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How To Root Huawei P20 Pro / P20 And Install TWRP Recovery

Today in this article we will guide you on how to root Huawei P20 Pro / P20 and install TWRP recovery on it. Huawei P20 and P20 Pro were launched a few weeks back and both devices are packing in a very powerful hardware and the latest EMUI software based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor. The smartphone comes with 6.1-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Also, the device comes with Triple Camera 40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP with Leica optics, 3x optical zoom. Still, some users might want to step further and root Huawei P20 Pro/Huawei P20 and install TWRP recovery then you are at right place.

By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily root Huawei P20 Pro / Huawei P20 and install TWRP recovery. All thanks to the XDA senior member Pretoriano80 who has managed to compile and release TWRP Recovery for the said devices. After rooting Huawei P20 Pro/Huawei P20 and install TWRP recovery, you will be able to install Custom ROMs, take the full NANDROID backup, easy to remove all bloatware, underclock, overclock, lot of customization and so on. Keep in mind that before installing TWRP recovery, your device must be unlocked the bootloader, otherwise, you can’t install TWRP recovery.

Don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. Because while rooting Huawei P20 Pro / Huawei P20 and TWRP recovery installation, your entire data will be wiped clean. If you want to root Huawei P20 Pro / P20 then go ahead and follow the given steps.

root Huawei P20 Pro


AndroidBlog will not responsible for any damage occurred to your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 during or after the installation of TWRP custom recovery. Please keep in mind that replacing the stock recovery with TWRP recovery isn’t an official process so that you will lose the warranty of your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20.


  • Take a proper backup of all your important data like your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos and audio files on Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 before starting the flashing process. It is recommended to keep everything safe and secured by syncing your files with your account.
  • A Windows-based PC will be required for this process to install the Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 USB drivers and the Android SDK toolkit.
  • The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked, otherwise, you’ll not be able to flash the TWRP.
  • Enable USB Debugging option by navigating to Menu – Settings – Developer Options.
  • The battery level of your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 smartphone should be at least about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns during installation.

Required Files:

  • Download TWRP Recovery twrp_clt_0.1 .img For Huawei P20 Pro
  • Download TWRP Recovery twrp_p20_0.1 .img For Huawei P20
  • Download SuperSU

Steps To Root Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 and Install TWRP Recovery:

Step No 1: First of all transfer the SuperSU zip package to your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 that you have already downloaded from the above link.

Step No 2: Now rename Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 TWRP Recovery file to recovery.img.

Step No 3: Move recovery.img to platform-tools folder in the Android SDK folder.

Step No 4: After moving the image to Android SDK folder, connect Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 to your PC via USB cable.

Step No 5: Now launch a command prompt window from inside the platform-tools folder and type the following command:

adb reboot bootloader

Step No 6: After the bootloader screen appears on the screen of your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20, type this command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step No 7: When the recovery is flashed to the device, give the following command:

fastboot reboot

Step No 8: Just reboot your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 into recovery mode to flash SuperSU by giving this command:

adb reboot recovery

9: Simply tap on the Install option in TWRP, browse where you’ve transferred. Select it.
It will take some time.

Step No 10: Now you’ll need to reboot your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 by navigating to Reboot > System option.

Congrats! You have successfully root Huawei  P20 Pro/ P20 and install TWRP Recovery. To confirm that either your Huawei P20 Pro/ P20 is properly rooted or not, download and install the Root Checker app from the Play Store.

Bhatti Junaid

He continuously writes tech articles and development code. Also, appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He has written 266 guides and other posts.

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  1. Hello, usually to install TWRP won’t wipe the system, only when we unlock bootloader.
    Does installing the TWRP force a system wipe ?

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