Root/Updates/Rebranding/Unbricking - Official FunkyHuawei Support Thread for Mate 10

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duraaraa

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This is the official FunkyHuawei support thread.
FunkyHuawei is a (mostly) paid service which allows you to do the following:

1. Install the latest system software, even before it's released by OTA.
2. Install beta/prerelease system software, without needing to be a beta tester.
3. Recover a bricked phone.
4. Rebranding / Change the region of your phone (China -> Europe, for example, to get Google and so on.)
5. Enabling dual-sim features on single-sim phones.
6. Root your EMUI 8 phone, even with stock recovery (This feature is free)

You do not need to unlock your bootloader, or void your warranty to use the service. (except the free rooting feature)

To find FunkyHuawei, please Google it. Or you can find a link to the service as well as our rebranding tool within the following XDA Portal article.
https://www.xda-developers.com/exclusive-att-huawei-mate-10-pro-firmware/

We are pleased to announce FHUnbrickFlashTool -- You can now repair any recent Huawei phone via fastboot, even if you cannot access eRecovery or boot the phone! Even if it doesn't show the Huawei logo, as long as you can get a fastboot connection to your computer, you can recover the phone! Google FHUnbrickFlashTool or check FunkyHuawei's reddit for details.

In cooperation with XDA, FunkyHuawei is offering a free credit to Recognized Developers and Recognized Contributers on XDA.
Please PM me for more details.

We will continue posting in this thread with updates regarding new software versions and releases regarding this device.
We will also be monitoring it so we can help anyone who has issues.

FunkyHuawei, due to popular request, is now offering an unlimited pass. You can break your phone all you want, and turn to FunkyHuawei to unbrick it however many times you need to. You can also install all the latest updates, beta versions, and so on, without worrying about spending credits. You can check out more details on FH's reddit or homepage.

For device-specific information, please see the next post.
 
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duraaraa

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Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro Device-Specific Information

WARNING: Huawei has considerably improved the security of the Mate 10 compared to previous models.
This means that it is extremely easy to brick the phone if you don't know what you are doing.
FunkyHuawei tools are safe and will not brick your phone, but if you do end up bricking your phone by trying other methods, you can contact FunkyHuawei for help.

All FunkyHuawei features are currently working on the Mate 10, including installing software, recovering bricks, and rebranding.

FunkyHuawei is also offering a new, free feature to root your phone, but rooting will cause the following issue:
-You will lose your data partition, including any carrier/vendor customizations-

To root and rebrand a phone with an unlocked bootloader, please google for the "FunkyHuawei Mate 10 Root/Rebranding Tool"
To rebrand a phone with a locked bootloader, please google for the "FunkyHuawei Rebrand Tool"

With these tools, a full rebrand is possible. You can get OTA updates, and the phone will function entirely like a phone from its new region.
Old methdos do not work with the Mate 10, so you will need to use one of those tools.

To install a firmware update which matches the branding of your phone, you can use the eRecovery method posted in the instructions section of the FunkyHuawei page.
However, when installing a firmware update the first time after using a rebranding tool, you must use a specific version of HiSuite. Please see the instructions included with the tool for more information.

Recommended Branding: ALP-L29 C636 hw/spcseas
We see the most frequent firmware updates for this model, so we recommend everyone rebrand to it for fastest updates.

NOTE: If you want to rebrand a Single-Sim device to Dual-Sim, you MUST use the "FunkyHuawei Rebrand Tool" with a locked bootloader. If you use the Mate 10 tool you can rebrand, but you will not gain dual sim functionality.
 
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duraaraa

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does FunkyHuawei cost?
A: You need to buy credits on the FunkyHuawei website. The price per credit varies depending on the number of credits you buy. Different operations cost different amounts of credits. However, the Root feature of the Mate 10 tool is free, and as mentioned above, Recognized Developers/Contributors of XDA can ask for a free credit.

Q: My phone is bootloader locked, and FRP locked. My bootloader unlock code dosen't work. It won't boot. eRecovery doesn't work. Can you help?
A: Yes. With the Mate 10 this is now a common situation. Contact FunkyHuawei for help in this situation. We'll need to access your computer remotely and the procedure is a little bit complicated, but the phone can be unbricked.

