How to unlock the bootloader of the ZTE Axon 10 Pro

How to unlock the bootloader of the ZTE Axon 10 Pro

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro was announced with 5G support back at MWC in February 2019. ZTE then went on to launch non-5G, or simply 4G, variants of the Axon 10 Pro in Europe and the USA. The regular Axon 10 Pro launched in the US is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, so it makes for a decent option for users looking to opt for a name beyond the popular choices. While ZTE has not provided any information on an official bootloader unlock method for the Axon 10 Pro, users can still unlock the device using XDA Recognized Developer Unjustified Dev‘s EDL Tool.

Unjustified Dev’s EDL Tool for the ZTE Axon 10 Pro simplifies what otherwise would have been a complicated process, seeing how ZTE has not provided any method for official bootloader unlocking. Using this tool, users can unlock the bootloader of supported variants (i.e. non-5G variants), automatically reboot into EDL mode, flash firmwares and backup and restore the device.


The tool automates several processes, so you only have to follow a few instructions. For starters, ensure that you unpack the tool into the root directory of your computer to minimize any issues with folder names. Also ensure that you have the drivers of the phone installed, and that you have selected USB Debugging and OEM Unlock within Developer Settings on your Axon 10 Pro. Of course, unlocking the bootloader will cause a complete data wipe of your device, so ensure that you have all your important data backed up beforehand.

ZTE Axon 10 Pro (non-5G) EDL Tool for automatic bootloader unlock

Specifications Axon 10 Pro
Dimensions and Weight 6.27 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches; 6.28 oz
Display 19.5:9 FHD+ RGB display, 16M Color, 3D Notch
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM and Storage 8/12GB RAM, 256GB storage
MicroSD expandability Yes, hybrid second SIM slot
Connectivity GPS, WiFi 2.4G/5G 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2
Battery 4000 mAh
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No
Fingerprint Scanner Rear
Rear Camera Triple-camera 8MP+48MP+20MP Wide Angle Camera
Front Camera 20MP, FF
Android Version Android 9 Pie
Colors Blue

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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