In this tutorial, you will learn how to TWRP custom recovery on your Huawei P9 Plus. There are score of customization processes on your phone with custom recovery. You can enjoy different ROMs on your phone with different features.

Huawei P9 was released in April 2016, from the Chinese smartphones maker company Huawei Technologies. It’s based on Android operating system.. The phone has a 5.5-inch display and a stunning dual camera setup in the back along with a fingerprint sensor. It comes with 4GB RAM, which makes sure that the phone does not lack in performance even on heavy multi-tasking. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Huawei P9 requires an unlocked bootloader before installing / flashing any custom packages or system mods such as this TWRP recovery.

Huawei P9 Plus TWRP 3.1.0 Recovery:

TWRP Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc.

Team Win Recovery Project, or twrp 2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features.

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It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

Download Huawei USB drivers here before you start


Make sure the bootloader of your phone is unlocked.
Enable Developer Options by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone. 
Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’.
Backup all the data as installing a custom recovery might delete all of your data.
Charge your phone up to 50% first and make sure your phone does not shut down during the procedure or it might damage your phone.

Step by Step Install TWRP 3.1.0 Recovery on Huawei P9 Plus:

Please read this tutorial carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually starting it on your Android device.

Step 1- Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.

Step 2- You need to Download Fastboot / ADB package depending on your OS (windows, OS X or Linux) and extract it anywhere in your computer.

Step 3- Connect your Huawei P9 Plus to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 4- Download TWRP (twrp-3.1.0-0-vienna.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot / ADB package files.

Step 5- Navigate to the same directory now as where you have Fastboot (i.e. Step 1) and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.

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Step 6- Type in the following command and press Enter.
adb reboot bootloader

Step 7- Wait for your phone to boot into Bootloader Mode. You can also enter Bootloader Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Power key.

Step 8-  Once your phone is in Bootloader Mode, type in the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.1.0-0-vienna.img

DONE! The TWRP recovery is now successfully installed on your Huawei P9 Plus. You can enter Recovery Mode (TWRP recovery) by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power keys together. Check our tutorial to Root Huawei P9 Plus on Android 6.0 / Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware.

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