Instructions to unlock bootloader, install TWRP and Root for Huawei P9 Lite

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Annual Huawei launched many devices, but only a few were successful. Huawei P9 Lite not a flagship phone but also a cheap device of Huawei P9 success. It becomes a thing Huawei does to release the Lite version. Lite is only meant to supplement the product line following the previous successes of its seniors.

The Huawei P9 Lite is as expected with excellent performance to go with quality. Huawei P9 Lite has a pretty attractive price with hardware configuration screen resolution 1080p, 4G LTE and even fingerprint sensor. Accompanying it is a 3000mAh battery that is enough to supply the entire device and the front is 8MP to meet selfie or selfie video quality. But to get the most out of your hardware’s performance, you need to unlock the bootload as well as perform rooting to get the highest root access on the device.

Alert!

Unlocking the bootloader will return the device to its original factory state and all data will be erased. Therefore, you should back up your data before doing so.

Requirements before proceeding

  • Download and install Huawei USB Drivers (HiSuite)
  • Enable USB Debugging.
  • Enable OEM Unlock in Developer Options.
  • Download and unzip the zip file

That’s what you need to do before you proceed.

Unlock Bootloader

  1. Visit website . Accept the deal and proceed to unlock.
  2. Fill in the necessary information and you will have the bootloader unlock code. If there are some errors you will have to wait another 14 days and then proceed as usual.
  3. It’s best when you have that code you save in gmail.
  4. Go to the folder where you extracted the zip and run the file maf32.exe.
  5. Enter the following command. It will ask for permission to access your device and you accept and agree to the permission from your computer.

    adb devices

  6. Type the following command:

    adb reboot bootloader

  7. Wait until Windows installs the driver and then type:

    fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    (here x is the bootloader unlock code)

That’s it and the device has been successfully unlocked bootloader.

Install TWRP

Once the phone is reset and booted we can continue the TWRP installation process

  1. Type the following command

    fastboot flash recovery xx.img

    here xx is the filename that you want to put

  2. Restart your phone.

Perform rooting of Huawei P9 Lite device

  1. Copy the SuperSU zip file you prepared in advance and copy it to your phone’s internal storage.
  2. Next type the following command

    adb reboot recovery

  3. Next, go to Settings -> Select zip -> SuperSU.zip
  4. Swipe to confirm the process. After the process is finished, restart the device.

So you have successfully rooted.

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