How to Flash Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max with Flash Tool, Firmware or Stock ROM

Earlier on when Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max was released we published a post to show our readers the features, specifications and price of this most adorable Huawei device called Honor 8X or 8X Max. As well as how you can perform a hard or soft reset when your Honor 8X or 8X Max becomes unresponsive or should you choose to give to someone else with no data in it.

Usually, a hard or soft reset with the guide provided for Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max is supposed to fix any possible software issue you might be experiencing with your Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max or other similar android devices that the quick fixing guide for issues like camera, Bluetooth, SIM, Wi-Fi, YouTube or other malfunction could solve. But if you have tried that already and it failed then, you should probably opt-in for formatting in this case I will show you how to use SP Flash Tool to format your Honor 8X or 8X Max.

Just before you follow the guide below to flash your Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max. Do a backup of your personal data (if you can):

Steps on how to flash Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max with Huawei Board Software Flash Tool:

First of all, Dowload IMAGE Software Huawei Board Software for your:

  • Huawei Honor 8X
  • Huawei Honor 8X Max

After downloading, see this free readme me page to get the free unlock passphrase.

Note: You will need to place your phone on charge with a working charger till you are sure it has charged above 50 percent before your formatting process commences else your phone might not wake up even after formatting.
Next, you will have to follow the instruction of using a Smart Phone Flash Tool as explained here below.

Step 1: You will need to first Download IMAGE Software Huawei board software

Step 2: Proceed to Download Tools Software & Drive

Step 3: Driver Installation

  1. Double-click the Driver Setup file to install the driver. Installation steps are not displayed because the installation is unattended. When the automatic installation is complete
  2. View the HUAWEI USB COM 1.0 of the forcible loading driver under the Device Manager

Step 4: Now, Click the USB Map, after the port mapping program is started, configure the XML file (this file is an XML file mapped to the target burned version), and then connect the Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max to the PC using the loading fixture or by short-circuiting the test point. The port switches from HUAWEI USB COM 1.0 to the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) port. The interface is displayed after the mapping is complete.

  • Kindly note that the power supply to the PCBA needs to be disconnected during forcible port mapping.
  • To clear mapped ports, click Clear UsbMap.

Step 5: To map multiple Huawei devices at the same time, replace the USB port that connects to the PC, and map the new ports using the same method as described previously.

Step 6: When the mapping is complete:

  • Click Done to exit the mapping window.
  • Open IDTML01.exe

Step 7: Press Icon Setting to switch to the main window of the tool.

Step 8: Enter Password Huawei

Step 9: You will need to browse DLL Model and select Model.dll

Step 10: You will have to browse Config File and select XML From Board File

Step 11: Now, click to run IDT too

Step 12: That’s all. It will display “Software Downloading Success”.


Tips to Remember:

  • This update is meant for Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max users only.
  • THEUPSPOT is in no way responsible for any damage you might have on your Huawei Honor 8X or 8X Max while installing the update.
  • The usual upgrade steps require the use of a PC or Laptop to carry out the firmware flashing.
  • Ensure that you have updated and working USB drivers installed.
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