I got this telephone at Amazon Canada it was really a Virgin Mobile phone with « unlocked GSM » but with locked bootloader.

On your computer

Install adb + fasboot tools on your computer, on mine it was done but If you have a mac this link could help you.

Phone configuration

Become developer:

Options > About phone > Build number : Tap 10 times

USB debugging ON:

Options > Developer options > USB debugging [OK]

Testing debugging:

  • Connect the USB cable
  • Chose « Always allow from this computer » and [OK] on the « Allow USB debugging » phone window
  • On your computer terminal run:
Fredys-MacBook-Pro% ./adb devices
List of devices attached
b4305271660a    device

Unlocking bootloader

I sent this email to mobile@huawei.com with the subject « Bootloader unlock code request »:

Hello, I’m contacting you to request the bootloader unlock code for this phone: Serial Number: XXXXX  (find yours under the battery) IMEI: XXXXXX (find yours under the battery) Product ID: XXXX  (call to * # * # 1357946 # * # *) Model: HUAWEI Y530-U051 Thanks for your help. Cordially: Fredy P.

I got this reply:

Dear Customer, Thank you for supporting Huawei device. This is Huawei 3106 for your help. Your unlock code : 152931778XXXXXXX please keeping your unlock code properly. Thank you! Huawei Terminal Company limited

As alternative to the email process you could try this. To unlock the bootloader, on my mac terminal I executed:

Fredys-MacBook-Pro% ./adb reboot bootloader

After the system reboot on « FASBOOT&RESCUE MODE » where under the android you can read « PHONE Locked » I executed this on my mac terminal:

Fredys-MacBook-Pro% ./fastboot devices
d8a7c804    fastboot
Fredys-MacBook-Pro% ./fastboot oem password unlock 152931778XXXXXXX 
...
(bootloader)  Unlocking ...

OKAY [  0.009s]
finished. total time: 0.009s

My phone was off, when I restarted, It did a phone reset, after I did the same procedure to check if the phone was unlocked and yes, it was!

 Bootloader  (CWM) + rooting

As proposed on XDA forum used this CWM image because the official CWM image for Ascend doesn’t work,  I wrote it in on my phone doing:

adb reboot-bootloader
fastboot devices
fastboot flash boot recovery.img
fastboot reboot

Bootiing It will ask if you want to root your phone ;)