How to Flash Huawei Honor 4/4X Custom Recovery

This guide will walk you through the process of taking the Honor 4/4X (Unified) from stock to having a custom recovery image and the ability to flash the latest version of CyanogenMod. Installing a custom recovery enables device to flash custom roms, custom kernel, gains root access and many more. So, let’s begin.


  • Unlock Huawei Honor 4/4X Bootloader
  • Download Custom Recovery
  • USB Cable
  • Enable USB debugging. This happens from the ‘Developer options’ menu in ‘Settings’. If you don’t see it, head to the ‘About’ menu and start tapping on the ‘Build number’ entry until you get a notification saying “You are now a developer”.Now enable USB debugging.


Step 1: Download and install minimal adb and fastboot in C drive. You probably get “C:\Minimal ADB and Fastboot”. Skip this step if minimal adb and fastboot is already installed.

Step 2: Download “” to your PC and extract the IMG file in “C:\Minimal ADB and Fastboot” folder.

Step 3: Open the command prompt by giong to “C:\Minimal ADB and Fastboot” folder press and hold Shift key and right-click the mouse button. Now click “Open Command Window Here”.

Step 4: Connect your Honor 4/4X to your computer and execute the following command in cmd window:
adb reboot bootloader

Your device boots in bootloader.

Step 5: Once your device reboots into the Fastboot mode, use this command to verify the USB connection:
fastboot devices
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Step 6: Now flash the custom recovery by executing this command:
fastboot flash recovery cofface_cwm_honor4c.img

Step 7: It usually takes 5-10 seconds to flash the recovery. You should see Okay message in the terminal window.

Step 8: Now reboot your phone using this command:
fastboot reboot

Step 9: You can easily reboot your Honor 4/4X into the Cofface recovery by issuing this command:
adb reboot recovery.


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