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Huawei P9 Lite stuck on bootloop, can't enter recovery mode

ellanyx

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Hello, I'm new to xda, in fact I registered just to ask for help. My p9 lite got stuck on huawei logo, when i try to turn off the device it just reboots 2 times and then just stays on huawei logo. I can enter fastboot and rescue mode, but i have not enabled usb debugging and oem unlock on the device earlier. To be honest this is my first android device, in the past i used only windows phones, so you could say i'm completely new to this. Any suggestions on how to recover my phone or flash any rom into it? I'd be very glad if someone helped me find the solution to this problem. Not sure if i made a thread in the correct place, direct me if i'm mistaken
 
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There are few different versions of P9 Lite, look at the back of the phone to the bottom to see the numbers beside VSN and let us know.

1) Also when the phone is turned off plug in the usb to a computer or charging adapter
2) Hold down volume up & power
3) Let go of the power button when you feel the buzz while still holding the volume up button
4) Download latest version & recovery.
5) Go to Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging On
5B) If you don't see Developer Options in settings, then go to Settings>About Phone>Build Number & ( tap the Build Number untill it unlocks)
6) Update us on the status, hope it works out.
 
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ellanyx

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There are few different versions of P9 Lite, look at the back of the phone to the bottom to see the numbers beside VSN and let us know.

1) Also when the phone is turned off plug in the usb to a computer or charging adapter
2) Hold down volume up & power
3) Let go of the power button when you feel the buzz while still holding the volume up button
4) Download latest version & recovery.
5) Go to Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging On
5B) If you don't see Developer Options in settings, then go to Settings>About Phone>Build Number & ( tap the Build Number untill it unlocks)
6) Update us on the status, hope it works out.
tried to enter recovery, still not work. can't go to developer options because phone is stuck on logo, can't power off. couldn't find any solution that works anywhere, been searching for more than 6 hours, still no use. phone model is VNS-L21 forgot to mention earlier
 

GloryNation

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What exactly were you doing before this happened and does your computer recognize your phone when plugged in at all.

Try holding volume up & down together & plug phone in when it reboots on you, & report back with what you see. If anything at all.
 

ellanyx

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What exactly were you doing before this happened and does your computer recognize your phone when plugged in at all.

Try holding volume up & down together & plug phone in when it reboots on you, & report back with what you see. If anything at all.
I tried to install nougat update, computer recognizes it only in fastboot. holding volume buttons haven't changed anything still no progress. the thing is i had installed nougat a moth or so ago and it worked fine, then rolled back to marshmallow and now this. i'm pretty sure i tried to install correct package, because it was the same i had installed earlier
 

GloryNation

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Did you download a adb tool on your computer that have the 'fastboot.exe' file? If so open that folder,
Have the mouse curser hover in that folder, hold down shift & right click the mouse
Open command prompt
Connect phone as is in fastboot mode
Type adb devices & press enter
Type adb continue & press enter
 
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pyromana

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Hi,
I have the same issue as ellanyx.
my phone can only be stucked while booting or if I connect my phone to a computer, I'm able to boot it in fastboot.
as ellanyx, I didn't enable usb-debug nor OEM unlock option...
so when I'm in fastboot, I type the command "fastboot oem unlock xxxxxx" (hopefully the different data needed are the correct ones mentioned on the box of the phone) I get this error message:

C:\Users\Dieu\Downloads\SRKToolHuawei-STABLE-V1.3-20160619>fastboot oem unlock xxxxx
...
FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
finished. total time: 0.016s

and off course the other options like "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img "... doesn't work.

I can't use the adb commands neither.
when I type the commande, as mentioned above, "adb devices" or "adb continue", nothing works.

So I'm a bit desesperate :(
do you have any solution for this kind of issue?
thanks
 

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Dude, so the last firmware on your phone was MM or N? If it was MM you should put stock firmware appropriate for your model in dload folder on SD card and put volume+volume-power, and thats it. If you stack on N,....then I dont know because dload method doesnt work with N, or maybe works if you can find stock firmware with recovery for N.
Regards
 

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Unfortunately I can't update with the 3 button update otherwise it would indeed solvemy problem.
Probably you didnt have correct Oeminfo for MM if dload method didnt work....Try to conect phone with Toolkit and follow procedure for flashing oeminfo and custombin, after that flash stock recovrry and b161 via dload metod. You will find it on forum here.
Regards
 
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pyromana

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the procedure from SRK toolkit?

would it be possible to provide it? because I can't unlock the OEM and I didn't tick the USB debug think.
 

radwan020

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Maybe problem with the ps not phone so u can not connect with adb
Try with different pc you must have flash oem with fast boot without enable adb from phone if u in fastboot
 

pyromana

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I can only boot my phone in fastboot (vol- + power) and not in recovery (vol+ + power).
also when using the SRK toolkit, the first screen tells me to be sure that the usb debugging is enable, which I haven't done...
if I'm not mistaken, fastboot is to use the fastboot command and recovery the adb commands
the connection with fastboot works on my computer, the link is made. however when I type the command to unlock the OEM, I get an error stating that the command is not allowed.

when I use the SRK toolkit, with the different questions, he tries to connect the phone with adb and waiting.... waiting...

is there a command to reboot in recovery but from fastboot? in the otherway around it exists but it doesn't seem that from fastboot to recovery it exists.

thanks.
 

