Huawei Honor 8 (huawei-frd)
The Huawei Honor 8 has been updated to Android 8 in some regions, while others are stuck on Android 7.0. Android 8 uses a different partition layout and kernel. This port is based on Android 7.0 kernel and probably won't work on devices updated to Android 8. If you have a device that got the Android 8 update you might need to make a port based on the Android 8 kernel. Take a look at huawei-warsaw for information on dealing with the Android 8 partition layout.
Users owning this device
- Sandelinos (Notes: Android 7 partition layout)
Unlocking the bootloader
Huawei has stopped providing unlock codes for their devices so you'll need to pay for a code from a 3rd party or use PotatoNV, which requires removing the back cover with a hairdryer. See Bootloader#Huawei. PotatoNV overwrites your fastboot with a generic one and causes 'fastboot boot' and flashing the boot partition to not work.
How to enter flash mode
With the device powered off, holdand plug in the USB.
- Unlock the bootloader.
- Follow the Installation guide to flash rootfs.
- (optional) install TWRP
- TWRP from twrp.me is only compatible with devices updated to Android 8.
- Here is a TWRP compatible with Android 7.0 devices
- Flash TWRP to recovery partition
- fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.1.1-1-frd.img
- Boot into TWRP and install twrp to boot partition (We'll overwrite recovery with postmarketOS kernel later)
- Flash the kernel to the recovery partition
- The boot partition is just 32 MB, while the boot.img we get from pmbootstrap is ~35 MB.
- If you unlocked your bootloader with PotatoNV fastboot won't be able to flash to the boot partition even if it fit.
- pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel --partition recovery