How to Root Huawei P9 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery

Huawei P9 Plus is the latest Android phone and here in this guide, we’ll guide you how to root Huawei P9 Plus and install the Custom TWRP recovery. Once the phone is rooted, you can install you favorite Custom ROMS and do lots of changes on your system. To get started all you need a Huawei P9 Plus with Unlocked Bootloader. Check our Guide here how to unlock the bootloader on Huawei P9 Plus. And after that, you have to install the TWRP recovery and flash the Super Su Zip file to Root Huawei P9 Plus.

How to Root Huawei P9 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery


Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.


This guide is only for the Huawei P9 Plus android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.

Requirements to Apply

Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important steps that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.

Free Android Apps to Backup

Backup WhatsApp Messages


First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to send basic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.

Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers

Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.

Download Android USB Drivers


Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode



If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

Huawei P9 Plus – Recommended Accessories



Step 1. Fist install and Setup The ADB drivers on your windows. The link of the File is above on “Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers”. Now you will see the ADB folder on you Windows PC C Drive.

Step 2. Download the TWRP Recovery Image file here and Rename it to TWRP.img

Step 3. Now paste that TWRP.img file in the ADB folder that you created in Step 1.

Step 4. Download the Super SU Zip file here to Root Huawei P9 Plus and place the file on your phone’s internal memory.

Step 5. Now open ADB folder and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.


Step 6. Connect your phone to the PC with USN cable and reboot the device into fastboot mode by typing

adb reboot bootloader

Step 7. Now you will see the Fastboot Screen on your phone. To install the TWRP.img file on your phone. Enter the following command.

fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img

Step 8. Once the TWRP is flashed. Disconnect your phone from the USB cable. And Reboot your phone. First Turn it Off and Reboot.

Step 9. Now to Root Your Phone. Boot your device into Recovery mode (TWRP). To do this First Switch of your phone and press ‘Volume Down + Power‘ button.

Step 10. Now your Phone will Boot in TWRP mode. In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘’ to root Huawei P9 Plus.

Step 11. Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device.

That’s it, you root Huawei P9 Plus and install custom TWRP recovery on Huawei P9 Plus successfully.

To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker app from the Google play store

How to Root Huawei P9 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery
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