How to Unlock Bootloader on Honor 8

How to Unlock Bootloader on Honor 8


Before you can root your Honor 8 or install a custom recovery, you’ll want to unlock your bootloader. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get the unlock code for your device and how to use ADB to unlock your bootloader.

Backup your data first. Unlocking the bootloader will wipe the data on your Honor 8.

Get your unlock code

  • Go to this website and create an account.
  • Go to Downloads > Unlock Bootloader
  • Fill out the form with the S/N, IMEI, product code and model number
  • Your unlock code will be shown on the same page, at the bottom of the form

Turn on USB Debugging and OEM Unlock

  • On your Honor 8:
  • Go to Settings > About
  • Tap on Build Number seven times
  • Go to Developer Options
  • Check Enable OEM Unlock
  • Check USB Debugging

Unlock VIA ADB

If you haven’t installed ADB yet, see this thread for instructions.

  • Plug your phone into your computer VIA USB
  • Type the command adb reboot bootloaderand hit enter.
  • Once in bootloader mode, type fastboot oem unlock [unlock code]
  • Follow the on-screen instructions


If you see this warning when your phone reboots, then you have done everything correctly.

We are working closely with Honor and several developers to make sure that there will be more development content for this device in the future.

For more Honor 8 content, check out the Honor 8 XDA forums.

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Ronald Comstock
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