How to unlock bootloader for the Huawei Nexus 6P

What is a bootloader you might ask?

Warning:

The bootloader of an Android device is locked by default, unlocking it increases the risk of your personal data being compromised if your phone is physically compromised.

Note: Unlocking the bootloader will factory reset your phone, so be sure to backup everything before proceeding.

– To backup Call Logs: Guide

– To backup text messages: Guide

– To backup Contacts: Guide

Start off by connecting your phone to your computer via a USB-A to USB-C cable, you should already have one since one came in the box.

Next, head into Developer Settings and enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

– Follow this guide if you don’t see Developer Options or need help enabling USB Debugging: Guide

– You’ll also need a working copy of ADB on your system, follow this guide to setup all that up: Guide

With your phone connected to your computer open up ADB and issue the following:

You should see a string right beneath it which tells you that your phone is connected and ADB has detected it.

Now issue the following to reboot your phone into the bootloader:

Once your device boots into the bootloader you’ll need Fastboot. Don’t worry, if you followed the guide above on setting up ADB, you should already have it by now.

Issue the following to unlock the bootloader:

You’ll now be prompted with a message asking you to confirm the action, proceed by selecting YES

Issue the following to reboot your phone

Congratulations, you just unlocked your phones bootloader.