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Honor 9 Lite Unlock Bootloader

Instructions on how to flash Honor 9 Lite smartphone, change location and HwOTA firmware, unlock bootloader on the phone and install custom TWRP recovery recovery, install custom firmware.

Absolutely all phones from Huawei (Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei) can be flashed through the built-in recovery or through TWRP, it is an installer.

It is also possible to partially flash the firmware via Fastboot (System, Boot, Cust, Recovery), which makes it possible, for example, to restore the phone’s functionality after user intervention with ROOT rights or a system failure. There are programs for installing firmware, such as Sony Flashtool, but it is paid by DC Phoenix.

Honor 9 Lite firmware via standard recovery

For the Honor 9 Lite smartphone, you can download the firmware from the site, or any other firmware via the special firmware search program Hw Firmware Finder,) and then copy it to the “dload” folder on the device’s internal memory. If such a folder is not found, it will need to be created.

The free space on the internal drive should be at least 8GB, if there isn’t such a lot of free memory, use an SD memory card. The card must be functional and must be at least 10 reading class.

The battery should be at least 50% charged, and best of all fully.

After the firmware has been copied to the smartphone, be sure to disconnect the USB cable from the PC, otherwise the smartphone will enter Manufacture Mode and the installation will break by 5% or freeze by 90%. We go on the phone in the forced firmware mode. To do this, turn off the smartphone and hold down three buttons. the volume “”, “-” and the power button.

After that, the smartphone will boot from the standard recovery and will automatically begin the process of installing a new firmware.

Unlock bootloader Honor 9 lite

Get the unlock code on the Huawei website or for a fee on other resources.

We pass to the official website by the link. In the upper right corner, click on the inscription Unlock

On the next page you need to go through the registration procedure. Fill in all the fields and click Register.

interesting, Many simply press further and follow the instructions, but here you must first select Register Email Address, because By default, registration by phone is selected (Asian numbers only). We select and see the human account registration window, enter all the data, as in the picture below.

After successful registration, you are automatically authorized on the site and transferred to the agreement page.

Further, according to the scenario, the ide page where you need to enter your phone data:
– In the first field, select the version of EMUI, which is now relevant for your honor 9 lite
– In the second field, do not touch anything
– In the third field Product Model. On the phone, go to Settings. Scroll to the very bottom. About the phone. The very first item Model. LDD-L31. I believe that the Chinese firmware says completely different, you can of course enter what is written there, but if it doesn’t work, then we write in the version like here.
– In the fourth field. Serial Number. in the settings menu About phone. Left S / N: R8Q. This is rewritable.
– In the fifth field: Again under the cover, well, or in the settings menu About phone. IMEI. But, the case is already open anyway, so we’ll take away IMEI1: 866 from here. If we don’t fit, take IMEI2.
– Sixth field: Product ID. We open the native dialer in the phone. We type the command ## 1357946 ##. We get the code. we drive it

Seventh field: Code from the image.
We check. And click COMMIT. If everything is correct, the cherished honor 9 lite bootloader unlock code will appear on the next page.

Enable “factory unlock” (FRP unlocked) in the settings for developers, or disable the Huawei PHONE SEARCH function on Chinese firmware.

Download and install on PC the minimum version of ADB-setup. Open CMD in the ADB folder (command line) by right-clicking Shift, select “Open Command Window” from the options.

Put your smartphone in Fastboot / Rescue mode and connect it to your PC. To do this, turn off the phone, hold down the volume down button and connect the USB cable.

On the PC, in the command prompt window, enter the command

fastboot oem unlock

Changing the location and flashing the HwOTA smartphone

This method will help you upgrade to the firmware that is still unavailable for installation, or roll back to the previous firmware if the update turns out to be more buggy than the previous build (Android 8 on top of Android 8 both with increasing the firmware build and lowering the build), as well as downgrade (rollback to Android 7).

