[EMUI 5.1] OTA Firmwares and Unbrick Phone method

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sid21

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Consider one day you upset the devil and your phone is bricked by him, lets try to revive the phone from hell (at your own risk) :

Link to the OTA firmware's :
Click here for the links page

Important tools links:
[TOOL] Huawei Multi-Tool v8 by Team MT by inside!out
TWRP Honor 7X img


Stage 1

Download from here everything you need for the procedure - Download Folder Link
I am testing it on my BND-L21 firmware from BND-AL10
Downloading firmware (from topic). Full firmware must be more than 1.5Gb, all smaller is just
OTA Updates to the system.
After that we must download Huawei-MultiTool (future MT) version 8.x.x (link topic)
and downloading custom recovery. We will use TWRP for Honor7x (link topic)
Last we must prepare OTG Cable, SD Card more than 4Gb. On first stage that's all.

Stage 2

Go to MT and reboot phone to Fastboot mode (while phone off, hold "Volume -" and power)
If you did all correctly, you will see in the down right side your number and "Fastboot".
Now go in MT to the Bootloader and check the status. If you have already unlocked, skip this.
If you have locked phone, you must have IMEI and Huawei account. (if not please unlock your bootloader via the Huawei site)
After that, go to Recovery menu and choose our TWRP image in "Custom recovery" section and
type "Recovery". IMPORTANT!!! DON'T FLASH ERECOVERY, I DON'T HAVE THIS IMAGE!!!
After flashing recovery, we must turn off our phone.
Now we must to prepare base system image. In archive we have UPDATE.ZIP file. extract this
file to custom folder and open "Unbrick" in MT and choose "extractor". Open our file in extractor
and click right mouse key on empty space, choose extract all... and choose custom folder to
extracting.
Go to the folder and copy file VENDOR.IMG to the SD-Card (or USB with OTG). Turn on your
device in Recovery mode (Volume + and power), choose Wipe and Wipe ALL partitions! After
doing this, go to Install and choose "Install img", go to the SD-Card, and install VENDOR.img to
VENDOR folder (Important!)
After installing reboot phone again to Fastboot mode and connect to PC.
Now we must download .zip update to your region. We need this for using LTE (4G) in your country + Localization.
After downloading open .zip archive with our CUST file. archive must be called update_BND-
YOUR-NUMBER_hw_YOUR- COUNTRY.zip
From this archive we must extract .img file from root folder. It can be called cust.img CUST.img
version.img etc.
if name different from CUST.img rename it and put to the extracted UPDATE.app folder.

Last Stage 3

In MT go to Unbrick, choose our unpacked system with our CUST file and we must have at least
4/5 checkbox. And just type "UNBRICK" and wait. NOTICE: at moment of extracting system.img
it will be about 10-15 minutes. It's not a freezing of PC)
After good installing in log you will see like "All ok" Just reboot phone and you will see low level
factory reset, or something else like formatting. After formatting phone will reboot to the system.
That's all

Flashing Gapps method coming soon...


Password - 4pda for the update_full_bnd-AL10... Zip

Special Thanks to Kallibr44 my friend who helped me decipher everything. :highfive:

HIT THANKS IF I HELPED YOU :eek: IT MAKES ME HAPPY :D
 
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sid21

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We need a Full Firmware Package for L21,this is only Ota Updates.

there is a procedure used by EU users to completely revive the phone using the OTA but the procedure is too long which i haven't tried yet and is completely for users who have dead phones for now and yes obviously there is no official firmware available for Honor 7x but the user from an EU forum revived his phone so it is possible from the images.

though i made this thread for users who want to update their firmwares and not the procedure to flash a stock firmware since there is not one available yet but i can point to the thread where this user posted the procedure if someone wants to try. PM me
 

sid21

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Yes please....

Sent reply.

