- May 16, 2017
(Forgive me for my english)
Hello everyone....I'm not here asking somebody to help me, I don't think you could. I'm here to advice you not to root a Huawei P8 lite 2017. The story of me bricking this phone is long, I've done lots of passages that I can't remember.
I've read guides, asked help and compared softwares before trying to root my phone, but it has been useless.
I'll explain the main problems occured.
I've unlocked bootloader and then I flashed with fastboot tim win recovery..the version is located in this section about huawei p8 lite 2017. TWRP couldn't backup Data partition, it gave me an error that I couldn't avoid: I think that version is not full compatible with this phone. STOP rooting your phone if you can't backup a partition or if the recovery starts giving you error.
I flashed MagiskSu rootless with twrp. Initially worked properly, (but not all softwares were working with it)...after trying to install viper4android, my OS corrupted...Launcher didn't started anymore when I turned up my phone...I could only see the background and go in settings app....I restored my phone with twrp but it had been useless...I had to format data partition. After that, my phone restored properly.
I was having problem with booting into system...it took every time 66 seconds, and I had only few modules installed. Something were wrong. I installed Apps2sd, but it gave me some problems...sometimes was not able to mount partition or to write the script. Then I did the wrost choice of my life. I allowed this app to edit System partition. All the phone corrupted. I was not able to boot into system after reboot. DON'T ALLOW SOFTWARES TO EDIT SYSTEM PARTITION. Then i restored the phone with twrp, but after this, my phone was damaged: No Audio, No microphone, NO camera working, I couldn't play any video or song....it was corrupted. I've tryed to restore system partition, vendor partition, boot image....everything was useless. I flashed the stock recovery and did factory reset...nothing. I flashed stock boot.img...nothing was working.
I've tryed last chace, to flash all stock rom with adb sideload: adb failed. I tryed with fastboot: failed. I at least tryed to flash manually system, vendor, boot and recovery partition with fastboot....but It ended with my phone totally bricked (I think Fastboot didn't worked properly, it gave me some errors). I had wiped all the partition before doing this...but something tell me that fastboot didn't flashed correctly stock partition.
The only thing that is left in my phone is eRecovery, I can't use usb debug, Third parts can not communicate with the phone. I can only reboot, shutdown, and try to download the "lastest version" from server...but it fails at every try. My phone is not accessible anymore.
My advice is NOT TO ROOT HUAWEI P8 LITE 2017. Wait for developers to create advanced software more compatible with this new device.
Now I want to ask help: is there something I can do right now? Why doesn't erecovery work? Is there something I can do with Huawei Support? I have to sent my phone to restore it?