How to root the Huawei P10 [Oreo and EMUI 8.0 compatible]

Huawei has retained a massive following in China over the years, but the west has remained an unchartered territory for the company. The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus were expected to be the premium Android devices to penetrate the US market, but it has been a sort of a hit and miss until now. In terms of software support from the community, there hasn’t been even an official rollout of TWRP custom recovery for the device.

However, a group of likeminded Huawei P10 fanboys has brought unofficial TWRP custom recovery to the Huawei P10 on Oreo. While there was a version of TWRP available for Android 8.0-powered devices, it did come with drawbacks such as the ADB terminal not working and the inability to use decrypting/data partitioning.

Pre-requisites

Please note that this is not for the Huawei P10 Plus or Huawei P10 Lite. This is only for the Huawei P10 handset.

Unlock the bootloader

To unlock the bootloader of your Huawei P10, you will need to procure a unique 16-digit bootloader unlock code directly from Huawei. Requesting the unlock code will automatically void the warranty on your mobile device.

Check out our guide here to unlock the bootloader of any Huawei device.

Install TWRP Recovery on the device

You will be able to flash TRWP through Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool, so make sure to save the downloaded TWRP.img file and remember the path of the directory.

  1. Connect your Huawei phone to the computer using the USB cable it came with.
  2. Open a command window or PowerShell window in the folder where you have the TWRP file.
  3. In the CMD/PowerShell window, run the following command to reboot into fastboot/bootloader mode:
    adb reboot bootloader
  4. Once your device screen appears to be in Bootloader mode, run the command below to install root:
    fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp_vtr3.2.1-0_v0.4 .img

    (Replace with the file directory where you have stored the TWRP.img file).
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  5. Once the file is flashed to your device, enter the following command to restart the device:
    fastboot reboot

Now you have the TWRP recovery installed.

Huawei P10 root on Android 8.0 Oreo update

Well, with TWRP installed, you can root it easily. Just follow the guide below.

How to root an Android device using TWRP recovery


Do use the comments section to share any problems that you may be facing in rooting the Huawei P10 on Android 8.0 Oreo update from the company.

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Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.