Huawei will no longer allow you to generate bootloader unlock codes

epickid37 May 24, 2018.

  1. epickid37
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    Starting 60 days from now, you will no longer be able to generate bootloader unlock codes for any Huawei or Honor device. Devices released after today will not be able to unlock their bootloader at all. An unlock code is necessary to install a custom rom, or to install a custom recovery like TWRP. This is a crushing blow, as Huawei is one of the few companies that encourages this type of behavior. If you have a huawei or Honor phone, you are encouraged to grab an unlock code, even if you don't think you'll use it. You can get a code here

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  2. Memoir

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    Nice.. Was gonna look at their phones in a few months when mine are paid off.. :/
     
  3. StarGazerTom

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    Don't bother, their phones are absolute jank.

    Had one for about 6 months and dumped it in a river one day because I couldn't stand it locking up anymore. Total garbage.
    Get a proper phone, not this cheap chinese shite.
     
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    I've had an Honor 9 since October last year and it's absolutely great
     
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    The phones aren't bad. With Android 8.0, Huawei fixed a ton of the issues of the previous emui versions
     
  6. Proto-Propski

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    I'd suggest the Galaxy Note 4, preferably the Exploding Battery Edition


    All jokes aside Galaxy Phones do have a good track record of getting cracked, and being supported by their communities, depending on the carrier obviously, but I'm way more into LG, specifically with their V20 kinda reminds me of HTC phones, but better if anything I'd recommend that, or latter.
     
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  7. Jack54782

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    They say its to prevent issues caused by custom ROM flashing.

    What a load of horse shit, every unlock bootloader process, directly tells the user that they may encounter problems and to proceed at their own risk.

    This is a very dumb decision.
     
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  8. Ericjwg

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    it's kirin soc anyway, no actual custom rom(los, etc). unlock bl gives you root/magisk only. they are blocking root privilege actually.
    other Chinese smart phone company like oppo, vivo, they blocked bootloader unlock long time ago.

    like all their devices are tied to carrier. bootloader unlock allowed status: NO:glare:
     
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  9. Proto-Propski

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    Yeah I agree it's complete bull, but Samsung has done the samething for age's, so what can we really do about their choice for their own product, but you know what just because a company takes our toys away doesn't mean we can stand down, if anything this was the biggest mistake they could've made as now there will be a huge insentive to either abandon their jank product, or crack it to high hell, either way they ain't getting what they want out of this.
     
  10. chrisrlink

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    yeah but samsung locks their bootloaders too my Galaxy J3 prime has root but bootloader is still locked
     
  11. TotalInsanity4

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    Jokes on them, US Cellular's policy is to unlock all phones for other networks anyway. So either they won't carry them anymore or they'll have to make an exception
     
  12. spectral

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    This has nothing to do with which networks a phone can use
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean, but there's a lot of Galaxy Models spread out, and for one scene even though they're a good one, cracking all of Samsungs Models to get Bootloader Access isn't easy...

    Which is why I don't buy Samsung Phones anymore.
     
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  14. Memoir

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    Bootloader unlocking and network unlocking are two different things. :o
     
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    I stand corrected then :Y I thought they were the same fundamental thing
     
  16. chrisrlink

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    remember when it was easy as "fastboot oem unlock"? i sure don't
     
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    Guess i won't be buying a huawei phone anytime soon.
     
  18. Jack54782

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    I believe that only the Snapdragon variants of phones are locked. Exynos Phones just need to have TWRP flashed and then a zip to disable force encryption.
     
  19. yacepi15

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    Programmed obsolescence. I think it's obvious that they want to avoid people with old phones updating Android after official support ends.
     
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    *laughs in Google Pixel / Nexus / OnePlus*
     
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