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  1. Just recently, I worked to get official TWRP support added for the Honor 7. After doing so, I got somewhat addicted and set about arranging support for other Huawei / Honor devices, particularly those that use encryption. This proved to be something of a challenge, eventually overcome by by working out exactly how the stock recovery decryption worked on the P9. This gave which gave me the information I needed for other devices too. I'm pleased to announce that official TWRP support was added today for 8 more Huawei / Honor devices! The newly supported devices are: Honor 4X (Kirin version) aka Cherry Honor 5C aka Nemo Honor 6 aka Mogola Honor 6 Plus aka Pine Huawei Mate 8 aka Next Huawei Mediapad M2 8.0 aka Mozart Huawei P9 aka Eva Huawei P9 Plus aka Vienna Official TWRP support is a living, breathing thing - the device tree will need to be updated as device ROM versions and TWRP versions change over time, as well as when fixes and improvements are introduced, but for owners of these devices, it's an important first step. View full item
  2. Just recently, I worked to get official TWRP support added for the Honor 7. After doing so, I got somewhat addicted and set about arranging support for other Huawei / Honor devices, particularly those that use encryption. This proved to be something of a challenge, eventually overcome by by working out exactly how the stock recovery decryption worked on the P9. This gave which gave me the information I needed for other devices too. I'm pleased to announce that official TWRP support was added today for 8 more Huawei / Honor devices! The newly supported devices are: Honor 4X (Kirin version) aka Cherry Honor 5C aka Nemo Honor 6 aka Mogola Honor 6 Plus aka Pine Huawei Mate 8 aka Next Huawei Mediapad M2 8.0 aka Mozart Huawei P9 aka Eva Huawei P9 Plus aka Vienna Official TWRP support is a living, breathing thing - the device tree will need to be updated as device ROM versions and TWRP versions change over time, as well as when fixes and improvements are introduced, but for owners of these devices, it's an important first step.
  3. Early today I tweeted an image of Lemmings running on my Xperia Z and it caused a bit of a kerfuffle. So I thought a quick PSA was in order to let others know how they can get hold of it! The answer is - via Playstation Mobile. Officially supported devices are listed here and include most modern Sony devices plus the HTC One V / S / X / XL / X+ and Evo 4G LTE. Packing one of those devices? Head on over to the Playstation Mobile download page to get started. If you don't rock one of those beauties and you're feeling brave, this thread at XDA Developers discusses getting the app running on unapproved devices (i've had varying levels of luck with this). When you have PSM up and running, click Games -> Puzzle Games and you can download for free. So what's the PSM version like? It's OK. It's a pretty faithful port of the levels themselves, but with a 'Worms' style graphical and audio twist. Why Worms style you ask? Because the port has been created by Team 17, creators of the (awesome) Worms franchise. The worst thing about the conversion? The original music hasn't been carried over. Nooooooooo....... Click here to view the item
  4. Early today I tweeted an image of Lemmings running on my Xperia Z and it caused a bit of a kerfuffle. So I thought a quick PSA was in order to let others know how they can get hold of it! The answer is - via Playstation Mobile. Officially supported devices are listed here and include most modern Sony devices plus the HTC One V / S / X / XL / X+ and Evo 4G LTE. Packing one of those devices? Head on over to the Playstation Mobile download page to get started. If you don't rock one of those beauties and you're feeling brave, this thread at XDA Developers discusses getting the app running on unapproved devices (i've had varying levels of luck with this). When you have PSM up and running, click Games -> Puzzle Games and you can download for free. So what's the PSM version like? It's OK. It's a pretty faithful port of the levels themselves, but with a 'Worms' style graphical and audio twist. Why Worms style you ask? Because the port has been created by Team 17, creators of the (awesome) Worms franchise. The worst thing about the conversion? The original music hasn't been carried over. Nooooooooo.......
