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.
Options > About phone > Build number : Tap 10 times
USB debugging ON:
Options > Developer options > USB debugging [OK]
- 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
I sent this email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
adb reboot-bootloader fastboot devices fastboot flash recovery recovery.img fastboot reboot
Bootiing It will ask if you want to root your phone but it will not root it.