There are teams who have unlocked a lot of stuff like flashing international FW,
flashing gapps on chinese fw, Automatic Call Recording, restoring the phone.

so i am in contact with them to make our phone better. lets keep our fingers crossed. :fingers-crossed:

i am waiting for firmware flashing to get it translated from one of the users. ;)
 

TheDj408

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This is the full recovery package right? Atleast for the Indian version?
 

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sid21

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This is the full recovery package right? Atleast for the Indian version?

They arent recovery packages. they are full OTA which can be flashed for updating.
but there is a process to compile them into making them stock firmware packages but due to the long procedure i didnt post it here. rather wait for official stock firmware package.
 

tootysa

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Hello Honor 7X Users, turns out there is firmware available for flashing for the AL10 and L21 variants
but i haven't tried them out and can post the procedure if someone needs it but all credit goes to PRO-TEAMMT for releasing them for us so now if we mess up we got official firmware's latest available to go back to.
I personally haven't tested any but i soon will.

Link to the firmware's :
Click here for the links page

Important tools :
[TOOL] Huawei Multi-Tool v8 by Team MT by inside!out
TWRP Honor 7X img

Steps : (Considering you have unlocked bootloader and flashed twrp)
1. Download the appropriate firmware as per your model (Link to the website given)
2. Clear Cache
3. Flash the firmware file

(Wait for the complete process to flash a firmware from scratch so that i can do it and confirm myself but if anybody tests before me let me know)
Refer to the thread by inside!out for any help till them if you want to try out

Hi
I am a New in Android world

I have honor 7x BND L21c185b101
And i rooted
Know exactly do this?
Step 3 how?
And the multi tool For what?
 

mumith3

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there is a procedure used by EU users to completely revive the phone using the OTA but the procedure is too long which i haven't tried yet and is completely for users who have dead phones for now and yes obviously there is no official firmware available for Honor 7x but the user from an EU forum revived his phone so it is possible from the images.

though i made this thread for users who want to update their firmwares and not the procedure to flash a stock firmware since there is not one available yet but i can point to the thread where this user posted the procedure if someone wants to try. PM me

Can I have the procedure link?

I ordered a 7X from AliExpress.

I also own an Honor 5X & errrmmmm.. I'm not a developer rather still a learning buildbot ? still I want to take part in bringing up LOS or AOSP for Honor 7X. So we can work on it together if you want. ?

Cheers!

P.S. Belated Merry Christmas.
 

sid21

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Hi
I am a New in Android world

I have honor 7x BND L21c185b101
And i rooted
Know exactly do this?
Step 3 how?
And the multi tool For what?

exactly what you want to do?
this is to update to the latest firmware. if you have the latest firmware you dont need it.
the multi tool is used to flash stock with a procedure which is only needed to return to stock or else theres no need for it for the most part..

Can I have the procedure link?

I ordered a 7X from AliExpress.

I also own an Honor 5X & errrmmmm.. I'm not a developer rather still a learning buildbot ? still I want to take part in bringing up LOS or AOSP for Honor 7X. So we can work on it together if you want.

Cheers!

P.S. Belated Merry Christmas.

PM Sent kindly check.
 
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Lambo™

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Hello Honor 7X Users, turns out there is firmware available for flashing for the AL10 and L21 variants
but i haven't tried them out and can post the procedure if someone needs it but all credit goes to PRO-TEAMMT for releasing them for us so now if we mess up we got official firmware's latest available to go back to.
I personally haven't tested any but i soon will.

Link to the firmware's :
Click here for the links page

Important tools :
[TOOL] Huawei Multi-Tool v8 by Team MT by inside!out
TWRP Honor 7X img

Steps : (Considering you have unlocked bootloader and flashed twrp)
1. Download the appropriate firmware as per your model (Link to the website given)
2. Clear Cache
3. Flash the firmware file

(Wait for the complete process to flash a firmware from scratch so that i can do it and confirm myself but if anybody tests before me let me know)
Refer to the thread by inside!out for any help till them if you want to try out

HI I wanna know many things:
1-if I can constantly update the 7x with the application (or the software on PC, is the same) "Firmware Finder" even if I don't recive the official OTAs (because I want to root my device)
2-if its possible upgrade the system via OTA (or Firmware finder etc...) when the device is rooted
3-is dangerous root the Honor 7x?
4-if I can upgrade the system when the device Is rooted via the software HiSuite
5- how/where can I do/find and restore a Nandroid Backup for my phone
6-where I can find a local/manual update (UPDATE. APP) for the 7x (in case a brick the phone)
7-how can i UNBRICK my phone I case of brick
(sorry for my bad english?)
PLEASE HELP ME??
Thanks
 

Soapy!

