Debrand from FRD-AL00 to FRD-L09 and update to Nougat.

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mediasonic

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As some of you might know, I recently bought FRD-AL00 variant of this amazing phone. For those who doesn't know, this is Chinese variant with 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Its European equivalent is FRD-L09 and from same rationale, FRD-AL10 and FRD-L19 are equivalents but it has 64GB of internal storage.

I bought it at AliExpress and it came flashed with FRD-L19C432B131 (wrong firmware). The phone were really unstable, it was rebooting very often, specially when I played videos on YouTube or when phone was under heavy load (low memory and many apps opened).

My first try: Debrand to right EU version (FRD-L09). I did it doing standard procedures: Unlock bootloader/TWRP/Root/Debrand/Flash (FRD-L09C432B131). I followed these tutorials:

** WARNING: Backup your data cause this procedure wipes everything. **
** Do it at your own risk **

1) Unlock bootloader/Install TWRP/Root:

Followed this procedure: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/guide-unlock-bootloader-tested-root-t3443946

1.1) For this step I ran DCUnlocker because I coudn't get my unlock code from Huawei
1.2) Warning: Pay attention and install right version of TWRP, there are two links to download
1.3) Flash superSU
1.3.1) Download SuperSU
1.3.2) Flash it through TWRP
1.3.2.1) Power off and then press volume up + power (unplug USB)
1.3.2.2) Press "Install", select SuperSU ZIP and flash it. Now you're root

2) Debrand using SRKTool

Followed steps in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZVsIKtdgV4&t=310s

2.1) I skipped step to change build.prop, cause right after debrand I reflashed new ROM
2.2) Warning: Don't forget to enable USB debugging, grant access to your computer and grant access to SRKTool actions in SuperSU (it will ask for permission when SRK tries to change something). Make sure SuperSU is running
2.3) After reboot, just power off your phone and move to next step

3) Flash EU ROM

3.1) Make sure you copied ROM FRD-AL09C432B131 and unziped at folder dload on your SDCard
3.2) Press Volume UP + Volume Down + Power
3.3) At this point, your phone might enter in Huawei's recovery mode and start flashing new ROM. It takes about 5 ~ 10 minutes

Now. I realized even "right" ROM for similar model were still unstable. Actually nothing has changed. My next attempt: Nougat!

4) Update to Nougat

This step were simpler. Just execute Charles method and it works seamsless:
Charles Method: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=69885525&postcount=11
Other responses for different variants: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/various-responses-charles-app-b360-t3541342

In my case (FRD-L09C432B131), the response I used was:

Code:
{
  "status": "0",
  "autoPollingCycle": "1",
  "components": [{
    "name": "FRD-L09C432B360",
    "version": "FRD-L09C432B360",
    "versionID": "73856",
    "description": "FRD-L09C432B360 (2017/01/18)",
    "createTime": "2017-01-18T01:57:51+0000",
    "url": "http://update.hicloud.com:8180/TDS/data/files/p3/s15/G753/g104/v73856/f1/"
  }]
}

PS: did not lost any data on this upgrade but backup, just to make sure you won't loose anything.

Finally...

Now, phone is running FRD-L09C432B360 and seems to be very stable.

Please let me know if you have any questions and follow me on Twitter: emilioyn.
 
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hamza911

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As some of you might know, I recently bought FRD-AL00 variant of this amazing phone. For those who doesn't know, this is Chinese variant with 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Its European equivalent is FRD-L09 and from same rationale, FRD-AL10 and FRD-L19 are equivalents but it has 64GB of internal storage.

I bought it at AliExpress and it came flashed with FRD-L19C432B131 (wrong firmware). The phone were really unstable, it was rebooting very often, specially when I played videos on YouTube or when phone was under heavy load (low memory and many apps opened).

My first try: Debrand to right EU version (FRD-L09). I did it doing standard procedures: Unlock bootloader/TWRP/Root/Debrand/Flash (FRD-L09C432B131). I followed these tutorials:

** WARNING: Backup your data cause this procedure wipes everything. **
** Do it at your own risk **

1) Unlock bootloader/Install TWRP/Root:

Followed this procedure: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/guide-unlock-bootloader-tested-root-t3443946

1.1) For this step I ran DCUnlocker because I coudn't get my unlock code from Huawei
1.2) Warning: Pay attention and install right version of TWRP, there are two links to download
1.3) Flash superSU
1.3.1) Download SuperSU
1.3.2) Flash it through TWRP
1.3.2.1) Power off and then press volume up + power (unplug USB)
1.3.2.2) Press "Install", select SuperSU ZIP and flash it. Now you're root

2) Debrand using SRKTool

Followed steps in this tutorial:
&t=310s

2.1) I skipped step to change build.prop, cause right after debrand I reflashed new ROM
2.2) Warning: Don't forget to enable USB debugging, grant access to your computer and grant access to SRKTool actions in SuperSU (it will ask for permission when SRK tries to change something). Make sure SuperSU is running
2.3) After reboot, just power off your phone and move to next step

3) Flash EU ROM

3.1) Make sure you copied ROM FRD-AL09C432B131 and unziped at folder dload on your SDCard
3.2) Press Volume UP + Volume Down + Power
3.3) At this point, your phone might enter in Huawei's recovery mode and start flashing new ROM. It takes about 5 ~ 10 minutes

Now. I realized even "right" ROM for similar model were still unstable. Actually nothing has changed. My next attempt: Nougat!

