[SOLVED from FRD-AL00 to FRD-L09] Soft-bricked honor 8 FRD-AL00

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djx24

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Dec 1, 2010
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I've an honor 8 FRD-AL00. I've fastboot installed and I'm able to access it. I'm also able to access eRecovery.

I've used SRK Tool to change the oeminfo and custom.bin. After trying to install the official L09 I think I bricked my phone.

Here are the steps I've done:
- Unlock bootloader
- Install recovery 6.0
- Root
- Changed oeminfo and custom.bin
- Reboot and tried to install a stock recovery.img boot.img and system.img (which failed while installing it) from offical L09 UPDATE.APP.

Current status: unable to boot either to recovery or android. what should I do in order to get my phone or install the L09 update or at least something that I can use? I've also used the 3 button trick with the dload/UPDATE.APP in the memory card but the phone doesn't show the loading screen it gets stuck into the huawei logo.

I've then tried to install CM13. I've successfully installed twrp-recovery.img but I'm not able to access it (button + vol down nor button + vol up).

Thanks for the help
 
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adriansticoid

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I've an honor 8 FRD-AL00. I've fastboot installed and I'm able to access it. I'm also able to access eRecovery.

I've used SRK Tool to change the oeminfo and custom.bin. After trying to install the official L09 I think I bricked my phone.

Here are the steps I've done:
- Unlock bootloader
- Install recovery 6.0
- Root
- Changed oeminfo and custom.bin
- Reboot and tried to install a stock recovery.img boot.img and system.img (which failed while installing it) from offical L09 UPDATE.APP.

Current status: unable to boot either to recovery or android. what should I do in order to get my phone or install the L09 update or at least something that I can use? I've also used the 3 button trick with the dload/UPDATE.APP in the memory card but the phone doesn't show the loading screen it gets stuck into the huawei logo.

I've then tried to install CM13. I've successfully installed twrp-recovery.img but I'm not able to access it (button + vol down nor button + vol up).

Thanks for the help
Why did you change the oenimfo and custom.bin?

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djx24

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Dec 1, 2010
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Go back To stock .. try dload method body :)

Doesn't work, it gets stuck at the huawei logo.

After a couple of tries I was able to get TWRP installed so I'm able to access and modify the filesystem.

I've noticed that, for some reason, my phone has the "default.prop" set up to "ro.product.model=eva" shouldn't this be FRD's or something like that?
Can someone provide me a copy of their /default.prop file so I could compare?
 

adriansticoid

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Jul 5, 2014
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Doesn't work, it gets stuck at the huawei logo.

After a couple of tries I was able to get TWRP installed so I'm able to access and modify the filesystem.

I've noticed that, for some reason, my phone has the "default.prop" set up to "ro.product.model=eva" shouldn't this be FRD's or something like that?
Can someone provide me a copy of their /default.prop file so I could compare?
Yes. EVA is another Honor phone. It can be caused of the process you did earlier.

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djx24

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Dec 1, 2010
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This is solved and I'm successfully running a FRD-AL00 with the FRD-L09C432B120 (EMUI 4.1 + Android 6.0). It's a painful process and I only recommend it to advanced users since you can brick your phone. I almost bricked mine.
 

davegg

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Feb 12, 2008
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Can you please share the instruction please? I have FRD-AL00 and I have followed the debrand steps from VDO - GUIDE
I can see the info that changed to FRD-L09C432B131 but when I play the video, the phone just restart.
 

08985511

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Transfer to European version

Hi, it whould be realy helpfull, if you consider to shere how you menadge to transfer to european rom from chinese al-00. It whoul hepl meny of forum members.





This is solved and I'm successfully running a FRD-AL00 with the FRD-L09C432B120 (EMUI 4.1 + Android 6.0). It's a painful process and I only recommend it to advanced users since you can brick your phone. I almost bricked mine.
 

mawe5

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Jun 22, 2010
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I changed from AL10 to L19C432 an have the same problem. By pictures and videos my phone reboots.
but not always. can someone help me? thanks
 

mediasonic

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Dec 14, 2006
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Before you do, please install HiSuite, this tool installs all necessary drivers as well.

1) Unlock bootloader and install TWRP: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/guide-unlock-bootloader-tested-root-t3443946
2) ROOT: Download SuperSU and flash it using TWRP
2.1) Power off, press volume up + power on
2.2) After TWRP loads, click on Install, select SuperSU zip file you just downloaded and flash it
2.3) Reboot
3) Debrand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZVsIKtdgV4&t=307s
3.1) This video shows how to debrand P9 but it works on Honor 8 (AL00, AL10, AL09 and AL19)
4) Flash new ROM
4.1) More info about ROMs: https://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-8/how-to/frd-al-00-04-09-10-14-19-differences-t3452924
4.2) ALXX ROM download: https://forum.xda-developers.com/ho...rk-tool-huawei-bootloader-root-t3470823/page3
4.2) LXX ROM download: https://www.androidsage.com/2016/12...rshmallow-emui-5-0-4-1-stock-firmware-update/

Hope this helps but please note FRD-L09 ROM running on FRD-AL00 phone is unstable.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

---------- Post added at 11:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:39 PM ----------

For now a moment there is no solution for those issues - the only way is to change back to AL00.

Do you know if is there any hardware difference between AL00 and L09? What is the reason phone gets so unstable when you debrand to L09 and flash EU ROM?
 
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aureliomilitao

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i have honor 8 FRD-AL00C00B377 , i need unlock bootloader, but no have option in developer ( OEM UNLOCK ) , in CMD the code , adb unlock bootloader ( my code ) no work , FAIL

i need change my chines version for internacional, is possible ???
 

handwer

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Apr 6, 2017
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i have honor 8 FRD-AL00C00B377 , i need unlock bootloader, but no have option in developer ( OEM UNLOCK ) , in CMD the code , adb unlock bootloader ( my code ) no work , FAIL

i need change my chines version for internacional, is possible ???
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I think my command is right.
 

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