I have soft bricked my phone :(

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    EDIT: I fixed it! It was more simple than I realised. I used the dload folder method. Placing the update.app into a folder called 'dload' on an sdcard. Then holding power, both volume buttons to initiate the update.

    Thanks for your help guys!! :)




    I tried to update the firmware and screwed up big time. It's a huawei P9 lite and I am really stressing over it :( Any help would be really appreciated since I can't seem to get help anywhere.
     
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    Updated it how...?
     
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    I used TWRP to install android 7.0 and it was working but without bluetooth or 3g. So I tried to fix that and made it worse.

    The boot loader is unlocked so EE won't repair it. I know that I need the correct recovery installed and correct img but can't find them.
     
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    In what way is it soft bricked?

    Can you access recovery and bootloader/firmware flash mode?
     
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    Can you enter to the bootloader? or even recovery?
     
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    I will try this out, thanks.



    I installed Revolution Recovery since I can't get TWRP running on 7.0. But it always fails to flash any images. On top of that EE says my model is VNS-L11 but on the back of the phone it reads VNS-L31. SO I am unsure which .img to flash.

    I think It's soft bricked. I cannot get into the homescreen of OS because there is no OS (I wiped it to start fresh when I failed) And It just loops boot sequence. Unless I go into recovery.

    I can enter both bootloader and recovery but recovery doesn't seems to flash.
     
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    If you can acess the botloader, you still have hope, dont worry, you just need to flash the stock rom and that would be it.
     
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    Okay thanks, so when I flash the rom it always fails. This is the trouble I am having. I might be trying to flash the wrong rom?

    Edit: The only recovery I am able to install seems to be Revolution recovery but it isn't mounting data or sd card so it fails to flash anything.

    I have tried to install TWRP recovery but I cant seem to be able to.
     
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    No, installing a custom recovery has nothing to do with a stock rom, to install a stock rom, first you need to know the exact variant of your phone, which is...? O:
     
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    Well on the back of my phone it is printed as: Huawei VNS-L31

    But the phone company said it is VNS-L11 but I think they are the same.

    So I don't need a recovery to install the stock rom?
     
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    No. Only ADB/Fastboot on your pc, and the stock images for your phone, which shouldn't be too hard to find. Then find a guide on how to flash them
    EDIT: Is this single or dual-sim?
     
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    Yes I used the latest TWRP for P9 lite form that exact page. Whenever I try and install TWRP though the hardware buttons don't seem to trigger TWRP to launch, whereas REvolution Recovery does boot.

    Okay, well it is a single sim. I can use ADB on my PC whilst in Bootloader mode so that at least works. Now just finding the stock rom.
     
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    you don't have to use the stock rom either. you could just grab a custom one and use that. flash twrp and flash the rom via twrp
     
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    I can't seem to get TWRP working. using the latest version. I don't think TWRP will work on Nougat for this phone.
     
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    Thanks for the help, but I have fixed it now :) Even installed 7.0 in the end with everything working. Thanks guys (check original post for details)