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Huawei P8 Lite (ALE-L21) bootloader unlock

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(@adamlawler)
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Hello,
usually unlocking bootloader wipes all the user data but I have read on XDA that some users didnt lose any data when unlocking bootloader in Huawei P8 Lite (ALE-L21). Can someone confirm this ?

Does unlocking bootloader in Huawei P8 Lite wipes the user data or not ?

 
Posted : 26/12/2018 10:43 pm
(@tinybrain)
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Bootloader unlock does not wipe any data, but Huawei no more provides unlock codes since May 2018

 
Posted : 26/12/2018 10:52 pm
(@adamlawler)
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@TinyBrain.. you mean that unlocking bootloader in Huawei mobile devices doesnt wipe the data ?
In many other devices unlocking bootloader wipes the user data.

How to root the P8 Lite if Huawei dont give me the code to unlock the bootloader ?

 
Posted : 26/12/2018 11:07 pm
(@arcaine2)
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Yes, there is a bug in ALE-L21 that make the phone not to wipe itself after unlocking bootloader. In fact, it doesn't even reboot itself. Bootloader code can be read by tools like DC-Unlocker, HCU, Furious etc. No need for ADB, works even on password locked device from my experience.

Keep in mind that this is not a general rule in Huawei, just something that works on ALE-L21.

 
Posted : 26/12/2018 11:11 pm
(@tinybrain)
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Absolut correct, good job!

 
Posted : 26/12/2018 11:27 pm
(@adamlawler)
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Thanks its a great info
So unlocking bootloader on this model (ALE-L21) doesnt wipe any data even if the device has Android 6 and Security Patch from 2018 right ?

Does any of this tool you mention is free to get BL code ?
I need to root the device so first I have to unlock BL.

 
Posted : 27/12/2018 10:09 am
(@tinybrain)
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To ask a question looks like free, but you miss something. Its your homework to first work on the info already provided and check yourself. Tell me, am I right or wrong? Your feedback is appreciated.

 
Posted : 27/12/2018 11:00 am
(@adamlawler)
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@TinyBrain
You are absolutely right. I apologize for stupid question. It wont happen anymore.

I checked this tools and read some articles and it looks like I have to pay to unlock bootloader.

I have to pay for feature that in another devices are cost-free. 😯

Thank you for all the infos

 
Posted : 27/12/2018 12:19 pm
(@arcaine2)
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So unlocking bootloader on this model (ALE-L21) doesnt wipe any data even if the device has Android 6 and Security Patch from 2018 right ?

From what i know and tested, yes, at least up to B634 firmware which would be March 2018.

Does any of this tool you mention is free to get BL code? I need to root the device so first I have to unlock BL.

Tools i mentioned no. With DC-Unlocker or HCU you don't have to buy the dongle itself. You can just register and pay for a single service. Those tools are not meant to replace Huawei bootloader unlocking service. They just allow you to bypass it and back then, nobody knew Huawei will shutdown it's own bootloader unlock option.

There is an alternative, free way but this require you to downgrade the phone, root with available tools, extract bootloader unlock code and then do whatever you need.

 
Posted : 27/12/2018 6:21 pm
(@thomass30)
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@AdamLawler
If you manage to unlock BL and root the device successfully without lose any data give us a word.

 
Posted : 27/12/2018 6:29 pm
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