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Guide - Unlock Bootloader/TWRP/Root Huawei P9 Lite

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By Mandrigan, Junior Member on 25th June 2016, 07:52 PM
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Hi guys !

So after many tries on my Huawei P9 Lite, i successfully manage to do all the things we wants ! I never wrote tutorials so please don't be rude on me
Works on : VNS-L21 and VNS-L31

Requirements :

- Huawei Driver installed ( Can be done by installing Hisuite from Here )
- Unlocked Bootloader ( IT WILL DO A FACTORY RESET SO SAVE YOUR DATA BEFORE )
- SRKTool Huawei ( I've re-ziped it with P9 lite recovery, get it Here )
- TWRP Recovery File ( Included in SRKTool Huawei )
- Flashable SuperSu STABLE Zip ( Get it Here )

1. Unlock the Bootloader

To unlock the bootloader, without any tools, i used the huawei website !
Here is the address : LINK (Chinese version because the English one is offline at the moment, create an account if asked to !)

/!\ Save your data before doing anything ! Unlocking your bootloader will do a factory reset !
Now fill all the informations like this :


We get our Unlock Code for Booloader, write it somewhere !

Now we must activate the OEM Unlock option on your phone, go under Settings/Developer Options and tick the "Enable OEM unlock" option. In the same menu check if USB Debbuging mode is enabled, if not do it !
Connect your phone to your computer !
Then unzip the SRKTool Huawei somewhere and launch the application ( srktoolHuawei )
Do like the Following pics !

Press Enter twice:


Select Option 1 and press Enter


Are you sure to continue ? Y


Do you have bootloader ? Of course we do ! ( The one we wrote somewhere, you remember ? )


Now your phone will reboot in Fastboot Mode :


Press Enter (again)


Write your Bootloader Code and press Enter (again !)


Would you like to continue ? Of course !


Here we go ! If you carefully followed the instructions your Bootloader is unlocked ! (Mine says Failed because it's already Unlocked ! )



2. Install TWRP !

Okay now i'll tell you how i installed TWRP in the P9 Lite ! Like i said at the start of the tutorial, i provided SRKTool Huawei with the right recovery not the one given with the utility, ( For the scecptical, i used a TWRP version for the HUAWEI G9 Youth (Chinese version of the P9 Lite))

So connect your phone to your computer and start SRKTool Huawei, Press Enter until you got the main Menu !



Select the Option 3 Install Recovery !


We got the Huawei P9, so choose it !


We want to install TWRP, Option 2 and press Enter !


Are you sure ? I guess we do ! So Y


It will reboot your phone in fastboot mode !( And if you've done everything right, you'll see PHONE Unlocked and FRP Unlock on your screen phone ) Press Enter again !


Wait a bit, and voila ! TWRP should be installed !


Press Enter and your Phone will reboot in system mode !

Now to reboot your phone in Recovery Mode, turn it off and start it by pressing Volume Key Up + Power ! This TWRP version is in Chinese but you can change the language in TWRP Itself !

2.1 Change the TWRP Language !

Now you're in TWRP in Chinese, we better want the English version !
1. 2. 3. 4.

3.Install SuperSU

Boot your phone in normal mode and plug it to your computer, download the SuperSU STABLE zip from HERE (don't extract it)
Now put the zip file on your sdcard, unplug your phone, turn it off and reboot into Recovery Mode ( Volume Up key + Power )

Click Install


Select your SDCARD if it's not selected by default ! Select Storage -> MicroSD Card -> OK


Then choose the ZIP file you've put in your SD Card ! And Swipe to install it ! Reboot aaaaand



Voila ! Your Huawei P9 Lite is finally Rooted with Custom Recovery and Unlocked Bootloader ! Enjoy it !
( Warning ! You'll maybe get a message when you boot your phone, saying you that it is not trusted and insecure anymore, thanks google, don't worry it's just because it's unlocked and rooted ! )
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26th June 2016, 12:15 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Mandrigan

Hi guys !

