[Guide] Huawei Y360-U61: Stock ROM / Factory Reset / OTA / TWRP / Root

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mauriciognr

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Hi, in this post Im going to share with you all my tutorials for the Y360 in only one post and translated to english. You can follow this guides regardless for your Y360 variant, however, the firmware file im giving you guys here is for the U61, do not try to flash this firmware if you dont have a U61.

How to install stock rom (firmware) on the Y360-U61
What we are gonna need in this first part is the Mediatek Driver, the Sp Flash Tool and the firmware files.

Driver Mediatek Y360:
https://mega.nz/#!dzxBnDpb!c37qAbpfJ5FPB2BwCCglBentRcgBReLhT6UjULxQ3L8


Option 2:https://androidmtk.com/download-mtk-usb-all-drivers

SP Flash Tool:
https://mega.nz/#!9uI3wDxL!07YMWuwPPoJ1uYTUnSLSuFgUEruy3iS__M4GVb3-ayI


Option 2: https://spflashtool.com/

Firmware stock Y360-U61 (B116): https://mega.nz/#!4zJzFKjR!kROGPkFXtK-xp7yH7pIWia3eLbVMf7gdVSOEjWJJYVo

PLEASE READ
- Files have RAR5 compression, you'll need Winrar 5
- Password: Tecnoriales

Before you start, unrar all 3 files and instal MTK Drivers.

1. Run Sp Flash Tool as Admin, check that in Downlaod Agent says MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin, and in Scatter put the one tha is inside the firmware folder.

2. Leave everything as is and press Download, turn off your Y360-U61 and plug it to your PC using an USB cable.

3. If the drivers were properly installed, Sp Flash Tool will recognize your phone and start writing data to it automatically. This will take some minutes.
flasheando%2Bsp%2Bflash%2Btool%2By360.jpg


4. When the process is done you will see a green check and the phone will be shutdown. Now is safe to close Sp FlashTool, disconnect your phone and turn in on.
Flash%2Bcompleto.jpg


5. Since this is a first boot and Android have to build caches and stuff it might take some time and even restart itself in the process. Eventually you'll reach the setup wizard. If you end up with a bootloop, ramdom reboots, etc, perform a Factory reset from the recovery menu.


How to perform a factory reset from the recovery in the Y360
To do this you dont need a custom recovery, it can be done using the stock recovery that comes on your Y360.

1. Turn off your Y360 and press Vol+ y Power until you see the white text.
boot%2Bmenu%2By360.jpg


2. With Vol+ select recovery and press Vol- to enter.
3. Your y360 will reboot and enter into the recovery menu

4. Once on the recovery, use volume keys to go up and down and power to select. Go to Wipe data / Factory Reset

5. Go to Yes and press Power, the hard reset will start, it takes seconds. You can see the status in the log at the bottom of the screen.

6. Go back to the man menu of the recovery and select Reboot system Now pressing Power. Your 360 will reboot.

7. Again, this will be a long boot since Android has to build caches and stuff. Luckily your phone will be trouble free once it boots up and you complete the setup wizard.

In this video you can see how to flash the firmware and how to perform the hard reset from the recovery menu. You can also notice how was getting random reboots after flashing the firmware and i solved this performing the factory reset.
[youtube]8jy_nRtuYE8[youtube]


Update Y360 via OTA
The firmware i left is B116 which i think is the latest an has no updates.


For Information purposes:
The firmware i gave you is B104, but in the huawei servers exist the b107 patch. So the very first thing you should do after installing the firmware is updating. Specially if you plan on rooting, OTAs will break root.

Once your y360-U61 is up and running, connect to a wifi network and go to Settings to run the updater. Like i said you will find the B107 update, which is about 90MB.

Actualziacion%2Brom%2Bstock%2By360.jpg
descargar%2Bota%2By360.jpg
Instalar%2BOTA%2By360.jpg


After the download is complete you have to give the order to install the update, from now on the process is automatic, the phone will restart and the update will be installed.
WIN_20180331_11_03_28_Pro.jpg
WIN_20180331_11_08_09_Pro.jpg
WIN_20180331_11_09_37_Pro.jpg


Once it finishes, you can go to updates again to check your version, it should be B107 and it should say there's no more updates.

Install TWRP for the Huawei Y360
TWRP is a custom recovery which allows you to flash zips to modify or change your system. You need the mediatek drivers, sp flashtool and the .img file of TWRP.

