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

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Dimontiman

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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 you will have less problems

If you root your phone you should also read what to do to unroot it the same for twrp, if you are not willing to search the infos than better let it run stock emui


1 unroot your device with UnSu zip by osmosis, flash it via twrp from sd card

2 flash stock boot.img and stock recovery.img which you can get from update.app with huawei update extractor for your current software version

Yes for this you have to download it from FF the mf pv version


3 update to b360


4 flash twrp from twrp honor 8 thread 3.1.1

5 flash magisk 12 from magisk thread

6 install magisk manager from magisk thread


Finished
 
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adriansticoid

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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
 
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Dimontiman

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Calm down man. Maybe he is new to the steps and don't wanna break his phone. :)


I apologised before but it cant be to ask the same question in 4 threads... I described what to do, but he dont want to listen:good:

BIG ADVICE BEFORE UNLOCKING ROOTING AND FLASHING CUSTOM FILES

please read patient and use search function is one rule of xda:)
 
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Telperion

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I could only get past eRecovery when I flashed the stock boot and recovery from fastboot, perhaps add that as a disclaimer in your first post. Simply flashing them from Recovery didn't work, only fastboot did.
 

Lorog

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Hi,
after step 4. my phone boots only in eRecovery. I have FRD-L09 C432 and I tried the process with boot.img and recovery.img taken from FF and extracted with HuaweiUpdateExtractor - file FullOTA-MF-PV.
Maybe I got the wrong files.
What should I do now?
Please help me.
Thanks
 

Dimontiman

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Hi,
after step 4. my phone boots only in eRecovery. I have FRD-L09 C432 and I tried the process with boot.img and recovery.img taken from FF and extracted with HuaweiUpdateExtractor - file FullOTA-MF-PV.
Maybe I got the wrong files.
What should I do now?
Please help me.
Thanks


Which firmware du you have?


You have to download thw firmware which you installed last time and which is on your phone right now.

Example if you are on b360 than download and extract from there..
 
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Lorog

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Which firmware du you have?

I remember I have downloaded FRD-L09C432B381 from FF.
I don't remember what I had before when my phone was rooted and unlocked.
Also I have done a TWRP backup when my phone was rooted and unlocked ,but I don't know how to restore it in this situation.

Anyway I did a new search in FF and actually the only FullOTA-MF-PV for my version FRD-L09C432 is that FRD-L09C432B381 so it was not wrong.
Also I have found these zips: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68923103&postcount=8 and https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=129652. Could them be useful in my case to revert to stock?
Thanks
 

Dimontiman

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If you have updated to b381 of course it is rhe right file, and you have to flash boot and recovery from it


No the files are not useful, its b120

Try to flash one more time rhe stock boot and recovery from b381/update app


But sorry if you dont know on what firmware you are i think nobody knows which stock images you need




For your twrp backup flash latest twrp and boot into it and restore backup
 

Lorog

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If you have updated to b381 of course it is rhe right file, and you have to flash boot and recovery from it


No the files are not useful, its b120

Try to flash one more time rhe stock boot and recovery from b381/update app


But sorry if you dont know on what firmware you are i think nobody knows which stock images you need


For your twrp backup flash latest twrp and boot into it and restore backup


ok but now the problem is that it boots only to eRecovery and my PC does not recognize the phone so I can't run commands from cmd.
What if I try to run "download latest version and recovery" from eRecovery now?

edit: I just tried and it says "getting package info failed" o_O
 
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Dimontiman

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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


http://www.hihonor.com/de/support/software-list/index.html
 
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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


http://www.hihonor.com/de/support/software-list/index.html

Thanks I'll try that.
I'm downloading the files right now.
Hope it will work.
I'll keep you updated, thank you very much for your help.

edit: I have copied the dload folder with rollback to a sd card and I have pressed volume up + down + power on the turned off phone.
Now it is blocked to blue screen Honor. What do I have to do?

Thanks
 
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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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    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
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    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


    http://www.hihonor.com/de/support/software-list/index.html
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