03-20-2017 04:48 PM
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  1. AimD's Avatar
    I tried to roll back from Emui 5 to Emui 4.1 last monday, following the official guide to the letter. All went okay until the last step, after trying to install the 4.1 ended up with my phone in boot loop, it wouldn't run the os, but didn't stay powered off either.

    Managed to enter eRecovery mode, and the phone told me "data partition was damaged seriously!". It offered to download a recovery file, but couldn't establish wifi connection. I took it to a shop, and few days later received a whole new phone.

    Super lucky that this replacement is "old" enough to still have Emui 4.1, now I'm doing everything in my power so it doesn't update to Emui 5, not anytime soon anyway.

    Yeah. Rollback from 5 to 4.1? Don't freaking do it.
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    03-05-2017 04:51 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I tried to roll back from Emui 5 to Emui 4.1 last monday, following the official guide to the letter. All went okay until the last step, after trying to install the 4.1 ended up with my phone in boot loop, it wouldn't run the os, but didn't stay powered off either.

    Managed to enter eRecovery mode, and the phone told me "data partition was damaged seriously!". It offered to download a recovery file, but couldn't establish wifi connection. I took it to a shop, and few days later received a whole new phone.

    Super lucky that this replacement is "old" enough to still have Emui 4.1, now I'm doing everything in my power so it doesn't update to Emui 5, not anytime soon anyway.

    Yeah. Rollback from 5 to 4.1? Don't freaking do it.
    Wow, I'm so sorry that you had to deal with this nightmare. I'm so relieved that you got a replacement with the right EMUI though. Thankfully, we can always turn off the update notification if I'm not mistaken.

    I hope to have the same story as you with getting the old EMUI tomorrow. We'll see.
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    03-05-2017 07:36 AM
  3. AimD's Avatar
    Yeah I asked the repair shop to install a 4.1 in case my phone needs a complete re-install, and they answered that they have orders to always use latest updates when performing repairs, so I expected to get an Emui 5.

    But this is a brand new phone, not my old one, so they didn't do anything with the firmware. Hence Emui 4.1! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    I don't think my phone was actually beyond repair, but I guess it's more efficient to hand me a new phone, fix my old one, and.. dunno, maybe use that as a loaner for some other client later on.
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    03-05-2017 10:15 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    I tried to roll back from Emui 5 to Emui 4.1 last monday, following the official guide to the letter. All went okay until the last step, after trying to install the 4.1 ended up with my phone in boot loop, it wouldn't run the os, but didn't stay powered off either.

    Managed to enter eRecovery mode, and the phone told me "data partition was damaged seriously!". It offered to download a recovery file, but couldn't establish wifi connection. I took it to a shop, and few days later received a whole new phone.

    Super lucky that this replacement is "old" enough to still have Emui 4.1, now I'm doing everything in my power so it doesn't update to Emui 5, not anytime soon anyway.

    Yeah. Rollback from 5 to 4.1? Don't freaking do it.
    Looks like you have had quite the ordeal, as well! Glad you got a new phone and that everything is fine now!
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    03-05-2017 08:14 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Wow, I'm so sorry that you had to deal with this nightmare. I'm so relieved that you got a replacement with the right EMUI though. Thankfully, we can always turn off the update notification if I'm not mistaken.

    I hope to have the same story as you with getting the old EMUI tomorrow. We'll see.
    Hopefully everything works out for you!!
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    03-05-2017 08:15 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Hopefully everything works out for you!!
    Thank you, it did!

    I got my phone back and its on MM/ emui 4.1!! So pleased. Major props to them for fixing my phone and returning it to me in great condition!
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    03-06-2017 04:53 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thank you, it did!

    I got my phone back and its on MM/ emui 4.1!! So pleased. Major props to them for fixing my phone and returning it to me in great condition!
    This is wonderful news! Congratulations! So glad you had a good experience!
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    03-07-2017 04:58 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Sweet!
    So glad to see honor cares about the customer.
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    03-07-2017 10:51 PM
  9. BotanicalStig's Avatar
    Emui 4 was definitely a bit more stable... After being on nougat for a bit I'm seeing less battery life and occasional to frequent app crashes. My Bluetooth doesn't work any more either... It will connect, but never lasts more than a minute or two. I've reverted to an auxiliary connection for music in the car. I haven't really experienced anything to make me want to rollback though honestly.

    I like the new ui and features, it's just a bit buggy. Honor wanted to push it out quickly to keep the promise to owners of speedy updates. Which I can appreciate, I just hope they're working on a new build that's going to be more stable.

    I still think they're the brand to buy. I'm sure they'll get us a fix soon enough, they've been great with support so far.
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    03-09-2017 06:23 PM
  10. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I read where some new Huawei models come with EMUI 5.1. So hopefully yes.

    I always thought updating has its own extra hurdles v a clean build that dropped in.
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    03-09-2017 06:32 PM
  11. ssapre's Avatar
    What is your Honor 8 model?

    Based on that you will need to download the system image appropriately. It's all there in XDA forums - links to official Honor 8 model images from Honor.



    You will fall into this when you have the wrong system image. This happened to me when I downloaded FDR-L04 for my FDR-L14 model.

    Also, at least US Honor support page does not have the images for the 64 GB model FDR-L14 and only FDR-L04 in their site which is ridiculous as it will fail when L14 folks restore with that image.
    So I have 64GB device, FRD-L14. I was on B320 update using XDA forum instructions and then my business apps failed to install. I thought I would upgrade to B360 to check it and that when I realized Honor Support dont have FRD-L14 rollback image. I had chat with their support from the same page and to my surprise, official support guy told me that "Rollback image is USA all model". Only when he insisted to follow same instructions for FRD-L14 phone with assurance that he has a ticket# for me and if anything goes wrong he will release my phone a return ticket, I tried to rollback using official package (I thought its there for FRD-L04 only) and ended up on a M 6.0, EMUI 4.1 model, without a 'L04 or L14' number on it !! Next HiCare suite didnt show me any updates, system settings didnt get me any updates and I ended up using XDA forum proxy method to land to FRD-L14 B360 finally....
    03-16-2017 03:07 PM
  12. completetwitt's Avatar
    I've had to fill back to android 6.0 due to poor battery life and the camera app crashing. I hope Honor fix this soon as I'm now on September security patch.
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    03-19-2017 04:17 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've had to fill back to android 6.0 due to poor battery life and the camera app crashing. I hope Honor fix this soon as I'm now on September security patch.
    Yup, I'm experiencing poorer battery life, as well - but I'm going to stick with 5.0 and hope it resolves itself over time with updates.
    03-19-2017 06:35 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    After using the 8 on Nougat for a while now I'm neither here nor there about the update.
    I will say if Nougat never would have appeared it wouldn't have mattered to me as long as bug fixes and security updates were offered in regular fashion.

    Also I am seeing less battery time on the phone under 7.0 with regular use.
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    03-19-2017 07:05 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    After using the 8 on Nougat for a while now I'm neither here nor there about the update.
    I will say if Nougat never would have appeared it wouldn't have mattered to me as long as bug fixes and security updates were offered in regular fashion.

    Also I am seeing less battery time on the phone under 7.0 with regular use.
    Security updates are the biggest issue, IMO. If they are important to you then you need to use the latest and greatest
    03-20-2017 01:08 PM
  16. orangecroc's Avatar
    Security updates are the biggest issue, IMO. If they are important to you then you need to use the latest and greatest
    Unfortunately my honor 8 is still only on the December security patch with b360
    03-20-2017 04:48 PM
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