Driver Mediatek Y360:
https://mega.nz/#!dzxBnDpb!c37qAbpfJ5FPB2BwCCglBentRcgBReLhT6UjULxQ3L8

SP Flash Tool:
https://mega.nz/#!9uI3wDxL!07YMWuwPPoJ1uYTUnSLSuFgUEruy3iS__M4GVb3-ayI

TWRP 2.8.7.0:
https://mega.nz/#!V2BUCJDZ!wif0gspJ2lZiYzJPzQiG73LVzWGcbamK8bWos6sdPvk

TWRP 3.1 (Newer, required by Android N roms):
https://mega.nz/#!AqQW0bBJ!xOzVZyVBjye9zgLO7G9tttL886i-7uCyMP_P7d0ZS2Q

Password: Tecnoriales

PLEASE READ
- Files have RAR5 compression, you'll need Winrar 5

Before you install, unrar all files and install mediatek drivers.

1. Run Sp Flash Tool as Admin, check that in Downlaod Agent says MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin, and in Scatter put the one tha is inside the SP FlashTool folder or the one from your stock firmware folder.
<Mod Edit> Blog link removed
2. Uncheck all boxes except recovery., double click on it to open Windows explorer and load the .img file of TWRP.
twrp%2Bsp%2Bflash%2Btool%2By360.jpg


3. Press Download, turn of your phone and plug to the PC. If drivers are ok the writing will start automatically is only a couple of seconds. You will see a green check message from Sp Flash Tool when it finishes. It is safe to close it and unplug your phone.
Flash%2Brecovery%2Bcompleto%2By360.jpg


4. To boot into recovery turn off your Y360 and press Vol+ y Power until you see the white text. Select recovery and Press Vol-
boot%2Bmenu%2By360.jpg


5. Your 360 will restart and boot into TWRP, since this is the first time you will see a prompt about allowing TWRP to modify your system, swipe the slider control at the bottom of the screen to accept.
twrp%2B3.1.0.0%2By360.jpg


Now that you have a custom recovery you can flash zip files to root, install xposed, install custom roms, etc...



Root the Huawei Y360 (SuperSu)
To do this you need to have TWRP and the zip file with SuperSu.

Root Y360 (SuperSu):
https://mega.nz/#!86xG0IYY!B6doaVtqKxXyYFQIptCQypW9A-zdaqEa6ndrAZ9Ij78

Password: Tecnoriales

Download the file and copy to your sd card before you start.

1. Boot into recovery and go to Install

2. Go to your external_SD and select the Zip file

3. Slide the control on the bottom of the screen to flash the zip file. It will take seconds.
rootear%2By360%2Bzip%2Brecovery.jpg


4. When is done tap on reboot system now and wait for the phone to get ready. You might see android optimizing some apps.

5. You will have SuperSu on your launched and your phone fully rooted. This is an old version so you will get soon the Update from Google play.
SuperSu%2By360.jpg


In this video you can see how to install TWRP and how to root. Is in spanish
 
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My Huawei is bricked

Hi,
my Huawei Y360-U61 dual-SIM boots but then blocks with continuous pop-ups or reboots.
I tried to update the firmware ROM via MicroSD card using many versions (full update and OTAs) from a website that provides many ROM versions, but without success. When I boot in recovery mode it says that the firmware version is Y360-U61V100R001C577B111 (I found and tried with this and successive versions without success), and I always perform a factory reset after updating and rebooting. I also tried connecting my phone to my laptop then using SP flash tools with the firmware version you provided on this thread (that should correspond to version V100R001C480B104c for the device model Y360-U23, or V100R001C443B104, or Y360-U31V100R001C05B104 both for the device model Y360-U31), I also tried in fastboot mode and ADB mode, again without success. My phone was bought in Italy about 3 years ago (2015 or so), and maybe I inadvertently rooted it, then tried to have an unblock code from Huawei consumer support but they eventually said that there is no code for my smartphone.
Before throwing away my phone, do you have any hint in this regard on how to eventually solve the problem?
Thank you
Bruno
 

M0rt3s

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Hello guys, i have a problem. After flashing via SP Flash Tool nothing happened. I have done this on other chinese phones without a single problem but now i dont know what to do. I tried flashing recovery, flash with preloader or without and still nothing happens. In SP Tool everything looks fine and when i turn up phone, old system starts up o_O
 

mauriciognr

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Hi,
my Huawei Y360-U61 dual-SIM boots but then blocks with continuous pop-ups or reboots.
I tried to update the firmware ROM via MicroSD card using many versions (full update and OTAs) from a website that provides many ROM versions, but without success. When I boot in recovery mode it says that the firmware version is Y360-U61V100R001C577B111 (I found and tried with this and successive versions without success), and I always perform a factory reset after updating and rebooting. I also tried connecting my phone to my laptop then using SP flash tools with the firmware version you provided on this thread (that should correspond to version V100R001C480B104c for the device model Y360-U23, or V100R001C443B104, or Y360-U31V100R001C05B104 both for the device model Y360-U31), I also tried in fastboot mode and ADB mode, again without success. My phone was bought in Italy about 3 years ago (2015 or so), and maybe I inadvertently rooted it, then tried to have an unblock code from Huawei consumer support but they eventually said that there is no code for my smartphone.
Before throwing away my phone, do you have any hint in this regard on how to eventually solve the problem?
Thank you
Bruno

