- May 21, 2018 at 1:22 AM #37272
TWRP recovery download for Huawei P20 Pro (charlotte) is now available from an OFFICIAL build and this post guides you how to install TWRP for Huawei P20 Pro and how to ROOT Huawei P20 Pro (using TWRP recovery).
This OFFICIAL build of TWRP for Huawei P20 Pro is maintained by developer ZanoodaDISCLAIMER:
THIS IS AN INITIAL TWRP FOR Huawei P20 Pro. FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.
INSTALLING THE TWRP RECOVERY AND ROOT Huawei P20 Pro NEEDS AN UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ON YOUR PHONE.
ROOTING Huawei P20 Pro MAY BRICK THE PHONE.
MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ROOTING BEFORE YOU PROCEED FURTHER.
DURING THE BOOTLOADER UNLOCK PROCESS ALL THE PHONE DATA WILL BE ERASED.
Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.
You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.
TWRP RECOVERY DOWNLOAD FOR Huawei P20 Pro, OTHER DOWNLOADS AND REQUIRED GUIDES:
- Make sure you have an Unlock bootloader to install TWRP and ROOT the Huawei P20 Pro
- Install ADB and fastboot utility on Windows PC or Linux or MAC as per the PC you have
- Then, on your PC, go to the directory where you have downloaded the TWRP recovery for Huawei P20 Pro and then open the command console or terminal on this directory on your PC.
– To open a command window on Windows OS in the current directory, press shift + Right Click anywhere on Windows explorer, or some folder. Then on the menu opened, just press the “w” key on the keyboard or select “Open command window here” to open a command window.
- Now connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable, if not connected yet. Install required USB driver if asked for.
- Run the following command on the command/console window to put your phone into bootloader mode where you can flash/install TWRP recovery on Huawei P20 Pro:
adb reboot bootloader
If your phone asks for permission; such as “Allow USB debugging” then just tap on OK to proceed.
- Execute the following command on the console, while the phone is in bootloader mode:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.x.x-xxx.img
– While executing this command make sure to replace the twrp-3.0.x.x-xxx.img with the actual filename of the TWRP for Huawei P20 Pro
- Wait for the fastboot command to install TWRP on Huawei P20 Pro.
Once it is done, execute the below command on the command console to start the phone into currently installed TWRP recovery mode:
fastboot reboot recovery
That’s all. The Huawei P20 Pro should now be flashed with the TWRP recovery. Installing the TWRP recovery alone on the phone will not give you any benefit…. zero.
Read on to know what you can do after installing a TWRP recovery or how to root the Huawei P20 pro using TWRP recovery.
What to do after you install TWRP for Huawei P20 Pro:
- You can root the Huawei P20 Pro
- You can install one of the custom ROMs available for Huawei P20 Pro
– LineageOS 15.1 for P20 Pro
- You can install some of the mods available on Huawei P20 Pro
Well, this isn’t it. You can install customized themes, sound mods, Xposed modules etc. after installing the TWRP on Huawei P20 Pro.
TWRP recovery is the gateway to many goodies for your phone.
Now, if you want to ROOT Huawei P20 Pro then below is a step-by-step by guide for the same.
REQUIRED DOWNLOADS OR GUIDES FOR Huawei P20 Pro ROOTING:IMPORTANT NOTE:
- Your phone will not be rooted just by installing the SuperSU APK file on your Android phone.
- SuperSU APK Free or Pro version is just a SuperSU ROOT management application.
- The SuperSU APK Free or Pro app will ONLY work if you have already ROOTED your Android Phone.
- Download and copy the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT zip file to Huawei P20 Pro. (I hope you have already downloaded the SuperSU zip file from the above downloads section)
- Now restart the Huawei P20 Pro to boot into TWRP recovery.
- Select the Install from TWRP home screen, then select the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT zip file from the TWRP file browser.
- Flash or install the SuperSU or Magisk zip file for Huawei P20 Pro, by Sliding the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen.
- Wait for TWRP to flash the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT zip. Once the flashing is done just reboot your device.
– Here is a screenshot that shows how to flash the ROOT zip file using TWRP:
- Profit!!! You should now have ROOT on Huawei P20 Pro.
How to check if Huawei P20 Pro has ROOT privilege or NOT?
Install the ROOT checker app from the Play Store and verify if your phone is ROOTED or not.
If you face any problems on this guide to install TWRP for Huawei P20 Pro then, you can login and reply here. Either me or some other user on this forum will revert back to your query as soon as possible.
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