Q: I can't get my bootloader unlock code/don't want to unlock my bootloader, but I want to change my phone to something other than Chinese. Can you help?
A: Yes. Our new FunkyHuawei Rebrand Tool works on ALL recent Huawei phones, to rebrand them to another region even when the bootloader is locked.

Q: I'm not seeing the latest version listed on FunkyHuawei or elsewhere as an OTA. Why not?
A: Huawei has a very odd and unpredictable way of rolling out OTA updates. You can use FunkyHuawei to install the new version immediately, or can wait for the update to be rolled out. It might be a month or more after release until the update reaches your device from Huawei directly. We have no idea why.

Q: Why isn't FunkyHuawei free?
A: Because many of FunkyHuawei's features cost FunkyHuawei money to provide. Features that don't cost FunkyHuawei money to provide, like rooting the Mate 10 or our TWRP build for Mate 9/Oreo, for example, are generally made available for free. There are also bills to pay, kids to put through school, and so on.

Q: I noticed FunkyHuawei in an XDA Portal article!
A: FunkyHuawei loves XDA, and is cooperating with them as much as possible. Recognized Developers and Contributors on the XDA forums are welcome to claim a free credit from FunkyHuawei as well.

Q: I have a different question.
A: This is what this thread is for! Post away!
 

duraaraa

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Any way to flash these updates (when you have already rooted using the tool), and not lose root?

Unfortunately, no. You will lose root if you flash the updates, and will need to root again afterwards, each time, if you want root.

Take note that the Mate 10 is extremely easy to brick if you touch the wrong things, so be careful with what you do as root!
 

duraaraa

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What is the changelog?

The changelog is unfortunately very generic. Maybe upon public rollout Huawei will update it.
Dear User, This update will improve your device's performance and stability to bring you a better user experience. You are recommended to install it. [Update tips] 1. Make sure your phone has not been rooted before updating. If you experience any issues during the update, please visit the Huawei Support website or contact your local service center for assistance. 2. This update will not erase your personal data.
 

duraaraa

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i am doing last step for rebranding mate 10 . Download package from server in erecovery mode but stuck at 0% , what should i do ? Thanks

It's just a slow download, due to your geographic location being far from the server. If you are in Vietnam, you'll get better speed by choosing ALP-L29 8.0.0.115(C636) and not 119. Or you can wait for the slower download for the newest version.

To be clear, if you're using eRecovery, this is AFTER you already successfully installed once with HiSuite, right?

If HiSuite downloads faster you can do the second install with HiSuite too.
 
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It's just a slow download, due to your geographic location being far from the server. If you are in Vietnam, you'll get better speed by choosing ALP-L29 8.0.0.115(C636) and not 119. Or you can wait for the slower download for the newest version.

can i download 115 then ota update to 119 ?

To be clear, if you're using eRecovery, this is AFTER you already successfully installed once with HiSuite, right?

If HiSuite downloads faster you can do the second install with HiSuite too.
after it fail install about 50% as instructions
How can i do the second install with HiSuite ?
 

duraaraa

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can i download 115 then ota update to 119 ?
You'd still need to use FunkyHuawei to install 119, so no... not until the OTA is pushed out by Huawei.
after it fail install about 50% as instructions
How can i do the second install with HiSuite ?

Yes, that's correct.
Second install is done same way as first install, but should reach 100%.
 
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    Dear FunkyHuawei, instead of complaining to Mega about copyright for stuff you don't own, why don't you explain here on XDA how you change device's IMEI,how you pull sensitive information from your customers without warning or permission, and how you make use of other people's work in your software, without credit or anything?
    This is the proof FunkyHuawei is just a greedy person, a wolf disguised in a sheep.

    P. S. Don't ask me to edit this post as you do with others when they post information that you don't want to be seen, like the DNS redirection to stuff that you don't own copyright.

