How to Install Stock Firmware on Huawei Phones

How to Install Stock Firmware on Huawei Phones

How to flash stock firmware on Huawei phones? Yeah, it’s pretty simple to flash stock firmware to Huawei devices. Unlike Sony & Samsung no tools required to flash stock to Huawei models, but it feels more tricky. In this tutorial, I will share the complete guide on How to install Huawei Stock firmware on your smartphone. The whole process is simple and easy. All you need is to follow the steps properly. Read this Full Guide on How to Install Stock Firmware on Huawei phones. see all the benefits of installing Firmware of your phone.

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How to Install Stock Firmware on Huawei Devices

Before flashing firmware to your phone you should have a minimal idea about the stock and custom ROM’s. Understanding this will help you to choose the correct ROM for your phone according to your needs. The stock ROM or firmware’s are operating system files that come with the phone from its initial state. Every manufacturer has their own customized stock ROM files. Likely Huawei also has one and they call it as EMUI.

Custom Roms

Custom ROM’s are also operating system files but not developed by your phone’s manufacturer. Since Android is an open source project any developer can make changes to the codes and make their own custom ROM. You might hear about Lineage OS aka CyanogenMod who are developing custom ROM’s for new and older Android devices. If you want to try another custom ROM in your device you can download the available ROM or recoveries for your phone flash it using guides provided in this website. In order to install any ROM other than stock you have to root your phone and flash custom recoveries like CWM (clockwork mode) or TWRP on your phone.

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So, in this guide, you will be able to either downgrade or upgrade your Huawei smartphone. This guide will be helpful for people who are looking to fix/unbrick their smartphone or you can also return to stock ROM from custom ROM.

Notes :-

  • This guide is only for Huawei users.
  • You need MicroSD Card (minimum 8gb) or Internal memory space.
  • Be sure that the power of the battery is at least 30%. If less, charge it first.
  • It is recommended that you should backup your device before any upgrade operations as it may erase all your user data.
  • There are two methods to upgrade your phone. One is Normal upgrade and Force Upgrade

Pre requisites

  • Rom Files
  • Latest USB drivers for your phone
  • USB cable

What is Normal Upgrade and Force Upgrade ?

Normal upgrade needs to start the handset and enter the System Update module. Force upgrade is just used when the handset can’t boot up or can’t enter the idle screen.

So lets move into upgradation process.


How to install firmware to Huawei P8

Normal Mode :-

  1. Create a new folder on your Micro SD card and rename it to dload
    huawei dload
  2. Download and extract Huawei Smartphone firmware (for your device) on your computer. You will be able to see these files:
    huawei update.app
  3. Now Copy UPDATE.APP and paste it to the dload folder on your Micro SD card.
  4. Now on your phone, Dial ->  *#*#2846579#*#* > ProjectMenu -> Software Upgrade -> SDCard Upgrade
  5. Now select the Update.app that you moved to SD Card (root directory).
  6. Now you will see a screen which shows the installation process. 
    huawei firmware update
  7. Once the
    update process is completed your device will reboot automatically and ready to use.

Force Mode :-

  1. Create a new folder on your Micro SD card and rename it to dload
    huawei dload
  2. Download and extract Huawei Smartphone firmware (for your device) on your computer. You will be able to see these files:
    huawei update.app
  3. Now Copy UPDATE.APP and paste it to the dload folder on your Micro SD card.
  4. Now Power Off your Huawei smartphone.
    huawei firmware update
  5. Now press Volume Up, Volume Down & Power Button at the same time for 5-8 seconds to enter into Software Upgrade Mode.
  6. The update process will now automatically start and it may take 5-10 minutes to complete.
    emui update

Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Huawei Device if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Huawei Phone if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your phone — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore phone to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Huawei Firmware to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade yourHuawei phone to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Huawei Smartphone.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its model no. in Settings > About device.

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