[REBRANDING][RESTORING] AIO Guide

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OldDroid

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DUK-L09C00 ?? Maybe DUK-L09C900? Can you please help me with this task? I also have DUK-AL20 and want to get rid off these China software and notification bugs but a little bit scary to brick my device. Hope international version will help me on this. Also is everything ok after rebrand? everything works fine ?

Will be grateful if you help me to rebrand my device.
he is on L09C432 (from his screenshot)
you can simply follow the guide in op.
 
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he is on L09C432 (from his screenshot)
you can simply follow the guide in op.

Please help me with the following questions:

1. What is the difference between DUK-L09C432 - Europe and DUK-L09C900 - Free International Version ?
2. The second action in the instructions is "flash OEMInfo through TWRP terminal:" but I don't have root, TWRP and any other tools. Only standard out of box phone. Can you please give me instructions for installation of all needed tools ?
3. Backing up/Dumping OEMInfo must be done after debranding ?

It looks like somekind confusive for me, maybe I am too new for this topic. :eek:
 

OldDroid

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Please help me with the following questions:

1. What is the difference between DUK-L09C432 - Europe and DUK-L09C900 - Free International Version ?
2. The second action in the instructions is "flash OEMInfo through TWRP terminal:" but I don't have root, TWRP and any other tools. Only standard out of box phone. Can you please give me instructions for installation of all needed tools ?
3. Backing up/Dumping OEMInfo must be done after debranding ?

It looks like somekind confusive for me, maybe I am too new for this topic. :eek:
1. google is your friend, c900 does not get updates (in most cases), is only for lineage/rros
2. checkout twrp thread in rom & development section
3. your oeminfo is available (by the end of the day, only l09c10 missing) so you can skip this step

most things you can easily answer yourself next time ;)
just search ^^
may i ask what model you have?
 
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1. google is your friend, c900 does not get updates (in most cases), is only for lineage/rros
2. checkout twrp thread in rom & development section
3. your oeminfo is available (by the end of the day, only l09c10 missing) so you can skip this step

most things you can easily answer yourself next time ;)
just search ^^
may i ask what model you have?

model is V9 DUK-AL20

1. google is your friend, c900 does not get updates (in most cases), is only for lineage/rros
So it is better to install European version right ? :)

2. checkout twrp thread in rom & development section
I am new to this site and if it is not difficult to you please write me a link to this section, I just don't know what to search for - Honor 8 Pro or Honor V9 on this kind of issues. And if there any difference between these two phones in rooting and bootloading issues.

3. your oeminfo is available (by the end of the day, only l09c10 missing) so you can skip this step
ok then I only have to backup my application data, root the phone, install TWRP and then go through "Debranding" part of your instructions, right ? or something else need to done before your instructions?

And need a little bit emergency plan just what to do in case of bricked phone and so on :)
 
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model is V9 DUK-AL20

1. google is your friend, c900 does not get updates (in most cases), is only for lineage/rros
So it is better to install European version right ? :)

2. checkout twrp thread in rom & development section
I am new to this site and if it is not difficult to you please write me a link to this section, I just don't know what to search for - Honor 8 Pro or Honor V9 on this kind of issues. And if there any difference between these two phones in rooting and bootloading issues.

3. your oeminfo is available (by the end of the day, only l09c10 missing) so you can skip this step
ok then I only have to backup my application data, root the phone, install TWRP and then go through "Debranding" part of your instructions, right ? or something else need to done before your instructions?

And need a little bit emergency plan just what to do in case of bricked phone and so on :)
you will loose your entire data, /data cannot be backed up at the moment due to the encryption huawei applies.

Regards
 
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you will loose your entire data, /data cannot be backed up at the moment due to the encryption huawei applies.

Regards

What about android backup applications ? I mean to backup important data with something like Titanium Backup and restore after all ? And please comment my other questions in previous post if u can.
 

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What about android backup applications ? I mean to backup important data with something like Titanium Backup and restore after all ? And please comment my other questions in previous post if u can.
thats a general question, i never used it.
2 members already did it successfully and had no issues so far. And from the dev side: you can safely use h8 pro stuff on v9 ^^
 
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Yes. All recent Honor phones have the same bootloader unlocking procedure.

Sent from my Honor 8 using XDA Labs

When trying to get unlock code from the site I get the error "The Huawei ID used to apply for the unlock code has not been used on the device for more than 14 days.". But I use this account for about a month, maybe more. Can this problem occur because of that I reset my password yesterday ?
 

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When trying to get unlock code from the site I get the error "The Huawei ID used to apply for the unlock code has not been used on the device for more than 14 days.". But I use this account for about a month, maybe more. Can this problem occur because of that I reset my password yesterday ?
No. This is am infamous problem to some user. Try to create another account if you can.

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    1. Recover to FULL STOCK
    Info
    Following this guide wipes your data and locks the bootloader fully again!
    Make sure you backed up your personal data and have your unlock code written down somewhere.
    If you have TWRP installed flash the NoCheck recoveries from the rebranding guide below.



