How to Debrand or Remove Retail Mode of Huawei Mate 20 Lite

The concept Android is vast and is user-friendly in many aspects. If a user ends up owning a device that runs the firmware meant for some other region he can change it to his preferred region’s firmware. This process is called rebranding or removing the retail model of the phone. Usually, if a smartphone has both Chinese and global version this scenario is common to see with the users. It happens when a global region user ends up with a device running the Chinese firmware. So, in today’s guide, we will see how to Debrand or Remove Retail Mode of Huawei Mate 20 Lite.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite was released in the September 2018 and it flaunts a 6-inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340. It runs on Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710. It comes with a RAM of 4 and 6 GB. The device packs 64 GB of expandable internal storage going up to 256GB with SD card. This phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with EMUI 8.2. It brings a dual rear primary camera set-up of 20 +2 MP and a 24 +2 MP dual selfie shooter.

How to Debrand or Remove Retail Mode of Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Before getting with the process you’ve to follow some guidelines, get the patched ramdisk files and other tools. Check the pre-requisite section for that.

Pre-Requisite

GetDroidTips will not be held responsible for any bricking occurring to your device while following this Guide. Follow this at your own risk.

Downloads

Here is the download link for the Patched Ramsik and no check recovery for the  Huawei mate 20 Lite.


Patched Ramdisk: Download
NoCheck Recovery: Download

The Process to Rebrand or Remove Retail Mode of Mate 20 Lite

Step-1 Boot into fastboot mode by switching off device > Press Power + Vol Down and once in Fastboot mode, connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable.

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Step-2 Now you have to flash the nocheck recovery and Patched Ramdisk.

Step-3 type the following commands

fastboot flash ramdisk mate20lite_patched_boot.img
fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk SNE_recovery_NoCheck.img

Step-4 Now Boot into device > Go to Settings >  Enable adb debugging in developer settings.

Step-5 Copy firmware files to your device’s internal storage via MTP.

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Step-6

update_data_full_public.zip -> update_data_public.zip
update.zip -> update.zip
update_full_SNE-LXX_hw_eu.zip -> update_all_hw.zip

Step-7 Install Magisk Manager on your device.

Step-8 Copy OEM info binary file to device internal storage.

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Step-9 Start ADB and type the following commands one by one.

adb shell
su
accept the prompt at your Mate 20 Lite
mkdir /data/local/tmp
mv /sdcard/oeminfo /data/local/tmp
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod +x oeminfo

Step-10 Now type the following commands and execute all at once.

echo "--update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update.zip" > /cache/recovery/command
echo "--update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update_data_public.zip" >> /cache/recovery/command
echo "--update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update_all_hw.zip" >> /cache/recovery/command
exit
exit
adb reboot recovery

So, that’s it, guys. Now your device will install the firmware and then it will reboot. You have successfully rebranded your Huawei Mate 20 Lite.

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