  5. I'm pleased to present my MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Honor 5X KIW-L21! READ THIS WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU START! No, really, it contains everything you need to know. About MoDaCo Custom ROMs MoDaCo Custom ROMs are based on official ROMs. A MCR release is designed to feel like a stock Emotion UI ROM with optimisations, tweaks and complimentary additions that enhance the user experience. The aim of a MCR is to be ultra reliable for use on an everyday device. This ROM is part of the 'Unified Honor ROM' project - ROMs with the same changes are available for all current Honor devices. A MCR version with a more 'stock Android' like interface is under development. Requirements In order to use this ROM you must have a custom recovery (e.g. TWRP) installed. The ROM is installed at your own risk. A wipe IS recommended if coming from a ROM other than MCR or stock. BACK UP YOUR DEVICE BEFORE INSTALLATION! Features Based on the B330 custom ROM starter template (you may use MCR as a base for your own ROM) ROM fully optimised with the unique MCR scripts Updated power management policies to reduce instances of 'missing notifications' All apps in ROM updates to latest versions (a considerable saving of over 1GB on /data!) Busybox installed sepolicy patched boot image ready for root selinux permissive Removed 'icons' from /system/themes (themes no longer need to include default icons again) MoDaCo Custom Kitchen (coming soon!) Multi user support Multi window support Preloaded Stockify theme stub Numerous other small refinements - please see the gitlab commits for full details This ROM is completely in version control at gitlab! https://gitlab.com/u/paulobrien/projects Want more tweaks and changes? Post your requests in the support topic. Changelog Please see the post below this one for the changelog. Installation You should install this ROM on a device that has previously been updated to the B330 release. To install this ROM: Download the zip file from the links below and copy to your internal / external SD card. Restart your device in recovery mode PERFORM A BACKUP FROM THE MENU Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to the SD card. Important Note: As this ROM is partially deodexed, first boot can take a long time. If you have not wiped, you can check for any issues with adb logcat. Be patient! Downloads Please do not mirror these downloads elsewhere. DOWNLOAD - r7-modacocustomrom-honor-5x-kiwl21-kiwi-b330.zip [ROMRAID] MD5: 5eec31034ba012094b139e16fa2e7c6e Support If you have a general question, please post in the topic. Thanks It's impossible to mention everyone who contributes to the Android community by name, but to everyone out there who does great work and shares it with us all - you have my gratitude and respect. Future Updates - READ THIS! By providing this ROM I am not guaranteeing that future updates will follow. Due to limits on my time and the fact that I have a large number of devices for short periods of time, it isn't possible for me to continue providing ROM updates indefinitely. And finally... Enjoy! P
  6. Annoyed with the volume bug on your Galaxy Nexus? Well, i'm very proud to present the forthcoming official fixed boot image which resolves this problem. In order to flash this boot image, you need your bootloader to be unlocked at this time (use './fastboot-windows oem unlock' (or the appropriate version for your machine, included in the download). Note that the OEM unlock sequence wipes your device. APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! This is still in a testing phase internally. Although it works great for us, well, you never know. :) Volume Bug Fix r3 - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 292ba3630f475b2f779a19057649200a How to use - Windows, Linux and OSX - Download the zip file above and extract to a directory - Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then turn on with the 'volume up' and 'volume down' buttons both pressed to enter the bootloader (as pictured below) - WINDOWS - double click 'install-windows.bat' - MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-mac.sh' followed by './install-mac.sh' - LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-linux.sh' followed by './install-linux.sh' Please don't rehost this zip file - if you want to link to the fix, please link to this topic. That's all I ask. Enjoy! ;) P PS While you're here why not check out our root and our backlight levels patch? PPS If you find this useful, please consider supporting MoDaCo by signing up for a MoDaCo subscription. MoDaCo Ad Free with Online Kitchen access is only $9 for a limited time only including a 30 day Filesonic premium subscription! Visit this topic for further details!