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HI I wanna know many things:
1-if I can constantly update the 7x with the application (or the software on PC, is the same) "Firmware Finder" even if I don't recive the official OTAs (because I want to root my device)
2-if its possible upgrade the system via OTA (or Firmware finder etc...) when the device is rooted
3-is dangerous root the Honor 7x?
4-if I can upgrade the system when the device Is rooted via the software HiSuite
5- how/where can I do/find and restore a Nandroid Backup for my phone
6-where I can find a local/manual update (UPDATE. APP) for the 7x (in case a brick the phone)
7-how can i UNBRICK my phone I case of brick
(sorry for my bad english?)
PLEASE HELP ME??
Thanks

1) ???
2) Not sure there is always a chance of bricking
3) Yes, if you don't know what you're doing. No if you're not going to be flashing anything.
4) You should be able to and also refer to #1.
5) None available
6) None available
7) You can't, no stock image released = no procedures to unbrick
 
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1) ???
2) Not sure there is always a chance of bricking
3) Yes, if you don't know what you're doing. No if you're not going to be flashing anything.
4) You should be able to.
5) None available
6) None available
7) You can't, no stock image released = no procedures to unrbcik
1- can i upgrade the system at every update (when the device is rooted) with Firmware finder many times even if I don't recive the notification on the phone of the update (or if the device updater cannot find it)?
2-ok but if do all right steps you cannot brick the phone, no?
3-ok i only wanna unlock bootloader, flash twrp and root the phone. If I do all right steps there are no risks, no?
4-i don't understand it (in hisuite there s the option that says "Update device". With the device rooted can I update the phone with this software?)
5-ok but can I do one with a custom recovery, no?
6-ok so we just have to wait, no?
7-ok. Same thing of the - 6 (we have to wait for the UPDATE.APP for the 7x to be able to UNBRICK the phone in case it could happen, no?)
Sorry for my bad English and thanks for the answers?
 

sid21

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HI I wanna know many things:
1-if I can constantly update the 7x with the application (or the software on PC, is the same) "Firmware Finder" even if I don't recive the official OTAs (because I want to root my device)
2-if its possible upgrade the system via OTA (or Firmware finder etc...) when the device is rooted
3-is dangerous root the Honor 7x?
4-if I can upgrade the system when the device Is rooted via the software HiSuite
5- how/where can I do/find and restore a Nandroid Backup for my phone
6-where I can find a local/manual update (UPDATE. APP) for the 7x (in case a brick the phone)
7-how can i UNBRICK my phone I case of brick
(sorry for my bad english)
PLEASE HELP ME
Thanks

1. yes you can if the app supported honor 7x with their firmware but it doesn't yet, use twrp
2. yes you can upgrade via flashing it in twrp
3. unlocking bootloader itself is dangerous let alone rooting since your waranty is gone :p since there is still no sign of official stock firmware
4. same as no. 1 ans
5. if u flashed twrp you can do your nandroid backup which can be later restored anytime so it will be obv on the phone at that time
6. manual or local update? in the op main post i guess? by opening the link?
7. Still no official firmware and the procedure i am aware of consists of turning the official chinese firmware into normal by changing settings and stuff which is a long procedure so probably if u brick, u r stuck until honor decides to release stock firmware

by the looks i guess you have no clue about phone flashing, its better you dont try anything until there are guides properly made for newbies. :silly:
 

Soapy!

