PotatoNV V2.2.1 Latest Vesion Free Download | Huawei Bootloader Unlock one-click

PotatoNV V2.2.1 Free open-source tool

Even before creating PotatoNV, @TishSerg discovered that unlock key can be rewritten with the SHA256 hash of the desired key to the USRKEY property. However, to access NVME (a raw partition that stores stuff like serial number, device traits, etc.), a user should flash custom recovery or gain temporary root privileges. But both methods are complex and are not guaranteed to work. 

After researching the legacy bootloader of some Huawei devices, I've found a nve command, which allows to read or write any property in the NVME partition. Of course, this command requires an unlocked bootloader. So it remains to find a way to quickly unlock the bootloader. The way out is quite simple - use the bootloader from the board software.

The program uploads a special "USB bootloader" (exported from the board software) through the DOWNLOAD_VCOM mode. VCOM is smth like EDL on Qualcomm devices: it can be triggered by a system failure or by shorting test points. After uploading the bootloader, the device should switch to the fastboot mode. The "USB bootloader" has an important trait: it's unlocked out-of-the-box, so it allows to execute any command.

So, we're just going to send a command through the USB bulk interface to write SHA256 hash to USRKEY and reboot the device.

That's it.


  1. Select option For target device – If the device is connected then this option is appears
  2. Bootloader – CPU Select which you have to unlock the bootloader
  3. Serial Number – Is not mandatory to enter the serial number in some cases need to enter a serial number of your device.
  4. Board ID – Is also not mandatory to enter, if you have failed to unlock the bootloader with the CPU option then you enter your Board id and again try to unlock
  5. Unlock Code – is automatically generated when you have installed this program. this code is sent to the bootloader of your phone and unlocked.

Tested devices

Huawei P8 Lite (2015) (!)ALEKirin 620
Honor 5C / 7 LiteNEMKirin 65x (A)
Honor 7XBNDKirin 65x (A)
Honor 9 LiteLLDKirin 65x (A)
Huawei MediaPad T5AGS2Kirin 65x (A)
Huawei Nova 2PICKirin 65x (A)
Huawei P10 LiteWASKirin 65x (A)
Huawei P20 Lite / Nova 3eANEKirin 65x (A)
Huawei P8 Lite (2017)PRAKirin 65x (A)
Huawei P9 LiteVNSKirin 65x (A)
Huawei Y9 (2018)FLAKirin 65x (A)
Huawei MediaPad M5 LiteBAH2Kirin 65x (B)
Huawei Nova 2i / Mate 10 LiteRNEKirin 65x (B)
Huawei P Smart 2018FIGKirin 65x (B)
Honor 8 Pro / V9DUKKirin 950
Honor 8FRDKirin 950
Huawei P9 StandartEVAKirin 950
Honor 9STFKirin 960
Huawei Mate 9 ProLONKirin 960
Huawei Mate 9MHAKirin 960
Huawei MediaPad M5CMRKirin 960
Huawei Nova 2sHWIKirin 960
Huawei P10VTRKirin 960

What's new !!!

  • New UI, no more textboxes
  • Fixed crash due to an invalid response in VCOM mode
  • Fixed WVLOCK readback
  • Fixed FBLOCK state detection on legacy devices (#63 – thx @TBM13)

How To Unlock bootloader?

  1. To begin with, remove the back cover from your device. You may take the help of a hairdryer to heat the back and then carefully peel off the cover.
  2. Now you need to find the test point of your device. Then power it off and perform the short test point.
  3. When that is done, connect your device to the PC via the USB cable
  4. Launch the PotatoNV Tool and select HUAWEI USB COM 1.0 from the device list.
  5. Select the bootloader of your device from the tool’s drop-down list. If you aren’t sure of the same, refer to our Devices Tested section above [Selecting the incorrect bootloader will give out the ACK is invalid! ACK=…; Excepted=0xAA or System.TimeoutException error].

  6. Next up are the Serial Number and Board ID fields, they are optional and you may leave them blank.
  7. The final section gives out the bootloader unlock code. You may change it to any random strings, but make sure that it has 16 characters.
  8. Finally, hit the Start button and wait for the process to finish.
  9. Once done, your device will automatically reboot with the message “Your device has been unlocked”. That’s it, the process stands complete.


File Information:

File Name: PotatoNV V2.2.1 Uploaded By: Yogesh JoshiFile Size: 2.7 MB


Compatibility: The tool runs perfectly on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit).

Take a Backup: If you are willing to try the above tool, then please take a backup of your personal data from your Android Smartphone or Tablet. As flashing any Firmware or recovery may brick the device.

Credits: PotatoNV V2.2.1 is created and distributed by the developer. So, full credits go to the developer for sharing the tool for free.

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