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How to install TWRP recovery on Honor 6 – Android 5.1.1

There are two custom recoveries available for Huawei Honor 6 running EMUI 3.1 based on Android Lollipop. In this guide we’ll cover TWRP recovery. The other recovery available for Honor 6 is CWM.

Requirements:

  • Honor 6 with unlocked bootloader
  • MultiTool – [sociallocker] Download [/sociallocker]

STEPS

Step 1: Turn off your phone and connect it to your computer in Bootloader mode. To enter Bootloader mode press and hold Vol- button and connect the phone to computer using USB Cable.
bootloader_modeStep 2: Download and extract MultiTool zip file. Inside the folder there will be “Honor6MultiTool.bat”, Run the file as Administrator. If you have ADB drivers installed on your computer Press or else Press 2 and Enter. MultiTool_1 Step 3: Press and Enter for Recovery. MultiTool_2 Step 4: Press and Enter for Install CWM and TWRP. MultiTool_3 Step 5: You need unlocked bootloader to install TWRP. If you do not have unlocked bootloader, unlock it and start from Step 1. If you have unlocked bootloader press and Enter. MultiTool_4Step 6: Press and Enter for EMUI 3.1.MultiTool_5Step 7: To install TWRP press and Enter. MultiTool_6Step 8: Recovery will be sent to your phone and installed. Ensure that the recovery gets installed properly and you get OKAY before restarting the device.MultiTool_twrp Follow the procedure carefully..Any Problems faced during this process comment below. [amazon template=iframe image2&asin=B00FB374Q4][amazon template=iframe image2&asin=B015CLD3J6][amazon template=iframe image2&asin=B010URB82G][amazon template=iframe image2&asin=B00VEB0F22]

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15 comments

  1. after downloading it says failed

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: device not found
    X9LDU15317000559 fastboot
    target reported max download size of 471859200 bytes
    sending ‘recovery’ (13568 KB)…
    OKAY [ 1.412s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 1.417s
    rebooting…

    finished. total time: 0.022s

    • I Have the same problem, H60-L12 with Emui 3.1…unlocked. It keeps giving me “remote command not allowed” I haven’t found a solution yet..please let me know if you do.

    • Are you sure that your bootloader is unlocked. If you are still facing the problem rename the TWRP recovery to recovery.img and manually flash the file. Read the step 4 of the following link to see how to manually flash .img files. You should only flash recovery.img.
      http://pantomath.xyz/how-to-install-android-m-preview-on-your-nexus-device/

      • i’m sure the bootloader is unlocked i can’t install CWR or TWRP

      • Thanks for your imput….mine definitely has “phone unlocked” under fastboot mode…unless this is a software error…. I had rooted it under emui 2.3 but this was lost over the various upgrades. I am currently trying to get an unlock code from Huawei, but it is not proving very easy. I not sure if its wise to use the method you suggest in that I don’t want to brick (?) the phone which otherwise is working fine.

      • @nassim mezlini – try the method I told you.
        @john jackson – Mostly once your bootloader was unlocked it won’t get locked again without you locking it manually. And losing root privilege does not lock the bootloader. So if your device says it is unlocked it is highly unlikely that it is not. Still if you feel safer the way your phone is now, it’s your choice. Otherwise the other method I pointed out is just the commands that multitool executes on behalf of the user.

      • Ok, tried as you suggested. The same result. The phone responds to adb commands but all fastboot commands end in ‘waiting for device’. tried to update bootloader drivers in windows it tells me it has the latest (am on windows 10),…. followed a link to a sight and downloaded the suggested ones for h60…same result. Found my SDK didn’t cover android 5.1.1 so updated…again same result. Can’t think of anything else at the moment…will try to see if I have better luck on Linux!

      • @Shubham can i have your facebook or your mail i need you please..
        i tried all the methods i can’t root my honor 6 with lollipop and emui 3.1 please help me 🙁

      • @john jackson – If the error is ‘waiting for device’ are you connecting the device in fastboot mode. Turn off phone, hold Vol- button and connect your device via USB cable. That is the first step. Your phone will not accept ADB commands if it is connected in fastboot mode.
        @nassim mezlini – You can contact me through the Facebook page of this website.

      • Ok, your right, but from fastboot I’m back to “remote command not allowed”. Tried installing TWRP as a recovery zip from dload folder..it progressed as far as 90% and then blocked.

      • @john jackson – The only two ways are either changing the recovery manually or using multi tool, you can’t change the recovery from dload folder. I can’t seem to understand why your device is showing error. Is the recovery file downloaded properly. Try downloading it again and flashing it.

      • I have already tried that.. at least 4 downloads also changing sites!

      • Hi Shubham, I’ve just noticed that the serial number to my phone as reported by the adb interface is completely different from that reported under fastboot….is that normal?…do you know if that could that have any relevance to the problem???

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