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1. yes you can if the app supported honor 7x with their firmware but it doesn't yet, use twrp
2. yes you can upgrade via flashing it in twrp
3. unlocking bootloader itself is dangerous let alone rooting since your waranty is gone [emoji14] since there is still no sign of official stock firmware
4. same as no. 1 ans
5. if u flashed twrp you can do your nandroid backup which can be later restored anytime so it will be obv on the phone at that time
6. manual or local update? in the op main post i guess? by opening the link?
7. Still no official firmware and the procedure i am aware of consists of turning the official chinese firmware into normal by changing settings and stuff which is a long procedure so probably if u brick, u r stuck until honor decides to release stock firmware

by the looks i guess you have no clue about phone flashing, its better you dont try anything until there are guides properly made for newbies. :silly:
Thanks lol [emoji23]

Sent from my BND-L24 using Tapatalk
 

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I rooted my 7X(Al10) version successfully but while performing the reset, deleted the system file also by mistake. There is no TWRP backup. Is there any way to get the stock OS files again to flash in TWRP ? Or does anyone have a backup file they made that they can share? I tried Huawei e-recovery too, but that gets stuck at 'unable to get package info'. The people at the service centre can't think of any other method to restore the phone, except changing the motherboard. When is the official stock file expected to be available?
 

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I rooted my 7X(Al10) version successfully but while performing the reset, deleted the system file also by mistake. There is no TWRP backup. Is there any way to get the stock OS files again to flash in TWRP ? Or does anyone have a backup file they made that they can share? I tried Huawei e-recovery too, but that gets stuck at 'unable to get package info'. The people at the service centre can't think of any other method to restore the phone, except changing the motherboard. When is the official stock file expected to be available?
I have a TWRP backup not sure if it'll work, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EntdgNwcJSOTZizqt_W-yWfkd3-YVmCm/view?usp=drivesdk
It's a zip file with 2 backup folder, one with boot and system and one with vendor
Edit: pls thank if it worked, so I have an indicator of the effectiveness
 
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k0pernicus

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I rooted my 7X(Al10) version successfully but while performing the reset, deleted the system file also by mistake. There is no TWRP backup. Is there any way to get the stock OS files again to flash in TWRP ? Or does anyone have a backup file they made that they can share? I tried Huawei e-recovery too, but that gets stuck at 'unable to get package info'. The people at the service centre can't think of any other method to restore the phone, except changing the motherboard. When is the official stock file expected to be available?

I am waitinig for the official stock file since two weeks now, because I deleted accidently the OS from my phone -_-
I think we can wait several weeks again...

---------- Post added at 12:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:03 PM ----------

I have a TWRP backup not sure if it'll work, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EntdgNwcJSOTZizqt_W-yWfkd3-YVmCm/view?usp=drivesdk
It's a zip file with 2 backup folder, one with boot and system and one with vendor

Thanks! I will try on my bricked phone :)
 
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1. yes you can if the app supported honor 7x with their firmware but it doesn't yet, use twrp
2. yes you can upgrade via flashing it in twrp
3. unlocking bootloader itself is dangerous let alone rooting since your waranty is gone :p since there is still no sign of official stock firmware
4. same as no. 1 ans
5. if u flashed twrp you can do your nandroid backup which can be later restored anytime so it will be obv on the phone at that time
6. manual or local update? in the op main post i guess? by opening the link?
7. Still no official firmware and the procedure i am aware of consists of turning the official chinese firmware into normal by changing settings and stuff which is a long procedure so probably if u brick, u r stuck until honor decides to release stock firmware

by the looks i guess you have no clue about phone flashing, its better you dont try anything until there are guides properly made for newbies. :silly:
1. In the app firmware finder there are firmwares for the phone but how can I flash a official firmware (OTA I mean) if there are no one (or how can I flash a firmware finder Update)?
2. Same thing in -1 (I mean)
3. Ok. Now we have to wait the official stock firmware, no? (i don't understand this answer, please write it in another way)
4. I don't understand it
5. Okok (obv? Sorry I'm Italian hahaha)
6. It's not the same thing local or manual? Write it in another way please hahaha google translate doesnt help me?
7. Okok, So if I don't use your method I only have to wait that honor release the official stock firmware (UPDATE. APP). And for greater security it's better wait it before to root and unlock bootloader etc, no?