Well that is weird maybe you just have a bad EMMC. If flashing the firmware with Sp flashtool doesnt fix the problem... i cant think on anything it will. Sorry for the late response
 
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agladeras

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Hello guys, i have a problem. After flashing via SP Flash Tool nothing happened. I have done this on other chinese phones without a single problem but now i dont know what to do. I tried flashing recovery, flash with preloader or without and still nothing happens. In SP Tool everything looks fine and when i turn up phone, old system starts up o_O

same problem as well anyone know what's problem ?
 
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lucbertz

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TWRP installation

Install TWRP for the Huawei Y360
TWRP is a custom recovery which allows you to flash zips to modify or change your system. You need the mediatek drivers, sp flashtool and the .img file of TWRP.

I found and tried with success a way to install TWRP without the need of a PC:
- Root your device with KingRoot (APK is available on apkpure.com);
- Install MobileUncleTool (I found version 3.0 here: https://androiddatahost.com/414a2 )
- Download a custom recovery in SD Card root (the one in the opening post)
- Start Mobileuncle Tools and open Recovery Update menu item (grant su permissions when asked)
- Select and install the just downloaded custom recovery
 
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    Hi, in this post Im going to share with you all my tutorials for the Y360 in only one post and translated to english. You can follow this guides regardless for your Y360 variant, however, the firmware file im giving you guys here is for the U61, do not try to flash this firmware if you dont have a U61.

    How to install stock rom (firmware) on the Y360-U61
    What we are gonna need in this first part is the Mediatek Driver, the Sp Flash Tool and the firmware files.

    Driver Mediatek Y360:
    https://mega.nz/#!dzxBnDpb!c37qAbpfJ5FPB2BwCCglBentRcgBReLhT6UjULxQ3L8


    Option 2:https://androidmtk.com/download-mtk-usb-all-drivers

    SP Flash Tool:
    https://mega.nz/#!9uI3wDxL!07YMWuwPPoJ1uYTUnSLSuFgUEruy3iS__M4GVb3-ayI


    Option 2: https://spflashtool.com/

    Firmware stock Y360-U61 (B116): https://mega.nz/#!4zJzFKjR!kROGPkFXtK-xp7yH7pIWia3eLbVMf7gdVSOEjWJJYVo

    PLEASE READ
    - Files have RAR5 compression, you'll need Winrar 5
    - Password: Tecnoriales

    Before you start, unrar all 3 files and instal MTK Drivers.

    1. Run Sp Flash Tool as Admin, check that in Downlaod Agent says MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin, and in Scatter put the one tha is inside the firmware folder.

    2. Leave everything as is and press Download, turn off your Y360-U61 and plug it to your PC using an USB cable.

    3. If the drivers were properly installed, Sp Flash Tool will recognize your phone and start writing data to it automatically. This will take some minutes.
    flasheando%2Bsp%2Bflash%2Btool%2By360.jpg


    4. When the process is done you will see a green check and the phone will be shutdown. Now is safe to close Sp FlashTool, disconnect your phone and turn in on.
    Flash%2Bcompleto.jpg


    5. Since this is a first boot and Android have to build caches and stuff it might take some time and even restart itself in the process. Eventually you'll reach the setup wizard. If you end up with a bootloop, ramdom reboots, etc, perform a Factory reset from the recovery menu.


    How to perform a factory reset from the recovery in the Y360
    To do this you dont need a custom recovery, it can be done using the stock recovery that comes on your Y360.

    1. Turn off your Y360 and press Vol+ y Power until you see the white text.
    boot%2Bmenu%2By360.jpg


    2. With Vol+ select recovery and press Vol- to enter.
    3. Your y360 will reboot and enter into the recovery menu

    4. Once on the recovery, use volume keys to go up and down and power to select. Go to Wipe data / Factory Reset

    5. Go to Yes and press Power, the hard reset will start, it takes seconds. You can see the status in the log at the bottom of the screen.