  7. PaulOBrien

    MoDaCo data breach: Full statement

    Earlier today a number of users contacted us to inform us that data breach tracking site, haveibeenpwned.com, is notifying users of a data breach of the MoDaCo database. After initial investigations, we have determined that this report is correct - a dump of the MoDaCo database has been extracted by an unauthorised entity. First of all - we are of course very disappointed that this has happened, the security of your data is very important to us - I appreciate we've let you down in this regard but hope we can allay some concerns and do our best to rebuild your confidence starting now. MoDaCo runs on a market leading CMS, is regularly updated and runs on a server which too receives regular updates and security scans. We chose the CMS we use because it receives frequent security fixes and most importantly, stores passwords in a very secure Blowfish based form. In that regard, we think that passwords are well protected against unauthorised use, however a small amount of additional data (such as username and email address) are also included in the dump. We have determined that the breach is likely to have occurred by way of a compromised Administrator account. We have taken action to prevent this vector being accessible in this way in the future, for us it is a lesson learned, albeit in a very difficult way to stomach. We are also liaising with the CMS provider to determine additional ways to mitigate similar attacks going forward. Finally, should any users wish their data to be removed from MoDaCo, of course we will arrange for that to be completed. Should this be the case, please complete the 'Contact Us' form using the link at the bottom of every MoDaCo page. This will raise a support ticket to be actioned by the admin team. Once again, I offer my sincere apologies and ask for your understanding in this matter. Cheers, Paul Note: This message is also being sent immediately by email to all users. View full item
  8. If you want to start tinkering around with your Honor phone, you need to unlock the bootloader. Unfortunately, being non-Nexus, the process isn't quite as simple as issuing the 'fastboot oem unlock' command - you have to request an unlock code to, either via Honor's official website or using a third party tool. We've written a guide on exactly what you need to do! To get started simply pick the appropriate guide below, and shout if you have any questions. Honor 5X Bootloader unlock guide - READ Honor 7 Bootloader unlock guide - READ View full item
  9. If you want to start tinkering around with your Honor phone, you need to unlock the bootloader. Unfortunately, being non-Nexus, the process isn't quite as simple as issuing the 'fastboot oem unlock' command - you have to request an unlock code to, either via Honor's official website or using a third party tool. We've written a guide on exactly what you need to do! To get started simply pick the appropriate guide below, and shout if you have any questions. Honor 5X Bootloader unlock guide - READ Honor 7 Bootloader unlock guide - READ
  10. The Huawei Mediapad M2 8.0 is a nice little tablet. 1920x1200 screen, Kirin 930 CPU (as seen in the Honor 7), 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable by microSD and LTE built in. It's available to buy from Vodafone in store for £200 plus a mandatory £10 top-up (boo), which makes for a very competitive price for a connected tablet. You can also SIM unlock and bootloader unlock for 4 euros a pop and now... you can de-brand and enable phone calls! First up, a warning - the process isn't without risks and once you do it, there's no way back to the stock Vodafone configuration, so you do the below at your own risk. With that said, I've done mine and calls work great. It's nice to have ditched the Vodafone boot screen too. :) The process is as follows (note: this is not for the faint hearted and will wipe your device)... Ensure your device is bootloader (and optionally SIM) unlocked - you can do this using DC-Unlocker. When you enter bootloader (either using 'adb reboot recovery' or by powering on with the volume down button held), you should see 'Unlocked'. Download this archive (MD5: 6ed9d5252d7a3efbb99090b4ceb6bfaa) which contains everything you need for the next steps, and extract. Put your device in bootloader mode and flash TWRP (from the twrp directory you just extracted) - e.g. 'fastboot flash recovery twrp/twrp.img'. Reboot to recovery - 'adb wait-for-device && adb reboot recovery' Ensure you have an external SD card in your device and perform a full TWRP backup to it. Push the modified oeminfo file to the device ('adb push oeminfo/oeminfo.img /sdcard/') and write it to the appropriate partition ('adb shell dd if=/sdcard/oeminfo.img of=/dev/block/platform/hi_mci.0/by-name/oeminfo). Power off your device. Remove the SD card, and copy the dload folder (retaining the structure) to it (i.e. the card will contain /dload/UPDATE.APP). Put the card back in the tablet, ensure the USB cable is not attached and turned the device on while holding volume down + volume up. The image will start to flash. Reattach a power cable after the flash starts. The update may fail late in the flash process - don't worry, this is expected! When the process completes, reboot the device and complete the setup wizard. You should now be generic with a dialler icon available and working calls! You will notice the stock theme is kinda ugly, just apply an alternate built in one using the themes app. And that's it! Let me know how you get on! View full item
