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[Recovery][17.02.2017][3.0.3] Unofficial TWRP for the Huawei Nova (hwcan)

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By Xelfmade, Senior Member on 21st December 2016, 07:06 PM
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TeamWin Recovery Project 3.0.3

WARNING #1: Unlocking BL and flashing a custom recovery voids your warranty. Please make sure to contact your carrier/seller if your phone is still under warranty after unlocking the bootloader.

WARNING #2: Make sure you have enabled OEM unlock and unlocked bootloader before trying to flash this. How you can successful root and install TWRP will be described below.

WHAT IS TWRP?

Oh come on, you know what it is - don't try to fool me!
In case you're serious, though...

Team Win Recovery Project is a custom recovery for Android devices.
It allows you to back up and restore your data, flash custom ROMs to your device, repair broken file systems, and root your device.

HOW-TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER
  1. Get bootloader Unlock code here (for more Information look in this thread)
  2. Install minimal adb and fastboot
  3. Plug in your phone and make sure all huawei drivers got installed
  4. Enable developer options in settings as described above.
  5. Enable OEM unlock, enable USB debugging (both in developer options)
  6. Open the adb tool you installed recently
  7. Type fastboot devices (now a device number should show up)
  8. Type fastboot reboot-bootloader (your phone will now boot into bootloader, if not, you haven't set up drivers or adb/fastboot correctly)
  9. This step will wipe all your data! Type:
    Code:
     fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    (xx is for your unlock code)
  10. Ones it's done type:
    Code:
     fastboot reboot
    Your phone will reboot and you have an unlocked bootloader!
  11. You can now go on installing TWRP on your device

HOW-TO INSTALL
  1. Make sure you enabled OEM unlock in settings, if you haven't please do that now by tipping 10 times on build number (to activate developer options), than open developer options and go to OEM unlock, enable it
  2. Have an unlocked bootloader is required! (In my case, I called huawei and received the unlock code 12 hours later)
  3. Download the TWRP recovery from the download section below
  4. Make sure you got fastboot drivers installed (I will describe this below in how to unlock your bootloader)
  5. Open the adb/fastboot application on your pc and go to the directory where your TWRP img file is downloaded
  6. Boot your phone into download mode (First method: fastboot reboot-bootloader while connected to pc. Second method: power off your phone, hit power on and volume down until it boots to download mode)
  7. Check again if there is written: unlocked phone!
  8. If yes type now into your adb/fastboot terminal:
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp_huawei_generic_a53_YYYYMMDD.img
  9. Type:
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
  10. Now boot into recovery by pressing: power+volume up+volume down at the same time
  11. Enjoy twrp

HOW-TO ROOT
  1. Backup, just in case
  2. Have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP installed from above (take one from december)
  3. We will use this root method: Phh's superuser
  4. Download latest official phh superuser zip here.
  5. Put the zip on your external sd card of your phone (since we can't access /data in twrp)
  6. Boot into twrp and flash the downloaded file
  7. Install latest Material phh apk: Release post
  8. Now you are rooted, congrats!

SUPPORTED DEVICES
CAN-L01
CAN-L11
MLA-L03
(Test your Device, if you want to take the risk, and I'll add it to this list )

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CHANGES
  • 21.12.2016: First release.
  • 22.12.2016: Backup all your partitions.
  • 16.02.2017: Cleanup, little fixes bump to 3.0.3-0 (Note: Root is just supported for 3.0.2)
  • 17.02.2017: Turn Crypto off again.

KNOWN ISSUES
  • Encryption is not supported yet!

SOURCE CODE

TWRP: TWRP source code (7.1 branch)
Device tree (International: hwcan (master branch)

CREDITS

TWRP master @jcadduono
For helping a newby: @Tkkg1994

CONTRIBUTIONS

Gerrit for TWRP: Omni gerrit
Gerrit for officially supported devices: TWRP gerrit

XDA:DevDB Information
TWRP for Huawei Nova, Tool/Utility for the Huawei Nova/Nova Plus

Contributors
Xelfmade
Source Code: https://github.com/Xelfmade/android_device_huawei_hwcan


Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 3.0.3-0
Beta Release Date: 2016-12-22

Created 2016-12-21
Last Updated 2017-02-17

XDA:DevDB Information
TWRP for Huawei Nova, Tool/Utility for the Huawei Nova/Nova Plus

Contributors
Xelfmade
Source Code: https://github.com/Xelfmade/android_...ei_generic_a53


Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 3.0.3-0
Beta Release Date: 2016-12-22

Created 2016-12-21
Last Updated 2017-02-17
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21st December 2016, 09:50 PM |#2  
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Great! Thanks for this big step for this wonderful device!
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Download link for the twrp image does not work...pls help
21st December 2016, 11:30 PM |#4  
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Download link for the twrp image does not work...pls help

AndroidFileHost has some problems right now..show a little patience and look a little later for it..
21st December 2016, 11:59 PM |#5  
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Cheers xelfmade! Just wanted to ask if this is specifically for the nova or the nova plus? Or is it compatible with both models? Thanks!
22nd December 2016, 05:54 AM |#6  
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Can we backup all partitions and restore them (with decrypted data off course)?

And does knock on screen to take screenshot work? Someone told it don't work anymore after root?
22nd December 2016, 07:10 AM |#7  
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Cheers xelfmade! Just wanted to ask if this is specifically for the nova or the nova plus? Or is it compatible with both models? Thanks!

You can try it on the Nova plus and report me if it works or not. If it doesn't work write me a private message and I sent you the stock recovery.. 😉

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Can we backup all partitions and restore them (with decrypted data off course)?

And does knock on screen to take screenshot work? Someone told it don't work anymore after root?

Not now, I'll upload a newer version were you can backup and restore all partitions..

I'm rooted and it just works. I think it's because he formatted /data for decrypt it.
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22nd December 2016, 08:01 AM |#8  
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good morning...can I also use SuperSU. Coz I would prefer that over Phh's superuser.
I assume that it won't make a difference, but I want to be sure!
Thx in advance
22nd December 2016, 08:13 AM |#9  
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good morning...can I also use SuperSU. Coz I would prefer that over Phh's superuser.
I assume that it won't make a difference, but I want to be sure!
Thx in advance

You can try it, but I don't expect it to work..
22nd December 2016, 08:24 AM |#10  
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I'm rooted and it just works. I think it's because he formatted /data for decrypt it.

What should I try first to don't get this problems? Don't touch data while installing twrp and phhs su?

I'm on can-11 and believe my data is encrypted from original rom?!

And did you edit the config file in superuser. zip?

The linked one has following setting :
eng verity crypt
22nd December 2016, 09:22 AM |#11  
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I cant access data or anything else in TWRP... I dont have an sd-card yet. is there no other way to install the superuser zip??
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