    6. Go back to the man menu of the recovery and select Reboot system Now pressing Power. Your 360 will reboot.

    7. Again, this will be a long boot since Android has to build caches and stuff. Luckily your phone will be trouble free once it boots up and you complete the setup wizard.

    In this video you can see how to flash the firmware and how to perform the hard reset from the recovery menu. You can also notice how was getting random reboots after flashing the firmware and i solved this performing the factory reset.
    [youtube]8jy_nRtuYE8[youtube]


    Update Y360 via OTA
    The firmware i left is B116 which i think is the latest an has no updates.


    For Information purposes:
    The firmware i gave you is B104, but in the huawei servers exist the b107 patch. So the very first thing you should do after installing the firmware is updating. Specially if you plan on rooting, OTAs will break root.

    Once your y360-U61 is up and running, connect to a wifi network and go to Settings to run the updater. Like i said you will find the B107 update, which is about 90MB.

    Actualziacion%2Brom%2Bstock%2By360.jpg
    descargar%2Bota%2By360.jpg
    Instalar%2BOTA%2By360.jpg


    After the download is complete you have to give the order to install the update, from now on the process is automatic, the phone will restart and the update will be installed.
    WIN_20180331_11_03_28_Pro.jpg
    WIN_20180331_11_08_09_Pro.jpg
    WIN_20180331_11_09_37_Pro.jpg


    Once it finishes, you can go to updates again to check your version, it should be B107 and it should say there's no more updates.

    Install TWRP for the Huawei Y360
    TWRP is a custom recovery which allows you to flash zips to modify or change your system. You need the mediatek drivers, sp flashtool and the .img file of TWRP.

    Driver Mediatek Y360:
    https://mega.nz/#!dzxBnDpb!c37qAbpfJ5FPB2BwCCglBentRcgBReLhT6UjULxQ3L8

    SP Flash Tool:
    https://mega.nz/#!9uI3wDxL!07YMWuwPPoJ1uYTUnSLSuFgUEruy3iS__M4GVb3-ayI

    TWRP 2.8.7.0:
    https://mega.nz/#!V2BUCJDZ!wif0gspJ2lZiYzJPzQiG73LVzWGcbamK8bWos6sdPvk

    TWRP 3.1 (Newer, required by Android N roms):
    https://mega.nz/#!AqQW0bBJ!xOzVZyVBjye9zgLO7G9tttL886i-7uCyMP_P7d0ZS2Q

    Password: Tecnoriales

    PLEASE READ
    - Files have RAR5 compression, you'll need Winrar 5

    Before you install, unrar all files and install mediatek drivers.

    1. Run Sp Flash Tool as Admin, check that in Downlaod Agent says MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin, and in Scatter put the one tha is inside the SP FlashTool folder or the one from your stock firmware folder.
    <Mod Edit> Blog link removed
    2. Uncheck all boxes except recovery., double click on it to open Windows explorer and load the .img file of TWRP.
    twrp%2Bsp%2Bflash%2Btool%2By360.jpg


    3. Press Download, turn of your phone and plug to the PC. If drivers are ok the writing will start automatically is only a couple of seconds. You will see a green check message from Sp Flash Tool when it finishes. It is safe to close it and unplug your phone.
    Flash%2Brecovery%2Bcompleto%2By360.jpg


    4. To boot into recovery turn off your Y360 and press Vol+ y Power until you see the white text. Select recovery and Press Vol-
    boot%2Bmenu%2By360.jpg


    5. Your 360 will restart and boot into TWRP, since this is the first time you will see a prompt about allowing TWRP to modify your system, swipe the slider control at the bottom of the screen to accept.
    twrp%2B3.1.0.0%2By360.jpg


    Now that you have a custom recovery you can flash zip files to root, install xposed, install custom roms, etc...



    Root the Huawei Y360 (SuperSu)
    To do this you need to have TWRP and the zip file with SuperSu.

    Root Y360 (SuperSu):
    https://mega.nz/#!86xG0IYY!B6doaVtqKxXyYFQIptCQypW9A-zdaqEa6ndrAZ9Ij78

    Password: Tecnoriales

    Download the file and copy to your sd card before you start.

    1. Boot into recovery and go to Install

    2. Go to your external_SD and select the Zip file

    3. Slide the control on the bottom of the screen to flash the zip file. It will take seconds.
    rootear%2By360%2Bzip%2Brecovery.jpg


    4. When is done tap on reboot system now and wait for the phone to get ready. You might see android optimizing some apps.

    5. You will have SuperSu on your launched and your phone fully rooted. This is an old version so you will get soon the Update from Google play.
    SuperSu%2By360.jpg


    In this video you can see how to install TWRP and how to root. Is in spanish
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