Anyway, I have an idea of ​​what flashing is, in fact every device I have (they are all Samsung, so that's why I'm disoriented) is completely modified. The fact is that I dont have much experience (I'm 14 years old) with non-Samsung devices, in fact my honor 7x I received for Christmas and for the hurry and the want to modify it, I would like to know all these things.
Thank you

---------- Post added at 02:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:23 PM ----------

I am waitinig for the official stock file since two weeks now, because I deleted accidently the OS from my phone -_-
I think we can wait several weeks again...

---------- Post added at 12:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:03 PM ----------



Thanks! I will try on my bricked phone :)
OK thanks I'll keep it aside in case of brick
 

sid21

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I would recommend everyone to not do experiments over your phone to try and root and flash random stuff..
they only have official chinese firmware for flashing so its better to wait for the official firmware for non chinese version.

the method which i know of to flash on the phone is for people with flashing knowledge cz the procedure is not simple and secondly even i have been flashing my phone for many years on various devices yet i havent got the guts to root this first honor device cz their partitions are different and somewhat secured so dont play with it.

wait for the official firmware for your respective devices. maybe they will straightaway launch the oreo firmware.
 
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    Consider one day you upset the devil and your phone is bricked by him, lets try to revive the phone from hell (at your own risk) :

    Link to the OTA firmware's :
    Click here for the links page

    Important tools links:
    [TOOL] Huawei Multi-Tool v8 by Team MT by inside!out
    TWRP Honor 7X img


    Stage 1

    Download from here everything you need for the procedure - Download Folder Link
    I am testing it on my BND-L21 firmware from BND-AL10
    Downloading firmware (from topic). Full firmware must be more than 1.5Gb, all smaller is just
    OTA Updates to the system.
    After that we must download Huawei-MultiTool (future MT) version 8.x.x (link topic)
    and downloading custom recovery. We will use TWRP for Honor7x (link topic)
    Last we must prepare OTG Cable, SD Card more than 4Gb. On first stage that's all.

    Stage 2

    Go to MT and reboot phone to Fastboot mode (while phone off, hold "Volume -" and power)
    If you did all correctly, you will see in the down right side your number and "Fastboot".
    Now go in MT to the Bootloader and check the status. If you have already unlocked, skip this.
    If you have locked phone, you must have IMEI and Huawei account. (if not please unlock your bootloader via the Huawei site)
    After that, go to Recovery menu and choose our TWRP image in "Custom recovery" section and
    type "Recovery". IMPORTANT!!! DON'T FLASH ERECOVERY, I DON'T HAVE THIS IMAGE!!!
    After flashing recovery, we must turn off our phone.
    Now we must to prepare base system image. In archive we have UPDATE.ZIP file. extract this
    file to custom folder and open "Unbrick" in MT and choose "extractor". Open our file in extractor
    and click right mouse key on empty space, choose extract all... and choose custom folder to
    extracting.
    Go to the folder and copy file VENDOR.IMG to the SD-Card (or USB with OTG). Turn on your
    device in Recovery mode (Volume + and power), choose Wipe and Wipe ALL partitions! After
    doing this, go to Install and choose "Install img", go to the SD-Card, and install VENDOR.img to
    VENDOR folder (Important!)
    After installing reboot phone again to Fastboot mode and connect to PC.
    Now we must download .zip update to your region. We need this for using LTE (4G) in your country + Localization.
    After downloading open .zip archive with our CUST file. archive must be called update_BND-
    YOUR-NUMBER_hw_YOUR- COUNTRY.zip
    From this archive we must extract .img file from root folder. It can be called cust.img CUST.img
    version.img etc.
    if name different from CUST.img rename it and put to the extracted UPDATE.app folder.

