HUAWEI P9 Lite is a new smartphone which was recently produced but many users are finding it difficult to root the phone in order to gain Full access to the phone. The Huawei P9 Lite is the smaller version of the hugely successful Huawei P9 android phone which was unveiled recently and i am here to give you a guide on how to unlock the Bootloader and root it. Well, this tutorial might be somehow long but it will be helpful to you.
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If you wondering by Unlocking the Huawei P9 Lite bootloader you will get tons of new possibilities, such as rooting its firmware and installing new custom Recoveries, custom ROMs, kernels and other customization files.
When it comes I should say that rooting access comes with various advantages. Once you’ll root Huawei P9 you”be able to install MODs, customize TouchWiz UI of your phone, improve the battery life and lot more.
You all know to tweak Tecno, Infinix, Gionee, Innjoo and other Chinese phone is very easy but to tweak Samsung Galaxy and HTC with this HUAWEI P9 LITE needs a settings to unlock the bootloader before it can be rooted.
Note: You will lost your phone data immediately Bootloader is unlocked so i will advice you to make a backup of your files before carrying out this process. Also, it will automatically void your warranty if the phone is still under it. Another implication is that, you might damage your device if you follow the guidelines here incorrectly. So you are responsible for any damage you cause on your phone as a result of wrong application of these tutorial.
Requirements for this process
- Download Huawei USB Drivers (HiSuite) here (then install it)
- Enable USB debugging on your P9 device
- Enable OEM Unlocking on your device via Developer Options
- Download Huawei P9 Lite TWRP Root Zip and extract the zip.
Now follow next process below.
How to unlock bootloader on HUAWEI P9
- Go to this Huawei unlock website . Accept the agreement and create a Profile.
- Fill and complete the form and you’ll have your unique code after few seconds. Meanwhile, if you receive an abnormal error message telling you to wait for 14 days. There is no other option than to wait for 14 days, then fill the form again.
- Assuming you got the code at first attempt. save it somewhere safe.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- Now navigate to the folder where you extracted the zip and run maf32.exe.
- Type the below command. It should ask for permissions on your device. Grant them. Make sure to check always allow from this PC.
- Again, type the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
- The installation process will commence. Just wait until Windows install the driver and then you have to type this:
fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(note ‘x’ is your unlock code)
Wow! you just unlocked the bootloader. You now need to reboot your phone. The next step is rooting the device which is made possible by flashing twrp.
How to flash or install TWRP on HUAWEI P9 LITE
After rebooting your device, follow the below steps
- Type the following command:
fastboot flash recovery xx.img
(here replace xx with the name of the image file)
- Reboot your phone.
How to root HUAWEI P9 LITE device
- Copy the SuperSU zip (find it inside the zip extracted before). Then paste this SuperSU zip to the root of your device’s internal storage.(not inside any folder).
- Type the below command
adb reboot recovery
- Now go to Install>Choose Zip> SuperSU.zip.
- Just slide to confirm and allow the process to finish.
- Finally, reboot the device and you now have a rooted P9 Lite smartphone with you.
After rooting, you can now enjoy some cheats and grant some applications permission in order to enjoy full application access in your HUAWEI P9 LITE. So is good to root phone but it also has bad effects or disadvantages so if you don't understand anything from this post, you can ask questions in order for us to help you out.