How To Root Huawei P10 & P10 Plus And Install TWRP


The P10 and P10 Plus are the latest flagship phones from Chinese electronic giant Huawei. Both devices were first unveiled at the MWC 2017 back in January and received positive feedback from various tech sources. As expected, Huawei brought in a lot of new features and beefed up hardware for its new phones. Chinese firm has brought best features of its previous phones and made them even better along with plenty of new hardware and software improvements in the P10 and P10 Plus. You will be impressed with the style and build quality of new Huawei flagship. New smartphones are available in variety of colors. You get a quality device at a price that doesn’t require spending a fortune on it. Android 7.0 Nougat is installed on both models out of the box which is rounded off by Huawei’s EMUI interface on top of it. It would be real disappointment and don’t unpack the real power of latest Huawei smartphones. That’s why we are here to help you through the process of installing TWRP and root Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus.

Having a custom recover installed on your device is a great way to unleash the full device potential. You can use a custom recovery to reset your device, wipe data and cache, wipe dalvik cache and create partitions. You can also use it to create Nandroid Backup and EFS backup. Moreover, you can use to easily flash a custom firmware, ROM, zip files, MODs, and tweaks. Often all that is required to root your phone is to flash a zip file through a custom recovery. And the most commonly used custom recovery these days is the TWRP custom recovery because CWM Android custom recovery has been discontinued. In the guide, we have latest TWRP recovery for Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, which you can use to root your phone by following the steps shown below.

This TWRP recovery for the P10 & P10 Plus has reached down to us thanks to an XDA developer OldDroid and the root method is created by XDA member _yury_z. Before starting, let me make it clear that the process below will nullify device warranty and could result in brick or boot loop issues if not followed carefully, so perform it at your own risk as we at RazinTech will be not be responsible for any damage to your device.

Now let’s see how to install TWRP and Root Huawei P10 & P10 Plus phones.


Download Files Required to Install TWRP and Root Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

How To Flash TWRP Recovery On Huawei P10/P10 Plus

1 – Go to the extracted platform-tools folder.

2 – Copy the recovery file to the platform-tools folder.

3 – Inside the platform-tools folder, press and hold the SHIFT key + right-click on an empty space within the folder and click on Open command window here from the context menu.

4 – Connect your phone to computer via USB cable.

5 – In the command window type following commands one after the other:

  • adb devices (hit enter, it should return device’s serial number to verify if device is properly connected to computer)
  • adb reboot bootloader (hit enter key, to reboot your device in the bootloader mode)
  • fastboot devices (hit enter key, to verify if phone is in fastboot mode or not)
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img (hit enter, to flash a custom recovery)
  • fastboot reboot (hit enter, to reboot your device once done)

6 – That’s it. TWRP will be up and running after the reboot. Now let’s see how to root your phone.

How to Root Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

1 – Power off your device.

2 – Press and hold Volume Up + Power keys at the same time to boot your device into TWRP recovery.

3 – In TWRP, go to the Swipe to allow modifications option.

4 – Tap Mount > Mount the Data Partition or internal storage.

5 – Connect your phone to computer.

6 – Move the file to your phone. Copy without extracting the file.

7 – Unplug your device from PC.

8 – Go to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap Install > Install Zip > Locate and select the file from where you saved it on your device and finally swipe to confirm flashing that zip file.

9 – Wait for it to flash and reboot your device back into the main firmware.

10 – After reboot, go to the Play Store and install Phh’s SuperSU app.

11 – That’s it.

Fix Error 1

The above method should work fine on most devices. However, if you get the Error 1 message in the TWRP recovery, then download the SuperRoot file from the link above and flash it using the fastboot flash boot boot.img command in the command prompt.

So guys that was all you needed to know to manually install TWRP recovery and root Huawei P10 and P10 phones. You can now enjoy root compatible apps, MODs and tweaks on your device. For any further help, send your queries via comments sections below.

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