As Android has become a more mature system and the need for changes in mobile phones has diminished. Currently, it is still possible to install ROMs or change the bootloader of some models, but this is not as necessary as before.
Despite this, there are users who want to be able to tinker with their devices and today we have good news for owners of Huawei or Honor mobiles with Kirin 960, 659 and 655 processors.
Developer Andrey Smirnoff has successfully cracked the bootloader unlock code generation algorithm for devices using these processors.
List of mobiles that can be unlocked
|1.||Honor 7X (BND)||Kirin 659 (A)|
|2.||Honor 8 Pro / V9 (DUK)||Kirin 960|
|3.||Honor 9 Lite (LLD)||Kirin 659 (A)|
|4.||Honor 9 (STF)||Kirin 960|
|5.||Huawei Mate 9 (MHA)||Kirin 960|
|6.||Huawei Mate 9 Pro (LON)||Kirin 960|
|7.||Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite (BAH2)||Kirin 659 (B)|
|8.||Huawei MediaPad M5 (CMR)||Kirin 960|
|9.||Huawei MediaPad T5 (AGS2)||Kirin 659 (A)|
|ten.||Huawei Nova 2 (PIC)||Kirin 659 (A)|
|11.||Huawei Nova 2i / Mate 10 Lite (RNE)||Kirin 659 (B)|
|12.||Huawei Nova 2s (HWI)||Kirin 960|
|13.||Huawei P Smart 2018 (FIG)||Kirin 659 (B)|
|14.||Huawei P10 (VTR)||Kirin 960|
|15.||Huawei P20 Lite / Nova 3e (ANE)||Kirin 659 (A)|
|16.||Huawei P8 Lite 2017 (PRA)||Kirin 659 (A)|
|17.||Huawei P9 Lite (VNS)||Kirin 659 (A)|
|18.||Huawei Y9 2018 (FLA)||Kirin 659 (A)|
How to unlock the bootloader with PotatoNV
The developer himself explains what the procedure is on the GitHub page of his tool, called PotatoNV, which we can download for free, of course.
There we have instructions for fixing some of the issues that we may encounter while performing the process. As always, this type of action is not intended for the general public, but for those who wish to modify their cellphones in ways normally prohibited by brands.
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