[Guide][FRD-L04] Install B385 from a rooted/TWRP B360

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Wesley32

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Jun 4, 2012
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First thing: before using this How-to guide. *I am not responsible for any data lost,bricked phones,or anything related to your Honor 8*

I am writing this from my own experience updating. Your mileage may vary.

Notes: I've heard reports that flashing stock recovery and stock boot.img from fastboot(instead of twrp) help to have a higher chance of getting past erecovery. Let me know if it helps.

To follow this guide you should be rooted,TWRP installed and using the B360 version while having the OTA available for B385 for FRD-L04.


Ok, lets get started.

Code:
Step 1:
Make backups. I made backups with HiSuite and within TWRP. Just in case.

Code:
Step 2:
Reboot into Recovery. I used TWRP v3.1.0-3 for steps outlined.
[URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uzUjmZ9bI6eVBlWm1ZSE56Yzg"]Download for TWRP IMG[/URL]

Code:
Step 3:
You will need to [I]Unroot[/I]. Whatever method you want to use, do it,
but, I used the UnSU zip by Osmosis
[URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uzUjmZ9bI6SXlmenpVM3Z4b0E"]Link for .zip[/URL]
Flash this .zip. Do not Reboot.

Code:
Step 4:
We need to flash the stock boot.img and the stock recovery.img. (This likely needs to be done in 
Fastboot versus recovery)
[URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0zE1Kk8sIB6MDF6SmEyaXYzVTg"]Stock Recovery.img[/URL]
[URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0zE1Kk8sIB6NlIzOWJkQ1Z1OHc"]Stock Boot.img[/URL]

Now, Move these somewhere on your 
phone (internal storage/SDcard) and go to Install from TWRP. (Many people 
report success doing this step in Fastboot)
Locate files, Probably have to switch to Images. 
Flash boot.img to [I]Boot[/I] and recovery.img to [I]Recovery[/I]

Code:
Step 5:
Shutdown phone from TWRP. Make sure when you turn your phone 
back on, don't have it connected to USB.

Code:
Step 6:

Power up phone

Code:
Step 7:

You should be able to boot like normal to your previous phone configuration, 
except now you have stock boot and stock recovery 
and should be able to receive/install OTA.

NOTE: If you have issues with booting and it will only boot to 
eRecovery, try hitting[I][B]Shutdown[/B][/I] and performing 
a cold boot. If that still doesn't workthen you will have to run 
through the prompts and recovery B360.That's why we have
backups as step 1

Code:
Step 8:
Once phone is booted, go to Settings-> System Update -> 
Perform the update to OTA B385 like normal

Code:
Step 9:
We just need to get into fastboot mode now and flash TWRP 
like we have done on B360 and previous.
Connect phone with USB debugging enabled and open cmd prompt.

to make sure device is connected
Code:
[I]adb devices[/I]

open directory you need
Code:
[I]cd c:\whatever the path you saved the TWRP.img[/I]
Reboot phone to bootloader
Code:
[I]adb reboot bootloader[/I]
Flash TWRP
Code:
[I]fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.1.0-3-frd.img[/I]
Code:
[I]fastboot reboot[/I]


Code:
Step 10: 
After phone reboots. We need to get into the TWRP recovery we just flashed.
Whatever method you want to use. I just shutdown and used
power up+power button.

Code:
Step 11:
we need to flash Magisk to get root.[URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uzUjmZ9bI6WFMwTUIwd21rX2s"]Magisk[/URL]
Place .zip on phone Sdcard or internal
in TWRP -> install -> locate Magisk flashable zip
[I]flash and reboot[/I]


I think that covers it. You should be updated to the latest B385 OTA and have Magisk root.

Sorry if this was long.


A ton of credit to @Telperion for helping and access to the correct files to get this completed
 

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cococchio

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Nov 27, 2012
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Thanks I followed your procedure and everything worked as described!
However in TWRP now if I try to remove certain system apps (e.g., Health) I get "Cannot remove system app. Failed to locate the app". Am I the only one with this issue?
 

Wesley32

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Thanks I followed your procedure and everything worked as described!
However in TWRP now if I try to remove certain system apps (e.g., Health) I get "Cannot remove system app. Failed to locate the app". Am I the only one with this issue?
I haven't tried to remove apps from twrp. I just freeze them with titanium backup. Or just uninsall within system if possible.