So after many tries on my Huawei P9 Lite, i successfully manage to do all the things we wants ! I never wrote tutorials so please don't be rude on me

)I've not so much time so i'll write the part 2 tomorrow after work)

Requirements :

- Huawei Driver installed ( Can be done by installing Hisuite from Here )
- Unlocked Bootloader
- SRKTool Huawei ( I've re-ziped it with P9 lite recovery, get it Here )
- TWRP Recovery File
- Flashable SuperSu STABLE Zip ( Get it Here )

1. Unlock the Bootloader

To unlock the bootloader, without any tools, i used the huawei website !
Here is the address : LINK (Chinese version because the English one is offline at the moment, create an account if asked to !)

Now fill all the informations like this :



We get our Unlock Code for Booloader, write it somewhere !

Now we must activate the OEM Unlock option on your phone, go under Settings/Developer Options and tick the "Enable OEM unlock" option. In the same menu check if USB Debbuging mode is enabled, if not do it !
Connect your phone to your computer !
Then unzip the SRKTool Huawei somewhere and launch the application ( srktoolHuawei )
Do like the Following pics !

Press Enter twice:


Select Option 1 and press Enter


Are you sure to continue ? Y


Do you have bootloader ? Of course we do ! ( The one we wrote somewhere, you remember ? )


Now your phone will reboot in Fastboot Mode :


Press Enter (again)


Write your Bootloader Code and press Enter (again !)


Would you like to continue ? Of course !


Here we go ! If you carefully followed the instructions your Bootloader is unlocked ! (Mine says Failed because it's already Unlocked ! )



2. Install TWRP !

(I'm late for work i'll continue the tutorial after i come back home !)

Sorry for being rude friend. I came accross many fake root methods for this phone and I got very frustrated and started thinking of selling this phone. You just made my day. Thank you
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26th June 2016, 12:57 PM |#3  
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Waiting for TWRP step.
26th June 2016, 01:35 PM |#4  
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This is bulls...t. The problem for rooting this device is finding a working twrp recovery file. You did not provide the certain file cause it doesn' exist yet. Bootloader unlock and a flashable SU file has already been established.

Why are you saying it's bull****, i took 2 screenshots with Root Checker App, see yourself :
Proof 1
Proof 2
Now let me write the rest of the tutorial before saying i'm telling bull****, thank you !
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26th June 2016, 09:58 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Mandrigan

Why are you saying it's bull****, i took 2 screenshots with Root Checker App, see yourself :
Proof 1
Proof 2
Now let me write the rest of the tutorial before saying i'm telling bull****, thank you !

Thank you very much. This works as advertised. I'm sorry for being an asshole 😌
I used DC unlocker for obtaining the unlock code, cause I didn't want huawei to give excuses if I need my warranty. It cost me 4 euros but I think I think it's worth it for safely relocking the phone.
27th June 2016, 01:47 AM |#6  
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No worries ! I'm glad my tutorial helped you !
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27th June 2016, 04:35 AM |#7  
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Has anybody tried out any custom ROM so far?

Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using XDA-Developers mobile app
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Thank you! I successfully installed TWRP and rooted my vns-l31.

Btw the TWRP built in Rooting feature works too. Is there a reason you recommend downloading a separate zip for root?
27th June 2016, 12:02 PM |#9  
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Hi!
Will it work on vns-l21?
27th June 2016, 02:06 PM |#10  
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Thank you! I successfully installed TWRP and rooted my vns-l31.

Btw the TWRP built in Rooting feature works too. Is there a reason you recommend downloading a separate zip for root?

Glad it worked ! And i just used the last stable version of SuperSU, i haven't tried the built-in version ( it's 2.65 BETA so i guess it's a bit old) but thanks you for the info !
27th June 2016, 02:18 PM |#11  
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Hi!
Will it work on vns-l21?

I guess it can work since they got the same specs
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