To change the location on the smartphone and flash it using the HwOTA method, it should be:

  • Unlocked bootloader or the presence of a code to unlock it (which will help to unlock it);
  • Enable the factory unlock function in the developers menu (for all regions except China). In china, it is not there until the location is changed;
  • Enable the USB DEBUGGING function in the developers menu (a controversial moment, just like the body is in tvrp);
  • SD card at least 4 GB;
  • Stock recovery.
Honor 9 Lite Unlock Bootloader

Download the HWOTA_WAS archive and unzip it on your computer. You will get the folder “HWOTA8_WAS”;

Make a backup of “everything from everything” on your phone if you can (since during the update all data will be erased). These are the conditions, so be prepared;

In the settings “for the developer” check “factory unlock” (there is no such item on the China location, but it will appear as soon as you change the location) and enable “USB debugging”;

Download the three zip archives with the full “Full OTA” firmware you want to flash onto. You can download the firmware via Firmware Finder (link to the program above), there are 4 archives for China and 3 for any other location. You need to download for the version which model and location you will have after the firmware;

To add downloaded files to the “HWOTA \ Update” folder, the script will automatically rename them according to the template:
update_data_full_public.zip in update_data_public.zip

update_full_.zip in update_all_hw.zip

update.zip stays as it is

This method is hard-coded. so the whole variety of eu, cn, meanhaf, specseas. files needs to be brought to a single view. The installation script at the very beginning will remind you of what and where to put it, it will rename it (you do not need to rename it) and patch the firmware files! Checking for service packs is disabled in Recovery, so we can install any firmware (Android 8 or roll back to android 7) on our device, and I also rewrote the script: added automatic renaming of the firmware files to the desired template, added auto-patch, fixed copy blocks and more Many things;

Run the universal bat-file update.bat in the “HWOTA” folder, which will provide an opportunity to choose the option we need (change firmware / rebrand (change location)); At the beginning it will ask “to patch files or not” (if patches, then you do not need to patch again)

Next, follow the onscreen instructions. At the end of the process, everything should work.

The location is changed by selecting a specific item and selecting the OEM info file from the list (14 types of locations are available, all DS). After changing the location, you need to boot into the stock recovery and make wipes. If you are making an international version from a pure Chinese model, then be prepared that after changing the location you will see the fpr lock item in the fastboot. Therefore, after changing the location, you need to boot into the recovery stock and make wipes from it. Accordingly, it should be in place before the start of all manipulations to change the location and firmware. Another reason why you need to install tvrp in the recovery section, because After changing the location, the phone should automatically reset. After the reset, it will boot into the system and the factory unlock point will already be available there. Turn on factory unlock and unlock the bootloader again. After that, start the batch file on a new one and sew the necessary firmware.

Installing custom recovery TWRP recovery on Honor 9 lite

To install the modified TWRP recovery, the bootloader must be unlocked on the smartphone and the Factory Reset Protection disabled.

Follow the instructions above to install the minimum version of ADB on your PC. Then you need to download custom recovery TWRP for Honor 9 lite for Honor 9 Lite

Put your smartphone in Fastboot / Rescue mode and connect it to your PC. To do this, turn off the phone, hold down the volume down button and connect the USB cable.

On the PC, in the command prompt window, enter the command

fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp_honor9_lite_0.1.img

The recovery firmware process will start. Upon completion, you can disconnect the USB cable and restart the smartphone.

Installing custom firmware on Honor 9 lite firmware

Installing custom firmware on honor 9 lite via TWRP recovery
To install the firmware in this way, TWRP recovery must be installed on your honor 9 lite, if this is not done, you can install the recovery according to the instructions above.

Download any custom non-official firmware for honor 9 lite in zip format, for example:

and copy it to the internal memory of the smartphone in the root folder.

We reboot the smartphone in TWRP recovery (Turn off the device. Press the volume up and power keys until vibration, release and wait for the input.), And there we go to the Advance Wipe menu, change the Data file system to EXT4. We go back and do Wipe, partitions. cache, data, dalvik and system

After the wipe of the device, go to the “install” menu, select the ZIP file of custom firmware for honor 8 lite in the submenu, start the firmware process with a swipe to the right.

The process of installing the firmware usually lasts a couple of minutes (the time depends on the size of the firmware), at the end of the firmware, restart the phone.

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