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cococchio

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Nov 27, 2012
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I haven't tried to remove apps from twrp. I just freeze them with titanium backup. Or just uninsall within system if possible.

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Silly me! yes I was able to remove the health app directly from system

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adriansticoid

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I told myself that I would not do any modding on my phone until a fully stable custom ROM comes up. But right now I felt the urge to do this because of Magisk and the new OTA. Thanks OP. I'll try it.

---------- Post added at 06:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:34 PM ----------

Oh man. Phone only boots to erecovery.
 

Wesley32

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Jun 4, 2012
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I told myself that I would not do any modding on my phone until a fully stable custom ROM comes up. But right now I felt the urge to do this because of Magisk and the new OTA. Thanks OP. I'll try it.

---------- Post added at 06:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:34 PM ----------

Oh man. Phone only boots to erecovery.
Try shutdown and cold booting. Otherwise, finish steps in erecovery and then just restore apps. Internal data should still be intact. Only system is wiped.

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BigBrad75

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I know u can't successfully install ota update while rooted/custom recovery, but will the update still arrive via ota if rooted, or will it not even show up till phone is unrooted? Reason I ask is because the vast majority seems to have already received this update, where as I have been waiting and waiting... Wondered if maybe it wasn't showing up yet because I wasn't unrooted and/or not running stock recovery/boot

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adriansticoid

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I know u can't successfully install ota update while rooted/custom recovery, but will the update still arrive via ota if rooted, or will it not even show up till phone is unrooted? Reason I ask is because the vast majority seems to have already received this update, where as I have been waiting and waiting... Wondered if maybe it wasn't showing up yet because I wasn't unrooted and/or not running stock recovery/boot
Yes. 3 days ago I was still with B360 and SuperSU and my phone was notifying me of a B385 update. Until I came along to this guide. Now I'm in B385 and Magisk.

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BigBrad75

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Yes. 3 days ago I was still with B360 and SuperSU and my phone was notifying me of a B385 update. Until I came along to this guide. Now I'm in B385 and Magisk.
Thanks that's what I needed to know!

Is there any way to force the update ? I'm on Att go plan is South Dakota and I'm impatient lol...
Haha I misread that the first time, I thought you had said that u were in South Dakota and you were important!! =D

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I just put my location in there because I'm not sure how they decide how they update . Is it by region or carrier or both ? I know some MN people got there updates...
 
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BonezMontana

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My phone won't boot past the boot screen after flashing the stock boot and recovery.

*Edit* I had to do a factory reset via the stock recovery and it booted up.
 
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Wesley32

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My phone won't boot past the boot screen after flashing the stock boot and recovery.

*Edit* I had to do a factory reset via the stock recovery and it booted up.
This happened to me as well, but, thankfully the recovery only wipes the system. Doesn't wipe actual data partition.

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So when I tried flashing it it kept giving me an error and won't download. Tried both sideloading it from my PC and downloading it straight to my device. Both gave me the error and didn't install magic
 

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    First thing: before using this How-to guide. *I am not responsible for any data lost,bricked phones,or anything related to your Honor 8*

    I am writing this from my own experience updating. Your mileage may vary.

    Notes: I've heard reports that flashing stock recovery and stock boot.img from fastboot(instead of twrp) help to have a higher chance of getting past erecovery. Let me know if it helps.

    To follow this guide you should be rooted,TWRP installed and using the B360 version while having the OTA available for B385 for FRD-L04.


    Ok, lets get started.

    Code:
    Step 1:
    Make backups. I made backups with HiSuite and within TWRP. Just in case.

    Code:
    Step 2:
    Reboot into Recovery. I used TWRP v3.1.0-3 for steps outlined.
    [URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uzUjmZ9bI6eVBlWm1ZSE56Yzg"]Download for TWRP IMG[/URL]

    Code:
    Step 3:
    You will need to [I]Unroot[/I]. Whatever method you want to use, do it,
    but, I used the UnSU zip by Osmosis
    [URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uzUjmZ9bI6SXlmenpVM3Z4b0E"]Link for .zip[/URL]
    Flash this .zip. Do not Reboot.