    Firmware Database

    * DUK-AL20C00B173 - Download
    * DUK-L09C10 (** Uploading **)
    * DUK-L09C432 (** Uploading **)
    * DUK-L09C900B122 - Download



    Tutorial
    1. download the firmware for your model
    2. extract the fw_DUK-<model number>.tar.gz file
    3. format your MicroSD as ExFAT (Fat32 is limited to 4gb file transfer size)
    4. copy the extracted dload folder in the root directory of your MicroSD
    5. shutdown the device, insert the MicroSD and disconnect the USB cable
    6. boot device using VOL+, Vol- and POWER and keep this combo pressed until the recovery process starts
    7. once finished your device should reboot and be back in a working state



    2. Rebranding
    Info
    Rebranding is available for the following devices at the moment:

    * DUK-AL20C00
    * DUK-L09C432
    * DUK-L09C900


    this process requires attention and patience aswell as an unlocked bootloader.
    Your data will be wiped a few times, so be sure you made a backup before starting.
    Also dump your current oeminfo just in case yours is not available for download (see tutorial).
    I've successfully rebranded my device from C900 to C432, but i'm not responsible for damaged devices.
    Because some users were able to rebrand their Honor V9 to H8 Pro (AL20C00 -> L09C432) i also added
    H V9 OEMInfo and firmware to be able to rebrand vice-versa.
    After rebranding you will continue to get OTA updates!
    Be sure to follow the tutorial!



    Prerequisites
    * Unlocked bootloader
    * TWRP installed


    OEMInfo Database

    * DUK-AL20C00 - oeminfo_DUK-AL20C00.bin - Download
    * DUK-L09C900 - oeminfo_DUK-L09C900.bin - Download
    * DUK-L09C432 - oeminfo_DUK-L09C432.bin - Download


    Tutorial
    1. download the corresponding oeminfo for the model you want to rebrand to
    (e.g. you want to rebrand to C432, so you download DUK-L09C432 oeminfo)
    2. place oeminfo_DUK-<model number>.bin (e.g. oeminfo_DUK-L09C432.bin) in the root of your micro sd card
    3. flash OEMInfo through TWRP terminal:
    Code:
    dd if=/external_sd/oeminfo_DUK-<model number>.bin of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/oeminfo
    4. flash both stock recovery files via fastboot
    Code:
    DUK-RECOVERY-NoCheck.img - [URL="https://mega.nz/#!TkwjmSRB!O5-2dMXJGHzAnBFOzVLuURKwykzranv4Til_5GqE418"]Download[/URL]
    DUK-RECOVERY2-NoCheck.img - [URL="https://mega.nz/#!qkQhERRR!i3akZFgk1Cx9kjPDee58gw4w8LkWe2BXRoz4n9eL8ZE"]Download[/URL]
    
    [B]flash commands:[/B]
    fastboot flash recovery DUK-RECOVERY-NoCheck.img
    fastboot flash recovery2 DUK-RECOVERY-NoCheck.img
    5. download one of the following stock roms depending on the region you want to rebrand to
    (e.g. you want to rebrand to C432, so you download DUK-L09C432 firmware)
    Code:
    DUK-AL20C00B173 - [URL="https://mega.nz/#!D0xghY4A!jhpOY0wL7LF_yc4J3p4mDwvoVDyLYQeY7hbkm-hcV4g"]Download[/URL]
    DUK-L09C432B120 - [URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B134drJ4-Ed0b2ZVY1JSZExYaUk"]Download[/URL]
    DUK-L09C900B122 - [URL="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B134drJ4-Ed0T1B5RlRldkN4Q00"]Download[/URL]

    this also locks your bootloader again (yes reset your bootloader, not just relocking)
    6. extract the downloaded .tar file
    7. copy the dload folder to the root of your micro sd
    (make sure you format it as exfat, because fat32 is limited to 4gb file transfer size)
    8. shutdown device
    9. ensure you have usb cable disconnected
    10. start device using vol+, vol- and power, keep the combination pressed until the upgrade starts
    11. (OPTIONAL) boot into eRecovery, just like you would do to boot TWRP, and do a factory reset
    12. (OPTIONAL) re-unlock your bootloader



    3. Updating to unapproved OTAs
    Info

    this process requires attention and patience aswell as an unlocked bootloader.
    Your bootloader will be relocked most likely, so be sure you backed up your data before starting.
    Sucessfully tried updating from DUK-L09C432B130 -> DUK-L09C432B182.
    Be sure to follow the tutorial!


