I am currently using a ROOTED "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite" tablet and am having issues entering the bootloader. When powered on and connected to a PC, the device is seen in adb using the command
adb devices (driver is working). However, when I try to enter the bootloader,
adb reboot bootloader, the device malfunctions in windows:
The same occurs when the tablet is powered off, and the power and volume up keys are held down (entering bootloader manually). In 'Device Manager', there are NO 'Unknown Devices' missing drivers. Instead, there is an issue with the USB controller:
Due to this malfunction, I cannot install a driver for the tablet when in bootloader mode. To clarify, the tablet works OK when powered on and connected to a PC, but malfunctions when in bootloader mode. I have tried this on 3 different computers with 4 different MicroUSB cables with no success.
I also have a second identical MediaPad 7 Lite, and in trying the above steps also has the same problems. It seems Huawei have done this as a preventative measure (meaning it is a device specific issue), but does anyone know how to make the PC recognise this device properly when in bootloader?
EDIT: The bootloader screen is unusual. Without the cable connected, when the bootloader is entered (by pressing power with volume up & down), the following options exist:
- continuing to hold volume up brings up a screen which is used to update the tablet software from a file on the external MicroSD card
- continuing to hold volume down initiates an automatic recovery process
- releasing all buttons reboots the tablet automatically after a few seconds
With all of the above options, I tried plugging the tablet into my PC. However, Windows does not recognize the tablet at all (nothing pops up).