    Code:
    Step 4:
    We need to flash the stock boot.img and the stock recovery.img. (This likely needs to be done in 
    Fastboot versus recovery)
    [URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0zE1Kk8sIB6MDF6SmEyaXYzVTg"]Stock Recovery.img[/URL]
    [URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0zE1Kk8sIB6NlIzOWJkQ1Z1OHc"]Stock Boot.img[/URL]
    
    Now, Move these somewhere on your 
    phone (internal storage/SDcard) and go to Install from TWRP. (Many people 
    report success doing this step in Fastboot)
    Locate files, Probably have to switch to Images. 
    Flash boot.img to [I]Boot[/I] and recovery.img to [I]Recovery[/I]

    Code:
    Step 5:
    Shutdown phone from TWRP. Make sure when you turn your phone 
    back on, don't have it connected to USB.

    Code:
    Step 6:
    
    Power up phone

    Code:
    Step 7:
    
    You should be able to boot like normal to your previous phone configuration, 
    except now you have stock boot and stock recovery 
    and should be able to receive/install OTA.
    
    NOTE: If you have issues with booting and it will only boot to 
    eRecovery, try hitting[I][B]Shutdown[/B][/I] and performing 
    a cold boot. If that still doesn't workthen you will have to run 
    through the prompts and recovery B360.That's why we have
    backups as step 1

    Code:
    Step 8:
    Once phone is booted, go to Settings-> System Update -> 
    Perform the update to OTA B385 like normal

    Code:
    Step 9:
    We just need to get into fastboot mode now and flash TWRP 
    like we have done on B360 and previous.
    Connect phone with USB debugging enabled and open cmd prompt.

    to make sure device is connected
    Code:
    [I]adb devices[/I]

    open directory you need
    Code:
    [I]cd c:\whatever the path you saved the TWRP.img[/I]
    Reboot phone to bootloader
    Code:
    [I]adb reboot bootloader[/I]
    Flash TWRP
    Code:
    [I]fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.1.0-3-frd.img[/I]
    Code:
    [I]fastboot reboot[/I]


    Code:
    Step 10: 
    After phone reboots. We need to get into the TWRP recovery we just flashed.
    Whatever method you want to use. I just shutdown and used
    power up+power button.

    Code:
    Step 11:
    we need to flash Magisk to get root.[URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uzUjmZ9bI6WFMwTUIwd21rX2s"]Magisk[/URL]
    Place .zip on phone Sdcard or internal
    in TWRP -> install -> locate Magisk flashable zip
    [I]flash and reboot[/I]


    I think that covers it. You should be updated to the latest B385 OTA and have Magisk root.

    Sorry if this was long.


    A ton of credit to @Telperion for helping and access to the correct files to get this completed
    2
    I know u can't successfully install ota update while rooted/custom recovery, but will the update still arrive via ota if rooted, or will it not even show up till phone is unrooted? Reason I ask is because the vast majority seems to have already received this update, where as I have been waiting and waiting... Wondered if maybe it wasn't showing up yet because I wasn't unrooted and/or not running stock recovery/boot
    Yes. 3 days ago I was still with B360 and SuperSU and my phone was notifying me of a B385 update. Until I came along to this guide. Now I'm in B385 and Magisk.

    Sent from my Honor 8 using XDA Labs
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    I just put my location in there because I'm not sure how they decide how they update . Is it by region or carrier or both ? I know some MN people got there updates...
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    What is wrong with you?

    This guide also works with L09

    Just follow the steps, as you didnt want to listen to my Advice

    You better leave your phone unrooted and use stock emui if you are not able and willing to read

    Sorry for that but ao you will have less problems

    If you root your phone you should also reed what to to to unroot it the same for twrp, if you are not willing to search the infos than better let it run stock emui
    Calm down man. Maybe he is new to the steps and don't wanna break his phone. :)

    Sent from my Honor 8 using XDA Labs
    1
    Turn off device

    Press volume down and power until fastboot mode opens

    Now you can flash through cmd



    ---_----------_


    If this also dont works you have to do a rollback with rollback package and b131 Firmware

    Follow my guide:

    Download rollback package from huawei honor site and b131 firmware
    Extract the files and you will get a dload folder with update.app inside


    Copy the dload folder to sd card and press volume up + down + power on a turned off device

    Don't forget to delete the dload folder after the first step and after you finished


    Do this first with rollback package and then repeat this with b131 Firmware


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