  11. The Huawei Mediapad M2 8.0 is a nice little tablet. 1920x1200 screen, Kirin 930 CPU (as seen in the Honor 7), 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable by microSD and LTE built in. It's available to buy from Vodafone in store for £200 plus a mandatory £10 top-up (boo), which makes for a very competitive price for a connected tablet. You can also SIM unlock and bootloader unlock for 4 euros a pop and now... you can de-brand and enable phone calls! First up, a warning - the process isn't without risks and once you do it, there's no way back to the stock Vodafone configuration, so you do the below at your own risk. With that said, I've done mine and calls work great. It's nice to have ditched the Vodafone boot screen too. :) The process is as follows (note: this is not for the faint hearted and will wipe your device)... Ensure your device is bootloader (and optionally SIM) unlocked - you can do this using DC-Unlocker. When you enter bootloader (either using 'adb reboot recovery' or by powering on with the volume down button held), you should see 'Unlocked'. Download this archive (MD5: 6ed9d5252d7a3efbb99090b4ceb6bfaa) which contains everything you need for the next steps, and extract. Put your device in bootloader mode and flash TWRP (from the twrp directory you just extracted) - e.g. 'fastboot flash recovery twrp/twrp.img'. Reboot to recovery - 'adb wait-for-device && adb reboot recovery' Ensure you have an external SD card in your device and perform a full TWRP backup to it. Push the modified oeminfo file to the device ('adb push oeminfo/oeminfo.img /sdcard/') and write it to the appropriate partition ('adb shell dd if=/sdcard/oeminfo.img of=/dev/block/platform/hi_mci.0/by-name/oeminfo). Power off your device. Remove the SD card, and copy the dload folder (retaining the structure) to it (i.e. the card will contain /dload/UPDATE.APP). Put the card back in the tablet, ensure the USB cable is not attached and turned the device on while holding volume down + volume up. The image will start to flash. Reattach a power cable after the flash starts. The update may fail late in the flash process - don't worry, this is expected! When the process completes, reboot the device and complete the setup wizard. You should now be generic with a dialler icon available and working calls! You will notice the stock theme is kinda ugly, just apply an alternate built in one using the themes app. And that's it! Let me know how you get on!
  12. This eBay auction has confirmed working unlock codes at under £4 each. Bargain. :) P
  13. Note: This guide is only tested on the Honor 8 B101 Marshmallow release Marshmallow on the Honor 8 is great, making a very nice device feel even better. But one thing missing is the option to 'adopt' microSD cards as Internal Storage. Fear not, you can do it manually! In order to set adopted storage up, you will need a computer with working 'adb' and, of course, a microSD card in your phone, the faster the better. Here's the process! 1. BACK UP THE DATA YOU HAVE ON YOUR MICROSD CARD. Your card will be formatted by this process, so make sure you have saved any pictures, videos etc. from your card to your PC before you start. 2. Decide how you want to split your card. You can either commit 100% of the card to internal storage, or split between internal storage and conventional SD. This option is useful if you like to unplug your card and put it in your PC. I would probably recommend committing the whole card. 3. Open your command window / terminal on your computer and type the 'adb shell' command (with your phone connected of course). You will need to enable USB debugging in developer settings (which in turn is displayed by tapping the build number of the device 5 times) in order to see the option. 4. Type 'sm list-disks' to list the disks available for adoption. It'll look something like below - take note of the disk ID (disk:179:160 in this example). 5. Partition the disk. For this we use the 'sm partition DISK TYPE RATIO' command. For example, to partition the disk above as fully adopted storage (aka private) I'd use the command 'sm partition disk:179:160 private'. If I wanted a 50/50 split between adopted and regular, I'd use the command 'sm partition disk:179:160 mixed 50'. Easy right? 6. This process will take a while, but when it's done, the Settings -> Additional Settings -> Storage view on your device should show the new Internal Storage. Note that, for some reason, the free space isn't reported correctly, however everything seems to work OK. When you install apps, they will generally install automatically to the adopted SD, although you can manually move things around if you want to, perhaps for performance reasons (the real Internal storage will likely always be a bit faster). 7. If you want to see how you are doing for space, you can use a third party tool such as FreeSpace or FreeSpace Plus. And that's it! Let us know how you get on, and enjoy your new, expanded Honor 8! P
