out during the introduction from above, you should learn how to unlock the Huawei P8 Lite bootloader if you want to use your phone on full power. Basically, after completing this tutorial you will gain more control over the internal system of your handset. That’s why further tweaking procedures can be then applied – here you have some examples of custom operations that can be applied once the bootloader is unlocked: gaining root access, installing a custom recovery image such as CWM or TWRP recovery, flashing custom kernels, updating with custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, AOKP or Paranoid Android, overclocking or undervolting your Android device, make Nandroid backups, install complex apps and lot more.

But, before doing so you must save your personal data, info, accounts and files. Otherwise, you might end up in losing everything – a hard reset might be initiated and clearing app data cache might become a must. Therefore, in order to keep everything safe and secured you must use backup and restore tools in order to place what’s personal in safe hands – contacts, call logs, text messages, internet settings, IMEI / NVRAM data, EFS folder, images, videos, audio files, calendar info, saved passwords and so on. The backup can be applied within minutes if you choose to sync your data with your account, if you download compatible apps from Google Play or if you use other cloud storage platforms.

Also, since this operation can be completed only in a manual matter, you must make sure that a computer can be used. On your computer a good idea will be to temporarily deactivate the security protection – it might interfere with our work. Also, your Huawei P8 Lite and its USB cable must be near you. Furthermore, your phone’s USB drivers must be installed on your PC. Afterwards, on your device access “menu – settings – about phone” and tap seven times on Built Number in order to become a developer. Then, from “menu – settings – developer options” check the USB Debugging option.

Finally, you are ready to begin the unlock operation. But, before doing so, check the battery status on your Huawei P8 Lite. If the power left will be lower than 50%, you should charge your smartphone before doing anything else – if you skip this process your phone might get turned off while you try to unlock its bootloader and if that occurs various problems might be issued on your handset. So, try not to mess things up as you can easily end up in bricking your Android powered device.

How to Unlock the Huawei P8 Lite bootloader

  1. On your computer open a web browser client.
  2. Then, navigate towards this page – there access the agreement and then make a new profile.
  3. Next, you must fill the prompt that will be displayed – a dedicated code should be offered within seconds, despite the 14 days waiting period message that might be showed.
  4. Write down or save this code.
  5. Connect your Huawei P8 Lite with your computer with the help of the USB cable.
  6. On your computer download and install the minimal ADB toolkit – you can get it from here.
  7. Then, access the folder where this toolkit is installed and run the maf32.exe executable file.
  8. Next, type “adb devices” in the window that will be displayed – grant permissions for your device.
  9. Now, in the same window type “adb reboot bootloader” – your smartphone will be automatically rebooted into bootloader mode.
  10. Next, type: “fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxx” – of course, replace the xxx sequence with the code you received sooner.
  11. That’s it; the bootloader will now be unlocked.
  12. So, in the end, remove the USB cable and reboot your phone.

Good job. That’s how you can unlock the bootloader of your Huawei P8 Lite. Now you can choose other tweaking procedures to apply in order to improve the performance of your Android based smartphone. Such tutorials can also be found here, on Android.gs. So stay close and use everything that might help you.