1. BentoEspinosa's Avatar
    My phone is not rooted, but the bootloader is UNLOCKED (for sure!).
    I'm trying to install a custom recovery, but am getting this message:

    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)

    Why? Do I really need to root my phone in order to install a custom recovery?
    Or how else could I solve this problem?
    03-19-2017 05:01 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It may help to know which device you're using. Is it the Huawei P9, as you mention in your other posts?
    03-19-2017 01:01 PM
  3. BentoEspinosa's Avatar
    It's a Huawei P9 Lite.
    03-19-2017 05:55 PM
  4. meattray's Avatar
    You've been to developer options and OEM unlock?
    03-19-2017 06:20 PM
  5. BentoEspinosa's Avatar
    The option OEM unlocking is grayed out (I can't change), probably because bootloader is already unlocked.
    03-19-2017 06:52 PM
  6. meattray's Avatar
    Strange. I still have the option to turn that on or off. What instructions are you using to do this?
    03-19-2017 07:24 PM
  7. BentoEspinosa's Avatar
    It happens when I try to transfer the recovery installation file to the phone on fastboot using adb.
    03-19-2017 07:27 PM
  8. meattray's Avatar
    Adb debugging more is on?
    03-19-2017 08:22 PM
  9. BentoEspinosa's Avatar
    What do you mean?
    USB debugging is on.
    03-19-2017 08:25 PM
  10. meattray's Avatar
    Er sorry yeah that's what I meant. If you type fastboot devices does your device get found?
    03-19-2017 09:17 PM
  11. BentoEspinosa's Avatar
    Of course, otherwise I wouldn't get that type of error message.
    03-20-2017 02:24 AM
  12. meattray's Avatar
    Something is amiss with the settings. Can you try wiping the system cache or doing a factory reset before this?
    03-20-2017 11:37 AM

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