How to Unlock the Bootloader and Root the Honor 7X

Before you can root your Honor 7X or install a custom recovery, you’ll want to unlock your bootloader. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get the unlock code for your device and how to use ADB to unlock your bootloader.

Backup your data first. Unlocking the bootloader will wipe the data on your Honor 7X.

Get your unlock code

  • Go to this website and create an account
  • Go to Downloads > Unlock Bootloader
  • Fill out the form with the S/N, IMEI, product code and model number
  • Your unlock code will be shown on the same page, at the bottom of the form

Turn on USB Debugging and OEM Unlock

  • On your Honor 7X:
  • Go to Settings > About
  • Tap on Build Number seven times
  • Go to Developer Options
  • Check Enable OEM Unlock
  • Check USB Debugging

Unlock VIA ADB

If you haven’t installed ADB yet, see this thread for instructions.

  • Plug your phone into your computer VIA USB
  • Type the command adb reboot bootloaderand hit enter.
  • Once in bootloader mode, type fastboot oem unlock [unlock code]
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

This warning will show on your screen when booting your device, once your bootloader has been unlocked.

If you see this warning when your phone reboots, then you have done everything correctly.

Root your Honor 7X

Shoutout to letschky from the forums for the guide.

For Model BND–L21 Only

Download TWRP and SuperSU

  • Get the Honor 7X TWRP here
  • Get Super SU here
  • Place TWRP file in your adb folder
  • Place SuperSU file on your SDcard


  • Turn USB debugging back on after reset
  • Plug your phone into your computer VIA USB
  • Type the command adb reboot bootloaderand hit enter.
  • Once in bootloader mode, type fastboot flash recovery twrp_Honor_7x.img
  • Once finished, type ‘fastboot reboot
  • After reboot, unplug your phone and power off
  • Hold Power + Volume Up to Launch TWRP
  • Swipe to Allow Modifications
  • Go to Install > Select the SuperSU file
  • Swipe to flash
  • Wipe Dalvik Cache then reboot

You are now rooted. You can use a root checker app to verify that you’ve done everything correctly.

Get rid of ads with AdAway once your have root access on the Honor 7X

Remove bloatware and uninstall system apps

Get custom themes with Substratum theme engine

Use a root checker to verify root access

XDA is working close with Kirin developers to get some custom ROMs going for the community. Honor recently released the kernel source for the 7X which will fast-track development for this device. Stay tuned for more development news, or keep an eye on the forums for future updates.

See why XDA names Honor 7X as the best budget phone of 2017.

Honor 7X Community Forums

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