    This won't end here,Funky!
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    This is the official FunkyHuawei support thread.
    FunkyHuawei is a (mostly) paid service which allows you to do the following:

    1. Install the latest system software, even before it's released by OTA.
    2. Install beta/prerelease system software, without needing to be a beta tester.
    3. Recover a bricked phone.
    4. Rebranding / Change the region of your phone (China -> Europe, for example, to get Google and so on.)
    5. Enabling dual-sim features on single-sim phones.
    6. Root your EMUI 8 phone, even with stock recovery (This feature is free)

    You do not need to unlock your bootloader, or void your warranty to use the service. (except the free rooting feature)

    To find FunkyHuawei, please Google it. Or you can find a link to the service as well as our rebranding tool within the following XDA Portal article.
    https://www.xda-developers.com/exclusive-att-huawei-mate-10-pro-firmware/

    We are pleased to announce FHUnbrickFlashTool -- You can now repair any recent Huawei phone via fastboot, even if you cannot access eRecovery or boot the phone! Even if it doesn't show the Huawei logo, as long as you can get a fastboot connection to your computer, you can recover the phone! Google FHUnbrickFlashTool or check FunkyHuawei's reddit for details.

    In cooperation with XDA, FunkyHuawei is offering a free credit to Recognized Developers and Recognized Contributers on XDA.
    Please PM me for more details.

    We will continue posting in this thread with updates regarding new software versions and releases regarding this device.
    We will also be monitoring it so we can help anyone who has issues.

    FunkyHuawei, due to popular request, is now offering an unlimited pass. You can break your phone all you want, and turn to FunkyHuawei to unbrick it however many times you need to. You can also install all the latest updates, beta versions, and so on, without worrying about spending credits. You can check out more details on FH's reddit or homepage.

    For device-specific information, please see the next post.
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    We have found an early build of EMUI 9/Android P for the Mate 10. More updates about this may be coming :)
    4
    Face unlock? emui 8.1? something different? :confused:

    This update optimizes system performance and stability.
    Optimizes power consumption for longer usage. Improves system performance and stability for smoother operations. Optimizes the wallpaper display for a better experience.
    Fixes an issue where the other party's voice was occasionally delayed when answering calls while using OK Google.


    The above is all I know. It's not EMUI 8.1
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    Well, my 2c: I see a lot of heat against Funky Huawei here, let me introduce a different perspective:

    The reason for FH (and others providers) to exist is because of Huawei shady business. IE: Huawei is intentionally blocking flashing through fastboot partitions that are required to boot in the first place. So basically, you are barking up at the wrong tree: Stand up and demand Huawei to change their behavior or we stop buying their hardware. I will most probably do that.

    You might ask FH to correct prices, improve their services, stop collecting personal information, but Huawei is to blame for closing their phones to the extent of requiring third party services like FH...

    Well... There are ways around "unlocking" phone, which both FH and DC uses.
    And they won't share this as it's bad for their business.

    I will however chime in on the IMEI part.
    In the FHRebrandTool and P20 single to dual tool you have oeminfo files already included.
    These are named fhmo.lib in the Rebrand tool and Systeminfobackup in the P20 single to dual tool.
    I'm guessing they are then edited to fit your phone. (They are dumped from ALP-TL00, if you open them in a hex editor and search for ALP.)
    And we also have m10l.lib and fhp2m.lib. These are TWRP in disguise, with an all black theme and a white text. (And since they have FBE decryption I'm guessing they are the TWRP from zxzO0O)
    You can check this by unpacking using Android Image Kitchen.

    But after editing and flashing fhmo.lib manually to oeminfo I got the same IMEI, IMEI1 and MEID as others who used this to rebrand, though only in fastboot but this affects the ability to unlock bootloader using your old unlock code if your phone should be locked again.
    (bootloader) IMEI: (redacted as this belongs to someone)4577
    (bootloader) IMEI1: (redacted as this belongs to someone)0300
    (bootloader) MEID: (redacted as this belongs to someone)2050


    Edit: all it does is flashes twrp to your erecovery_ramdisk partition using slock, as it can't flash that otherwise.
    Unlocks bootloader if it's not unlocked already.
    It then modifies the included oeminfo and flashes to your device using adb.

    That meaning you will end up with a different IMEI, IMEI1 and MEID in Fastboot as it doesn't do anything to your own oeminfo. It doesn't even back it up.
    After this you're forced to use HCU to either get a new unlock code or change your imei/MEID back to your original ones.
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