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Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9

As compared to Huawei, its significant brand Honor is currently more active with releasing back to back smartphones. However, this time the Huawei has launched their new flagship device named Huawei P9 with some note-worthy changes in the camera aspects. Huawei P9 camera comes with dual camera setup and engineering partnership with Leica gives better than usual performance.

Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9
In this easy steps guide, we’ll install latest official TWRP recovery on Huawei P9. Finally, Team Win has officially released TWRP custom recovery for Huawei P9 smartphone. Now you are free to root Huawei P9, flash custom ROM on Huawei P9, take Nandroid backup, overclock CPU and much more. Moreover, you can even increase memory or boost performance of your Android phone.

Looking at the Huawei P9 specs, it features 5.2 inches of display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Besides, it sports HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor with Android 7.0 Nougat EMUI 4.1 operating system. As far as the cameras are concerned, it sports 12 + 12 MP of dual camera setup on the rear. Whereas on the front it includes 8 megapixel of selfie shooter.

Thus, Huawei P9 features all the flagship specifications at a reasonable price tag. With such specs, Huawei P9 price in India starts from Rs. 39,990 onward. Do you want to Root Android phone? Do you want to install custom ROM on Huawei P9? If yes, then install TWRP recovery first. head on to our below guide to install TWRP recovery on Huawei P9 smartphone.

Disclaimer:

This TWRP flashing process is risky. Hence implement it correctly. In case of damage, we’ll not be held responsible.

Pre-Requisites:

  • To avoid interruption, charge your phone to at least 50%.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from your mobile settings.
  1. How to Enable USB Debugging on Huawei P9.
  • Install Huawei USB drivers on PC, so as to detect your mobile when connected through USB cable.
  1. Download Huawei P9 USB Drivers.
  • Moreover, unlock bootloader of your phone before moving ahead.
  1. How to Unlock Bootloader of Huawei P9.
  • For safety, take backup of your contacts, apps, accounts, messages, call logs etc.

Steps to install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9:

Step 1: Download ADB drivers.

Step 2: Install these ADB drivers on your computer.

Step 3: Download TWRP.img.

Step 4: Copy this TWRP.img file to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB and fastboot).

So you’ll see the below files in ADB and Fastboot folder:

Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9 adb files

Step 5: Now connect your phone to PC via USB cable.

Step 6: On PC, navigate to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, hold Shift button and right mouse click on an empty space. You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here option. This will launch the command prompt window as follows.

Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9 shift button cmd window
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Step 7: Type the following command in the cmd window and hit enter key:

adb devices

As soon as you press enter, a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ will appear. This will confirm a successful connection between your phone and PC.

Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9 cmd window 1

Note: If there are any connection problems, simply re-install Huawei USB drivers.

Step 8: Furthermore, enter the below command to boot Huawei P9 into fastboot mode:

adb reboot bootloader

Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9 cmd window 2

This will restart Huawei P9 into fastboot mode.

Step 9: To confirm whether fastboot is functional or not, enter the below command:

fastboot devices

Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P9 cmd window 3

Some random number along with ‘List of devices attached’ message will confirm that fastboot is functional.

Step 10: Let’s start the Huawei P9 TWRP recovery flashing process. To do so, enter the following command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

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As soon as you hit enter, the TWRP recovery will be flashed on your Huawei P9.

Steps to Boot Huawei P9 into TWRP recovery mode:

Step 1: Power off your phone completely until it vibrates.

Step 2: Press and hold Volume up button + Power button simultaneously until recovery mode appears. Leave both the buttons now.

Finally! This is how you can boot Huawei P9 into TWRP recovery mode.

Note: If you are facing any booting issues, then try TWRP manager app from Google Play Store.

I hope this guide helps you to download and install TWRP recovery on Huawei P9. For any queries or suggestions use the comment box below.

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Abhijeet Bharekar

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