Bricked Honor 5X

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shashank1320

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Hey thank you, i followed the link to your guide, but i'm stuck on choosing the right package
my model is KIW-L21 (that's what's written in the back of the phone)
when i search for that i get 3 option that are FullOTA, but i don't know which one i'm supposed to use?
looking forward for your answer ^^
You need to use the FullOTA-MF file. what was the last version on your phone?
 

pjrsalem

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hi i need your help

I was able to get my phone back to stock using the update.app file and the Huawei Update Extractor

  • Download stock firmware and extract the update.app file

  • Download Huawei Update Extractor

  • Use the Huawei Update Extractor to open the update.app file and extract system.img, Cust.img, boot.img, recovery.img

  • Copy the extracted files to your adb folder

  • Connect the phone to the PC in fastboot mode, to do this power off the phone hold Volume down and insert a usb cable connected to the PC

  • Type these commands on ADB:

fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash cust cust.img
fastboot reboot​

After that you should be back on stock firmware

After using my honor 5x more than a year today i was trying to install custom rom but my phone bricked. i am trying the above command but it is not success because after entered "fastboot flash boot boot.img" i m getting reply " waiting for device"
i don't know what went wrong please help me how to solve the issue
 

shashank1320

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After using my honor 5x more than a year today i was trying to install custom rom but my phone bricked. i am trying the above command but it is not success because after entered "fastboot flash boot boot.img" i m getting reply " waiting for device"
i don't know what went wrong please help me how to solve the issue
Was usb debugging on? Its not recognising the device. Make sure all drivers are installed
 

rammah9

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how do you fix adb recognize

I tried to do that too. But the problem was that my adb didn't recognize my phone. Of course I had everything installed.
When I unlocked the bootloader earlier, it worked. But there I had to enable USB debugging. When my phone was broke, I couldn't enable it. Maybe that's why?
However, my phone is working right now, so thanks anyway.
how to fix adb recognize
 

rammah9

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I tried to do that too. But the problem was that my adb didn't recognize my phone. Of course I had everything installed.
When I unlocked the bootloader earlier, it worked. But there I had to enable USB debugging. When my phone was broke, I couldn't enable it. Maybe that's why?
However, my phone is working right now, so thanks anyway.

Able to boot to system or fastboot? Make sure all drivers are installed

before i cant
update:
now i can enter fast boot but
its say down phone is locked
how to fix with out losing my data
generally prob is boot verify failed
update 2:
now adb send files but say remote not allowed
 

hsheemi

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I tried to do that too. But the problem was that my adb didn't recognize my phone. Of course I had everything installed.
When I unlocked the bootloader earlier, it worked. But there I had to enable USB debugging. When my phone was broke, I couldn't enable it. Maybe that's why?
However, my phone is working right now, so thanks anyway.

How did u fix it?

---------- Post added at 01:21 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:18 AM ----------

Hi, sorry for hijacking a thread but I thought it'd be better than making a new one.

I did pretty much the same as the OP, unlocked the bootloader, flashed TWRP recovery, rooted and then stupidly tried to do an official update on the phone (I believe it was kiw-l21c432b140)

The phone is just now stuck at the boot screen, I can get into fastboot mode but cannot use ADB, says device isn't found no matter what I try. I also tried putting stock firmware on the SD card and going into download mode (EMUI) but it just says software install failed.. Any help appreciated, only got the phone today and have spent longer trying to fix it than I have using it..

Thanks!

Same problem for me did u fix it?
 
Apr 17, 2021
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guys i have same problem tried dload but the last firmware i can find in the net is b330 no luck can anybody here have the b370 ( KIW-L21C10B370CUSTC10D001-MF) file to flash and unbrick this phone ? any help will be appreciated
 
Apr 17, 2021
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and the phone now cannot be charged when i plug charger red led blink and few minutes the blue led light and when i try to turn on the red led come back and it still in that loop any idea whats happening ?
 

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    Hey, my phone is bricked too. How did you manage to flash adb during twrp. How did you restore the backup and where did you get it from?

    Or could someone please explain to me how I can get back to stock. I saw one thread with the .app file, but there you had to go the setting or something, which I can't do.
    I have twrp installed and I have the L21 version.

    I was able to get my phone back to stock using the update.app file and the Huawei Update Extractor

    • Download stock firmware and extract the update.app file

    • Download Huawei Update Extractor

    • Use the Huawei Update Extractor to open the update.app file and extract system.img, Cust.img, boot.img, recovery.img

    • Copy the extracted files to your adb folder

    • Connect the phone to the PC in fastboot mode, to do this power off the phone hold Volume down and insert a usb cable connected to the PC

    • Type these commands on ADB:

    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot flash system system.img
    fastboot flash cust cust.img
    fastboot reboot​

    After that you should be back on stock firmware
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    anyone else having this error when flashing "cust.img"?

    Code:
    target reported max download size of 266338304 bytes
    sending sparse 'cust' 1/2 (259982 KB)...
    OKAY [  9.536s]
    writing 'cust' 1/2...
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 9.548s

    Using this update.app: Honor 5X_Firmware_KIW-L24_Android 5.1_EMUI 3.1_C567B151_United States_Channel-Others
    on a KIW-L24

    the only way to restore cust.img is with this version of TWRP >>https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24588212152305793


    You need to relock and unlock bootloader again. Adb does not have proper rights to flash stuff.

    Sent from my PLK-L01 using XDA Labs

    Your wrong ...never relock the bootloader and don't recommend it if you don't know what it does !

    I posted the correct solution many time in these forums.
    you can 1. flash a custom rom that includes the correct cust partition for your phone or 2. you can use the TWRP version I posted above to restore the partition with the Install / Image feature of that version of TWRP.
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    OK u can't OTA update with twrp AND U SHOULD try adb flashing twrp through fastboot and maybe restoring a nandroid if u have one if not there's some u can download around here
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    I have a practically dead honor 5x, flashed a L-24 firmware on L-22. TWRP doesnt let me do anything, no touch functions work so i cannot restore my back up.

    Fastboot commands on format /data and flash cust cust.img fail with the error "Remote: Command not allowed", bootloader is unlocked, pls help.....I need to flash back the default cust.img to get it back to normal :(

    SOLVED: Downloaded the official firmware, placed the "dload" folder which contains the update.app in the root of the sd card, went into download mode on phone (vol up + vol dow + power) and the system installed the firmware automatically.....booted back into the stock system now, next will reflash TWRP and restore back up :)

    WORKED: update.app in dload folder WORKED !!! Thanks a lot
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    anyone else having this error when flashing "cust.img"?



    Using this update.app: Honor 5X_Firmware_KIW-L24_Android 5.1_EMUI 3.1_C567B151_United States_Channel-Others
    on a KIW-L24

    You need to relock and unlock bootloader again. Adb does not have proper rights to flash stuff.

    Sent from my PLK-L01 using XDA Labs