4) Update to Nougat

This step were simpler. Just execute Charles method and it works seamsless:
Charles Method: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=69885525&postcount=11
Other responses for different variants: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/various-responses-charles-app-b360-t3541342

In my case (FRD-L09C432B131), the response I used was:



PS: did not lost any data on this upgrade but backup, just to make sure you won't loose anything.

Finally...

Now, phone is running FRD-L09C432B360 and seems to be very stable.

Please let me know if you have any questions and follow me on Twitter: emilioyn.
plz tell me how can i update mu FRD-L09 to nougat?
 

eseregin

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Jun 23, 2010
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Moscow
Is anyone tried this method? I need confirmation , as i bought FRD-AL00 and want to debrand it to L09.
Thanks in advance.

I bought the phone AL00 with Noagat on board same as author wrote, but my experience was not good with it, same symptoms as in beginning of this post... After my trying to update to newer Noagat ROM, it was downloaded, flashed and phone could not boot.
So i had to made return to emui 4.1 by using rollback ROM and 3 buttons method. Same unstable work, i finished with going back to AL00 brand and ROM, now it works good, anyway AL00 ROMS multilingual and it is not hard to install all google environment on this ROM...
 

heretic43

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Apr 4, 2017
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I am in China, My cell phone is AL00(EMUI5), after use SRKTOOL change oeminfo, at that time I thought the phone bricked.
Fortunately L09C432B131 firmware rescue my phone, and receive OTA update to B360.
After that, I did not receive any update, even place firmware(394/391/388) into dload.
How can I get an update, anyone help me?
 

TheHunterVN

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Jun 23, 2017
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I am in China, My cell phone is AL00(EMUI5), after use SRKTOOL change oeminfo, at that time I thought the phone bricked.
Fortunately L09C432B131 firmware rescue my phone, and receive OTA update to B360.
After that, I did not receive any update, even place firmware(394/391/388) into dload.
How can I get an update, anyone help me?

U faced the same issue like me. Sadly, i font know why and stayed in b360 for 2 months. Maybe stay in this rom 4ever :))
 

Delethorn

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Nov 1, 2010
4
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Hello, i am trying to rebrand my new honor 8 from China. It's an FRD-AL10 with EMUI 5. Do i proceed with the steps as seen in the first post?

Edit: I've bricked it. Any suggestions?
 
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    As some of you might know, I recently bought FRD-AL00 variant of this amazing phone. For those who doesn't know, this is Chinese variant with 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Its European equivalent is FRD-L09 and from same rationale, FRD-AL10 and FRD-L19 are equivalents but it has 64GB of internal storage.

    I bought it at AliExpress and it came flashed with FRD-L19C432B131 (wrong firmware). The phone were really unstable, it was rebooting very often, specially when I played videos on YouTube or when phone was under heavy load (low memory and many apps opened).

    My first try: Debrand to right EU version (FRD-L09). I did it doing standard procedures: Unlock bootloader/TWRP/Root/Debrand/Flash (FRD-L09C432B131). I followed these tutorials:

    ** WARNING: Backup your data cause this procedure wipes everything. **
    ** Do it at your own risk **

    1) Unlock bootloader/Install TWRP/Root:

    Followed this procedure: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/guide-unlock-bootloader-tested-root-t3443946

    1.1) For this step I ran DCUnlocker because I coudn't get my unlock code from Huawei
    1.2) Warning: Pay attention and install right version of TWRP, there are two links to download
    1.3) Flash superSU
    1.3.1) Download SuperSU
    1.3.2) Flash it through TWRP
    1.3.2.1) Power off and then press volume up + power (unplug USB)
    1.3.2.2) Press "Install", select SuperSU ZIP and flash it. Now you're root

    2) Debrand using SRKTool

    Followed steps in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZVsIKtdgV4&t=310s

    2.1) I skipped step to change build.prop, cause right after debrand I reflashed new ROM
    2.2) Warning: Don't forget to enable USB debugging, grant access to your computer and grant access to SRKTool actions in SuperSU (it will ask for permission when SRK tries to change something). Make sure SuperSU is running
    2.3) After reboot, just power off your phone and move to next step

    3) Flash EU ROM

    3.1) Make sure you copied ROM FRD-AL09C432B131 and unziped at folder dload on your SDCard
    3.2) Press Volume UP + Volume Down + Power
    3.3) At this point, your phone might enter in Huawei's recovery mode and start flashing new ROM. It takes about 5 ~ 10 minutes

    Now. I realized even "right" ROM for similar model were still unstable. Actually nothing has changed. My next attempt: Nougat!

    4) Update to Nougat

    This step were simpler. Just execute Charles method and it works seamsless:
    Charles Method: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=69885525&postcount=11
    Other responses for different variants: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/various-responses-charles-app-b360-t3541342

    In my case (FRD-L09C432B131), the response I used was:

    Code:
    {
      "status": "0",
      "autoPollingCycle": "1",
      "components": [{
        "name": "FRD-L09C432B360",
        "version": "FRD-L09C432B360",
        "versionID": "73856",
        "description": "FRD-L09C432B360 (2017/01/18)",
        "createTime": "2017-01-18T01:57:51+0000",
        "url": "http://update.hicloud.com:8180/TDS/data/files/p3/s15/G753/g104/v73856/f1/"
      }]
    }

    PS: did not lost any data on this upgrade but backup, just to make sure you won't loose anything.

    Finally...

    Now, phone is running FRD-L09C432B360 and seems to be very stable.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and follow me on Twitter: emilioyn.
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