How to Root Huawei P10/P10 Plus Safely

How to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Huawei P10/P10 Plus

Huawei has been a key player in the Android market lately. The manufacturer has managed to capture a market share from Samsung and biggies like Motorola with a wide range of smartphones. Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are the latest Huawei smartphones and popular P9 device successors. The devices run on the latest Operating System based on Android 7.0 (Nougat), but if you want more, you have to Root your Huawei P10/P10 plus smartphones.

Before continuing the Rooting process, you must unlock the Bootloader on your Huawei P10/P10 Plus and install TWRP. As the devices operate in OpenKirin chipsets, currently there were currently no official TWRP available for P10 devices. Fortunately, developers have not given up on the Devices running these chipsets. Therefore, we have an unofficial TWRP for Huawei P10/P10 Plus more developed by developer of the XDA OldDroid. The following working method was provided by XDA yury z and is quite simple. So, let’s see how to root Huawei P10 and P10 plus smartphones

 

Downloades

  • ADB Suite
  • TWRP Image: twrp-3.1.0-0-vtr.img
  • SuperRoot_noverity_nocrypt.zip
  • boot.img

 

Pre Requirement

  1. Enable USB Debugging mode and OEM Unlocking
    (go to Settings > About Phone > tap the Built Number 7 times and now go to Settings > Developer Option > enable USB Debugging mode and OEM Unlocking here)
  2. Download, install and setup Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC
  3. Install Huawei USB Drivers on your PC
  4. Make an whole backup of your Huawei P10/P10 Plus, for the safety of your important data.You may use appropriate App such Titanium Backup to do it well easily ans surely
  5. Make sure that your Huawei P10/P10 Plus as at least 60% of battery power

 

Unlocking the Bootloader on Huawei P10/P10 Plus

  1. First of all to Unlock the Bootloader on your Huawei P10/P10 Plus, creat an Huawei ID 
  2. With the created Huawei ID fill up the details on this page
    (This page will ask for the Product ID, IMEI Number and the Model Number)
    To obtain the Product ID, dial (*#*#1357946#*#*)
    To obtain the IMEI Number, dial (*#06#)
  3. Once the required information are submitted, you will obtain an Unlocking Code
  4. Now connect your Huawei P10/P10 Plus to the PC with the USB Cable.
    (Original Cable is recommended)
    make sure the Device is detected by the PC
  5. Then navigate to the ADB and Fastboot folder and open the Windows Command Prompt here
    (Right click on empty space on the folder while holding the Shift, and click Open command window here)
  6. Enter the below command to Reboot your Huawei P10/P10 Plus into Fastboot mode
     adb reboot bootloader
  7. In the fastboot mode, enter the below command to check that the Huawei P10/P10 Plus is connected properly or not. If the Device is connected properly, it will display you the Device serial number, if not reinstall the Huawei USB Drivers and Fastboot again on your PC.
     fastboot devices
  8. Now enter the last command into the command prompt in order to Unlock the Bootloader on your Huawei P10/P10 Plus. This will format your entire Device.
    (Replace the Unlock Password with the code you obtained before)

     fastboot oem unlock <Unlock Password>
  9. Now finally, Reboot your Huawei P10/P10 Plus by using the below command.
     fastboot reboot
  10. That is all, now you have successfully unlocked your Huawei P10/P10 Plus Bootloader

 

Installing TWRP Recovery on Huawei P10/P10 Plus

  1. Make sure once again you enable USB Debugging mode and OEM Unlocking
    (go to Settings > About Phone > tap the Built Number 7 times and now go to Settings > Developer Option > enable USB Debugging mode and OEM Unlocking here)
  2. Now connect your Huawei P10/P10 Plus to the PC with the USB Cable.
    (Original Cable is recommended)
    make sure the Device is detected by the PC
  3. Then navigate to the ADB and Fastboot folder and open the Windows Command Prompt here
    (Right click on empty space on the folder while holding the Shift, and click Open command window here)
  4. Reboot your Huawei P10/P10 Plus into Fastboot mode using the below command
     adb reboot bootloader
  5. When you enter the fastboot mode enter the below command to check that the Huawei P10/P10 Plus is connected properly or not. If the Device is connected properly, it will display you the Device serial number, if not reinstall the Huawei USB Drivers and Fastboot again on your PC.
     fastboot devices
  6. Download and store the TWRP image file in the ADB Folder, which is provided in the Download section and rename it as img
  7. Now open the command prompt here
  8. Now in the command prompt enter the below command to flash the TWRP Recovery on to your Huawei P10/P10 Plus 
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  9. Now finally Reboot your Huawei P10/P10 Plus using the below command
    fastboot reboot
  10. Now you have successfully flashed the TWRP Recovery on your Huawei P10/P10 Plus

 

Root Huawei P10/P10 Plus

  1. Download SuperRoot_noverity_nocrypt.zip from the download section and copy it to your Huawei P10/P10 Plus
  2. Boot your Huawei P10/P10 Plus into Bootloader mode.
    (Power off the Huawei P10/P10 Plus and turn it on by pressing and holding Volume + Power buttons together)
  3. You will now enter the TWRP Recovery mode.
  4. In the encrypt screen, press cancel and then swipe on the Swipe to Allow Modifications. Also make sure to check the box in front of “Never Show this screen during boot again”.
  5. Now select the install option and navigate to the SuperRoot_noverity_nocrypt.zip file to flash it into your Huawei P10/P10 Plus.
  6. Then Reboot your Huawei P10/P10 Plus from the TWRP main menu
  7. Once the Device is Rebooted, install the Phh’s SuperUser App from Google Play Store.
  8. That’s all, you have successfully gained Root access on your Huawei P10/P10 Plus.

 

IMPORTANT 

If an error message occurs saying “Error 1” with the TWRP, then you will have to flash the boot.img on your Huawei P10/P10 Plus. Download the file and flash it using the below command.

fastboot flash boot boot.img

And now you can install any kind of Custom Apps which requires Root access.

 

Now you would have successfully made the Root access on your Huawei P10/P10 Plus. you can enjoy all facilities which the Root access provides you.

Enjoy……

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