Huawei P9 Lite is basically not a flagship phone but a downsized cheaper version of the most popular P9. Huawei releases many devices every year, but not all become successful. It’s not a bad strategy of Huawei to release Lite versions of specific phones and users seems okay with that. And the main reason behind acceptance of these Lite versions are affordable price.
Huawei P9 Lite’s build quality is exceptionally good with a great overall performance. P9 is good for everyday use and it has a decent look.
Huawei surprised their users with a release of P9 Lite, because it offers great features in a affordable price. It comes with 1080p display, 4G LTE and even a fingerprint sensor. Along with that 3000 mAH battery which is enough for a day and a 8 MP front camera to satisfy all your selfie desire. These are some highlighted features that should be praised considering the affordability.
The process of unlocking the bootloader will factory reset your phone. All your device data will be wiped out. It is recommended to perform full backup of your device data. We are not held responsible if anything goes wrong during the whole process.
Thing You Will Need
- Huawei USB Drivers should be installed on your device. Download and Install the drivers from Here.
- USB Debugging must be enabled on your device.
- Enable the OEM Unlocking from the Developer Options.
- Download and unzip this zip file -> Huawei-P9-Lite-Twrp-Root.zip
Steps To Unlock Bootloader of P9 Lite
Step 1. Browse this site -> https://emui.huawei.com/en/plugin.php?id=unlock&mod=detail
Step 2. Go to bottom of the page, click this option “I have read and accept all terms above” then Next.
Step 3. Fill the form with your credentials and wait until you will get your code. In some cases it won’t issue the code right after submitting the form and telling you to wait 14 days, in this case you have to wait for 14 days, after that you can fill the form again.
Step 4. If you get the code right after submitting the form then save it somewhere safe.
Step 5. Use the stock usb cable to connect your device to your PC.
Step 6. Open that folder in which you have extracted the zip file.
Step 7. Launch maf32.exe.
Step 8. Push the following command code. Grant the permissions if prompted. Don’t forget to check always allow from this PC:
Step 9. Now push the following command code:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 8: Wait until Windows install the driver and then type:
Step 10. Wait for few seconds until Windows install the drivers and then type the following:
fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(replace ‘x’ with your unlock code)
Congrats! The bootloader is unlocked. Reboot the device normally.
Steps To Install TWRP on P9 Lite
Once the process completed and the phone boots normally now we can continue further.
Step 1. Push this command code.
fastboot flash recovery xx.img
(Replace ‘x’ with the name of the image file)
Step 2. Reboot the device.
Steps To Root P9 Lite
Step 1: Copy the SuperSU zip as that you’ll find inside the zip extracted before. Paste this SuperSU zip to the root of your device’s internal storage.
Step 1. Transfer the Root-SuperSU-v2.65.zip file to your device’s internal storage.
Step 2. Push the following command.
adb reboot recovery
Step 3. Go to Install >> Choose Zip >> Root-SuperSU-v2.65.zip.
Step 4. Slide where appropriate to confirm the action and let the process finish.
Step 5. Reboot to system.
Congrats! You have successfully rooted your P9 Lite.
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