Unlock Bootloader and Root Huawei Y536A1

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We have covered tons of articles on rooting the latest Android devices by popular OEMs like Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola etc. Some other not-so-known devices get left behind the list and we wouldn’t like that kind of behavior. Huawei is one such Android phone manufacturer, which does not bear the kind of popularity that most other OEMs do, but besides that Huawei is a huge manufacturer of internet dongles, routers, repeaters etc. So we have decided to help our Huawei Y536A1 users to unlock their device’s bootloader and root it, following the simple procedure below.

Huawei Y536A1 is also known as Huawei AT&T Tribute or Fusion 3. It comes with a sharp and big 4.5-inch display, 5 megapixel rear camera, Kitkat 4.4.3 out-of-box , with 2 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. Attempts have been made previously by many users, but no confirmation was reflected in return, until now. XDA member stevotdo has managed to compile a boot image (kernel) with root, which can be booted on the device from the bootloader mode, finally serving to root Huawei Y536A1.

For, now there are no custom recovery available for the device at the moment, but we are expecting to see one very soon.

Warning!

Rooting voids warranty, DroidViews or any of its community members shall not be held responsible for any damage to your Huawei Y536A1. Perform everything on your own risk and understanding.

Before You Begin

  • Backup your device completely, this includes storage, sms, contacts etc.
  • Charge your device to at least 60% battery life
  • Enable USB debugging on your Android device. If you don’t know how, follow our guide.
  • Download and extract the required Android tools package: Link

Unlock The Bootloader

Unlocking a Huawei bootloader is similar to that of Motorola, requiring a unlock code. This unlock code could be acquired from Huawei itself. This requires the user to send an email to the company and then receiving the code in response.

  • You will need to send an email to mobile@mail01.huawei.com, with subject as Request Unlock Code, containing the following content.
    Serial Number:
    IMEI:
    Product ID:
    Model: HUAWEI Y536-A1
  • Serial number and IMEI could be found under Settings.
  • Product ID (an 8-digit code) for the Huawei model could be found out by typing in the following code in the dialer:
    * # * # 1357946 # * # *
  • Fill in the appropriate details of your Huawei device and send the email to the mentioned address.
  • You will receive a response mail with the unlock code for your device, which will be used to unlock.
  • Connect your device now and reboot into bootloader using the following command.
    adb reboot bootloader
  • Enter the command to unlock:
    fastboot oem unlock <unlock-code>
  • Here replace <unlock-code> with the unlock code you get in the email response.
    For example:

    fastboot oem unlock 1531461291861883
  • You will receive the output and your Huawei Y536A1 is now bootloader unlocked.

Root Huawei Y536A1

  • Rooting requires to boot a modified boot image file using a fastboot command.
  • Download the image file: huawei-Y536A1-root.img
  • Transfer the image file to the android-tools folder.
  • Connect your Huawei Y536A1 to the PC via USB cable.
  • Open the android-tools folder. Press SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
  • Select Open command window here from the pop-up menu that comes up.
  • Enter the command to reboot your device into fastboot mode:
    adb reboot bootloader
  • Boot the kernel image using the following command:
    fastboot boot huawei-Y536A1-root.img
  • And then, reboot the device:
    fastboot reboot

Finally, you’ve successfully unlocked bootloader and rooted your Huawei Y536A1. The process was extremely short and easy to follow. Tell us what have you planned to do with your rooted Android phone via comments below. Provide us with your feedback, it is valuable to us and help us build a better community.

  • Daneu

    I did everything as said here, It seems everything goes wright but the phone is not rooted… Unlock worked ok.
    Any idea???

    nagesa@NGS-Latitude-E6420:~/Downloads/Android Flor$ fastboot boot huawei-Y536A1-root.img
    downloading ‘boot.img’…
    OKAY [ 0.447s]
    booting…
    OKAY [ 0.270s]
    finished. total time: 0.716s
    nagesa@NGS-Latitude-E6420:~/Downloads/Android Flor$

    And so???
    Thanks for any help.

  • jasper

    there is something you can use for the code on a huawei device it is called./ DC.UNLOCKER CLIENT / got it off of 4shared for my pc most have driver

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  • manuel

    I haven’t received the code its been
    2 days

  • evaldy aristil

    finally i root my device so thx DVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Will Dougherty III

    Thanks! I stumbled across this somewhere and it worked in a snap!

  • kiper

    the unlock code has nothing to do with a sim,your thinking of carrier unlocking.what is being done with that code is dev unlock(unlocking your bootloader) i suggest you read the tut carfully and note the part where he mentions

    Connect your device now and reboot into bootloader using the following command.

    adb reboot bootloader

    Enter the command to unlock:

    fastboot oem unlock

    Here replace with the unlock code you get in the email response.
    For example:

    fastboot oem unlock 1531461291861883

    You will receive the output and your Huawei Y536A1 is now bootloader unlocked.

  • Will Dougherty III

    This is what I get…

    C:UserswdoughertyDownloadshwroothwroot>fastboot boot huawei-Y536A1-root.img
    downloading ‘boot.img’…
    OKAY [ 0.433s]
    booting…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.435s

    I’m assuming it’s unlocked (GoPhone). I’ve tried requesting an unlock code and I never get a place to enter the unlock code when I put a different SIM in it. It appears to be ready to plug and play with any SIM. I just don’t understand what it is that is keeping it from accepting this.

    Please help!

  • Alpaca Guy

    I just downloaded the latest version of KingRoot to root this device. It is a lot easier than this.

  • Extract the Android tools zip and open the folder. Place the mouse pointer at some empty place in the folder window and press Shift+Right-click. Select “Open command window here” option. You can then enter the commands.

  • Varian Wrynn

    Where do I enter the command to boot into the bootloader?

  • Aaron Godwin

    thanks you so much i was able to unlock and do this, this is only thing that works but huawei would not email me back forever took almost 2 weeks cause they been backed up thanks:)

  • nm

    I have been unsuccessful in receiving the unlock code from Huawei. Sent them all the information twice. Any ideas?

  • sb

    I figured it out. I got another root file from the phone thread on XDA developers and it never worked no matter what. I had to put the files in list order to open the command prompt in android-tools. It still says I’m missing the dll but I’m rooted now so whatevs. My PC is just off its rocker.

  • sb

    Doesn’t work. Did everything and downloaded everything. It always says adbwinapi.dll missing, and when I type fastboot boot huawei-Y536A1-root.img it doesn’t recognize it. Oh well. Phone is unlocked.

  • Great!

  • I genuinely appreciate your guide.I initially returned my Y536-A1 because of.inability to root and after coming across this guide I went and bought one new for $65 U.S..I am.waiting for a response from Huawei now.Thank you again.