How to Root the Huawei P9 Lite

The Huawei P9 Lite is the latest smartphone from the company which comes with some great specs including 2GB and 3GBoptions, 16GB, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow on-board. This is also one of famous smartphone used for rooting purpose.

So, if you are Huawei P9 Lite and looking for the best rooting guide to improve the capabilities of your phone, then this article will be the best resource.

So, without further ado, here’s how you can go about rooting the Huawei P9 Lite and getting a custom recovery installed on it.

Prerequisites:

Before starting the actual unlock operation you first have to consider the prerequisites list down below:

  • Unlocking the Bootloader is considered as the complex process. For this, you need a computer or a notebook along with your phone and its USB cord.
  • Make your Huawei P9 Lite charge fully to 100% to avoid any technical error.
  • Take the full backup your phone, because this process may wipe your data.
  • Operations like rooting, unlocking bootloader and flashing are not recommended by the company. Doing these may void the Warranty of your phone.
  • Don’t use the below-given steps on any other smartphone or tablet.

Steps to Root the Huawei P9 Lite

Download the Required File

For successful rooting of your Huawei P9 Lite, you have to download the Root Package for that..

Unlock Bootloader of Huawei P9 Lite

Before rooting any android phone, the essential step is to unlock the Bootloader of Huawei P9 Lite. For this, follow these steps.

Step 1: First, you have to Enable the Developer Options on your Huawei P9 Lite. For this, go to the “Settings” and then head towards “About Phone” at the end of the settings menu. Now scroll down and tap the “Build number” option 7 to 8 times rapidly. After this, you will see a message “Congratulations, you are now a developer!“.

Step 2: After enabling the Developers Mode, now go back to Settings. There you will see the Developers Option is now available. Now, tap on the Developer Option and enable the switch next to the “OEM unlocking” setting.

Step 3: Now,.

Step 4: Once you have successfully extracted the ADB Fastboot tool, go to that extracted folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.

Step 5: Now, connect your Huawei P9 Lite Phone to PC via USB cable.

Step 6: After connecting your phone, check whether your device is connected to Command window properly by typing the following command:

adb devices

Step 7: If you see a pop up to allow USB Debugging on your phone, Click OK.

Step 8: Now, you have to Reboot your Huawei P9 Lite into Bootloader. For doing this, type the following Command in the Command Prompt windows:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 9: After executing the above command, your device will boot into bootloader. If it doesn’t boot, then please make sure your cable and USB drivers have been installed properly.

Step 10: Once your phone reboot into bootloader, make sure your phone shows the bootloader locked and then type the command below to make sure fastboot drivers are installed properly.

fastboot devices

The above-mentioned command will display all the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up there, then you can proceed further. Once your device is shown after execution of the above commend, then type the following command to unlock the bootloader:

fastboot oem unlock

Step 11: After execution of above command, the unlocking process will start. Wait for the process to complete. After this, run the following command to reboot your device:

fastboot reboot

After completing the above steps, you have successfully unlocked the Bootloader on your Huawei P9 Lite. Now, it’s time to flash a custom recovery on your device.

Flash TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9 Lite

Step 1: First, you have to Enable the Developer Options on your Huawei P9 Lite. For this, you can refer to the step 1 of the above section.

Step 2: After enabling the Developers Mode, now go back to Settings. Now, scroll down and there you will see the Developers Option is now available. Now, tap on the Developer Option and enable the switch next to the “OEM unlocking” setting.

Step 3: Now, download the ADB Fastboot tool and Extract it on your PC. For your reference, go through this article:.

Step 4: After the successful extraction of ADB Fastboot tool and installing, go to that extracted folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.

Step 5: After finishing the above step, you have to now connect your Device to PC via USB cable.

Step 6: After connecting your phone, check whether your device is connected to Command window properly by typing the following command:

adb devices

Step 7: Now, you have to Reboot the phone into Bootloader. For doing this, type the following Command in the Command Prompt windows:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 8: After executing the above command, your device will boot into bootloader. If it doesn’t boot, then please make sure your cable and USB drivers have been installed properly.

Step 9: Now, type the command given below in Command Prompt:

fastboot devices

The above command will display all the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up there, then you can proceed further.

Step 10: To flash the Recovery, Kernel, and boot img, type the following command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Make one thing clear that in the place of twrp.img, you have to write the name of the file which exists in your PC which you have extracted after downloading it from the internet. One the command will run successfully, you are done then. The TWRP Recovery is now installed on your Huawei P9 Lite.

Rooting Huawei P9 Lite

Now, after completing all the above procedures, you are now all set to root your Huawei P9 Lite. Just follow these simple steps to successful rooting your Android Phone.

Step 1: First, you have to connect your Huawei P9 Lite phone to PC viaCable.

Step 2: Now, copy the Root-SuperSU-v2.65.zip file from your desktop which you have downloaded from the above to the internal storage of your device.

Step 3: You have to turn your device into recovery mode by pressing and holding down Volume Up and Power buttons together for a few seconds.

Step 4: Once the phone is entered into recovery mode, now you have to tap on Install to install a new file on your device.

Step 5: Navigate to yourand select SuperSU.zip that you copied earlier to be installed on your device.

Step 6: Now, swipe to confirm and the flash process will begin.

Step 7: Wait for TWRP to flash SuperSU on your device. Once the flashing is done, reboot your device by tapping Reboot followed by System.

So finally, your Huawei P9 Lite is rooted successfully. If you have any problem in rooting your phone with these steps then please let us know. We will definitely look at your problem and prov
ide a better solution. If you want to suggest some more methods for doing this process, then please comment below.

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