  14. Let's get some custom ROM tweaking going on for our 6Xs! :) Together with my own MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Honor 6X, I've created a custom ROM starter template for anyone who wants to have a go. It's a bit different. Basically, this ROM template will let you create your own custom ROM VERY easily. Easier than ever before. All you have to do is... download my ROM template zip make the changes to the system of your phone just as you'd like them for your custom ROM run some commands on your device via ADB add the resulting files to the template zip That's it! No messing around with install scripts, no rebuilding anything complex, just mod - and go! ;-) Preparation ONLY if you are completing the process for the first time, you need to set up a file on your microSD card - so launch an ADB shell and type the following commands... touch /sdcard/exclude echo app > /sdcard/exclude echo priv-app >> /sdcard/exclude echo delapp >> /sdcard/exclude ROM build Once you have your system up and running how you want it, and you're ready to distribute it (just the system and cust dirs mind, it won't pull the data dir, so your personal data is safe), reboot to recovery, launch an ADB shell and type the following commands: mount /system tar -X /sdcard/exclude -zcvpf /sdcard/system.therest.tar.gz /system/ tar -zcvpf /sdcard/system.apps.tar.gz /system/app /system/priv-app /system/delapp mount /cust tar -zcvpf /sdcard/cust.tar.gz /cust You'll then end up with 3 new files on your SD card - system.apps.tar.gz (which is apps and priv-apps from system), system.therest.tar.gz (which, as the name suggests, is the rest of the system partition!) and cust.tar.gz with is the cust partition contents. Update the template zip with these 3 files and that's it. It's ready to distribute for people to flash via TWRP! If you have updated the boot image, you'll need to replace that too, the easiest way is to do a TWRP backup then pull that file from the SD card and drop it into the template zip as boot.img. That's really it! I hope this inspires a few people to start playing around with custom ROMs for the 6X... more cool things coming soon! :) Oh and the all important template file... DOWNLOAD - r1-customromtemplate-honor-6x-bln-l21-b122.zip [ROMRAID] MD5: eb7e2639b1cd8e3e9f47297b27983fa9 P
  15. PaulOBrien

    Stockify theme support topic

    This is the support topic for the Stockify EMUI theme on the Play Store. The latest release can be downloaded here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.olabs.theme.stockify P
  16. PaulOBrien

    TWRP Recovery 3.0.2.0 for Honor 6X

    I've been working on creating the basic device tree needed to get the latest TWRP built for our Honor 6X and most importantly, accepted as an official TWRP recovery. The recovery is now officially supported by TWRP, and you can download my device tree here. P
  17. marshmallow on the Honor 6X is great, making a very nice device feel even better. But one thing missing is the option to 'adopt' microSD cards as Internal Storage. Fear not, you can do it manually! In order to set adopted storage up, you will need a computer with working 'adb' and, of course, a microSD card in your phone, the faster the better. Here's the process! 1. BACK UP THE DATA YOU HAVE ON YOUR MICROSD CARD. Your card will be formatted by this process, so make sure you have saved any pictures, videos etc. from your card to your PC before you start. 2. Decide how you want to split your card. You can either commit 100% of the card to internal storage, or split between internal storage and conventional SD. This option is useful if you like to unplug your card and put it in your PC. I would probably recommend committing the whole card. 3. Open your command window / terminal on your computer and type the 'adb shell' command (with your phone connected of course). You will need to enable USB debugging in developer settings (which in turn is displayed by tapping the build number of the device 5 times) in order to see the option. 4. Type 'sm list-disks' to list the disks available for adoption. It'll look something like below - take note of the disk ID (disk:179:160 in this example). 5. Partition the disk. For this we use the 'sm partition DISK TYPE RATIO' command. For example, to partition the disk above as fully adopted storage (aka private) I'd use the command 'sm partition disk:179:160 private'. If I wanted a 50/50 split between adopted and regular, I'd use the command 'sm partition disk:179:160 mixed 50'. Easy right? 6. This process will take a while, but when it's done, the Settings -> Additional Settings -> Storage view on your device should show the new Internal Storage. Note that, for some reason, the free space isn't reported correctly, however everything seems to work OK. When you install apps, they will generally install automatically to the adopted SD, although you can manually move things around if you want to, perhaps for performance reasons (the real Internal storage will likely always be a bit faster). 7. If you want to see how you are doing for space, you can use a third party tool such as FreeSpace or FreeSpace Plus. And that's it! Let us know how you get on, and enjoy your new, expanded Honor 6X! P
