Anyways i digress, im currently on .132 running stock Australian Optus firmware on c34. Looking at rebranding to get updates faster (as you do). Am confident enough to do this myself without funky huawei but would like to understand completly how others are managing to brick so i don't fall into the same trap. Ultimately i would unlock bootloader, rebrand, and then relock the bootloader. I have no need for root or exposed etc.
From what i can see on Firmware Finder .145 has been released to C432 but not C636, i was under the impression that C636 was getting updates the fastest but doesn't appear to be the case here. I have no purpose for dual sim so keeping it as a L09 appeals. Are there any gotchas with the European firmware over international/asia?
I have loosely gathered the bricking was due to a bad update a few firmwares ago that was causing the hardbricks, if one avoids .134/.137 will they be ok? From a previous thread .145 xloader seems ok. To avoid this would going from my firmware to C432 .145 be wise? What would be the safest recommendation knowing that C34 has gimped firmware on .132- we have may security update but no face unlock, google assistant wakeup etc etc that other firmwares came with.
Then theres the "how do i actually do this" as rebranding has been taken out of HWOTA8.
Hoping @Pretoriano80 can drop by and share is wealth of knowledge and maybe we can get a thread that has all this info in one place lol