How to Unlock Bootloader on Honor Play 3E? HUAWEI UNLOCK!


In this article, I will demonstrate how to unlock the bootloader on the Honor Play 3E smartphone. So, the company launched this smartphone and we are going to demonstrate this tutorial guide. Now, let us directly jump to step by step guide on how to unlock the bootloader.


About Honor Play 3E

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Honor Play 3E smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has a 5.71 inches display with a resolution of 720 by 1520 pixels. A total of 295 pixels per inch.
  • And Honor Play 3E also comes with Android 9 Pie.
  • And under the hood, the phone has a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 2GB/3GB Ram and 64GB/32GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor is – 13MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the phone is a non-removable 3020 mAh.

MUST READVarious Issues on the Honor Play 3E & How to Fix Them. 

Also, Have a look at our Honor Play 3E Review.


What is Unlock Bootloader? Unlocking bootloader on Honor Play 3E?

Unlocking Bootloader on the Honor Play 3E smartphone means accessing the way for installing custom recoveries such as TWRP recovery. Also, rooting your device and installing custom ROMS. Many manufacturers provide smartphones with a locked bootloader and as a result, one need to unlock it before proceeding.  So, Unlocking bootloader is the first step before one can further customize their smartphone.


Pro’s or Advantages of Unlocking Bootloader on Honor Play 3E?

Here are some benefits of unlocking the bootloader on the Honor Play 3E:

  • Firstly, one can root the smartphone after unlocking the bootloader.
  • And you can install TWRP or CWM Recovery on the phone.
  • Also, you will be able to install various custom Roms on the phone.
  • Finally, if you unlock the bootloader on your Honor Play 3E smartphone, the warranty will be void.

Related Article. Root Honor Play 3E.

Let’s unlock the bootloader on the Honor Play 3E

Unlock Bootloader Honor Play 3E

  • First of all, charge the phone fully.
  • Next, enable USB Debugging on Honor Play 3E by going to Setting>About>Software>Build Number and Tap on the build number repeatedly so that the Developer mode will turn on.
  • And then go back and click on Developer options.
  • In the developer options, there is an OEM unlock option then enable that option.
  • Furthermore, you will be asked for a full factory reset of your smartphone before unlocking, so make sure to back up your data before proceeding.
  • Tech Droid Tips is not responsible if anything goes wrong with the device. Please do it at your own risk.
    • And now, firstly, login into your Huawei ID here, create one if you don’t have.
    • Thereafter go to > CODE REQUEST PAGE and login to your account.
    • And then agree or accept to the agreement page.
    • And now to apply for your Honor Play 3E unlock code, fill in the necessary details ie, Product Model, Product Serial Number, Product IMEI or MEID, Product ID, and Verification code.

    How to get the following information?

    1. Product Model – This is generally written on the manufacturer box or Setting > About Phone.
    2. Serial Number – You will find the serial number in Setting > About Phone > Status
    3. IMEI or MEID Number – Type *#06# on the keypad and tap call button.
    4. Product ID – Type *#*#1357946#*#* on the keypad and tap call button.

    After all the details and verification, you will get the unlock code on the email id (it can take up to seven days). Keep it safe and proceed with the steps below.

    • Firstly, Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC. To do that download ADB here.
    • Install procedure For ADB Fastboot :
      1. Launch it That Require administrator privileges.
      2. Click Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or No to not.
      3. Press Yes to install ADB system wide or No for the current user only
      4. Click Yes to install Drivers or No to skip
      5. Continue the Driver installation
      6. 15 seconds passed – it will finish the process                                    Source – XDA 

    • And now make sure about the drivers, install properly on the computer. Also, take a backup of the necessary data.

    Let’s Unlock

    • Next, boot into Fastboot mode on the Honor Play 3E. (Press and hold volume down + power key & wait for the logo.
    • And connect your Honor Play 3E via official USB cable provided by the manufacturer.
    • And now go to Fastboot and ADB folder > Open Command Prompt by pressing Shift key & right click on an empty space in the folder. 
    • Finally, Type in the following command & replace unlock code with the actual unlock code that you got.

    fastboot oem unlock unlock code

    • And press Enter and wait till the process is completed.
    • After the process is done type the following command.

    fastboot reboot

    • And finally, the above command will reboot your Honor Play 3E device to normal.
    • Finally, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on the Honor Play 3E.

Related.How to Install Custom ROM on Honor Play 3E(Custom ROM File May Or May Not Be available as per the development)

In conclusion, Android versions later than lollipop come with an option of OEM Unlock in the developer options. So, its quite easy to unlock the bootloader on any latest smartphone devices. And Still, some of the smartphones may not come with this option. Hence, in order to unlock the bootloader, you need to manually do it via PC.

Related article. Unroot Honor Play 3E and go back to stock ROM.

If you are encountering any issues regarding bootloader unlocking on Honor Play 3E then do let me know in the comment section below. Furthermore, I will be happy to assist you 😀


Do you want to know about Tech Droid Tips Motive? or the Development Process? Or about the article you just read? Then CLICK HERE to learn more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *