This is a note on how to unlock the bootloader on a Huawei P20-PRO, in my case CLT-L09, equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 970 CPU without having a valid unlock code and without disassembling it.
But before, this is the short and sad story
A long time ago, the unlock code, necessary to do whatever the fuck you want with your device, was official given by Huawei if you request it. As of 25th July 2018, Huawei has closed this official channel.
Since you paid for your device, you have every right to tell Huawei to fuck off.
For Kirin 620, 650, 655, 658, 659, 925, 935, 950 and 960 there is the Open Source tool PotatoNV, but for the Kirin 710, 710F, 970 and 980 it doesn’t work.
If in doubt, see this app.
- DC Phoenix sets the phone in software “testpoint” mode.
- With device in “software testpoint” HCU Client can read and toggle the state of “Bootloader lock” and “FRP lock”.
- After unlock, DC Phoenix can remove the “testpoint” mode.