By doing this you may lose your data, this is intended for when you have nowhere else to turn to.
Like a massive child I stupidly jumped on the Pie bandwagon away from a very well maintained Honor 10 ROM which ran beautifully on my P20 Pro..
After restoring EMUI, the PIE update quickly made itself visible, so i took a deep breath and committed.
After the installation, I tried to install a bunch of ROM's, I messed up a bit.
Anyway, what I found was, I was unable to recovery from eRecovery OR HiSuite, so I then found myself on the wobbly road that is restoring each parition via the bootloader using fastboot, tried to install just the recovery_ramdisk, didn't work, tried to install, kernel / cust / system / recovery_ramdisk..... STILL Didn't work.
So i downloaded another firmware, this time the exact version i was using albeit for the L-09 and not the L-29, I needed to extract the update part of the zip then read it using a tool called firmware extractor.
Ton of files in there, the files i just mentioned which are all .img files and some others.
In the end i needed several to get a perfect restore which has worked every single time without fail.
As it was a massive ballache and a learning curve for me as I'd never done it before, so I thought i'd share my experience and the files required on Mega so there aren't any ads blocking your way Yaay, also what to do and where to obtain the firmwares from my experiences.
Hope it helps someone avoid the pain I had to go through when downloading firmwares for 5 hours at a time, wasn't fun.
Good luck, any questions let me know.
*NOTE: You can do this from scratch by downloading the firmware for your device, i required 18.104.22.168 for the L29 - c432.
The best place I found was this site https://support.halabtech.com/index....load&id=105974
They require an account to be made but besides that they were faster and had more choice.
Once you have the firmware you'll need the Extractor, then you'll need to move several of the files into the ADB folder for flashing, see below...
Anyway, moving on........
At the foot of this guide is a link, inside it is everything you should require in order to complete this guide
ADB - Move this folder to the root of C, it should be like this C:\ADB (reason for this is it's much easier to navigate to, most people will already have this)
IMG Files for 22.214.171.124 - All of the file names you see below are img files which we'll be using to un-brick / recover / restore your device to a functional state.
Move all of them after downloading to the ADB folder in C:\ADB
EMUI Extractor - Not a part of this guide but you will need it should you need to download your own firmware and obtain the above files.
- A device on a maximum firmware of 126.96.36.199 (If you are on a higher firmware, then use the link above to obtain it)
- A device variant of either L-09 or L-29 (others may work but i have not tested)
- A device variant of c432 (the 782 may work but i have not tested)
- Access to the bootloader (white screen with vol down and power whilst connected to a laptop)
- Drivers so that fastboot / adb commands can be sent to your device (I won't show how to do this, it's pretty standard stuff)
- I have an unlocked bootloader myself and OEM unlocking is on (REQUIRED)
- A Windows based PC /Laptop and a functional USB-C cable. (I'm sure you can
On your computer / laptop
STEP 1 Download all the files from the mega link provided.
STEP 2 Copy the ADB Folder to the root of C: so it looks like this
STEP 3 Open the folder called "IMG Files for 188.8.131.52" Copy the .IMG files to the ADB folder so they are loose.
STEP 4 Press Start / Windows key and type in cmd then press enter, a black window will appear
STEP 5 In the black window type the following:
cd c:\adb then press Enter
STEP 6 Connect your phone to your laptop using the USB-C cable and allow it to be seen by windows
On your Phone
STEP 7 Press and hold the power button and volume down, don't let go, your screen will go blank, once it turns back on, release the power key but continue holding vol down, a white screen should appear, you can now release the power volume key, you are now in fastboot mode and can input commands.
On your computer / laptop
Step 8 Click the CMD window and type in the following commands, you will have to wait for them to go all the way through, some take longer ie: System.img
*NOTE: For speed you can use the tab key to pre fill certain words or files, so if you've typed in "Fastboot flash cust "
You could then press the tab key and scroll through the files in the folder.
eg: if you were to press enter with this command listed fastboot flash cust c after pressing tab it would say fastboot flash cust CUST.img
PRESS ENTER AFTER EACH COMMAND, MAKE SURE EACH ONE COMPLETES.
fastboot flash cust CUST.img
fastboot flash cache CACHE.img
fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk RECOVERY_RAMDIS.img
fastboot flash userdata USERDATA.img
fastboot flash kernel KERNEL.img
fastboot flash vendor VENDOR.img
fastboot flash system SYSTEM.img
STEP 9 Once they've all been flashed, in CMD simply type the below command and allow the device to boot up, you can disconnect now.
If all has worked and it should have, then you will have a stock ROM of PIE on 184.108.40.206
You can then root and use your device as you see fit.
Here is the link to the said files (WHICH WILL NOT BE TAKEN DOWN )
Any questions, please ask away and i'll do what i can to help