    Prerequisites
    * Unlocked bootloader
    * TWRP installed
    * running stock, unrooted firmware to prevent compatibility issues

    Tutorial
    1. download the last (unapproved) update for your device (e.g. B182)
    Code:
    [I]how to do this?[/I]
    firmware database: [URL="http://hwmt.ru/hwmtsite/firmware-database/?firmware_model=DUK&firmware_page=0"]http://hwmt.ru/hwmtsite/firmware-database/?firmware_model=DUK&firmware_page=0[/URL]
    [B]Only FullOTA-MF are supported![/B]
    
    1. click on [B]filelist[/B] for the version you want to download (the lines interesting for you are those starting with <vendorInfo)
    2. fetch the links ... (depending on the update those can only be 2 files instead of 3)
    update.zip - [COLOR="red"]http://update.hicloud.com:8180/TDS/data/files/p3/s15/G1635/g104/v90811/f2/full[/COLOR]/[COLOR="green"]update.zip[/COLOR]
    update_data_full_public.zip - [COLOR="red"]http://update.hicloud.com:8180/TDS/data/files/p3/s15/G1635/g104/v90811/f2/full[/COLOR]/[COLOR="yellow"]public[/COLOR]/[COLOR="green"]update_data_full_public.zip[/COLOR]
    update_full_DUK-L09_hw_eu.zip - [COLOR="red"]http://update.hicloud.com:8180/TDS/data/files/p3/s15/G1635/g104/v90811/f2/full[/COLOR]/[COLOR="yellow"]DUK-L09_hw_eu[/COLOR]/[COLOR="green"]update_full_DUK-L09_hw_eu.zip[/COLOR]
    3. download all files
    attachment.php

    2. boot into TWRP
    3. create HWOTA folder in the root of your internal storage (yes, it can be encrypted as long as you don't try to boot the device again)
    4. move the firmware zip files into the previously created HWOTA folder
    5. execute the following commands in twrp terminal
    Code:
    1. "mkdir /data/update" (without the quotes)
    2. "mv /sdcard/HWOTA /data/update/HWOTA" (without the quotes)
    6. flash both nocheck erecovery files via twrp
    Code:
    place them in the root of your internal storage!
    
    DUK-RECOVERY-NoCheck.img - [URL="https://mega.nz/#!TkwjmSRB!O5-2dMXJGHzAnBFOzVLuURKwykzranv4Til_5GqE418"]Download[/URL]
    DUK-RECOVERY2-NoCheck.img - [URL="https://mega.nz/#!qkQhERRR!i3akZFgk1Cx9kjPDee58gw4w8LkWe2BXRoz4n9eL8ZE"]Download[/URL]
    
    [B]twrp terminal commands:[/B]
    dd if=/sdcard/DUK-RECOVERY-NoCheck.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery_a
    dd if=/sdcard/DUK-RECOVERY2-NoCheck.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery2_a
    
    after flashing went good, delete both images from your internal storage again
    7. zip files have to be added to the recovery command for a proper update process
    Code:
    [B]in twrp terminal:[/B]
    echo --update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/<zip file> > /cache/recovery/command
    
    depending on the number of zips you downloaded you have to execute the command multiple times, e.g.:
    echo --update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update.zip > /cache/recovery/command
    echo --update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update_data_full_public.zip >> /cache/recovery/command
    echo --update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update_full_DUK-L09_hw_eu.zip >> /cache/recovery/command
    8. check if you have any left-over data inside the internal storage you may forgot to remove (e.g. NoCheck recovery)
    9. reboot recovery, update process should now start (this replaces the NoCheck recovery aswell)
    10. (OPTIONAL) boot into eRecovery, just like you would do to boot TWRP, and do a factory reset
    11. (OPTIONAL) re-unlock your bootloader

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Rebranding Guide, Tool/Utility for the Honor 8 Pro

    Contributors
    OldDroid, -=MoRpH=-

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2017-06-24
    Last Updated 2017-07-20
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    nocheck reocovery and nocheck recovery 2 same link ?
    corrected, fw dl works fine for me btw
    2
    Wow well done. So can you explain step by step for others so as noone makes a simple yet costly mistake as m intrigued. But seriously that's fantastic to hear

    Flashing via eRecovery
    You will need:
    1. computer
    2. Wi-Fi router
    3. Firmware Finder on PC or other platform.
    4. Huawei Multi-Tool

    Preparation
    I only describe, how to tune-up router to flash any firmware, that approved by Firmware Finder. How to tune and use utilities read in the linked topics.
    For example, I'll describe how to tune up a router, I have.
    Enter admin-panel. Than DHCP preferences. Assign primary and secondary DNS - 81.177.139.39
    1.jpg


    The process
    First of all, if you have custom recovery, you need to install stock eRecovery. You can do this by Huawei Multi-Tool, or install for your model from existing base (3-7), or extract an image from firmware (3-1).

    Than go to the FF.
    In PC version choose "Common Base" tab, find suitable firmware and copy link to the Chandelog.
    In the "ProxyServer" section paste the link and register for update: push "Set", and then "Register for Update"
    2.jpg
    3.jpg


    Final
    Boot into eRecovery
    photo_2017-08-06_21-03-44.jpg

    Connect our wi-fi
    photo_2017-08-06_21-03-51.jpg

    Flashing... you are just to wait
    photo_2017-08-06_21-03-48.jpg

    My phone had bootloop after flashing. But hard reset helped (yes, this option will appear).
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    Can someone tell me how to dump oeminfo from my honor 8 pro?? Oeminfo for c675 is not available anywhere.
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