  18. When you're messing around with hacking your Honor 6X, it's actually very difficult to brick. Believe me, I've tried! But it is easy to get in a situation where, if you don't know the relevant key combos, you can get a bit stuck. To help avoid this, I'm clarifying the key combos for our devices below. The key thing to note is that the keys can behave differently depending on whether you have a cable to a computer plugged in or not. No cable plugged in: Volume down + tap power button: Normal boot Volume up + tap power button: Recovery mode (reboot / factory reset / wipe cache options or TWRP if flashed) Both volume buttons + tap power button: Flash dload image from microSD card Connected to a computer: Volume down + Power on: Fastboot mode (exit with 'fastboot reboot' or a long power button press) Volume up + Power on: Huawei eRecovery (reboot / download / shutdown options - used for 'recovery loop' fix, see below) Both volume buttons + Power on: Flash image via HiSuite (NOT from microSD card) The key one here is the 'both buttons' combo. When you get your device very broken, the restore method of choice is to use a microSD with a dload folder. Based on the above, remember you need to do the both buttons combo WITHOUT a cable plugged in, or it will try and use HiSuite instead of the card. Lots of people have noted that when using TWRP, the device can get into a continuous recovery loop. The fix for this is actually very easy - go into eRecovery (volume up and power on when connected to a computer) and select 'Shutdown'. When you then power the device on, it will boot normally instead of booting to recovery. One final thing - when flashing from microSD, be VERY careful. Flashing a Lollipop image over Marshmallow without using the rollback image can make bad things happen, wherever possible try and flash a full image that matches the build you are using. Hope this is helpful! :) P
  19. Stockify is a theme for Emotion UI (EMUI) that restores a more 'stock' Android look to your device. It is tested and optimised for the 8, as shown above! To install, download from the Play Store, launch the app and press the install button. You will then be directed to the Theme chooser on your device, where you can select the Stockify theme. You will automatically receive theme updates via the Play Store! The Stockify installer system is Open Source - if you make your own themes, you too can distribute them via the Play Store! More details can be found here at GitLab. Enjoy! :) P
  20. Some apps (such as Huawei Health) are installed on your device during the initial boot. They can, however, be uninstalled, and there's no obvious way to get them back. Here's how you do it! The APKs live in the /cust directory on your device. You can either pull them (using ADB, e.g. 'adb pull /cust/preinstalled/public/app/') or use a file explorer app to browse to the same directory and click the APK you want to install. Easy! :) P
  21. There are a huge number of EMUI themes, many of which include a custom font. But what if a theme installs a font you don't like? How do you avoid being stuck with 'Comic Sans'? Up to now there's been no easy way, as even switching back to another theme doesn't reset the font. For this reason, I have created a special theme that restores the stock font. Install it, apply it, then your stock font is back and you can apply other themes. Simple! The theme can be downloaded from the Play Store here - Font Reset theme for EMUI - Android Apps on Google Play Enjoy! P
  22. All Honor devices currently shipped with a locked bootloader. As long as manufacturers provide a way to unlock, then we're down with that - it helps keep your device secure and means that if you lose it, it's harder for people to steal your data (the process of unlocking the bootloader wipes the phone). There are two ways to unlock your Honor phones bootloader, which will then allow you to install things like custom recoveries, custom kernels / ROMs etc. The first is using the official Honor method, which is free, and the second is using a third party, which costs €4 Euros, but may be the quickest option if the official method isn't working for you. The official method In order to unlock your Honor device using the official method, complete the following steps: Visit https://www.emui.com/en/plugin.php?id=unlock&mod=detail and either create a new account or login with an existing Huawei account. In the form displayed after logging in, enter: Your phone model (KIW-L21 for the Honor 5X) Your phone serial number (this can be found in Settings -> About -> Status) Your phone IMEI1 (this can be found in Settings -> About -> Status) Your phone product ID (to find this, open the dialler and enter *#*#1357946#*#*) The captcha code Press the 'Submit' button. At this point you will either be provided with a code, or you will receive an error such as 'The Huawei ID used to apply for the unlock code has not been used on the device for more than 14 days.' If you get the error, you will need to use the unofficial method below. Open a command window on your PC / Mac, which needs to have 'adb' and 'fastboot' installed from the Android SDK. Enable USB debugging by