Honor X40 Unlock Bootloader – How To Unlock? (Detailed Guide)

We have included all the steps in this post to unlock bootloader on Honor X40. Simply, follow this guide and you will end up unlocking the bootloader successfully.

If you get bored with the stock firmware of your smartphone and want to play around with more customization, then you will need to get your device rooted. But you can’t be able to root your device before unlocking the bootloader.


What is Bootloader?

In simple words, a bootloader is a set of instructions that are executed automatically, whenever the device is turned ON. The operating system and Kernel need bootloader instructions to start the boot process and operate the recovery mode.

Moreover, you can find the bootloader on every Android smartphone, but the location may vary depending upon different smartphone brands.

By default, the bootloader of every smartphone is locked. The reason behind it is very obvious as every manufacturer wants the users to stay with their default provided skin and stock ROMs.

But as we know, Android is open-source and that gives more power and benefits to users to customize their smartphones with endless possibilities. Therefore, Android also provides users an alternate route to get a chance to customize their smartphones.

This process requires many hurdles ahead. It starts with unlocking the bootloader and so on the process continues with rooting and at last you can end up flashing the custom ROM on your device.

So, we get to know that unlocking bootloader is the permission for users to make different levels of customization from their end.

Benefits of Unlocking Bootloader
  • Gaining the root access
  • Allows to flash custom recovery
  • Installing different custom ROMs

  • This process may void the phone warranty
  • The performance of your phone might also get affected
  • The process might brick your phone, if anything goes wrong
  • Might become a reason for disturbing the security of your smartphone
  • You might also lose the data available on your phone storage.

How To Unlock Bootloader on Honor X40?


  • You need to charge your smartphone to at least 70% or above.
  • Grab the original USB cable of your smartphone.
  • Make a complete back-up of your important data. Note: It will wipe all the data available on your phone storage.
  • Download Honor X40 Drivers.
  • Download ADB and Fastboot tool. Windows and MacOS. (Extract the zip file and then install it on your PC)

How To Retrieve the Following Information about Honor X40?

  • Phone Model Name
  • Product IMEI or MEID
  • Product Serial Number
  • Product ID

Step 1: The phone model name and IMEI/MEID are available in the Phone Settings->About Phone.

Step 2: If your phone is a dual sim, you will have to note the primary IMEI.

Step 3: Now, the Product ID and Product Serial number can easily be retrieved and fetched by dialing the following number on your phone dialer:


By dialing the above number will display the Product ID and Product serial number successfully.

How To Get The Unlock Bootloader Code For Honor X40?

Step 1: You need to log-In into your Huawei Account otherwise, create a Huawei account and then Sign-in into your account.

Step 2: Now, go to Unlock Bootloader form and fill out all the required fields with the information you have retrieved before such as

  • Phone Model Name
  • Product IMEI or MEID
  • Product Serial Number
  • Product ID

Step 3: After filling out the required information, proceed with the "Submit" button.

Step 4: Once you submit the form, then you will have to wait to receive the unlock bootloader code from Huawei via email. (It can take up to several days or even 7 days)

If the above steps don't work to get the unlock code, then you can approach these sites.

The above sites will $$ cost you a bit to provide you with the unlock code. Once, you get the unlock code, then head over to the below steps.

How To Unlock Bootloader Using Fastboot Mode?

Step 1: Enter your Honor X40 into Fastboot Mode.

Step 2: Now, click on the start menu and open the "Command Prompt" using the administrator privileges.

Step 3: In the command prompt, access the C:\ADB directory using the following commands:

type cd\ and press enter

Now, type cd adb and then press enter key

Step 4: Now, type the following command and press the enter key to execute:

fastboot devices "press enter key to execute"

Step 5: If your device is connected successfully, then executing the above command will display your phone connectivity.

Step 6: Now, type the following command and hit the enter key to unlock the bootloader on your Honor X40:

fastboot oem unlock ********* (Note: replace the *** with the bootloader unlock code that you have received via email from Huawei)

Step 7: Once, you execute the above command will successfully unlock the bootloader on your Honor X40.

Honor X40 Specifications


Honor X40 comes with 6.67 inches AMOLED touchscreen display, providing a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

Moreover, the phone runs on Android 12 including Magic UI 6.1 powered by an Octa-Core processor. The internal memory of the phone includes 128/256 GB with 6/8/12 GB of RAM.

The camera features a Dual 50MP + 2MP Primary lens with LED flash including other features and 8MP secondary lens for selfies.

It is powered by Li-Po 5100 mAh battery. Officially available in Black, Green, and Silver colors.

The price of the Honor X40 starts from 210 EUR.

How To Boot Honor X40 Into Fastboot Mode?

  • Turn your Phone Off Completely.
  • Now, press and hold the Volume down button until you enter the fastboot mode.
  • Once, the fastboot mode windows appear on the screen, release the button.
  • Connect your Honor X40 to a computer using the original cable.

Now Your Phone is in Fastboot Mode!