How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root Huawei Mate 9

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“The best thing to do after buying an Android device is to root it.” If I said this a few years back, people would be soo angry at me saying it will compromise warranty and the device can get into issues. Things have changed now, and many Android users liked the taste of freedom after rooting the device. Rooting an Android device has a plethora of advantages – removing bloatware, adding performance boosting scripts, awesome mods and much more. Also, there are plenty of methods to gain back warranty and restore stock firmware.

Huawei Mate 9 is a mammoth device with a screen size 5.9″ and would be the best fit for media lovers. An unofficial build of TWRP recovery is available for Huawei Mate 9, and it can be installed on your device using fastboot commands. Once you have a custom recovery, you can simply flash SuperSU or Magisk systemless interface to root your device. Today, we’ll see how to install TWRP recovery and root Huawei Mate 9.

Must read: How to Install Google Apps on Chinese Huawei Mate 9

Prerequisites

Downloads

How to install TWRP recovery and root Huawei Mate 9

  1. Download the TWRP image from the downloads section.
  2. Rename the downloaded TWRP image to recovery.img (for your convenience) and place it in the same folder where you have extracted the ADB & Fastboot files.
  3. Download the SuperSU ZIP and transfer it to your device’s storage.
  4. Navigate to the folder where you’ve extracted the ADB & Fastboot files and open a command prompt by pressing Shift + Right click on any empty space inside the folder and select Open command window here from the context menu.
  5. Connect your device to PC using a USB cable and boot into the bootloader mode using the below command:
    adb reboot bootloader
  6. In the bootloader mode, type the below command to check if the device is detected.
    fastboot devices

    If your device is detected, you should see a serial number as output.

  7. Now, type the following command to flash the TWRP image to your device.
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  8. Once the flashing is finished, use the below command to reboot the device.
    fastboot reboot
  9. Now, reboot the device into recovery mode. To do this, use the below command in command prompt.
    adb reboot recovery
  10. To root your device, you can follow either of the below methods.
  11. Reboot the device from TWRP main menu after rooting your device.

That’s it. You’ve successfully installed TWRP recovery and rooted your device.

  • Serega Khl

    C:Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    target reported max download size of 471859200 bytes
    sending ‘recovery’ (19084 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.657s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.657s

    How can i solve this troube?