How To Unlock Huawei P9 Lite Bootloader, Root it and Install TWRP

The P9 Lite as expected offers exceptional build quality along with great performance. Long story cut short it’s more than just a decent phone and perfect for everyday use.

This year’s P9 Lite had me blown away after I saw what this affordable device had to offers. We have a 1080p display, 4G LTE, and even a fingerprint sensor. Along with that Huawei was kind enough to provide a 3000 mAH battery and a 8 MP front camera for all your selfie needs. These are the features that need to be praised considering the affordability.


Unlocking the bootloader will factory reset your phone. All your data will be deleted. It is advised to backup all your data. Also, we are not responsible if something goes wrong in the process. 

Things You Will Need:

  • Download and Install Huawei USB Drivers (HiSuite)
  • USB debugging should be enabled
  • OEM Unlocking must be enabled from Developer Options
  • Download and Extract this zip

How To Unlock Huawei P9 Lite Bootloader

  • Step 1: Go to this site. Accept the agreement and make a Profile.
  • Step 2: Fill the form and you’ll have your code in a couple secs. If you get some weird error telling you to wait 14 days well you need to wait then and then fill the form again.
  • Step 3: Let’s assume you have the code save it somewhere safe.
  • Step 4: Connect your device to your PC.
  • Step 5: Go to the folder where you extracted the zip and run maf32.exe.
  • Step 6: Type the following command. It should ask for permissions on your device. Grant them. Make sure to check always allow from this PC.adb devices
  • Step 7: Type the following command:adb reboot bootloader
  • Step 8: Wait until Windows install the driver and then type:fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(here ‘x’ is your unlock code)

You have successfully unlocked your bootloader. Now reboot your phone.

How To Install TWRP To Huawei P9 Lite

Once the phone resets and boots we can continue the process.
  • Step 1: Type the following command:fastboot flash recovery xx.img
  • here replace xx with the name of the image file.
  • Step 2: Reboot your phone.

How To Root Huawei P9 Lite

  • Step 1: Copy the SuperSU zip as that you’ll find inside the zip extracted before. Paste this SuperSU zip to the root of your device’s internal storage.
  • Step 2: Type the following commandadb reboot recovery
  • Step 3: Go to Install>Choose Zip>
  • Step 4: Slide to confirm and let the process finish.
  • Step 5: Reboot.
You have successfully rooted your phone. Enjoy and let me know if you ran into any trouble in the comments section below.
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