    Last Stage 3

    In MT go to Unbrick, choose our unpacked system with our CUST file and we must have at least
    4/5 checkbox. And just type "UNBRICK" and wait. NOTICE: at moment of extracting system.img
    it will be about 10-15 minutes. It's not a freezing of PC)
    After good installing in log you will see like "All ok" Just reboot phone and you will see low level
    factory reset, or something else like formatting. After formatting phone will reboot to the system.
    That's all

    Flashing Gapps method coming soon...


    Password - 4pda for the update_full_bnd-AL10... Zip

    Special Thanks to Kallibr44 my friend who helped me decipher everything. :highfive:

    HIT THANKS IF I HELPED YOU :eek: IT MAKES ME HAPPY :D
    5
    I rooted my 7X(Al10) version successfully but while performing the reset, deleted the system file also by mistake. There is no TWRP backup. Is there any way to get the stock OS files again to flash in TWRP ? Or does anyone have a backup file they made that they can share? I tried Huawei e-recovery too, but that gets stuck at 'unable to get package info'. The people at the service centre can't think of any other method to restore the phone, except changing the motherboard. When is the official stock file expected to be available?
    I have a TWRP backup not sure if it'll work, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EntdgNwcJSOTZizqt_W-yWfkd3-YVmCm/view?usp=drivesdk
    It's a zip file with 2 backup folder, one with boot and system and one with vendor
    Edit: pls thank if it worked, so I have an indicator of the effectiveness
    2
    Hi
    I am a New in Android world

    I have honor 7x BND L21c185b101
    And i rooted
    Know exactly do this?
    Step 3 how?
    And the multi tool For what?

    exactly what you want to do?
    this is to update to the latest firmware. if you have the latest firmware you dont need it.
    the multi tool is used to flash stock with a procedure which is only needed to return to stock or else theres no need for it for the most part..

    Can I have the procedure link?

    I ordered a 7X from AliExpress.

    I also own an Honor 5X & errrmmmm.. I'm not a developer rather still a learning buildbot ? still I want to take part in bringing up LOS or AOSP for Honor 7X. So we can work on it together if you want.

    Cheers!

    P.S. Belated Merry Christmas.

    PM Sent kindly check.
    2
    HI I wanna know many things:
    1-if I can constantly update the 7x with the application (or the software on PC, is the same) "Firmware Finder" even if I don't recive the official OTAs (because I want to root my device)
    2-if its possible upgrade the system via OTA (or Firmware finder etc...) when the device is rooted
    3-is dangerous root the Honor 7x?
    4-if I can upgrade the system when the device Is rooted via the software HiSuite
    5- how/where can I do/find and restore a Nandroid Backup for my phone
    6-where I can find a local/manual update (UPDATE. APP) for the 7x (in case a brick the phone)
    7-how can i UNBRICK my phone I case of brick
    (sorry for my bad english)
    PLEASE HELP ME
    Thanks

    1. yes you can if the app supported honor 7x with their firmware but it doesn't yet, use twrp
    2. yes you can upgrade via flashing it in twrp
    3. unlocking bootloader itself is dangerous let alone rooting since your waranty is gone :p since there is still no sign of official stock firmware
    4. same as no. 1 ans
    5. if u flashed twrp you can do your nandroid backup which can be later restored anytime so it will be obv on the phone at that time
    6. manual or local update? in the op main post i guess? by opening the link?
    7. Still no official firmware and the procedure i am aware of consists of turning the official chinese firmware into normal by changing settings and stuff which is a long procedure so probably if u brick, u r stuck until honor decides to release stock firmware

    by the looks i guess you have no clue about phone flashing, its better you dont try anything until there are guides properly made for newbies. :silly:
    2
    The backup is for l21c432, this is not enough though, you still need to obtain everything else as described in this guide. When your camera doesn't work flash product image found in the update.app flash the product.img via twrp after the system.img
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