TopChris

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Dude, so the last firmware on your phone was MM or N? If it was MM you should put stock firmware appropriate for your model in dload folder on SD card and put volume+volume-power, and thats it. If you stack on N,....then I dont know because dload method doesnt work with N, or maybe works if you can find stock firmware with recovery for N.
Regards
dload method works on N. I downgraded my phone from unofficial N update back to official MM update using this method yesterday. You just have to enable OEM at developer options on settings.
 

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It looks like people can't be bothered to read the 1st post properly before they reply.
HE CAN NOT BOOT TO ANDROID SO HE CAN NOT ENABLE OEM OR ACTIVATE USB DEBUGGING!!!!

What he CAN do, is go into eRecovery and Fastboot.
With that in mind, I would suggest using the dload method through fastboot.
Also, make sure it is Huawei SRK Tools 2.0 that is used, as it actually asks if you are in debug mode or fastboot.
Note that there is a few bugs in SRK 2.0:
The TWRP recovery file has the wrong filename in the package, so it WILL fail unless you name it correctly.
Also, when trying to root, do NOT use the "P9 Lite" method as that WILL fail too. Use the "P9/P9 Plus" method.

I am trying to set up a complete guide that can restore the phone when it is stuck in fastboot, however I apparently went a step too far...
 
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Hello, I'm new to xda, in fact I registered just to ask for help. My p9 lite got stuck on huawei logo, when i try to turn off the device it just reboots 2 times and then just stays on huawei logo. I can enter fastboot and rescue mode, but i have not enabled usb debugging and oem unlock on the device earlier. To be honest this is my first android device, in the past i used only windows phones, so you could say i'm completely new to this. Any suggestions on how to recover my phone or flash any rom into it? I'd be very glad if someone helped me find the solution to this problem. Not sure if i made a thread in the correct place, direct me if i'm mistaken[/QUOTE

Do you have TWRP recovery ?

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Hello, I'm new to xda, in fact I registered just to ask for help. My p9 lite got stuck on huawei logo, when i try to turn off the device it just reboots 2 times and then just stays on huawei logo. I can enter fastboot and rescue mode, but i have not enabled usb debugging and oem unlock on the device earlier. To be honest this is my first android device, in the past i used only windows phones, so you could say i'm completely new to this. Any suggestions on how to recover my phone or flash any rom into it? I'd be very glad if someone helped me find the solution to this problem. Not sure if i made a thread in the correct place, direct me if i'm mistaken

Boot into fastboot mode and flash a custom recovery by meticulus. Link : meticulus.co.vu

Then whenyou get stuck hold power and vol down button for 2 minutes the phone will reboot and then when it says that your device has been unlocked and cant be trusted then only press vol up key ( dont press power button then). The u get into huawei recovery. From that u should power off the phone. Now get a custom rom by meticulus into your device sd card ( Cyanogenmod 13 is recommended ). Then insert sd card in a powered off phone. Now press vol up and power key and flash gapps and custom rom and you are good to go.
 

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So, MY question:

I have tried 4 times to get Nougat installed, but every time I got the SMALL package (1.25gb) which means it is not complete.
I decided to try ONE more time, but think I have made a serious mistake.
I was on B161 and tried to downgrade to B160 without upgrading to Nougat first.
This has caused my phone to be stuck at boot with the message "Your device is booting now..."
I can NOT get into eRecovery or fastboot no matter what I do. :(
If I just leave the phone, then it discharge very fast, but as soon as I plug it in, it starts up and gets stuck at the same screen again.

Does anyone have ANY idea about how I can get out of this problem?

UPDATE:
I have managed to boot to fastboot while connected to my pc.
The phone is unlocked but FRP is LOCKED, which means I can't flash anything.
I read about using Miracle Loader to remove the FRP lock, but it can't "see" my phone. Maybe I am doing it wrong?
 
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Arsaam

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So, MY question:

I have tried 4 times to get Nougat installed, but every time I got the SMALL package (1.25gb) which means it is not complete.
I decided to try ONE more time, but think I have made a serious mistake.
I was on B161 and tried to downgrade to B160 without upgrading to Nougat first.
This has caused my phone to be stuck at boot with the message "Your device is booting now..."
I can NOT get into eRecovery or fastboot no matter what I do. :(
If I just leave the phone, then it discharge very fast, but as soon as I plug it in, it starts up and gets stuck at the same screen again.

Does anyone have ANY idea about how I can get out of this problem?

UPDATE:
I have managed to boot to fastboot while connected to my pc.
The phone is unlocked but FRP is LOCKED, which means I can't flash anything.
I read about using Miracle Loader to remove the FRP lock, but it can't "see" my phone. Maybe I am doing it wrong?
Try to relock and then unlock the bootloader again. And make sure oem unlocking is enabled in dev options
 

Arsaam

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Please read my previous post again ;)
I can NOT boot normally. And as FRP is locked, then I can't relock or unlock the bootloader.

Go to fast boot mode and from their try to flash meticulus recovery.
You can also try the adb method as well.
Visit meticulus.co.vu