How To Unlock Bootloader and Root Huawei P9 Lite

A lot of Huawei users find it very difficult to tweak their phones just like Tecno, Infinix, Gionee, Innjoo and other Chinese phone users does. 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.

If you are familiar with tweaking devices like Samsung Galaxy and HTC, you will understand what bootloader is and what you can gain as soon as you unlock it.

Huawei P9 Lite might be seen as a lower version of the P9 but it packs some good specs you would find in some flagship devices. One of the features is the 4G LTE Network support. The phone even have a fingerprint sensor embedded on it alongside a good 3000mAh battery backup and a wonderful 8MP front facing camera for sharp and clear selfie shots. The display is at a considerable 1080p.

So before i continue with the tutorial, i won't hesitate to let you know the implications or disadvantages of unlocking any phone's Bootloader. Please kindly read below.

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.


=> 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

Once the above are ready, now follow me to the next stage.

How To Unlock Huawei P9 Lite Bootloader

1. Go to this Huawei unlock site . Accept the agreement and create a Profile.

2. 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.

3. Assuming you got the code at first attempt. save it somewhere safe.

4. Connect your device to your PC.

5. Now navigate to the folder where you extracted the zip and run maf32.exe.

6. Type the below command. It should ask for permissions on your device. Grant them. Make sure to check always allow from this PC.

adb devices

7. Again, type the following command:

adb reboot bootloader

8. 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)

Hurray: 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 Install Or Flash TWRP On Huawei P9 Lite

After rebooting your device, follow the below steps

1. Type the following command:

fastboot flash recovery xx.img
(here replace xx with the name of the image file)

2. Reboot your phone.

How To Root Huawei P9 Lite

1. 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 folder๐Ÿ“)

2. Type the below command

adb reboot recovery

3. Now go to Install>Choose Zip>

4. Just slide to confirm and allow the process to finish.

5. Finally, reboot the device and you now have a rooted P9 Lite smartphone with you.


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This is how you can root your lovely Huawei P9 android phone and start enjoying tweaking and pimping to your taste. If you are still confused on any part of this tutorial, kindly use the comments box and i will assist you.


  1. This making devicy fun to use
    but risky if a novice

    anyway wizy those recharging with zoto need bank acct details

  2. Yes Sir Mike. You need ur ATM card details in other to recharge but if u have money ๐Ÿ’ต in ur zoto cash from referrals, u can use it to recharge without bank details

  3. The steps are well detailed but not meant for the noobs