tapping the build number in Settings -> About 5 times, then going back and selecting the option from the Development menu. Enable OEM unlock in the Development menu. Connect your phone to the PC and approve the security prompt on the device screen. In the command window on your PC / Mac, enter 'adb reboot bootloader' to enter fastboot mode'. In the command window on your PC / Mac, enter 'fastboot oem unlock [insertnumberhere]', of course using the number provided by the Huawei site. YOUR PHONE WILL WIPE ITSELF AT THIS POINT! That's it! You're done! The unofficial method In order to unlock your Honor device using the unofficial method, if for example you receive the '14 day' error from the Huwei site, complete the following steps: On a Windows PC, download and install DC-unlocker from https://www.dc-unlocker.com/. On your phone, enter Manufacturer Mode - open the dialler and enter *#*#2846579#*#*. In the app that then opens, select Project Menu -> Background settings -> USB ports settings -> Manufacturer Mode. Download the Huawei driver pack from https://files.dc-unlocker.com/share.html?v=share/88D4A98C154D4E19AF9D4A1EF09BA620. Install the Huawei driver pack by extracting the file you just downloaded (using WinRAR or similar) and running 'DriverSetup' After installing the driver pack, connect your phone to the PC. In Device Manager, after the automated driver install, you should have no 'Unknown Devices'. Launch the previously downloaded DC-unlocker application. From the drop down lists, select 'Huawei Phones' and 'Auto Detect Model'. Press the magnifying glass icon - the app will then search for your phone. You should see an image like the one below showing your phone is found. At this point, press the 'Buy Credits' option to set up your DC-Unlocker account and purchase the 4 credits required for code retrieval (this will cost €4). You can also do this directly from the DC-Unlocker website. After your credit purchase is complete, click the 'Server' section and enter your new DC-unlocker login details. Press 'Check Login' to validate the details (if the server is busy, this may take multiple attempts). Click the 'Unlocking' section, and click 'Read Bootloader Code'. Do NOT click 'Unlock'. Again, if the server is busy, this may take multiple attempts. The white area of the app will now display the bootloader code. Screen grab this just in case! Open a command window on your PC, which needs to have 'adb' and 'fastboot' installed from the Android SDK. Enable USB debugging by tapping the build number in Settings -> About 5 times, then going back and selecting the option from the Development menu. Enable OEM unlock in the Development menu. Connect your phone to the PC and approve the security prompt on the device screen. In the command window on your PC / Mac, enter 'adb reboot bootloader' to enter fastboot mode'. In the command window on your PC / Mac, enter 'fastboot oem unlock [insertnumberhere]', of course using the number provided by the DC-Unlocker process. YOUR PHONE WILL WIPE ITSELF AT THIS POINT! That's it! You're done!
  23. It's a little known fact that Huawei / Honor devices with Kirin processors support Quick Charge. Not Qualcomm Quick Charge you understand, but a Kirin specific variant. This means a specific charger is required, something that has always been incredibly hard to find. Happily, they are now available to purchase via eBay. Spotted by our very own Simon, the chargers will set you back £9.99 from this Ebay auction, which includes postage. You can also pay an extra £2 and get an official Huawei USB A to Type C cable. This is the first time the UK 3 Pin version has been widely available, with stock having been limited to EU or US configurations before now. When using the adaptor on a supported device (note, only Kirin devices, the Snapdragon powered 5X isn't supported), your phone will be pulling 9V / 2A and will gain a considerable turn of charging speed. You'll also see 'Fast Charging' on the screen so you know everything is working. If you pick one up, let us know how you find it! Now... if only there was a Kirin Quick Charge battery bank... View full item
  24. It's a little known fact that Huawei / Honor devices with Kirin processors support Quick Charge. Not Qualcomm Quick Charge you understand, but a Kirin specific variant. This means a specific charger is required, something that has always been incredibly hard to find. Happily, they are now available to purchase via eBay. Spotted by our very own Simon, the chargers will set you back £9.99 from this Ebay auction, which includes postage. You can also pay an extra £2 and get an official Huawei USB A to Type C cable. This is the first time the UK 3 Pin version has been widely available, with stock having been limited to EU or US configurations before now. When using the adaptor on a supported device (note, only Kirin devices, the Snapdragon powered 5X isn't supported), your phone will be pulling 9V / 2A and will gain a considerable turn of charging speed. You'll also see 'Fast Charging' on the screen so you know everything is working. If you pick one up, let us know how you find it! Now... if only there was a Kirin Quick Charge battery bank...
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